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Egypt NGO says office raided by police

Egyptian police raided the offices of an NGO affiliated with a leftist former presidential candidate, arresting three employees and confiscating computers, the group's director said Thursday. The Egyptian Centre for Economic and Social Rights, founded by former candidate Khaled Ali, has supported striking factory workers and defended activists at trials. Authorities have renewed scrutiny of some NGOs since the military toppled Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July following several days of mass protests.

Xinhua Insight: Overseas NGOs fighting AIDS services battle

NANNING, Nov. 30 (Xinhua) -- While celebrating her 16th birthday earlier this year, He Xuejing, an orphan born with HIV, made a wish. She wanted to study at college. He is on the way to realizing her dream. She has returned to primary school in south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region with help from AIDS Care China, an American-funded non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to helping HIV/AIDS sufferers. In 2011, He was diagnosed with HIV, which she transmitted from her mother before birth. As a result, He dropped out of school to save money for her treatment.

Bad governance

Since the beginning of Pakistan as an independent country we have unfortunately never had well-performing, professional, and non-partisan public service. The situation has now become extremely deplorable all over the country.Our past successive provincial rulers have not realised the importance and scope of effective public administration that is responsive, transparent and accountable for the functioning of the nation.That’s why, very crucial strategies to achieve the long avowed short-term and long-term targets have not been implemented in the country.

Angolan court rejects opposition complaint on sovereign fund

* Angola announced $5 bln sovereign wealth fund in October * Opposition said fund should have had parliament's approval * Court says president's decree did not overstep powers LISBON, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Angola's constitutional court on Friday rejected a claim by an opposition party that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos had overstepped his powers to create the country's $5 billion sovereign wealth fund.
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