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Police Recruitment in Somalia, and other news (24 April 2019)

From a police recruitment programme in Somalia, to a campaign against trafficking of Nigerian women

Every week we highlight some of the international development stories from across the globe that have caught our attention.

  • The HirShabelle State in Somalia has enlisted 200 youths from the Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions as part of the second phase of its police recruitment programme. In a programme supported by the EU, DFID and African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) HirShabelle state plan to recruit 800 new officers to ensure a strong police force to secure the region once AMISOM leaves. Read more in All Africa.

  • The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) and UK Aid have launched their collaborative ‘Not For Sale’ campaign, aiming to provide support and services to reduce the number of Nigerian women trafficked while traveling overseas. Read more in This Day Live.

  • A study carried out by the Institute of Statistical, Social and Economic Research at the University of Ghana has found that the economic costs of violence against women in Ghana equate to $18.9 million. The research was carried out as part of DFID’s What Works to Prevent Violence Against Women in Ghana Programme. Read more in Business Ghana.

  • Under the Strengthening Education Systems for Improved Learning (SESIL) programme, motorcycles are being distributed to allow school inspectors to access a wider reach of schools, often in remote locations, in Uganda. Read more in New Vision.

  • The United Nations Development Programme Ghana is facilitating the Waste Recovery Platform, hosting a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue around plastics management in Ghana. Participants included Ghana’s Ministry of Environment, Science, Technology and Innovation, Ghana Recycling Initiative by Private Enterprises (GRIPE) and DFID. New laws have recently been introduced to increase the penalty for poor waste management. Read more in Ghana Web.