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  • Group Calls for Help in Anti-Whaling Fight
    Greenpeace asks SA to put pressure on African port cities not to accept a cargo ship from Iceland carrying 2 000 tons of endangered fin whale meat

    Environmental organisation, Greenpeace, has asked the South African government to put pressure on African port cities not to accept a cargo ship from Iceland carrying 2 000 tons of endangered fin whale meat.
     
    The ship has skipped the port of Durban after a campaign to protest against whaling gained momentum.
     
    More than 21 000 South Africans joined Greenpeace in the last three days in its request to port authorities to deny entrance and service to the ship, Alma.
     

    Source: 
    SABC News

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  • Police: AIDS Project Pays Men to be Gay
    Police officers in Uganda have accused a United States-funded AIDS project for paying young men to become homosexuals, according to a newspaper report

    According to a newspaper report, Ugandan police are accusing a United States-funded AIDS project for paying young men to become homosexuals.

    The Daily Monitor quotes police as saying that the Walter Reed Project, which provides treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS, had been ‘infiltrated’ by officers and was found to be recruiting gays.

    Source: 
    The Citizen

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  • Call to Exempt Hospitals From Pre-Paid Meters
    Musenge appeals to ZESCO to consider exempting health institutions from its prepaid meters installation project

    Minister of Copperbelt - copper mining area of Central Africa which runs in Zambia - Mwenya Musenge, has appealed to Zambia Electricity Supply Corporation Limited (ZESCO) to consider exempting health institutions from its prepaid meters installation project.

    Musenge believes that in as much as ZESCO is supplying power to the public, it needs to revisit the issue of pre-paid meters in health institutions.

    He further states that government is committed to ensuring that the majority of the population gained access to electricity and energy country wide.

    Source: 
    All Africa

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  • ANC Culprit in Voter Intimidation - Report
    The ANC is the chief transgressor when it comes to perpetrating acts of intimidation against members and supporters of opposition political parties, according to a report

    The African National Congress (ANC) is the chief transgressor when it comes to perpetrating acts of intimidation against members and supporters of opposition political parties in the run-up to the May elections.

    A report by the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE) paints a grim picture of politicians acting with impunity by manipulating voters and the electoral process to maintain their dominance.

    Source: 
    IOL News

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  • IEC Not Capable of Stopping Poll Abuse
    The IEC is woefully ill-prepared to stop intimidation of their rivals by members of political parties ahead of 7 May, says CASE

    The Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) has been found to be woefully ill-prepared to stop intimidation of their rivals by members of political parties ahead of 7 May 2014 general election.

    A report by the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE) has found that the IEC has no way of monitoring or curbing intimidation.

    Source: 
    Times Live

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