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President Museveni receives Japanese official for Africa Affairs

President Museveni receives Japanese official for Africa Affairs

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and the visiting Director General in Charge of the Department for Africa Affairs in Japan, Ambassador Takeshi Osuga, have discussed matters pertaining to the strengthening of bilateral relations between Japan and Uganda in particular and the African continent in general focusing on economic, political and infrastructure development. During the meeting that took place at State House Entebbe, and attended by the Japanese Ambassador in Uganda Mr. Kazuaki Kameda, President Museveni commended Japan for the support and establishment of public private business partnership in Uganda. "I am ready for the investment treaty with Japan as business and prosperity are all about markets. When one produces goods or services and another partner co...
Japan gives US$3 million to keep Somalia’s drought affected children healthy, in school and protected

Japan gives US$3 million to keep Somalia’s drought affected children healthy, in school and protected

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
MOGADISHU, SomaliaThe Government of Japan is providing generous funding to UNICEF to support children with proper sanitation facilities in schools, keep them in education and provide abused women and children with support services, UNICEF said today. The US$3 million grant will, over the course of the next year, help some of the communities worst affected by the prolonged drought in central and southern regions of Somalia. Somalia is still facing an ongoing malnutrition and displacement crisis, with 2.8 million children in urgent need of humanitarian assistance due to failure of successive rainy seasons. The coping mechanisms of the population have been weakened and the threat of famine could rapidly reappear without continued support from key donors such as Japan. The drou...
China engaged in massive theft of US technology, analysts reveal

China engaged in massive theft of US technology, analysts reveal

AMERICA, ASIA, EUROPE, INTERNATIONAL
Washington D.C , United States of America China is engaged in large-scale theft of American research and technology from universities, using spies, students, and researchers as collectors, experts told Congress on Wednesday. Compounding the technology theft, the administration of President Barack Obama weakened U.S. counterintelligence efforts against foreign spies by curbing national-level counterspy efforts, a former counterintelligence official disclosed during a House hearing. Michelle Van Cleave, former national counterintelligence executive, said shortly after the creation of the office of the director of national intelligence in 2004, a national counterspy program against foreign spies was restricted during the administration of President George W. Bush. "Unfortunately, ...
Japan donates US $1,000,000 to Mine Action in South Sudan

Japan donates US $1,000,000 to Mine Action in South Sudan

INTERNATIONAL, SOUTH SUDAN
JUBA, South Sudan: The Government of Japan has contributed US $1,000,000 for the mine action project “Enhancing the Humanitarian Mine Action Programme in South Sudan”. Over the past six years, Japan has contributed over US $14 million to mine action operations in South Sudan, enabling the clearance of 3,034,713 sqm of land, the removal of 20,180 explosive hazards and the delivery of Mine Risk Education to 140,800 people, including 91,144 children. We admire Japan’s strong initiative and vital support for global mine action activities and for UNMAS Decades of civil war and continued conflict has littered vast areas of South Sudan with explosive hazards. Despite the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilities signed by the Government of South Sudan and opposition parties in
Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on the President of Burkina Faso

Foreign Minister Kono Pays a Courtesy Call on the President of Burkina Faso

ASIA
TOKYO, Japan: On Friday, 16 February from 18:03 local time, for approximately 25 minutes, H.E. Mr. Taro Kono, Minister for Foreign Affairs, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, President of Burkina Faso, during his visit to Munich, Germany, to participate in Munich Security Conference. The overview is as follows. At the beginning, Minister Kono paid respect for President Kaboré’s leadership in promoting Burkina Faso’s economic development and stability. He also stated that Japan has decided to provide humanitarian and development assistance of 2 million dollars via international organizations to support Burkina Faso’s efforts to achieve stability in the Sahel region. In response, President Kaboré thanked Minister Kono and expressed his ex
Extension of the Dispatch Term of the International Peace Cooperation Corps in South Sudan

Extension of the Dispatch Term of the International Peace Cooperation Corps in South Sudan

ASIA
TOKYO, Japan: 1. Japan has dispatched Headquarters staff personnel and Ground Self Defense Force engineering unit to UNMISS (United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan) since November 2011 and January 2012 respectively. Japan continues to dispatch 4 staff officers (Logistics, Intelligence, Engineer, and Air Operations) to the Mission. South Sudan gained independence in July 2011 after a long civil war between the northern and the southern Sudan and the implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). In South Sudan, the National Dialogue seeking the promotion of national reconciliation is currently being undertaken. The efforts for stability of the nation are also in progress. For example, neighboring countries facilitated the Agreement on Cessation of Hostilitie...