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Trade: African NGOs oppose human rights clause in EPAs

GENEVA –  Part of the delay in the finalisation of the economic partnership agreements (EPAs) is due to the so-called non-execution clause that gives the EU the power to take steps against its African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) trading partners if they violate human rights, democracy and good governance principles.

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Cancun Summit: Africa’s angry reaction

The decision by Japan not to commit to the Kyoto Protocol beyond 2012 has rattled the African Group at the Cancun climate change conference, provoking angry reactions from some regional non governmental organizations that are attending the UN-sponsored conference, New Business Ethiopia reports.

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Nigeria: Extending women’s rights through Sharia law

BAOBAB, a Nigerian non-governmental organisation (NGO), uses Sharia law to assist Nigerian women.

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Kenya: HIV and new medical frontiers

A public forum was held in Nairobi on 28 July 2010 to discuss the effects of discrimination and stigmatization of HIV positive people. It was organized by the Kenya Alliance of Residents Association (KARA). Newsfromafrica’s Arianna Azzolini reports.

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South Africa: 1 million signs against xenophobia

Civil society groups across South Africa have launched a campaign to collect one million signed pledges against xenophobia, intolerance, intimidation and violence in South Africa. A website – www.uniteasone.org.za – and a Facebook page have been set up.

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Jamiix: from Cape Flats to the world

New social media aggregator Jamiix, which was developed in the Western Cape’s impoverished Cape Flats, is set for global launch. Jamiix works by bringing social media and instant messaging functionality into a single application, allowing users to manage many accounts, and carry on several conversations at the same time, using a computer or mobile phone.

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