Daily Archives: August 29, 2019

La nouvelle application de commerce social UEFA Foundation4Kids est lancée

SINGAPOUR, 29 août 2019 /PRNewswire/ — La Fondation JET8 et la Fondation UEFA pour l’enfance sont fières d’annoncer le lancement de la nouvelle application de commerce social UEFA Foundation4Kids.

L’application UEFA Foundation4Kids intègre la technologie de technologie financière de JET8 afin de récompenser les utilisateurs pour leur implication sur l’application avec des JETPoints, une monnaie sociale que les utilisateurs peuvent utiliser pour apporter des contributions à la Fondation UEFA pour l’enfance. Les utilisateurs de l’application bénéficient de l’accès à des « géo-autocollants » et des « géo-cadres » exclusifs de la Fondation UEFA pour l’enfance.

La Fondation UEFA pour l’enfance croit au pouvoir du football pour changer la vie des jeunes. Grâce au sport, particulièrement le football, la fondation aide les enfants en fournissant un soutien dans les domaines de la santé, de l’éducation, de l’accès au sport, du développement personnel, de l’intégration et de la défense des droits de l’enfant.

La Fondation JET8 vise à permettre à d’importantes organisations telles que la Fondation UEFA pour l’enfance de connaître e succès au niveau numérique. L’utilisation de la technologie sociale JET8 permet à l’application UEFA Foundation4Kids de construire une communauté numérique qui s’implique et crée des moments mémorables.

Urs Kluser, PDG de la Fondation UEFA a déclaré : « Nous sommes très heureux de collaborer avec JET8, car leur plateforme permettra à la fondation UEFA pour l’enfance de faire passer son message, d’inspirer les gens et de les inciter à s’impliquer partout dans le monde. La technologie de JET8 signifie qu’avoir un impact positif dans la vie des enfants est maintenant facile, accessible et amusant ! »

En plus d’offrir à des communautés comme la UEFA Foundation4Kids leur propre plateforme de commerce social, JET8 a mis au point une technologie de classe mondiale de protection de la vie privée des utilisateurs pour protéger les données personnelles des utilisateurs.

Le programme d’échange de données d’utilisateur de JET8 facilite la transaction entre un utilisateur et un tiers par laquelle un utilisateur peut décider s’ils veulent que quelqu’un lui achète directement ses données personnelles.

Mike Allen, cofondateur de JET8 a déclaré : « Le jeu du football est puissant ! Il aide les enfants à rêver et leur donne l’espoir de réussir dans la vie. Nous sommes ravis de travailler avec la Fondation UEFA pour l’enfance. Grâce à la technologie de JET8, nous offrons une plateforme pour que les gens s’impliquent et fassent connaître la grande œuvre que la fondation accomplit dans le monde entier. L’application aidera la fondation à construire une nouvelle communauté de personnes influentes et de partisans qui sera en mesure de soutenir la cause par la création et le partage de contenu à fort impact social. »

Téléchargez l’application UEFA Foundation4Kids sur le Google Play Store et de l’iOS App Store ici : https://uefa4kids.jet8.app/ et aidez les enfants du monde, un autocollant à la fois.

Pour plus d’informations, rendez-vous sur http://den.foundation

The New UEFA Foundation4Kids Social Commerce App is launched

SINGAPORE, Aug. 29, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The JET8 Foundation and UEFA Foundation for Children is proud to announce the launch of the new UEFA Foundation4Kids social commerce App.

The UEFA Foundation4Kids App incorporates JET8’s Fintech technology to reward users for in-app engagement through JETPoints, a social currency users can use to make contributions to the UEFA Foundation for Children. Users of the App receive access to exclusive UEFA Foundation for Children geo-stickers and geo-frames.

The UEFA Foundation for Children believes in the power of football to change the lives of young people. Through sport, particularly football, the foundation helps children by providing support in the areas of health, education, access to sport, personal development, integration and defending the rights of the child.

The JET8 Foundation aims to enable important organisations like the UEFA Foundation for Children to succeed digitally. The use of JET8 social technology allows the UEFA Foundation4Kids App to build a digital community, a community that engages and creates memorable moments.

CEO of UEFA Foundation URS Kluser said: We are very pleased to collaborate with JET8 as their platform will enable the UEFA Foundation for Children to spread its message, inspire people, and get them to engage across the world. JET8’s technology means making a positive difference in the lives of children is now easy, accessible and fun!”

Besides offering communities like the UEFA Foundation4Kids their own Social Commerce platform, JET8 has developed world-class user privacy technology to protect users’ personal data.

JET8’s User Data Exchange Programme facilitates the transaction between a user and third parties whereby a user can opt-in if they want anyone to purchase their personal data directly from them.

Mike Allen, Co-Founder of JET8 said, The game of football is powerful! It helps kids dream and gives them hope to succeed in life. We are excited to work with the UEFA Foundation for Kids. Through JET8’s technology, we provide a platform for people to engage and spread the great work the foundation is doing world-wide. The App will help the foundation build a new community of influencers and supporters, who will be able to support the cause by creating and sharing socially impactful content.”

Download the UEFA Foundation4Kids App from the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store here:   https://uefa4kids.jet8.app/ and help children around the world, one sticker at a time.

For more information, visit http://den.foundation

Report: Conflict Rising Among South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

KAMPALA – A report by the International Refugee Rights Initiative reveals a mix of frustration, unemployment, post-traumatic stress and alcohol abuse escalating quarrels among refugee communities in northern Uganda.

Uganda is home to 1.3 million refugees � 833,000 of them from South Sudan, among whom the research was carried out.

Amol Dorcus has lived as refugee in Uganda since early 2014 after running away from armed conflict in South Sudan. With Uganda’s free land policy for refugees on arrival, Amol got her 7.6 meters by 9.1 meters share of land in the Nyumanzi settlement, Adjumani district. She says the land is not sufficient, however, especially for those who want to grow crops for food.

Like most refugees, in order to survive, she had to enter an agreement with a member of the host community. The deal allows her to grow crops on their land on the condition that she pays some money at year end.

Dorcus says conflict arose when a member of the host community declined to respect the agreement.

But when these crops do well, so, the owner of that land, actually, or an unknown person will just come, they will take them. So, without you knowing, and you’re staying in the settlement. We share the borehole with the host community. These boreholes also, they are not enough. Sometimes the women and the children can just collide at the water point and it’s like kind of bringing in conflict, Dorcus said.

Land wrangling between South Sudan refugees and host communities are just one of many conflicts going on in refugee settlements in Uganda.

Among other challenges are recruitment of refugees as combatants, unemployment, post-traumatic stress and alcohol abuse.

This was revealed in a report released Wednesday by the International Refugee Rights initiative which described its findings as a cocktail of frustrations in which refugees are engulfed.

Combatant recruitment adds to problems

Thijs Van Laer, the lead researcher for the International Refugee Rights initiative, points out that another issue of concern is the presence in refugee settlements of individuals involved in the South Sudanese conflict.

Our research has confirmed that several parties to the conflict have attempted to recruit refugees as combatants. Although it does remain difficult to establish the full scope of this practice, and to what extent that has continued since the signing of a peace agreement in 2018. But members of the warring parties have visited the refugee settlements, sometimes to reunite with their families that are staying there, but also at times to target political opponents, Van Laer said.

The 833,000 refugees from South Sudan live in settlements in northern Uganda. In the three districts of Adjumani, Lamwo, and Arua, which have the largest refugee populations, the number of refugees exceeds the number of Ugandan citizens. This has escalated conflict in the settlements.

In order to deter some of these conflicts, the Ugandan government and the U.N. Refugee Agency deliberately separated communities in some settlements to avoid incidents.

Ndahirwe Innocent, the government Refugee Integration and Legal Officer, told VOA that the government recently got partial funding from a World Bank grant worth $336 million that will be used to resolve land wrangles between host communities and refugees.

On refugee recruitment, Ndahirwe says they have heard of reports of husbands involved in the conflict visiting their wives in Uganda.

It’s true we’ve picked [up] information that their husbands, not that they are armed, but they just sneak in through porous borders to check on their families. And of course, the communities keep this information with them. So, by the time we get this information, you cannot easily get these people. So, what we are doing is to, of course, increase security vigilance, Ndahirwe said.

The report is urging the Ugandan government, UNHCR and the international community to increase funding for refugees in Uganda in an effort to build harmony and peace among the different communities.

Source: Voice of America

Report: Conflict Rising Among South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda

KAMPALA – A report by the International Refugee Rights Initiative reveals a mix of frustration, unemployment, post-traumatic stress and alcohol abuse escalating quarrels among refugee communities in northern Uganda.

Uganda is home to 1.3 million refugees � 833,000 of them from South Sudan, among whom the research was carried out.

Amol Dorcus has lived as refugee in Uganda since early 2014 after running away from armed conflict in South Sudan. With Uganda’s free land policy for refugees on arrival, Amol got her 7.6 meters by 9.1 meters share of land in the Nyumanzi settlement, Adjumani district. She says the land is not sufficient, however, especially for those who want to grow crops for food.

Like most refugees, in order to survive, she had to enter an agreement with a member of the host community. The deal allows her to grow crops on their land on the condition that she pays some money at year end.

Dorcus says conflict arose when a member of the host community declined to respect the agreement.

But when these crops do well, so, the owner of that land, actually, or an unknown person will just come, they will take them. So, without you knowing, and you’re staying in the settlement. We share the borehole with the host community. These boreholes also, they are not enough. Sometimes the women and the children can just collide at the water point and it’s like kind of bringing in conflict, Dorcus said.

Land wrangling between South Sudan refugees and host communities are just one of many conflicts going on in refugee settlements in Uganda.

Among other challenges are recruitment of refugees as combatants, unemployment, post-traumatic stress and alcohol abuse.

This was revealed in a report released Wednesday by the International Refugee Rights initiative which described its findings as a cocktail of frustrations in which refugees are engulfed.

Combatant recruitment adds to problems

Thijs Van Laer, the lead researcher for the International Refugee Rights initiative, points out that another issue of concern is the presence in refugee settlements of individuals involved in the South Sudanese conflict.

Our research has confirmed that several parties to the conflict have attempted to recruit refugees as combatants. Although it does remain difficult to establish the full scope of this practice, and to what extent that has continued since the signing of a peace agreement in 2018. But members of the warring parties have visited the refugee settlements, sometimes to reunite with their families that are staying there, but also at times to target political opponents, Van Laer said.

The 833,000 refugees from South Sudan live in settlements in northern Uganda. In the three districts of Adjumani, Lamwo, and Arua, which have the largest refugee populations, the number of refugees exceeds the number of Ugandan citizens. This has escalated conflict in the settlements.

In order to deter some of these conflicts, the Ugandan government and the U.N. Refugee Agency deliberately separated communities in some settlements to avoid incidents.

Ndahirwe Innocent, the government Refugee Integration and Legal Officer, told VOA that the government recently got partial funding from a World Bank grant worth $336 million that will be used to resolve land wrangles between host communities and refugees.

On refugee recruitment, Ndahirwe says they have heard of reports of husbands involved in the conflict visiting their wives in Uganda.

It’s true we’ve picked [up] information that their husbands, not that they are armed, but they just sneak in through porous borders to check on their families. And of course, the communities keep this information with them. So, by the time we get this information, you cannot easily get these people. So, what we are doing is to, of course, increase security vigilance, Ndahirwe said.

The report is urging the Ugandan government, UNHCR and the international community to increase funding for refugees in Uganda in an effort to build harmony and peace among the different communities.

Source: Voice of America

Gambia’s Former President Dawda Jawara Is Buried

BANJUL, GAMBIA – Gambia’s first president after independence from Britain in 1965, Dawda Jawara, was buried Thursday in Banjul, the capital.

Speaker of The Gambia National Assembly, Mariam Jack Denton, said he was known for his integrity, kindness and sense of humour.

“Our hearts are heavy with this lost. He was an ardent promoter of human rights. He was a patriot and a true son of this country.”

Sedia Jatta, one of the opposition leaders who contested 1987 elections against Dawda Jawara, described his former opponent as a democrat and a tolerant person.

“We are not only here to pay homage to who brought independence to this country, but to learn from the challenges he faced as a leader. We have to learn tolerance from him.”

Gambia President Adama Barrow said: “It is with deep regret that I deliver this statement on this solemn occasion. The entire Gambian nation is in a state of mourning. We are mourning because our nation has lost its first premier, prime minister and president for over 30 years.”

Dawda Jawara, who died Tuesday at age 95, was a Glassgow trained veterinary doctor who ruled the small West African country from independence to 1994 when he was overthrown in a bloodless military coup led by Yahya Jammeh who ruled the country for 22 years.

He sought refuge in the U.K. where he lived with his family up to 2002, when he returned home after President Yahya Jammeh granted him amnesty and returned his assets, which were seized by a Commission of Inquiry established by the military junta to investigate cabinet members and officials of the previous regime.

Source: Voice of America