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US Envoy: South Sudan Government Prepares Attack in Border State

US Envoy: South Sudan Government Prepares Attack in Border State

A top U.S. diplomat says the United States has "credible information'' that South Sudan's government is targeting civilians in Central Equatoria state and preparing for "large-scale'' attacks within days and weeks.

U.S. ambassador Keith Harper …

Former police commander faces charges for assaulting journalist

Former police commander faces charges for assaulting journalist

Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF) in a letter to Ruhakana Rugunda, Prime Minister of Uganda welcomed the charges brought against the former police commander of Kampala District, Joram Mwesigye for assaulting a Wavah Broadcasting Services (WBS) …

Uganda: 149 Alleged Rebels Arrested After Assault on Palace

Uganda: 149 Alleged Rebels Arrested After Assault on Palace

At least 149 people have been arrested in a restive region of western Uganda where clashes with a tribal militia have killed at least 62 people, a government official said Tuesday as the security forces …

Uganda Rejects Amnesty’s Accusation of Extrajudicial Killings

Uganda Rejects Amnesty’s Accusation of Extrajudicial Killings

Uganda on Tuesday rejected charges by rights group Amnesty International that its security forces carried out extrajudicial killings during clashes with the royal guards of a tribal king over the weekend.

Officials say at least …

Training provided for North East Africa Livestock Council (NEALCO) national chapters & regional Executives in Policy, Investment, Communication and Advocacy (PICA)

Training provided for North East Africa Livestock Council (NEALCO) national chapters & regional Executives in Policy, Investment, Communication and Advocacy (PICA)

VETERINARY GOVERNACE programme that is being implemented by ICPALD in partnership with AU-IBAR and funded by the European Union (EU) has been supporting North Eastern Africa Livestock Council (NEALCO) to promote regional and international trade. …

UN committee on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage opens session in Ethiopia

UN committee on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage opens session in Ethiopia

More than 300 artists and performers showcased the wealth of Ethiopia's intangible cultural heritage in Addis Ababa on Sunday ahead of today's opening of the 11th session of the United Nations Intergovernmental Committee for the …

Ambassador of Belarus D.Kuptel visits Uganda

Ambassador of Belarus D.Kuptel visits Uganda

On November 24, 2016 during the visit to Uganda, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Uganda non-resident, Dmitry Kuptel, met with …

Rights Groups Urge Restraint in Uganda After Rebel Crackdown

Rights Groups Urge Restraint in Uganda After Rebel Crackdown

Rights groups on Monday urged Ugandan security forces to show restraint as they violently crackdown on tribal militia in a remote area near Congo.

More than four dozen people have been killed in clashes since …

FEATURE: UGANDAN FARMERS SHIFT TO CHINESE HYBRID RICE TO BOOST INCOME

FEATURE: UGANDAN FARMERS SHIFT TO CHINESE HYBRID RICE TO BOOST INCOME

In the swampy district of Budaka in eastern Uganda, Chinese hybrid rice is a crop that farmers count on to boost incomes.

Farmers living in this region hail the high yielding crop as key to …

Sustainable Transport Must Answer Needs of ‘Those Who Have the Least’, Says Secretary-General as Global Conference Opens in Turkmenistan

Sustainable Transport Must Answer Needs of ‘Those Who Have the Least’, Says Secretary-General as Global Conference Opens in Turkmenistan

The first ever Global Sustainable Transport Conference opened today, bringing together key stakeholders from Governments, the United Nations system and other international organizations, the private sector and civil society, to engage in a dialogue over …

2 Female Artists Blazing Trail in African Pop Music

2 Female Artists Blazing Trail in African Pop Music

Modern West African pop music features few female voices, and one won't find many women on the DJ scene across the continent. But here are two women from opposite sides of Africa who have been …

At Least 54 People Killed in Uganda Fighting

At Least 54 People Killed in Uganda Fighting

Fierce fighting between security forces and a separatist militia believed to be loyal to a tribal king in Uganda's Rwenzori western region left at least 54 people dead, authorities said Sunday.

Police spokesman Felix Kaweesi …

eRAD Expands Install Base in South Africa at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital

eRAD Expands Install Base in South Africa at Netcare Pinehaven Hospital

Full eRAD platform for radiology department of nation’s biggest hospital group

GREENVILLE, S.C., Nov. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — eRAD announced today that it has successfully deployed its Radiology Information System (RIS) and PACS for