News Round-Up 19/08/16

August 19th, 2016

News Round-Up 19/08/16

News from HART

  • We are recruiting! We are looking for a Finance and Administration Intern to begin September 2016. Deadline for applications 31st August. For details and application form please see here.
  • Read Vincent’s blog on the Panglong Peace Conference in Burma here.

Burma

  • For the next three days Aung San Suu Kyi will visit Bejjing to discuss the political relationship between China and Burma. The main areas of common interest are a Chinese dam project in Burma as well as the possibility of China supporting the current peace process.
  • A new law, introduced last year, allows ethnic minorities to broadcast radio programmes for the first time in their own language. The radio offers a means by which the Shan group may preserve their ethnic traditions.
  • The Ministry of Commerce has lifted import restrictions on 267 items. It published a list of items that can be imported from September without a licence, a move which symbolises the first step towards liberalising permit requirements.
State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on Tuesday meeting with the eight ethnic armed groups that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement

State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi in Naypyidaw on Tuesday meeting with the eight ethnic armed groups that signed the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement. Photo: Xinhua News.

India

Nigeria

South Sudan

 

Sudan

Uganda


< All News
Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube LinkedIn