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Monthly Archives: September 2017

Humanitarian Operations for Burundian Refugees Strapped for Cash

Humanitarian Operations for Burundian Refugees Strapped for Cash

GENEVA �The U.N. refugee agency warns that funds for humanitarian assistance for hundreds of thousands of Burundian refugees have dried up, leaving only enough cash for the most essential needs.

More than 420,000 Burundians, who …

CGAP Launches Guide for Financial Service Providers to Better Meet the Needs of Low-Income Customers

CGAP Launches Guide for Financial Service Providers to Better Meet the Needs of Low-Income Customers

Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — CGAP today launched the Customer-Centric Guide, a web-based collection of toolkits and experiments to help financial service providers deliver products and services that better meet the

UGANDA’S ELDERLY POPULATION TO DOUBLE TO 2.5M BY 2040

UGANDA’S ELDERLY POPULATION TO DOUBLE TO 2.5M BY 2040

KAMPALA, The population of older persons (60 years and above) in Uganda will double to 2.5 million by the year 2040, projections by the gender ministry show, highlighting a need for a robust social protection …

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More and More Children are in School Around th

Getting kids into school is only half the battle. Making sure they're learning is also critical.

But according to a new report by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), more than 617 million …

IGAD MEMBER STATES WATER RESOURCES OFFICIALS ON A STUDY TOUR TO EUROPE

IGAD MEMBER STATES WATER RESOURCES OFFICIALS ON A STUDY TOUR TO EUROPE

Zagreb (Croatia): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) has organized a study tour to Europe that started today in Zagreb for officials and experts from Member States Ministries in charge of Water Resources.

The study …

UGANDA: AMID AGE LIMIT CHAOS, PRES MUSEVENI IN BRUSSELS FOR OFFICIAL VISIT

UGANDA: AMID AGE LIMIT CHAOS, PRES MUSEVENI IN BRUSSELS FOR OFFICIAL VISIT

BRUSSELS, Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, arrived in Brussels on Wednesday, the second day of chaos in the legislature where an age limit motion is being pushed.

He confirmed that he was in Brussels for a …

UGANDA: OPPOSITION MPS PLANNED ANARCHY, SAYS POLICE IGP

UGANDA: OPPOSITION MPS PLANNED ANARCHY, SAYS POLICE IGP

KAMPALA, Ugandan Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura has justified the action by security operatives at Parliament on Wednesday, saying the blame should be put on violent Members of Parliament who defied the directive …

WCA Executive Summit And Family Office Forum 2017

WCA Executive Summit And Family Office Forum 2017

MARRAKECH, Morocco, Sept. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — On October 1, 2017, all roads lead to Marrakech in the Kingdom of Morocco, for the 4th Annual WCA Executive Summit being held at the Four Seasons …

UGANDAN PRES MUSEVENI GOES TO BRUSSELS FOR EPA, EAC MEET

UGANDAN PRES MUSEVENI GOES TO BRUSSELS FOR EPA, EAC MEET

KAMPALA, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the current chairman of the East African Community, has left for Brussels (Belgium).

He went with a delegation from the East African Community members states to discuss …

UGANDA: 12 DEAD, 10 MISSING AFTER LANDSLIDE FOLLOWING TORRENTIAL RAINS; FOUR RESCUED

UGANDA: 12 DEAD, 10 MISSING AFTER LANDSLIDE FOLLOWING TORRENTIAL RAINS; FOUR RESCUED

KAMPALA, Twelve people were confirmed dead and ten others remained missing after a landslide hit the western Ugandan district of Rubanda on Tuesday, a police spokesman said.

Elly Matte, Kigezi regional police spokesperson, said that …

UGANDA: NEW CHAOS IN PARLIAMENT AS SPEAKER SUSPENDS 25 BRAWLING MPS

UGANDA: NEW CHAOS IN PARLIAMENT AS SPEAKER SUSPENDS 25 BRAWLING MPS

KAMPALA, Speaker of the Ugandan parliament on Wednesday suspended 25 Members of the house over a brawl during a heated presidential age limit motion.

According to speaker Kadaga, the actions of the MPs had brought …

Warring parties in South Sudan show ‘little interest’ in pushing peace process forward – UN envoy

Warring parties in South Sudan show ‘little interest’ in pushing peace process forward – UN envoy

A window of opportunity for compromise over the 2015 peace agreement by warring parties in South Sudan is narrow, the United Nations envoy for the country said today, stressing the urgency to find a political …

Lawmakers Fight in Uganda Parliament for Second Day

Lawmakers Fight in Uganda Parliament for Second Day

KAMPALA � Fighting broke out in Uganda's parliament for a second day between lawmakers pushing for a change in laws to remove age limits for presidential candidates and those opposing it, a Reuters witness said.…