09 Sep 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: NAMIBIAN WOMEN WITH HIV TELL OF FORCED STERILISATIONS...

"I was in labour at the state hospital when a nurse showed me a paper and said I must sign to allow a Caesarean section," she told a court last week, speaking through an interpreter. "I did not know this…

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09 Sep 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIA: STERILISATION SPARKS SOCIAL OUTCRY...

When an HIV-positive woman in labour arrived at a Namibian state hospital in October 2007, she did not know that the health workers responsible for delivering her baby would also be responsible for ensuring that she could never bear babies…

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02 Sep 2010 Priti Patel
SALC IN THE NEWS: PUNITIVE LAWS DO LITTLE TO STEM THE HIV TIDE...

SEX, drugs, rock ’n’ roll with a reality show thrown in: sounds like the perfect cocktail for a media extravaganza. Well it was, just not in the way you may imagine. All of these elements came together in the trial…

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26 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
ZAMBIA: ‘DEFEND RIGHTS OF HIV + PEOPLE’...

ZAMBIA AIDS Law Research and Advocacy Network (ZARAN) has called on the legal fraternity in Zambia to use their legal skills to defend the poor who have been adversely infected with the HIV/AIDS epidemic. ZARAN board chairperson Eddie Mwitwa said…

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16 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: BOTSWANA DEFIES AFRICAN COMMISSION RULING...

NEWS RELEASE FROM THE SOUTHERN AFRICA LITIGATION CENTRE 16 August 2010 Botswana Defies African Commission Ruling Statements by Botswana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs indicating that Botswana will not comply with a recent ruling by the African Commission on Human and…

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14 Aug 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: BOTSWANA CIVIL SOCIETY AND MEDIA TAKE GOVERNMENT TO COURT...

The media fraternity has roped in other civil society organisations in their looming court case to overturn the Media Practitioners Act. Represented by attorney Dick Bayford and advocate Steven Budlender from South Africa, the 32 applicants that include churches, trade…

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31 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
NAMIBIAN HIGH COURT BEGINS TRIAL IN COERCED STERILIZATION OF HIV POSITIVE WOMEN ...

The case of three HIV-positive women suing the Namibian government for coerced sterilisation was continued until 1 September 2010. The High Court in Windhoek began hearing the case of three HIV-positive women, who are suing the Namibian government for subjecting…

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30 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
NPA’S REFUSAL TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED TORTURE BY ZIMBABWEAN POLICE OFFICIALS...

SALC, together with the Zimbabwe Exiles Forum (ZEF), is urging the High Court of Gauteng to review, declare unlawful and invalid, and set aside the National Prosecuting Authority’s (NPA) refusal to investigate the alleged torture of opposition party members by…

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21 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
VIDEO: HOW CIVIL SOCIETY STOPPED AN ARMS SHIPMENT BOUND FOR ZIMBABWE...

Watch a short film on civil society’s campaign to stop a shipment of arms to Zimbabwe in the wake of the bloody 2008 elections here: http://www.youtube.com/salcvideo  

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17 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
RWANDA ANGER AT SOUTH AFRICA NYAMWASA SHOOTING PROBE...

Lt Gen Nyamwasa used to be a close ally of Rwandan President Kagame Rwanda has expressed its concern over the way the authorities in South Africa are investigating the shooting of a former Rwandan army chief of staff. Lt Gen…

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09 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
SOUTH AFRICA: GENERAL WANTED IN THREE COUNTRIES...

FRANCE, Rwanda and Spain had lodged extradition applications with SA for Rwandan Lt-Gen Kayumba Nyamwasa, justice and constitutional development spokesman Tlali Tlali yesterday confirmed. SA had previously refused to confirm the identities of the countries that applied for an extradition…

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07 Jul 2010 Staff Writer
RWANDA SUMMONS SA AMBASSADOR OVER SHOOTING PROBE...

Kigali has summoned South Africa’s ambassador to voice concernover the probe into the shooting last month in Johannesburg of a Rwandan general, Foreign Minister Louise Mushikiwabo told Agence France-Presse late on Tuesday. Dissident Rwandan general Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa survived an…

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