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General Assembly Elects Slovakia Foreign Minister Miroslav Laj?ak President of Seventy-Second Session, while Selecting Bureaux for Main Committees

General Assembly Elects Slovakia Foreign Minister Miroslav Laj?ak President of Seventy-Second Session, while Selecting Bureaux for Main Committees

The General Assembly today elected Miroslav Lajcak, Slovakia's Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, as President of its seventy-second session, while also selecting members to the Bureaux of its six Main Committees.

In accordance with …

New Railway Halves Travel Time from Nairobi to Mombasa

New Railway Halves Travel Time from Nairobi to Mombasa

Kenya has launched a new railway service that will cut travel time between Nairobi and the port city of Mombasa in half.

Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and a number of Chinese and Kenyan officials were …

OIE: Congo Reports Outbreaks of Severe Bird Flu in Ituri

OIE: Congo Reports Outbreaks of Severe Bird Flu in Ituri

PARIS, FRANE � The Democratic Republic of Congo has reported three outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5 bird flu among poultry in the northeastern province of Ituri, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on …

Uganda Rights Officials Note Little Government Action on Abuses

Uganda Rights Officials Note Little Government Action on Abuses

KAMPALA, UGANDA � Last year, Uganda's Ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development worked with Parliament to enact and implement the Children Amendment Act, which prohibits corporal punishment in schools.

Of 93 recommendations made by …

VATICAN SCRAPS PLAN FOR POPE TO GO TO SOUTH SUDAN THIS YEAR

VATICAN SCRAPS PLAN FOR POPE TO GO TO SOUTH SUDAN THIS YEAR

The Vatican said on Tuesday it had scrapped tentative plans for Pope Francis to make a visit this year to South Sudan, which has been hit by civil war, famine and a refugee crisis.

Vatican …

Vatican Scraps Plan for Pope to Go to South Sudan This Year

Vatican Scraps Plan for Pope to Go to South Sudan This Year

VATICAN CITY � The Vatican said on Tuesday it had scrapped tentative plans for Pope Francis to make a visit this year to South Sudan, which has been hit by civil war, famine and a …

South Sudan Holds Trial for Troops Accused of Rape, Murder of Aid Workers

South Sudan Holds Trial for Troops Accused of Rape, Murder of Aid Workers

KAMPALA � South Sudanese soldiers accused of raping at least five foreign aid workers and killing their local colleague last year are due to stand trial in a military court on Tuesday, a key test …

UGANDAN GOVT LACKS 1.2 TRILLION SHILLINGS NEEDED TO PAY PENSIONS TO RETIRED EMPLOYEES

UGANDAN GOVT LACKS 1.2 TRILLION SHILLINGS NEEDED TO PAY PENSIONS TO RETIRED EMPLOYEES

KAMPALA, The Ugandan government lacks the 1.2 trillion shillingfs (about 333 million US dollars) it needs to pay pensions to its workers who have since retired from public service over the years, according the Chairperson …

SOUTH SUDAN: WARRING SIDES SIGN PEACE DEAL IN UGANDA AS DIALOGUE BEGINS

SOUTH SUDAN: WARRING SIDES SIGN PEACE DEAL IN UGANDA AS DIALOGUE BEGINS

JUBA, South Sudan's warring parties on Friday signed an undertaking to work on a roadmap for the implementation of the 2015 Arusha Agreement and end the war.

The deal was struck in a meeting chaired …

IGAD CLOSES 1ST MEETING ON MEDICINES REGULATION AND HARMONIZATION

IGAD CLOSES 1ST MEETING ON MEDICINES REGULATION AND HARMONIZATION

Entebbe, Uganda: The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) today closed the First IGAD Committee Meeting on Information Management System and Medicines Assessment and Registration after ten days of intensive work which saw the finalization of …

XuetangX and Lagos University Launch Online Education Platform

XuetangX and Lagos University Launch Online Education Platform

BEIJING, May 26, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — During the celebration of the “International Engineering Education Forum” Dr. Nie Fenghua, the Deputy Director of the China Ministry of Education Online Education Research Center, and the Chairman of …

Italian Language at Khartoum

Italian Language at Khartoum

The Marco Polo hall of the Khartoum University was opened on 23 May. It is entirely a Marco Polo hall which is dedicated to Italian language and culture. A public contest was launched on Facebook …

NEW BOARD OF UGANDA’S CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY INAUGURATED

NEW BOARD OF UGANDA’S CIVIL AVIATION AUTHORITY INAUGURATED

KAMPALA, Uganda's Minister of Works and Transport, Monica Azuba, has inaugurated the new board of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) with a warning to its members that the government will not compromise on integrity and …