12 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
Adoption of freedom of information law in the Southern Africa region...

As of 2008, 78 countries in the world had adopted access to information laws. These laws establish mechanisms for the enforcement of the right to information. Of these, only five are African countries. Some countries in the Southern African region show interest,…

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01 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
Finding the political will to enable access to public information in Zambia...

The often stated reason for the slow pace of enacting access to information laws in the region has been the lack of political will. In attempting to define the term political will, Craig Charneyargues that political will is the sum total…

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21 Aug 2009 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: GAZA DOCKET: SA MUST TIGHTEN POLICIES ON INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL JU...

RECENT events have brought SA’s relationship with the International Criminal Court (ICC) into sharp focus. Last month was dominated by the question of whether SA — a party to the ICC — would break ranks with an African Union (AU)…

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15 Jul 2009 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: THE BLOODY REPERCUSSIONS OF THE AU’S SUPPORT FOR AL-BASHIR...

Mail & Guardian Online Nicole Fritz On my desk, I have a memorandum documenting the activities of a number of businesses that have knowingly financed conflict in the Southern African region in order to obtain lucrative mineral resources. Such profiteering…

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18 May 2009 Staff Writer
SUMMARY OF ZAMBIAN HIV DISCRIMINATION IN MILITARY CASE...

On 20 May 2009, the High Court in Livingstone will hear a case, Kingaipe and Another v Attorney-General, regarding the alleged mandatory testing for HIV of two former Zambian Air Force employees, Stainley Kingaipe and Charles Chookole, and their eventual dismissal…

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17 Dec 2008 Staff Writer
BUSINESS DAY ONLINE – NEIGHBOUR WHO GOT IN THE WAY...

THIS week, the United Nations (UN) Security Council again considers the issue of Zimbabwe. Members of the Security Council concerned at the situation have reportedly been planning to wait for SA’s departure from the council in January next year before…

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