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This week’s HART Weekly Review features news from all the top stories on the countries we work in.
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Burma’s Ethnic Cleansing Continues: Stronger foreign pressure is needed on Suu Kyi’s government – Bangladesh bowed to reality Monday and postponed the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Burma, a process that was supposed to begin this week. More than 650,000 Rohingya have fled over the border since August to escape mass rape and murder by the Burmese military.
Rohingya villages still being attacked in Burma, says UN official – Attacks on Rohingya Muslims appear to be continuing in Burma and it is not yet safe for the hundreds of thousands living in refugee camps in Bangladesh to begin returning home, a senior United Nations official has said.
Fulani herdsmen destroy N6.8 million farm in Ogun – Four hectares of land in Likosi-Alabata village in Papalanto area of Obafemi Owode local government of Ogun State have been allegedly destroyed by suspected herdsmen.
Nigerian govt releases $1 million for contraceptives – The Federal Government has released $1 million for the delivery of contraceptives to enhance quality family planning among Nigerians.
UNMISS announces extension of peacekeeping presence to new locations in South Sudan – A new “light” peacekeeping presence is being deployed to the remote town of Akobo in the north-east of South Sudan to protect civilians and facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to people in need.
South Sudan ceasefire body says leaders breaking peace deal could face sanctions – An internationally backed ceasefire monitoring team in South Sudan said it has asked the U.N. Security Council to say whether leaders violating a peace treaty should face asset freezes, regional travel bans, or an arms embargo.
Sudan’s ruling party expects “breakthrough” in Two Areas talks – Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has expected a breakthrough in the upcoming round of the Two Areas talks with the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement/N (SPLM-N al-Hilu) led by Abdel-Aziz al-Hilu.
Thousands flee to Uganda as DRC violence surges – People fleeing the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (Congo) have reported a surge in arbitrary killings, rapes and abductions by unidentified armed groups.