Archive | September, 2013

Angola crowned champion of Afrobasket Women 2013

Angola crowned champion of Afrobasket Women 2013

Angola have successfully defended their Afrobasket Women title by beating host Mozambique 61-64 in final yesterday in Maputo in front the cheering but disappointed home crowds. The female Palancas Negras are crowned champions of Africa for the second time consecutive, and will participate at the 2014 Basket-ball World Championships alongside losing finalists Mozambique and Senegal. […]

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Afrobasket Women 2013: Angola-Mozambique in final

Afrobasket Women 2013: Angola-Mozambique in final

Title holders Angola have defeated brave Senegal 46-43 on Saturday in Maputo to set up a thrilling Afrobasket Women final against tournament surprise Mozambique on Sunday. Earlier on, the home team (Mozambique) sent Cameroon packing 61-57 in a game that saw the Mozambicans reversing the Central Africans’ domination and pushing them out of the final […]

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Human rights neglected, 'omitted' from UN's MDGs, Human Rights Watch laments

Human rights neglected, ‘omitted’ from UN’s MDGs, Human Rights Watch laments

Human Rights Watch (HRW) is incensed by the neglect of human rights worldwide, and continues to be baffled by the United Nations’ ‘omission’ of human rights from its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agenda. Consequently, the overall impact of development efforts has been diminished by the neglect of human rights despite progress in recent years, , […]

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 New book released: “Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy”

New book released: “Citizens Rising: Independent Journalism and the Spread of Democracy”

Internews is pleased to announce the release of founder and President Emeritus David Hoffman’s book, Citizens Rising: Independent Media and the Spread of Democracy. From the Arab Spring to Afghanistan, the media takes centre stage in a new book reflecting decades of experience at the frontlines of social change, from the perspective of independent journalists […]

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Prestigious media award for SABC journalist Hazel Friedman

Prestigious media award for SABC journalist Hazel Friedman

A South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) investigative journalist, Hazel Friedman, has won the Vodacom Western Cape TV Journalist of the Year Award for her programme on Special Assignment on the Cape of Wars, the Auckland Park-based public broadcaster announced today. The two-part programme, which was aired on SABC3 in August 2012, is a chilling account […]

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 Africa’s urban housing in crisis, needs greater care, massive investment

Africa’s urban housing in crisis, needs greater care, massive investment

Hordes of frustrated residents evicted from buildings and land they have been occupying illegally, mushrooming of squatter camps (slums) on the outskirts of cities, middle-aged men and women sleeping rough at bus and train stations, four or five entire families squeezed in one room or one-bedroom flat, rent increasing every three months as demand outstrips […]

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South Africa's 'pathetic' infrastructure affecting its global competitiveness

South Africa’s ‘pathetic’ infrastructure affecting its global competitiveness

South Africa might be Africa’s biggest economy, and might be seen ‘superficially’ as having the best infrastructure in Africa, in reality however, its infrastructure is ‘pathetic’ and not good enough to help it compete with the rest of the developed and highly industrialised nations. This was demonstrated at the recently released 2013/2014 World Economic Forum’s […]

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