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Monthly Archives: October 2016

500+ Convene in Côte d’Ivoire for Focus on Sustainability at World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting

500+ Convene in Côte d’Ivoire for Focus on Sustainability at World Cocoa Foundation Partnership Meeting

$12 Million in New Funding Announced for Farmer Support Programs; Call to Action on Regional Threat Posed by Cocoa Swollen Shoot Virus

ABIDJAN, Côte d’Ivoire, Oct. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Last week, the World Cocoa …

Kenya, Tanzania Aim to Reset Economic Partnership

Kenya, Tanzania Aim to Reset Economic Partnership

Tanzania's president is making his first state visit to Kenya since taking office last October, in a bid to improve relations strained by economic competition.

Kenya is "quite important to Tanzania," President John Magufuli told …

IGAD and Uganda Readies for 1st Ministerial Meeting on Migration

IGAD and Uganda Readies for 1st Ministerial Meeting on Migration

As the date for the IGAD Regional Ministerial Meeting on Migration draws closer, the National Organising Committee (NOC) held several sessions to prepare the first ever meeting at that level on the subject in Uganda.…

UN refugee agency aims to double funds for cash-based assistance to refugees by 2020

UN refugee agency aims to double funds for cash-based assistance to refugees by 2020

The United Nations refugee agency announced today its intention to double funds for cash-based assistance to refugees across the world by 2020 as a way to better assist and protect them

"The use of cash-based …

SOUTH AFRICA DESTROYS 23,000 ILLEGAL FIREARMS

SOUTH AFRICA DESTROYS 23,000 ILLEGAL FIREARMS

Some 23,000 illegal firearms confiscated by the South African police were destroyed in a foundry in Germiston, Gauteng province, as part of efforts to fight that scourge in the country.

The largest confiscations were made …

DONALD TRUMP FANS CHARGED IN KAMPALA COURT FOR STORMING US EMBASSY

DONALD TRUMP FANS CHARGED IN KAMPALA COURT FOR STORMING US EMBASSY

Two Ugandan activists who recently stormed the United States Embassy in Kampala have been charged in the Chief Magistrate's Court in Makindye here under the Public Order Management Act.

The duo, Moses Bigirwa and Allan …

Le géant chinois des téléviseurs Hisense présente son activité B2B

Le géant chinois des téléviseurs Hisense présente son activité B2B

QINGDAO, Chine, le 28 octobre 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Le président de Hisense Group, M. Liu Hongxin, a dévoilé la stratégie de marque et le symbole visuel de l’activité B2B de Hisense le 25 octobre à …

Corban University Announces African Partnership with Teach Every Nation to Provide 100 Scholarships

Corban University Announces African Partnership with Teach Every Nation to Provide 100 Scholarships

SALEM, Oregon, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Teach Every Nation (TEN) has announced a major partnership with Corban University to extend 100 scholarships to Christian young people in Africa interested in obtaining a degree from …

THAI RUBBER TAPPER JAILED FOR SMUGGLING UGANDAN WOMEN INTO MALAYSIA

THAI RUBBER TAPPER JAILED FOR SMUGGLING UGANDAN WOMEN INTO MALAYSIA

A Thai rubber was sentenced to three years' jail by the High Court in the northern peninsular state of Perlis Friday for smuggling in two Ugandan women into Malaysia.

Judicial Commissioner Abu Bakar Katar handed …

ICC May be Flawed, But It’s Far From Finished in Africa

ICC May be Flawed, But It’s Far From Finished in Africa

South Africa and Burundi have sent letters of intent to withdraw from the International Criminal Court to the U.N. secretary-general. Gambia says it will do the same.

These threats are nothing new, says Angela Mudukuti, …

New Research Finds Humanitarian Assistance To Refugees Boosts Uganda’s Economy

New Research Finds Humanitarian Assistance To Refugees Boosts Uganda’s Economy

A new study conducted in Uganda has found that humanitarian assistance for refugees creates significant economic benefits for the local economy, and these benefits are greater when the assistance is in the form of cash …

Top Picks: Rural Colombia, tweets in Ghana, and Halloween horror

Top Picks: Rural Colombia, tweets in Ghana, and Halloween horror

Every week, IRIN's editors offer a selection of important and/or interesting resources that may have flown under your radar. This week's humanitarian reading list:

Colombia's peace conundrum

Colombia's negative referendum result may have been a …

Chinese TV Giant Hisense Showcases Its B2B Business

Chinese TV Giant Hisense Showcases Its B2B Business

QINGDAO, China, Oct. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The president of Hisense Group, Mr. Liu Hongxin, unveiled the branding and visual symbol of Hisense’s B2B business on 25th October in Qingdao. From January to September 2016, …