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· October, 2005

Stories about South Africa from October, 2005

From the African women's blogsphere

On 26 October, Togo became the 15th country to ratify the Protocol to the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the Rights of Women in Africa thus ensuring...

Africa: FGM

Mzansi Afrika reports on FGM where she believes “some promising developments have taken place”. One such develoment is “a group of prominent muslim clerics in Somalia have issued a fatwa...

Voices from South Africa

South Africa has been painted as being a political wonder, and our transition to democracy is often described as a miracle. The country tries very hard to present an image...

South Africa: Jacob Zuma

South African blog Commentary discusses the left's support for disgraced South African politician Jacob Zuma, who is presently on trial for corruption, which they are equating with “real” democracy.

South Africa: Civil Rights

The FishBowl from South Africa comments on the passing of civil rights activist and feminst, Ms Rosa Parks aged 92.

HIV drug trials in Southern Africa

Mzansi Afrika reports on new trials for a HIV/AIDS gel for women which will begin in Uganda and South Africa this week and later this year in Zambia and Tanzania.

PLO should learn from ANC

South African blog, “the fish bowl” points to an article in todays Houston Chronicle, which discusses the need for the PLO to learn from the South African example, and the...

Afrikaner Homeland

South African blogger Mzansi Afrika points out that “those insane and racists Afrikaners in Orania have not yet given up on their dream of creating an independent, self-sufficient “homeland” within...

Southern Africa social forum

The 3rd and final day of the Southern African Social Forum, held in Harare, dealt with the crisis in Zimbabwe. “Briggs Bomba, a representative of the parallel Uhuru Youth Forum...

LinuxChix Africa partners with Kasi Open Source Software (KOSS) and takes Open Source software into the urban townships of South Africa and then on to the rural areas and villages

Bronwyn of Mzansi Afrika reports on the appalling lack of housing faced by South Africa´s urban poor and migrant population.

Miriam Makeba: Africa’s best loved diva farewell tour

In a career spanning over 40 years, Miriam Makeba, still regal at 73, is marking the end of her performing years with a 14-month farewell tour she says to thank...

South Africa: AIDS quackery

commentary.co.za reports on revelations that a couple of AIDS patients apparently thriving on a patent medicine issued by the “Rath foundation”, were in fact taking anti-retroviral medication all the time.

South Africa: Bad night in Jo'burg

commentary.co.za posts an anonymous report about the incompetence of the Johannesburg police when answering an emergency call in which a child was at risk from a knife-wielding drunk, sparking debate...

East Africa: AIDS orphans miss school

Government neglect of millions of children affected by HIV/AIDS is fueling school drop-out across East and Southern Africa, Human Rights Watch says in a new report.

What's going on in the African blogosphere

Some snippets from the African blogosphere. - Gatwiri takes issue with the July/August edition of Foreign Policy magazine which classifies Kenya as a failed state. He points out that, “The...

South Africa: World Petroleum Congress

Dialogue-South Africa posts a commentary on the World Petroleum Congress in South Africa, reporting that China was flexing its new-found muscles as a major market mover.

South Africa: News site wins award

Via Black Looks, Pambazuka News has won the non-profit category in the Highway Africa awards for innovative use of new media.

South Africa: Chemical weapons program

Abiola at del.icio.us tags a profile by the non-profit Nuclear Threat Initiative of South Africa's chemical weapons program, which began in the early 1980s under the code-name “Project Coast”.

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