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PROTESTS, TEARGAS IN UGANDA AS MUSEVENI SEEKS TO EXTEND RULE

PROTESTS, TEARGAS IN UGANDA AS MUSEVENI SEEKS TO EXTEND RULE

KAMPALA, Ugandan police fired teargas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators who had gathered to march towards parliament to protest against draft legislation that could extend longtime leader Yoweri Museveni's rule.

The move to amend the …

Solid Protection Regimes, Greater Accountability for Human Traffickers Required to Finalize Global Compacts on Migrants, Refugees, Secretary-General Says

Solid Protection Regimes, Greater Accountability for Human Traffickers Required to Finalize Global Compacts on Migrants, Refugees, Secretary-General Says

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' remarks to the General Assembly side event on refuges and migrants titled Follow-up to the New York Declaration: One Year On, in New York today:

I would like to …

Central African President Pleads to UN: Don’t Forget Us

Central African President Pleads to UN: Don’t Forget Us

UNITED NATIONS The president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, on Tuesday pleaded with the world to not forget his country and urged the U.N. to bolster its peace-keeping force amid growing violence that …

Don’t “Empower” Women To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Do This Instead

Don’t “Empower” Women To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Do This Instead

While the political activities at the United Nations take center-stage during this General Assembly week in New York, a little farther uptown from the UN headquarters, Columbia University is hosting the International Conference on Sustainable …

Africa’s Ties to North Korea Extend Beyond Isolated Military Deals

Africa’s Ties to North Korea Extend Beyond Isolated Military Deals

WASHINGTON � As the U.N. investigates at least seven African countries for possible violations of United Nations sanctions on North Korea, many other countries across the continent have, in recent years, deepened their economic ties …

South Sudan Opposes IGAD Proposal to Allow Free Movement Within E. African Bloc

South Sudan Opposes IGAD Proposal to Allow Free Movement Within E. African Bloc

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Most members of IGAD back a proposal to allow free movement of citizens within the East African bloc � but are facing resistance from South Sudan, where officials remain cool to the …

“We know and we see you”: poetry champion returns home to Darfur

“We know and we see you”: poetry champion returns home to Darfur

Emtithal (Emi) Mahmoud writes poetry to draw attention to the war-torn Darfur region of Sudan, as well as the global refugee crisis.

The Sudanese poet, who currently lives in the United States, recently visited El …

UGANDA’S JUDICIARY DEVELOPS ICT STRATEGY

UGANDA’S JUDICIARY DEVELOPS ICT STRATEGY

KAMPALA, Uganda's judiciary has developed a robust Information Communication Technology (ICT) strategy and expects that its e-justice platform will become operational within the next three years, says Chief Justice Bart Katureebe.

At the same time, …

Podcast special: We need “a surge in diplomacy for peace” Guterres

Podcast special: We need “a surge in diplomacy for peace” Guterres

In his first interview for UN News, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres tells us there needs to be a surge in diplomacy for peace, and that global problems need global solutions beyond the capacity of any superpower.…

South Sudan Says No Hint That Dead American Was Journalist

South Sudan Says No Hint That Dead American Was Journalist

JUBA �There was no indication that an American shot dead over the weekend was a journalist, South Sudan's army said Tuesday, accusing him of entering the country with rebel forces.

"Anybody who comes attacking us …

UNHCR, Refugees at Odds Over Quality of Life at New Kenya Settlement

UNHCR, Refugees at Odds Over Quality of Life at New Kenya Settlement

Last year, aid agencies and the Kenyan government set up a new settlement for refugees in the northwestern town of Kalobeyei. The United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) made a point of saying that Kalobeyei would …

News in Brief 24 August 2017 (AM)

News in Brief 24 August 2017 (AM)

Europe: Refugee and migrant arrivals drop but dangers persist, says UNHCR

Despite a decline in the arrival of refugees and migrants in Europe, the likelihood of death on the journey to the continent is still …

IGAD STARTS NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS ON THE IGAD PROTOCOL OF FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS IN UGANDA

IGAD STARTS NATIONAL CONSULTATIONS ON THE IGAD PROTOCOL OF FREE MOVEMENT OF PERSONS IN UGANDA

Entebbe (Uganda): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) kick started the first workshop as part of their National Consultations towards the development of the IGAD Protocol on Free Movement of Persons in the IGAD Region.…