May 21-23, 2001, Cairo, Egypt - This research initiative involves a tripartite collaboration of researchers from the American University in Cairo (AUC), the networks of the Middle East Awards Program (MEAwards) and the Organization for Social Science Research in Eastern and Southern Africa (OSSREA). The Working Group on the Reconstruction of War-Torn Communities reflects the emerging research issues in forced migration, protracted conflicts and post-conflict tasks of rebuilding war torn more

(Johannesburg, March 27, 2001) In schools across South Africa, thousands of girls of every race and economic group are encountering sexual violence and harassment that impede their access to education, Human Rights Watch charged in a report released today.

Newly-appointed SADC Executive Secretary Prega Ramsamy was on Friday sworn
in by Namibia's Chief Justice Johan Strydom in the presence of the current
SADC chairman, Namibian President Sam Nujoma.

The Law Association of Zambia in conjunction with the Church, that is to say
the Zambia Episcopal Conference (ZEC), The Christian Council of Zambia
(CCZ), The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) and the Non-Governmental
Organisations Coordinating Committee (NGOCC) and the People gathered here,
having deemed it necessary, expedient, imperative and desirable to promote
and conduct a debate in relation to the intimation by the ruling party, the
Movement more

More than a year after the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Sir Nigel
Rodley, visited the country to assess the condition of police cells, the
situation seems the same, if not worse.