HART Weekly Review 03/01/2018

3 January 2018

Happy New Year everyone! Below is our quick round-up of the latest news from the countries where our partners work.

Burma’s Slaughter of the Rohingya Follows a Bloody Pattern: Around 400 Rohingya Muslims from an insurgent movement known as Harakan Al Yaqin simultaneous attacked three Burmese Border Guard Police headquarters in Rakhine state

Burma’s Slaughter of the Rohingya Follows a Bloody Pattern

Nigeria Boko Haram says it carried out Christmas attacks in Nigeria:  A leader of the militant group Boko Haram has released a video claiming it carried out a series of attacks in northeast Nigeria over the Christmas period.

Screen grab from a video released by Boko Haram shows Abubakar Shekau speaking in a video released on TuesdayScreengrab of Abubakar Shekau in the video released on Tuesday: ‘We are in good health and nothing has happened to us.’ Photograph: AFP/Getty Images


Egypt wants ‘Sudan out’ of contentious dam talk: Egypt has proposed excluding Sudan from contentious negotiations over the future of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The $4.8bn Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project is about 60 percent complete.



Uganda’s wildlife authority hails China’s ban on ivory trade: Executive Director Andrew Seguya told Xinhua that China’s decision will go a long way in the conservation and protection of the African elephants.

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