12 Apr 2012 Staff Writer
MALAWI: THE HEAT IS ON FOR MALAWI’S NEW PRESIDENT BANDA...

If Malawi’s new President Joyce Banda needed a sobering reminder of her daunting to-do list, a trip to a local supermarket in search of a bag of sugar is all that would be needed. Shortages of the household staple are…

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21 Mar 2012 Staff Writer
ZIMBABWE: ZIMBABWE ACTIVISTS FINED FOR WATCHING ARAB SPRING VIDEOS...

Human rights activist Munyaradzi Gwisai was one of six Zimbabweans fined 0 for watching Arab Spring videos. Harare, Zimbabwe (CNN) — A judge fined six Zimbabwean human rights activists 0 each on Wednesday for watching footage of the Arab Spring…

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27 Feb 2012 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SWAZI EDITOR FLEES TO SOUTH AFRICA IN FEAR OF HIS LIFE...

The sacked chief editor of the Swazi Observer newspaper said on Monday that he has fled to South Africa in fear of his life after receiving a tip-off that police wanted to arrest him on terror charges. Musa Ndlangamandla, once…

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28 Oct 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: GROUP WARNS NEW VERSION OF SECRECY BILL MAKES ACCESS TO INFORM...

CIVIL society groups yesterday warned that the new version of the Protection of State Information Bill makes access to information more difficult than ever before. The PAIA Civil Society Network (CSN), consisting of among others the South African History Archive…

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21 Sep 2011 Staff Writer
In pictures: Adoption of the declaration on an african platform on access to inf...

SALC was one of over 200 participants at the Africa Information and Media Summit (AIMS) that convened as a special session to adopt the Declaration of an African Platform on Access to Information this past weekend. This in a series of…

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27 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: MALAWIAN GOVERNMENT URGED TO IMMEDIATELY LAUNCH PROBE ON VIOLE...

The Southern Africa Litigation Center (SALC) is calling on the Malawian government to end violence in the Southern Africa nation and immediately launch investigations on the violence. Malawi President Bingu wa Mutharika has accused opposition leaders and rights activists of…

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26 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
MALAWI: SALC CALLS ON MALAWIAN AUTHORITIES TO END VIOLENCE...

Re: SECURITY FORCES’ USE OF FIREARMS AGAINST PROTESTORS President His Excellency Ngwazi Professor Bingu Wa Mutharika Office of the President and Cabinet Capital Hill Circle Private Bag 301 Capital City, Lilongwe 3 Malawi F: +265 1 788456 / +265 1 789273…

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14 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
Information enables ‘freedom from the tyranny of excessive fertility’...

Insufficient knowledge about contraceptive methods and how to use them and fear of social disapproval are included as main reasons for the unmet need for family planning and contraceptives. These reasons stem from lack of access to adequate reproductive health…

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07 Jul 2011 Staff Writer
PRESS RELEASE: SWAZI AUTHORITIES BEG FOR FUNDS WITH ONE HAND, WHILE WRECKING THE...

JOHANNESBURG – Regional and continental legal bodies have condemned the suspension of Swazi High Court Justice, Thomas Masuku, and demanded his immediate reinstatement – as well as urging South Africa to carefully reconsider any financial support for the country in light…

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12 Apr 2011 Staff Writer
SWAZILAND: SA RISKS A LOT FOR SWAZILAND...

WHEN Maite Nkoana- Mashabane was sworn in as minister of international relations and co-operation two-and-a- half years ago, she promised all and sundry that SA’s foreign policy would be formulated by South Africans. This was a breath of fresh air…

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17 Sep 2010 Staff Writer
DRAFT UN REPORT – PAVING THE WAY FOR JUSTICE IN THE DRC...

The leaked United Nations Mapping Report documenting  a decade of violence in the DRC has caused quite a stir. The report documents atrocities committed by various armed groups in the country, it also alleges that Rwandan forces systematically killed Hutu refugees that fled the DRC in the aftermath of…

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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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