Daily Archives: October 5, 2016

PPF is concerned over the killing and harassment of media personnel in South Sudan

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Salva Kiir Mayardit, President of South Sudan expressed concern over the killings and constant harassment of journalists in South Sudan. PPF Secretary General Owais Aslam Ali in his letter urged the government

New Report Highlights How Providers Can Help Close the Financial Gender Gap

Using behavioral data from India, Kenya, and Mexico, the study reveals some of the causes of the persistent gender gap in emerging economies SOMERVILLE, Massachusetts, Oct. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — BFA (Bankable Frontiers Associates) today released “A Buck Short: What Financial

FAO GIEWS Country Brief on South Africa (03-October-2016)

Reference Date: 03-October-2016


  1. Drought-reduced 2016 harvest results in tighter maize supplies

  2. Imports of maize forecast at over 3 million tonnes in 2016/17, more than double previous year’s level

  3. Strengthening South Africa rand contributes to declining maize prices

Maize production in 2016

Green Innovation, Mutual Development: China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair is Around the Corner

YIWU, China, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — The 9th China Yiwu International Forest Products Fair, to be held from November 1-4, 2016 at Yiwu International Exhibition Center, has just one month to go and its exhibitor recruitment, investment attraction and other

Rwandans feel the pinch as Burundi fallout hits home

Walking through Kimironko market in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda, you wouldn't necessarily realise its traders were struggling. Business seems brisk and stalls are overflowing with fruit, vegetables, and huge mounds of dried fish in baskets. But life ...

Carlson Rezidor on Track to achieve More than 23,000 Rooms in Africa

An accelerated African growth strategy for Carlson Rezidor (www.CarlsonRezidor.com), one of the world's largest hotel groups, is on track to achieve its target of more than 23,000 rooms open or under development in Africa by the end of 2020. Rezidor...

Nearly 69 million new teachers needed to achieve global education goals, UNESCO reports

On World Teacher's Day, the United Nations Education, Science and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has issued statistics revealing that close to 69 million new teachers are needed to provide quality universal primary and secondary education by 2030, the ...

World Food Programme Scales Up Emergency Operations In Southern Madagascar

As a third consecutive year of drought deepens the suffering of hundreds of thousands of people in the south of Madagascar, the World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up its humanitarian operations in response to rising levels of hunger and