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News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

News in Brief 22 September 2017 (PM)

Arab States and UNHCR sign agreement to address refugee crisis

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and the League of Arab States (LAS) signed a formal Memorandum of Understanding on Friday, to respond more effectively to …

U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program

U.S. Department of State and espnW Join Forces for the Annual Global Sports Mentoring Program

From September 25 to October 31, seventeen international delegates and American sports sector mentors will take part in the annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP). In its sixth year, …

The White House Announces the 2017-2018 Class of White House Fellows

The White House Announces the 2017-2018 Class of White House Fellows

Today, the President's Commission on White House Fellows announces the appointment of the 2017-2018 class of White House Fellows. The prestigious White House Fellows program provides professionals from diverse backgrounds with an opportunity to engage …

Secretary Tillerson Launches PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control

Secretary Tillerson Launches PEPFAR Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control

Today, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the new U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) Strategy for Accelerating HIV/AIDS Epidemic Control (2017-2020), which reaffirms U.S. support for HIV/AIDS efforts in more than 50 …

Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

Six major humanitarian challenges confronting the UN General Assembly

Hype over what President Donald Trump may or may not say dominated the media build-up to this week's UN General Assembly. However, US funding cuts and the apparent absence of American authority on key global …

SSEKANDI VISITS WORLDREMIT CENTRE IN LONDON.

SSEKANDI VISITS WORLDREMIT CENTRE IN LONDON.

The Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who is in London to address Uganda - UK Investment Convention,yesterday visited the headquarters of Worldremit a leading Money transfer company in London.

The Vice President appreciated Worldremit for …

Back from Wau, UN South Sudan envoy says security improved, people returning home

Back from Wau, UN South Sudan envoy says security improved, people returning home

The security situation north-western South Sudan has improved with displaced people returning home, the head of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the African country has said, holding he situation in Wau as a model …

Survey: Small Arms Buying, Selling Fuels Conflicts and Instability

Survey: Small Arms Buying, Selling Fuels Conflicts and Instability

GENEVA � A survey finds the United States is the world's top small arms trader in a multi-billion-dollar industry, followed by Italy, Brazil, Germany and South Korea.

The survey says at least $6 billion in …

Help People Striving for Peace, Decent Life, New General Assembly President Tells Member States, as He Opens Seventy-second Session

Help People Striving for Peace, Decent Life, New General Assembly President Tells Member States, as He Opens Seventy-second Session

Secretary-General Cites Threats of Inequality, Irregular Migration, Cyberattacks

Commencing the seventy-second session of the General Assembly today, President Miroslav Lajcak said his tenure would be a year of firsts and called upon Member States to …

Uganda Lawmakers Plan to Remove Presidential Age Limit

Uganda Lawmakers Plan to Remove Presidential Age Limit

KAMPALA, UGANDA � Lawmakers with Uganda's ruling party on Tuesday backed plans to remove the presidential age limit, which would allow longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule.

The ruling party caucus decided to …

POWER UTILITY ESKOM ANNOUNCES DATES TO CUT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO DELINQUENT MUNICIPALITIES

POWER UTILITY ESKOM ANNOUNCES DATES TO CUT ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO DELINQUENT MUNICIPALITIES

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa's State-owned power utility, Eskom, has announced the dates on which it is to suspend the supply of electricity to 23 delinquent municipalities which owe substantial sums in unpaid electricity bills and have …

Child Killed When WFP-Contracted Aircraft Hits House In South Sudan

Child Killed When WFP-Contracted Aircraft Hits House In South Sudan

JUBA � The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today that a child was killed when a WFP-contracted aircraft hit a house while attempting to land during a thunderstorm in Juba on Tuesday. Four …

UGANDA RISKS LOSING SKILLED HEALTHCARE WORKERS

UGANDA RISKS LOSING SKILLED HEALTHCARE WORKERS

KAMPALA, Civil Society Organizations and service beneficiaries have decried the low absorption of PEPFAR-funded healthcare workers, saying Uganda is at risk of losing critical, well-trained and committed health workers if the government does not regularize …