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Deadline: 3 June 2016 The Cities of Champaign is currently accepting  nominations for its  14th Annual Champaign-Urbana International Humanitarian Awards (CUIHA) 2016. This event will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 5:45 p.m. at Hilton Garden Inn, 1501 South Neil Street, Champaign. Purpose The purposes of the International Humanitarian Awards are: To honor …

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Deadline: 12 July 2016 Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applicants from developing countries for its new programme entitled “Uncovering Security: Emerging Threats” in order to support journalists to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and bring these stories to a wide audience. Story Topics Climate Change Genocide and atrocity crimes Global …

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Deadline: 15 July 2016 The Leakey Foundation is currently inviting applications for its Research Grants with an aim to promote the sharing of data in an appropriate manner consistent with the needs of grantees, but with the recognition that different fields of study require different approaches to data sharing. The Leakey Foundation exclusively funds research …

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Deadline: 1 July 2016 Project Inspire: 5 Minutes to Change the World is currently inviting applications under the theme of Empowering Women through Safety and Security. The main objectives of Project Inspire are to involve and empower youth to be the next generation of change makers, and provide them with the platform to make a difference. Project …

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In a huge step towards promoting the realization of customer-oriented banking in East Africa, Uganda has streamlined proposals for stringent regulatory measures on Commercial Banks offering Islamic Banking in the developing nation whose GDP has steadily increased since stability resumed in the early 80s. The move is well reasoned and founded on the fact that …

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In an attempt to give a life straw to the former retail giant, Uchumi Supermarkets could allocate its  suppliers an equivalent of 1.8 billion worth of shares in a proposed debt for equity swap that will see the retailer escape the plethora of winding up suits leveled against it by creditors since its 2006 collapse. …

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Robert Gabriel Mugabe is the current President of Zimbabwe, serving since 22 December 1987. As one of the leaders of the rebel groups against white minority rule, he was elected as Prime Minister Born: February 21, 1924 (age 92), Kutama, Zimbabwe Spouse: Grace Mugabe (m. 1996), Sally Hayfron (m. 1961–1992) Children: Bona Mugabe, Robert Peter …

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Deadline: 31 May 2016 The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Fellowship Programme for People of African Descent, with an aim to protect and promote of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of people of African descent in their respective countries. The …

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Deadline: 31 May 2016 The Mama Cash was the first international women’s fund in the world and is still alive and kicking. Mama Cash was conceived around a kitchen table in Amsterdam in 1983. Since then, it has grown from a group of five feminist activists into an international fund that supports women’s, girls’ and trans …

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Deadline: 31 May 2016 Albertine Rift Biodiversity Conservation (ARCOS) will open its next round of applications for small grant program on 1 April 2016. The foundation offers Small Grants that aims to enhance collaborative sustainable solutions for biodiversity and people, focusing on critical landscapes and watersheds of the Albertine Rift, the Great Lakes Region of …

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