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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.

16 December 2005
Inspectorate scrutinises vitamin C against AIDS
The Dutch Public Health Inspectorate is currently probing the legal admissibility of dealings of the Dr. Rath Health Foundation. Kees Vendrik, an MP for the GreenLeft Party, has asked the Dutch Minister of Health to investigate a prohibition of Rath’s vitamin supplements.

15 December 2005
Journaliste en Danger receives threats and an ultimatum
On December 10th, NiZA partner organisation Journaliste en Danger (JED) based in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), received a threat to stop all their activities within 10 days per sms message.

12 December 2005
Seizure of passports - see Dutch press release on this page
De Zimbabwaanse geheime dienst heeft op donderdag 8 december het paspoort van Trevor Ncube en op vrijdag 9 december het paspoort van Paul Themba Nyathi ingenomen.

8 December 2005
Global Fenceline Communities Demand that Shell CEO Deliver on His Promises
Communities living on the fenceline of Shell’s operations from around the world met with Shell CEO van de Veer to ask for concrete commitments to solve their serious environmental and health problems.

29 November 2005
Chilling Zimbabwe Footage shocks international parliamentarianshuman rights situation in Zimbabwe
Parliamentarians from the African, Caribbean and Pacific nations and the European Union on Saturday saw chilling footage of the devastation caused in Zimbabwe by the brutal clearances of poor urban districts started in May this year.

16 November 2005
A Joint Appeal to African Leaders to address the human rights situation in Zimbabwe
Through the African Union and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) African Heads of State and Government have made a commitment to human rights and accountability in Africa. We are calling on African leaders to honour these commitments and end their long silence on human rights violations in Zimbabwe.

16 November 2005
African Media and the Information Society
While the international community will discuss the future of the global information society, the African context should not be forgotten, says NiZA.

29 September 2005
Misty Hills Declaration
From September 26-29 2005, the members of the PPP Network; 19 Civil society Organizations from 5 SADC countries- and the Netherlands institute for Southern Africa (NiZA) met for the second time at the Misty Hills Country Hotel, Johannesburg, to discuss the road ahead, developing ideas and tactics for a more sustainable and just resource exploitation.

5 July 2005
Train-the-trainer manual

NiZA has facilitated the production of a new manual for Civic Education and community mobilisation. The aim of the manual is to assist trainers to reach grassroots people more effectively.

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