News Round Up 08/09/2017

September 8th, 2017

News Round Up 08/09/2017

Burma

People in Peshawar, Pakistan, hold a banner with picture of Burmese democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi during a protest against violence in Burma (Bilawal Arbab/European Press Agency/EFE/Washington Post)

Nagorno-Karabakh

Representative David Valadao pledging commitment to demining Nagorno-Karabakh (ANCA/ArmRadio)

Nigeria

More than 2.6 million people have been left homeless by the Boko Haram violence (Luc Gnago/Reuters)

South Sudan

Displaced South Sudanese women walking towards the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (Simon Maina, AFP)

Sudan

A SPLA-N fighter stands near Gos village in the rebel-held territory of the Nuba Mountains in South Kordofan, May 1, 2012. (Reuters/SudanTribune)

Timor Leste

  • Timor Leste announces a government. After six weeks of negotiation, an alliance lead by former revolutionary party Fretilin – under Aniceto Guterres – will lead Timor Leste for the next five years. Members of parliament were sworn in on September 5, after a coalition was confirmed between Fretilin, Democratic Party and Khunto alliance garnered 35 of the 65 seats in the parliament to form a majority required to ensure a stable government. The Popular Liberation Party (PLP) and CNRT will stand as opposition.
  • Former president Xanana Gusmao has returned to Timor Leste after successful negotiations with Australia on key elements of a maritime boundary and revenue sharing from a natural gas field beneath the seabed between the two countries.
  • The European Union and the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (P.I.F.S.) signed a funding agreement of 13 million euros to address the root causes of gender inequality and violence against women and girls in the Pacific. The declaration will encourage the development of legislation for violence against women and girls in a number of countries in the Pacific, including Timor Leste.

Newly elected members of Timor-Leste parliament after at the parliament building in Dili. (Thomas Ora/UCA News)

Uganda

At the registration area in Imvepi, people are reunited with old friends after their gruelling journey from South Sudan to Uganda (Peter Caton/CARE USA)


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