Weekly News Round-Up (09/10/15)

9 October 2015

News From HART

Today we are celebrating our wonderful partner in Uganda! In the coming year, HART’s partner in Patongo, PAORINHER, will continue to:

  • Fight against the spread of HIV and improve access to treatment and support.
  • Work to remove the stigma of those living with the disease and promote reintegration of previously ostracised families.
  • Provide primary school education to girls and boys, increasing access to education in the wider community.
  • Support vulnerable families to produce their own food, ensuring that HIV infected children receive the nutrition they need.



  • India accounted for the largest number of poor people in any country in 2012, but its poverty rate was lowest among countries having large number of poor population, a latest World Bank report has said.
  • Indian PM calls for religious harmony after mob killing incident that sparked fears that Hindu zealots are targeting Muslim minorities; government officials had thus far failed to condemn the incident.


  • A series of explosions in and around the capital Abuja killed at least 18 and injures 41. One struck near a police station, another at a market, another at a bus stop. Boko Haram later claimed responsibility for the bombings via twitter, with photos of those alleged to have carried out the blasts. They signed the tweet ISWAP – Islamic State in West Africa Province – Boko Haram’s new name for itself since it pledged allegiance to ISIS earlier this year.
  • The President of Nigeria’s Union of Teachers (NUT) this week claimed that over 600 teachers have been killed by Boko Haram, 308 of those in Borno state.
  • Three separate explosions took place at dawn on Wednesday, including two blasts in and around a mosque in Damaturu, Yobe State. Sources say anywhere between 14 and 40 are confirmed dead.
  • In a new 17-minute video published by Boko Haram, the group said their leader Abubakar Shekau was still alive and accused the Nigerian army of lying about chasing them out of territories or confiscating weapons. “The fact is that forces of the infidels have now resorted to propaganda because they have failed to subdue us in any way.”(Source).


South Sudan


  • Timor-Leste’s Prime Minister is on an official visit to Cuba. The two heads of state spoke about excellent bilateral relations and common willingness to cooperate over health.
  • UNICEF begin an immunization campaign to ensure vaccination for children.


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