Malian Jihadist Handed Over to ICC on War Crimes Charges

A Malian jihadist was arrested Saturday and handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to face war crimes charges for the destruction of Timbuktu and sex slavery, the tribunal said.Al Hassan Ag Abdoul Aziz Ag Mohamed Ag Mahmoud was detained …

8 in 10 Congolese Disapprove of President Kabila, Poll Shows

Eight in 10 Congolese have an unfavorable opinion of President Joseph Kabila � but nearly seven in 10 don’t think the December vote to replace him will be fair, according to a national poll published on Friday.The survey, conducted last month by the Co…

World’s Top Cocoa Producers Fight to Protect Forests

Park rangers in the world’s top cocoa producer, Ivory Coast, are waging a campaign to protect national forests from the illegal farming of the raw ingredient in chocolate.Last year the governments of Ivory Coast and other top cocoa producer Ghana, alon…

Kenyan Opposition Politician Deported Again

A Kenyan opposition politician says authorities drugged and forcibly deported him to Dubai.Miguna Miguna says in a Facebook post that he had been detained in a bathroom at Nairobi’s international airport since Monday, when he returned from Canada after…

XCMG Delivers Order of 70 Articulated Dump Trucks Worth USD 31.63 Million

XUZHOU, China, March 28, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — XCMG, the world’s leading construction machinery manufacturer, has delivered 70 units of its XDA40 articulated dump truck to customers in Central Asia and South Africa, completing an export order that is worth 200 million yuan (USD 31.63 million). Designed for use in major mining projects and capable of […]

Robots Pose Big Threat to Jobs in Africa, Researchers Warn

It could soon be cheaper to operate a factory of robots in the United States than employing manual labor in Africa. That’s the stark conclusion of a report from a London-based research institute, which warns that automation could have a devastating eff…

Investigate UNHCR employee over sexual abuse-Anywar

The Kitgum Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Beatrice Anywar, wants government to investigate the alleged sexual abuse of young women by an employee of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Lamwo District. Anywar told a media brie…

UGANDA CONTRAVENING WHO TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS, SAYS REPORT

KAMPALA– Uganda has been named as one on the countries in Africa which t is contravening World Health Organization (WHO) rules on tobacco control and Ugandan tobacco laws as more schools in Kampala, Mukono and Jinja have shops around them selling ciga…

Refugee School Gives Hope, Free Education in West Uganda

In 2005, four young Congolese refugees in western Uganda opened a school for kids like themselves, separated from their families when they fled conflict in neighboring countries. Today, the school boasts about 500 students and continues to provide free…

Paul Mwiru takes oath as Jinja East MP

Paul Mwiru has been sworn in as Member of Parliament for Jinja Municipality East ending a two-year battle for the seat with Nathan Igeme Nabeta. Mwiru took oath on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.Hon. Mwiru (FDC) beat seven candidates including NRM’s Nabeta and…

Kadaga blames African leaders for worsening refugee crisis

Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has criticized African leaders for the influx of mainly African refugees to Europe and North America.Kadaga said African refugees make dangerous crossings through the Mediterranean, fleeing harsh economic conditions and conflicts…

KENYA LIFTS UGANDA POULTRY BAN AFTER 15 MONTHS

NAIROBI, The Kenyan government will lift the ban on poultry products from Uganda in totality after a 15-month embargo that saw chicken and eggs prohibited from accessing Kenya’s Ksh500 million ($5 million) market after outbreak of a viral disease.Deput…