VITA Magazine » COMMUNITAS » Yalla Italia! » SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER »

Archive January 2010

Heroes of HIV/4

Jan29

IRIN series “Heroes of HIV” – a powerful and moving series of short films on HIV/AIDS – closes with Elizabeth Ngugi, a university professor and former nurse who has dedicated the last twenty years of her life to help girls and women trapped in Kenya’s sex trade. Since 1989 she has helped more than 600 sex workers retrain and find alternative incomes.

YouTube Preview Image

By IRIN – www.irinnews.org

World Social Forum: Africa continues to draw inspiration

The same kind of worldwide solidarity that helped bring down apartheid is necessary to free the global South from economic domination. According to Dakarayi Matanga, member of the Southern Africa Social Forum, “global solidarity has proved to be the only sustainable mode of confronting the divergence in the economic and social development of the industrialised world and the developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, as exemplified by the liberation struggles that were fought in the 20th century”.

continue reading »

Helpline launched to combat 2010 trafficking

A 24-hour toll free helpline for victims and members of the public to report human trafficking was launched in Johannesburg this week. 08000-RESCUE is a joint initiative between The Salvation Army and BE HEARD, an organization with ten years experience in operating anonymous tip-off services.

continue reading »

Nigeria: Yar’Adua – national and global pressure mounts

Elder statesmen, over 200 members of the House of Representatives and world powers yesterday made strong statements on the continued absence of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua from the country which has left a power vacuum in Nigeria.

continue reading »

Sudan: UN-African Union envoy discusses Darfur with senior officials

Jan28

Ibrahim Gambari, who recently took up his new post as the head of the joint African Union-United Nations peacekeeping mission in Darfur, has met with the Defence Minister to discuss peace prospects in the strife-torn region as part of a series of meetings with Sudanese officials.

continue reading »

Zimbabwe: one million casualties of land reform

The seizure of large commercial farms – almost all white-owned – has continued despite the formation of a unity government in Zimbabwe. The country’s farm workers say they are the biggest losers.

continue reading »

Project by VITA SOCIETÀ EDITORIALE S.P.A.
P.IVA 11273390150
ISCRIZIONE ROC N.3275
Direttore Responsabile afronline.org: Giuseppe Frangi
©2011-2015