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08 Feb 2016 description

Summary of WFP assistance:

WFP provides food assistance with the aim of improving food and nutrition security among food insecure households.

08 Feb 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 236,464 Burundian refugees and asylum-seekers have arrived in the neighbouring countries of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Republic of Tanzania, Rwanda, as well as Uganda and Zambia since April 2015.

07 Feb 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | dimanche 07/02/2016 - 10:48 GMT

Le général français Jean-Claude Lafourcade a été entendu en janvier à Paris comme témoin assisté par un juge sur le rôle et l'attitude de la force française Turquoise lors du génocide de 1994 au Rwanda, a appris dimanche l'AFP de sources proches du dossier.

Il a notamment été questionné sur le massacre de Bisesero, fin juin 1994, quelques jours après le déploiement de cette opération qui avait pour mission, confiée par l'ONU, de faire cesser les tueries, y compris en usant de la force.

07 Feb 2016 description

Paris, France | AFP | Sunday 2/7/2016 - 11:10 GMT

A French general has testified for the first time in a probe into the role of French forces during the 1994 Rwandan genocide, sources close to the case said Sunday.

General Jean-Claude Lafourcade was questioned in particular over claims that France's UN-mandated Operation Turquoise, which he led, left ethnic Tutsis to be slaughtered by Hutu killers in the western Bisesero hills in June 1994, the sources said.

05 Feb 2016 description

In Rwanda, most farming is done by women on small plots of land, often on the steep slopes of the country’s many hills. Farming communities face many challenges, including land scarcity, low yields, and rampant malnutrition. To address these constraints, the U.S. Government, through Feed the Future, partnered with the Walmart Foundation to train 50,000 Rwandan farmers in bio-intensive agricultural techniques that increase the production of maize, beans and dairy, as well as nutrient-rich vegetables and fruits.

03 Feb 2016 description

AT LEAST 2297 JOURNALISTS AND MEDIA STAFF HAVE BEEN KILLED SINCE 1990 : IFJ REPORT

The International Federation of Journalists today published its 25th report on journalists and media staff killed since 1990. The report lists 2297 media fatalities due to violence in journalism, including 112 killed in 2015 alone. From double digits at the start of these publications, the figures reached three digits in eleven years, peaking to 155 killings of journalists and media staff in 2006, the deadliest year on record, according to the IFJ reports.

03 Feb 2016 description
report Oxfam

Oxfam's vision is a just world without poverty: a world in which people can influence decisions which affect their lives, enjoy rights and assume responsibilities as citizens of an equal world. Underpinned by a strategic plan, Oxfam commits to achieving six strategic goals:

02 Feb 2016 description

Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Representatives of signatory states of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and the Region met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on 28 January 2016, in the margins of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Executive Council. The United Nations (UN), the African Union (AU), the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) were represented at the meeting, in their capacity as guarantors of the Framework.

02 Feb 2016 description

The month saw an intensification of Yemen’s war, amid heightened regional rivalries between Saudi Arabia and Iran complicating prospects for peace. Political tensions increased in Haiti, Guinea-Bissau and Moldova, where protests over endemic corruption and a lack of confidence in the government could escalate. In Africa, Boko Haram’s deadly attacks increased in northern Cameroon, and Burkina Faso was hit by an unprecedented terror attack.

02 Feb 2016 description

Nairobi, 27 January 2016 – With the aim to further improve accessibility to information on climate and hazard data, the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) has published a live web-map to monitor climate and associated hazards in the Greater Horn of Africa region.

02 Feb 2016 description
report Human Rights Watch

Des restrictions contraignantes imposées à la liberté d’expression et à l’espace politique sont restées en place. Par rapport aux années précédentes, certaines stations de radio ont diffusé un plus grand nombre d’émissions exprimant des avis critiques sur le gouvernement, mais les opinions progouvernementales ont dominé les médias nationaux. Le gouvernement a suspendu les émissions en kinyarwanda de la BBC à l’intérieur du Rwanda pour une durée indéterminée, privant ainsi de nombreux Rwandais d’une source importante d’informations indépendantes.

01 Feb 2016 description

A set of briefs on gender and climate change that highlights how CIFOR and partner organizations are addressing current and emerging policy issues, with insights and recommendations based on experience.

Gender and climate change Evidence and experience