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Thursday, 26 May 2016

A State agency has reported that Uganda plans to target east African markets for its export drive over the next five years. Executive director of the Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB), Elly Twineyo Kamugisha, said the country’s exports to the EAC were their single highest compared to other markets overseas. “Regional markets are getting bigger by the day,” Mr Kamugisha told a media briefing in Kampala.

On the occasion of the World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey, Kristalina Georgieva, Vice-President of the European Commission, Neven Mimica, Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development and Christos Stylianides, Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management, have issued the following statement: "Every day, thousands of innocent people are the victims of natural disasters and conflict. Over 130 million men, women and children depend on humanitarian assistance across the world, and the needs are constantly growing (...)"

The Pacific Organic and Ethical Trade Community (POETCom) is a not-for-profit membership organisation. Membership comprises representatives from 14 Pacific Island countries and territories, including farmers’ organisations, nongovernmental organisations, private sector and research institutions. Through partnerships and spirited engagement, we share information, coordinate and support networking, build capacity, and have established a regional certification scheme whose goal is to ‘grow’ the organic and ethical trade movement and contribute to a productive, resilient, sustainable and healthy Pacific Islands region.

The European Union (EU) has expressed confidence in the Liberian Government’s ability to take full responsibility for its own security following the UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) drawdown at the end of June 2016. Both parties recognized that peace and security are germane to governance and development and therefore agreed to continue collaboration on justice and security sector reform and on the importance of appropriate resource allocation for the justice and security sector.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

The Government and the Federal Republic of Germany, yesterday, signed a bilateral agreement worth €15 million (about Rwf13 billion) to support energy supply in the country and the Great Lakes region. During the signing ceremony at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning headquarters in Kigali, the minister, Amb. Claver Gatete, explained that the grant will be fully designated to the regional "Hydropower Station Ruzizi III" project.