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Irin News works from Kampala, Uganda. MA Public Adm, Freelance reporter for The New Humanitarian (formerly IRIN News), The Guardian, UK and a couple of others. Reach me thru [email protected] Irin News has over 920 followers on Twitter.

Zimbabwe short-changing its small-scale farmers

The state-run Grain Marketing Board, designed to promote food security, is being blamed for exacerbating Zimbabwe's chronic food shortages.

Zimbabwe’s ailing economy fuels child labour

Unicef estimates that 13% of Zimbabwean children are engaged in child labour, a problem spurred by the demise of the country's manufacturing sector.

Billions in African diaspora savings could bolster growth

African diaspora savings, at US$53-billion every year, exceed annual remittances to the continent and could aid development, if tapped into.

Thai government calls for more security for teachers

Thai teachers have been under attack from Muslim insurgents who see them as representatives of the state.

Zimbabwe’s anti-HIV circumcision drive fails to take off

Government says there has been a poor response to the male circumcision programme which aims to circumcise about 3-million men by the end of 2015.

Portuguese migrants flock to Mozambique to seek opportunities

The financial crisis in Europe has brought an influx of Portuguese migrants to Mozambique, creating employment opportunities in the process.

Uganda’s nodding syndrome centres low on drugs, food

Health centres in Uganda are struggling to help those affected by nodding syndrome, a condition that causes seizures and stunting in children.

Smuggling devours Ivorian cashew revenue

About a third of Côte d'Ivoire's cashew nuts are smuggled abroad every year, robbing the country of a valuable income stream.

Concern over future UN intervention brigade in the DRC

Nineteen NGOs have written to UN chief Ban Ki-moon to express concern over a new "robust" brigade to be deployed in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Careless food storage sidelines Swaziland’s hungry

Thousands of kilograms of food aid intended for Swaziland's food insecure were recently found rotting in the government's main storage warehouses.

Circumcision plans go awry in Swaziland

A multimillion-dollar drive to circumcise the majority of Swazi males between the age of 15 and 49 within a year has failed to reach its target.

Women in Iraq yet to regain their place

In the 1980s Iraqi women enjoyed more basic rights than other women in the region, but years of dictatorship has led to deterioration in their status.

Press Releases

Yvonne Chetty: a passion for an efficient public sector and mentoring

'Being affiliated to a professional body such as SAICA makes providing expert guidance and support to my colleagues that much easier'

Full-time Johannesburg-based CEO required for HI HOPES

An entrepreneurial, business-minded, impact-driven individual is sought to lead the organisation as it looks to scale and grow

Balwin properties and Absa launch South Africa’s first green home loan

Balwin Properties’ Edge registration of over 16 000 units was a global first, covering more homes than any single property developer in the world to date

Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

SAICA makes ongoing efforts to encourage the professionalisation of financial offices in private and public sector organisations

Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

The combination of limited access to quality soap and a lack of knowledge of how to properly wash hands is a challenge in many vulnerable communities

Cheque value bundles – real value

Most people do not pay much attention to what bank account they have and whether or not it is suited to their daily realities

Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

In addition to the cash benefits, you will receive special offers and exclusive deals from selected Absa Rewards partners

Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

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