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Ugandan Police Fire Tear Gas at ‘Life Presidency’ Protesters

Ugandan Police Fire Tear Gas at ‘Life Presidency’ Protesters

KAMPALA, UGANDA Ugandan police on Thursday fired tear gas to disperse protesters opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to rule for life.

The bill is likely to be introduced …

Museveni, UKs Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi

Museveni, UKs Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi

President Yoweri Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi, telling him there must be a more serious concerted effort to …

UGANDAN HEALTH MINISTER DISGUISED AS PATIENT CATCHES CORRUPT HOSPITAL WORKERS

UGANDAN HEALTH MINISTER DISGUISED AS PATIENT CATCHES CORRUPT HOSPITAL WORKERS

KAMPALA, Uganda's health minister disguised herself as a patient and caught two medical workers demanding a bribe for free government services.

Health Minister Sarah Opendi said she wore a face veil and travelled to a …

Millions of World’s Children Lack Any Record of Their Births

Millions of World’s Children Lack Any Record of Their Births

MASAKA, UGANDA Would a 15-year-old girl be married off by her parents in violation of the law? Would another girl, who looks even younger, get justice after an alleged statutory rape at the hands of …

TANZANIA PARLIAMENT RATIFIES INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR UGANDA-TANZANIA OIL PIPELINE

TANZANIA PARLIAMENT RATIFIES INTER-GOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT FOR UGANDA-TANZANIA OIL PIPELINE

DAR-ES-SALAAM, The Tanzanian Parliament has ratified the Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) for the execution of the mega Hoima-Tanga oil pipeline project connecting oilfields in western Uganda with the Indian Ocean port of Tanga in northern Tanzania.…

UGANDANS URGED TO EMBRACE VALUE-ADDITION

UGANDANS URGED TO EMBRACE VALUE-ADDITION

KAMPALA, Ugandans have been urged to embrace value-addition, especially with Agricultural products if they are to make it to the international market.

Speaking during a field tour in Nsanje , Kyotera district, Prof. Charles Kwesiga, …

Same old problems for Kenya’s newest refugee settlement

Same old problems for Kenya’s newest refugee settlement

Kalobeyei was supposed to be different. Refugees here would be self-reliant. They would be integrated with the local community in a mutually beneficial arrangement of shared services and bustling markets. And it would all cost …

PODCAST: Uganda’s ‘open door’ policy tested amid crush of desperate South Sudanese refugees

PODCAST: Uganda’s ‘open door’ policy tested amid crush of desperate South Sudanese refugees

South Sudan, Africa's newest nation, has known no respite since fighting broke out last July, following the collapse of a peace deal between Government and opposition forces, sparking what United Nations agencies report as incidents …

JAPAN MAKES GOOD ON AID PLEDGE TO HELP SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES IN UGANDA

JAPAN MAKES GOOD ON AID PLEDGE TO HELP SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES IN UGANDA

KAMPALA, The Japanese government has released 10 million US dollars for South Sudanese refugees and Ugandan host communities in northern Uganda, making good a pledge made by Nobuo Kishi, the State Minister for Foreign Affairs …

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI MEETS NEW UN SPECIAL ENVOY TO BURUNDI

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI MEETS NEW UN SPECIAL ENVOY TO BURUNDI

KAMPALA, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has received and held a meeting with the new United Nations Special Representative to Burundi, Michael Kafando, who called on him at State House, Entebbe.

Kafando, a seasoned diplomat from …

Food Insecurity, Poverty Force Kenyan Girls Into ‘Survival Sex’

Food Insecurity, Poverty Force Kenyan Girls Into ‘Survival Sex’

WASHINGTON Women and girls as young as 12 from Kenya's countryside are being forced into sex work to support families affected by prolonged drought. They have little or no education and travel at least 50 …

UGANDA DECLARED FREE OF BIRD FLU

UGANDA DECLARED FREE OF BIRD FLU

KAMPALA, Uganda has been declared free of bird flu after tests of samples from poultry and wild birds proved negative, according to Christopher Kibazanga, the minister of state for agriculture.

The minister, who was accompanied …

New Permanent Representative of Gabon Presents Credentials

New Permanent Representative of Gabon Presents Credentials

The new Permanent Representative of Gabon to the United Nations, Michel Xavier Biang, presented his credentials to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres today.

Before his latest appointment, Mr. Biang was his country's Ambassador to the Democratic …