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11 October 2006
Minister denies NiZA’s subsidy request
22 September NiZA was shocked by the news that her application for funding was rejected by the Dutch government. The Dutch government is not the only source of funds for NiZA, but a very important one for which NiZA is required to file an application every four years. The rejection was a heavy blow and shook the foundations of the organisation.

1 September 2006
16-Year tax holiday to uranium company
NiZA-partner The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR), Citizens for Justice (CFJ), Karonga Development Trust (KADET), Foundation for Community Support Services (FOCUS) and Uraha Foundation Malawi (UFM) wish to express grave concerns pertaining to the uranium article feaured in the Malawi News on August 19th – 25th 2006.

28 August 2006
Bidoc dossier on DRC
The ninth BIDOC dossier present some background and perspectives on the DRC around the elections and gives an overview of articles, documents and reports on the DRC which NiZA-BIDOC has collected the past few years.

15 August 2006
In this issue of the MediaNews newsletter: Revealing research on DRC media Freedom and eRiders helping out with ICT-plans.

6 July 2006
NiZA Annual Report 2005
As of today, NiZA’s annual report 2005 is available for download.

15 May 2006
Tabloids in South-Africa
How do tabloids influence the South-African media landscape? Read it in the new edition of MediaNews, the newsletter of NiZA's media-programme.

4 May 2006
Congolese organisations receive death threats after criticising natural resources policy
NiZA is seriously concerned about the safety of its Congolese partner organisations. Human rights and media organisations in Katanga have received death threats due to their criticism of the corruption in the extractive industry sector in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

27 March 2006
Fatal Transactions publishes DR Congo report – The State versus The People
Three years of transitional government in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has led to anything but stability and economic prosperity. The corrupt, ruling political class is, more than anything else, engaged in enriching itself. Aussi disponible en français.

22 February 2006
Shell will replace leaking pipelines in Durban
Milieudefensie and the Dutch Institute for Southern Africa are pleased with Shell’s announcement (and BP’s) that they will replace the ageing pipelines under the residential areas of Durban (South Africa).

16 February 2006
Zimbabwe Watch outraged at arrests of more then 350 women and 19 babies during peaceful marches in Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe Watch is outraged at the arrest of more than 350 women and 19 babies after the Zimbabwe police broke up two peaceful "Bread and Roses” Valentine’s marches in Bulawayo on monday 13th of February and in Harare Tuesday 14th of February.

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