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Archive October 2009

SA: When parks break the borders

Immense areas, natural resources, and huge possibilities of development.  Transfrontier parks are a basin of projects in the development process in Southern Africa, but not all the local populations had simple access to the projects, which can still raise some doubts.

The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park gathers numerous areas that go from the National Limpopo Park in Mozambique, the National Kruger Park in South Africa, three National Parks in Zimbabwe to the land of Sengwe and the Makuleke area in South Africa.

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Zambia: “Give us our constitution”

Oct30

Pressure is mounting for a new constitution that is inclusive of all citizen’s views as the ongoing delays by the body granted to draft it still continues.

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Harnessing the World Cup to change children’s lives

On a dusty sports field in Alexandra township more than a hundred excited children laugh and shout as they kick around footballs, sing, and play games that teach them about the dangers of AIDS.

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Ending aid dependence: Asserting national autonomy

Oct29

In an interview with Pambazuka News, Yash Tandon, the former executive director of the South Centre in Geneva, discusses the problems of ‘development aid’, his differences with Dambisa Moyo’s arguments in ‘Dead Aid’, the importance of Southern countries’ right to autonomy and his own book, ‘Ending Aid Dependence’.

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Guinea: Youths on hunger strike for justice

Youths in the Guinea capital Conakry went on hunger strike on 28 October – one month after the deadly military attack on civilians – to call for political dialogue, an end to violence and the arrest of those who attacked demonstrators.

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SA and Lesotho among top 10 in gender equality

Two southern African states, South Africa and Lesotho, have leapt into top 10 ranking of countries where women face the least discrimination, the World Economic Forum said.

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