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DR CONGO LAUNCHES OFFENSIVE AGAINST UGANDA REBELS IN ITS EAST

DR CONGO LAUNCHES OFFENSIVE AGAINST UGANDA REBELS IN ITS EAST

GOMA (DR Congo), DR Congolese troops began a military offensive in the eastern city of Beni on Saturday against the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel armed group blamed for an attack that killed …

South Sudan Hopes Sports Can Promote Peace

South Sudan Hopes Sports Can Promote Peace

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN South Sudan's government is trying to promote cohesion and unity in the war-torn nation through a sports competition.

South Sudan's Culture, Youth and Sports minister said Wednesday the government will transport hundreds …

UGANDAN HIGH COURT REFERS CASE OF SUSPENDED MPS TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

UGANDAN HIGH COURT REFERS CASE OF SUSPENDED MPS TO CONSTITUTIONAL COURT

KAMPALA-- The High Court here has referred a case involving six suspended Members of Parliament to the Constitutional Court in a case in which the MPs are challenging their suspension from Parliament last month by …

Push for More Women MPs Stymied in Malawi

Push for More Women MPs Stymied in Malawi

BLANTYRE, MALAWI �In Malawi, the push for more women members of parliament was dealt a blow when the government said it would not consider a proposal to create 28 automatic seats for women. Malawi ranks …

9 Stories that will Drive the Global Agenda in 2018

9 Stories that will Drive the Global Agenda in 2018

Will the Security Council Stay Unified on North Korea? (And If Not, Will A Nuclear War Become More Likely?)

North Korea's nuclear provocations escalated sharply in 2017, including several missile launches and a powerful nuclear …

UGANDAN BISHOP CRITICISES MPS FOR DROWNING OUT VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

UGANDAN BISHOP CRITICISES MPS FOR DROWNING OUT VOICE OF THE PEOPLE

KAMPALA, The Bishop of Masaka Diocease, John Baptist Kaggwa, has expressed disappointment with members of the Ugandan Parliament for what he described as ganging up against the will of the majority of Ugandans by passing …

In Uganda, Debate on Presidential Term, Age Limits Turns Raucous

In Uganda, Debate on Presidential Term, Age Limits Turns Raucous

KAMPALA, UGANDA Debate on age limits and term length for the president of Uganda came to a sudden halt Tuesday when a lawmaker reported seeing soldiers on the premises. The allegation led to a scuffle …

MALAYSIAN INC TO CONDUCT FEASIBILITY STUDY IN UGANDA

MALAYSIAN INC TO CONDUCT FEASIBILITY STUDY IN UGANDA

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysian Incorporated Services Bhd (Malaysian Inc) will undertake a feasibility study on the development of a multi-billion US dollar eco-satellite city in Kampala,Uganda, at the request of the Uganda Ministry of Lands, Housing …

Global sports and education experts from 10 countries gather as UNODC’s Line Up Live Up initiative multiplies

Global sports and education experts from 10 countries gather as UNODC’s Line Up Live Up initiative multiplies

As part of UNODC's work in promoting sport as a valuable tool for youth crime prevention, sports and education experts from ten different countries met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in late-November. With participants from …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Farhan Haq, Spokesman for the Secretary General.

**Noon Briefing Guest

In just a short while, Jamie McGoldrick, the Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator …

Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund UN refugee agency’s work in 2018

Donors make initial pledges of $857 million to fund UN refugee agency’s work in 2018

Donor governments on Tuesday pledged an initial $857 million to fund the United Nations refugee agency's work to help some 67 million displaced or stateless people worldwide in 2018.

The Office of the UN High …

WORLD BANK RELEASES 24.5 BILLION SHILLINGS LOAN TO UGANDA FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

WORLD BANK RELEASES 24.5 BILLION SHILLINGS LOAN TO UGANDA FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT

KAMPALA, World Bank has released a 24.5 billion shillings (about 6.75 million US dollars) loan to Uganda to boost its tourism sector, says Tourism Minister Ephraim Kamuntu.

He was speaking when officiating the ninth graduation …

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Special Representative for Global Health Diplomacy Ambassador Deborah L. Birx, M.D.

MS NAUERT: Hi, everyone. Good afternoon. Hope you're all having a good day. Many of you may have received a notice from us earlier today about World AIDS Day, and tomorrow is World AIDS Day, …