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Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists

Edited by Thandisizwe Mgudlwa and Contributed by Design Indaba
Here they are! The Most Beautiful Object in South Africa finalists for 2013. Who will get your vote?
It’s our great pleasure to present the much-anticipated Most Beautiful Object in South Africa (MBOISA) 2013 finalists.

Featuring a diverse selection of objects, the MBOISA finalists were nominated by a mix of design journalists and cultural commentators in South Africa. read more

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“Nuclear power is not just about reducing your carbon footprint; it should be an integral part of Africa’s development strategy.“

Exclusive interview with Greg Kaser, Supply Chain Working Group, World Nuclear Association, UK.  During the Generation track of African Utility Week in May he is part of a panel discussion on “Nuclear power in Africa”. read more

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Aftermath of Marikana

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Angolan police seize independent newspaper’s computers

NEW YORK, March 13, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s Angolan police raid at the independent weekly Folha 8, which was conducted in connection with a politicized investigation into the publication of a satirical photo montage. Officers confiscated all of Folha 8′s computers, effectively crippling the operations of one of the country’s two remaining independent publications. read more

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Equatorial Guinea Protests French Police Raid On Diplomatic Property

Minister Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue contests “unfounded accusations.” read more

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The Port Said massacre: the state secures safe environment for the murder of innocents / Joint statement

CAIRO, Egypt, February 6, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The undersigned organizations express their uttermost regret and deep dismay at the bloody events that took place after the football match between al-Ahli Club and al-Masri Club in the Port Said stadium, which left at least 77 people dead and more than 300 injured. The undersigned hold the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces (SCAF), the government, and the Interior Ministry fully responsible for this heinous crime and call for an independent investigative committee headed by the president of the Supreme Judicial Council, vested with the authority to investigate military leaders and government and Interior Ministry officials. We further call for a complete restructure of the Interior Ministry under the oversight of parliamentarians, judges, and human rights defenders. read more

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Senegal: Pillay urges Government, candidates and supporters to renounce violence

GENEVA, Switzerland, February 2, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay on Thursday expressed concern about possible use of excessive force by the authorities in the Senegalese capital Dakar, and in other towns, and warned that the country’s strong tradition of peaceful, democratic elections could be jeopardized if the authorities mishandle the on-going protests. read more

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Ban urges African countries to entrench civil, political and economic rights

 

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

29 January 2012 – Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged African countries to entrench civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights to boost stability and development in the continent. read more

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