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Archive May 2010

World Cup: FIFA launches the official art poster initiative

For the second time in its history, a FIFA World Cup is accompanied by a major official licensed art project. The Official Art Poster Edition of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa comprises works on football by seventeen internationally acclaimed artists with a special relation to the African continent.

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Taking stock of the International Criminal Court

KAMPALA – The first Review Conference of the International Criminal Court opens in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, today. The conference is the first opportunity to propose amendments to the treaty that established the ICC, the Rome Statute, and to assess the implementation and impact of the ICC.

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South African wins CNN Journalists award

KAMPALASouth Africa’s Samantha Rogers scooped the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist award for 2010 for her story focusing on plights of albinos in Tanzania. Samantha works with South Africa’s e.tv. This was Samantha’s second time to win this ward. She first won it in 2001.

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Malawi: Convicted gays released

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LILONGWE, MalawiThe convicted and jailed Malawian gay couple released following a presidential pardon. President Bingu wa Mutharika said the decision was based on humanitarian grounds and that homosexuality was still illegal in the country. He said worldwide criticisms are putting stress on the nation.

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World Cup 2010: Flying the flag in Soweto, SA

A street in Soweto has taken heed of the call to support the 2010 World Cup, and is proudly flying the participating countries’ flags. Joburgers have been hit by the World Cup buzz and they are flying their flags to show their delight at South Africa hosting the greatest soccer show in the world.
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Zimbabwe’s main free newspapers re-licensed

HARARE – Four new independent daily newspapers have been licensed to publish in Zimbabwe in a move that is expected to herald a new era after a decade of media censorship. The famous ‘Daily News’ is being re-launched.

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