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Archive November 2009

Farming in the heart of Joburg

A dumpsite in the Johannesburg inner city has been transformed into a 1-hectare food garden supplying fresh vegetables to children and HIV-positive people, in a project demonstrating the enormous potential of urban agriculture.

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On the road to Copenhagen

Nov30

While Denmark is preparing for the up-coming conference on climate change, which will last two weeks from 7 to 18 December 2009, the official campaign RAISE YOUR VOICE has been launched.

In the following video produced by COP15, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu‘s call to action on climate change.

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Africa should be prioritised at WTO Ministerial

African countries are ready to conclude the Doha Round on the basis of current proposals, but warn against any attempt to renegotiate them at the seventh ministerial conference of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that opens in Geneva today. Meanwhile, the Africa Trade Network demands a moratorium on the Doha talks.

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Ending violence against women

Nov27

Kenyatta National Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, is one of Sub-Saharan Africa’s biggest public hospitals. A massive structure, now the gateway for a unique unit in Kenya. A onestop programme to identify and assist victims of sexual violence

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By A24Media

The new European Commission announced

According to AP, European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso has named the 26 people he wants to help him drive the EU’s day-to-day agenda for the next five years, including nominees for new posts that reflect major shifts in policy priorities, notably climate issues.

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Namibia: SWAPO’s dominance challenged

“Man RDP!” sighs Martha Hamukoto, sitting on the steps of a Windhoek office block. She is lamenting the breakaway faction, the Rally for Democracy and Progress (RDP).

The party formed after a split with the ruling party almost two years ago and will be contesting the elections for the first time this year.

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