António Guterres ‘outraged’ by UN shooting in DR Congo

Published by Al-Araby UN chief António Guterres said on Sunday he was “outraged” by a deadly incident involving UN peacekeepers in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the Uganda border and demanded “accountability”. Guterres was “saddened and dismayed” to learn of the shooting earlier on Sunday in the town of Kasindi by members of the […]

Uganda: Nine perish in floods, many more ‘feared dead’

Published by Al-Araby Nine people have lost their lives and more are feared dead in flooding in the eastern Ugandan city of Mbale after two rivers burst their banks, leaving a trail of destruction, officials said on Sunday. Police and the military have been called in to help in the search and rescue operations in […]

Nichelle Nichols, Lieutenant Uhura on ‘Star Trek,’ Dies at 89

Nichelle Nichols, a groundbreaking Black actress who played communications officer Nyota Uhura with cool authority on the popular 1960s series “Star Trek,” has died at 89.Her son, Kyle Johnson, announced the death on the official uhura.com website, say…

Action on Monkeypox Accelerates in US as Outbreak Expands

Two of the hardest-hit U.S. regions have raised the alert level over the monkeypox outbreak.San Francisco declared a public health emergency Thursday. The city accounts for 281 of California’s nearly 800 cases. The declaration gives health officials ac…

In US, Abortion Laws Differ Across the Street

The bedsheets are big. Some are light pink, others hot pink or purple, connected and stretched taut by people holding wooden poles. Together, the sheets form a barrier across the parking lot. The activists, who are supporting a woman’s right to an abor…

Why has Swahili not become Africa’s Unifying language?

Published by Global Voices Kiswahili phrases. Photo Credit; ultraBobban Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) July 7 was a big day for Africa as it celebrated the first World Kiswahili Language Day. Citizens across Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, and the world marked the day with celebrations on the streets and online using the […]

Why has Swahili not become Africa’s Unifying language?

Published by Global Voices Kiswahili phrases. Photo Credit; ultraBobban Attribution-Non Commercial 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC 2.0) July 7 was a big day for Africa as it celebrated the first World Kiswahili Language Day. Citizens across Kenya, Tanzania, Zanzibar, South Africa, and the world marked the day with celebrations on the streets and online using the […]

US, Japan to Set Up Research Center for Next Semiconductors

The United States and Japan launched a new high-level economic dialogue Friday aimed at pushing back against China and countering the disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The two longtime allies agreed to establish a new joint research center for next-generation semiconductors during the so-called economic “two-plus-two” ministerial meeting in Washington, Japanese Trade Minister […]

US Rules Out Summer COVID Boosters for Adults Under 50 to Focus on Fall

U.S. regulators said Friday they are no longer considering authorizing a second COVID-19 booster shot for all adults under 50 this summer, focusing instead on revamped vaccines for the fall that will target the newest viral subvariants. Pfizer and Moderna expect to have updated versions of their shots available as early as September, the Food […]

Uganda: Freight forwarders plan alternative routes ahead of Kenyan elections

The Uganda Freight Forwarders Association leadership says the 2007 post-election violence in Kenya that disrupted business forcing them into losses is still fresh in their minds and they are not taking chances. Speaking to the New Vision, Charles Mwebembezi the association chairman noted that 5 years later, they are still scared of what could transpire […]