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Impact Justice continues to increase regional pool of restorative practices trainers


BASSETERRE, St Kitts — The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project, recently trained 30 educators including the chief education officer, principals, deputy principals, education officers and guidance counsellors in restorative practices at a two-day workshop held in St Kitts from October 29 to 30, 2018.

This workshop was the third such workshop sponsored by IMPACT Justice in St Kitts and Nevis, the first two being held in October 2015. It also marked the completion of formal training for two trainee restorative practices trainers.

The workshop commenced with a brief opening ceremony on October 29, at which Professor Velma Newton, regional project director of the IMPACT Justice Project delivered remarks. Newton in her…

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Russia to send more military trainers, equipment to Central African Republic


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia said on Friday it planned to send additional military equipment to Central African Republic (CAR) and deploy 60 more instructors to train the country’s armed forces, escalating its most significant military foray in Africa in decades.

Russia donated hundreds of weapons and sent 175 trainers to CAR earlier this year to bolster the government’s fight against militia groups after receiving an exemption from a United Nations arms embargo.

According to diplomatic and security sources, many of the Russians in CAR are private security contractors and their remit has expanded into mediating negotiations among armed groups, securing mining projects and advising CAR’s president.

Russia’s activities in CAR are part of a wider push to re-establish influence in sub-Saharan…

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Jamaica leads Caribbean with Passport to Success master trainers | News


The International Youth Foundation (IYF) in conjunction with New Employment Opportunities for Youth (NEO) Jamaica, hosted a three-day Passport to Success (PTS) master-trainer workshop for professionals from the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and the MultiCare Youth Foundation at the Medallion Hotel from September 12-14, 2018.

The four trainees then went on to conduct their first ‘Train the Trainers’ sessions the following week, September 18-24.

On completion of their training, the four women – Abbigayle Grant and Dahlia Green of the Ministry of Labour and Social Security and Sharlene Brooks and Tameka Thorpe of the MultiCare Youth Foundation – will be certified to conduct training in PTS.

Diego Mendez, facilitator, highlighted the positive impact the master trainers will have…

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Fight against extremism: African trainers to Japan in August


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28.06.2018 at 23h21
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APA News

African trainers from eleven countries in the Sahel will make a two-week trip to Hiroshima and Tokyo, Japan, as part of the Youth Empowerment Project for peace-building and maintenance.This was revealed in Dakar on Thursday by Japan’s ambassador to Senegal, Takeshi Kitahara.

According to the director of the International Institute for Capacity Building in Africa, the co-organizer of the trip, the education specialists in Africa will visit sites and schools specialized in peace initiatives and will participate, on 6 August, in the commemoration of the anniversary of the launch of the atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima during the Second World War.

She was…

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US Army Trainers Try to Build West Africa Defenses Against Jihad



The joint military exercises between U.S.-led Western forces and several West African nations, dubbed "Flintlock", have been going on since 2005. This year, however, they have focused more closely on the evolving threat posed by Islamist militants, whose mounting numbers and capabilities require an …
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U.S. army trainers try to build West Africa defenses against jihad


OUALLAM, Niger (Reuters) – Kicking up clouds of pink Saharan dust, U.S. military trainers impersonated militants, waved flags saying “death to outsiders” and threw smoke grenades toward approaching Nigerien commandos this week, as a surveillance drone hovered overhead. 

The joint military exercises between U.S.-led Western forces and several West African nations, dubbed “Flintlock”, have been going on since 2005. This year, however, they have focused more closely on the evolving threat posed by Islamist militants, whose mounting numbers and capabilities require an ever more sophisticated response, military commanders told Reuters.

“Flintlock … has over the years evolved,” Major General J. Marcus Hicks, who leads some 1,000 American special operations forces across about a dozen…

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