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The Supreme Court of the Kyrgyz Republic decided today to return the case of Azimjan Askarov, the human rights defender imprisoned since 2010, to a regional court for the opening of a new trial.


In the framework of the Solid Waste Management programme funded by the European Union, HE the Minister of State for Administrative Reform, Nabil De Freige, and the Head of the Sustainable Development section at the Delegation of the European Union to Lebanon, Marcello Mori, launched the training workshops on solid waste management.


In Eastern Cape Province, water resources are under threat from inappropriate land use and invasive alien plants. One of the most densely populated and poverty-stricken regions in sub-Saharan Africa, it is also home to the Upper Umzimvubu River Catchment, which provides water for many of the 1 million people in the area. The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, a partnership of seven donors including the EU, is funding Conservation South Africa and Environmental and Rural Solutions to work with communities and local and national government to improve the catchment and human well-being.