Major General Salim Saleh, the disgraced brother of President Yoweri Museveni, is to sign a multimillion dollar beef export deal to Burundi, the semi-official ‘New Vision’ reported yesterday. The newspaper quoted Saleh as saying he would travel soon to sanctions-hit Burundi to negotiate the final terms of the US $10 million contract. Uganda has been a key supporter of the regional economic embargo against the Burundi government.
This article was produced by IRIN News while it was part of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Please send queries on copyright or liability to the UN. For more information: https://shop.un.org/rights-permissions
Today is Giving Tuesday, a day of global giving back to the causes you care about. It’s a day when people around the world will be doing something to support the good causes they care about. As a reader of The New Humanitarian, we know that you care about quality journalism from the heart of crises.
We broke so many important stories this year. But our work isn’t done. As we compile our annual Ten Crises and Trends to Watch list for 2022, we can see that there’s never been a greater need for independent journalism covering crises.
We’ll be there, on the ground, reporting on issues like the economic fallout from the pandemic, youth unemployment and radicalisation, locally led peace efforts, and much more. It’s vital that we continue with our mission of putting quality, independent journalism at the service of the millions of people affected by humanitarian crises around the world.
But this work is expensive. Investigations can cost thousands of dollars. We can’t do what we do without the financial support of our donors and readers like you. This December, we’ll be launching a fundraising campaign so we can end the year in the strongest possible position, ready for 2022. You’ll hear about the campaign over email and on social media.
But you can get in early and show your support today, on Giving Tuesday, by making a regular contribution to our work and becoming a member of The New Humanitarian.
Please donate what you can.