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224 million people suffer hunger in sub-Saharan Africa

224 million people suffer hunger in sub-Saharan Africa

The number of people suffering from chronic undernutrition in sub-Saharan Africa surged to 224 million last year � 12 per cent higher than in 2015, the UN warned on Thursday.

Citing conflict and climate change …

Eritrea: UN expert urges world not to turn its back on people fleeing unending human rights abuses

Eritrea: UN expert urges world not to turn its back on people fleeing unending human rights abuses

The people of Eritrea are suffering unending brutal human rights violations, and thousands continue walking for days in a desperate bid to reach the borders with neighbouring countries, the UN General Assembly has heard.

Special …

Burundi Withdraws From International Criminal Court

Burundi Withdraws From International Criminal Court

Burundi has become the first nation to withdraw from the International Criminal Court. Burundi had announced its plan to withdraw a year ago, saying the court focused too much on Africa.

Amnesty International immediately reacted, …

UGANDA: GOVT GENERATES 32.7MW OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

UGANDA: GOVT GENERATES 32.7MW OF RENEWABLE ENERGY

KAMPALA, The four solar power plants that were set up in Uganda in the last financial year are generating 32.7MW of renewable energy.

The plants include the 10MW plant in Soroti, Muvumbe 6.5MW, Siti I6.2MW …

Securing land tenure rights vital for the eradication of global hunger

Securing land tenure rights vital for the eradication of global hunger

Rome - Considerable gains have been made in land tenure governance in the past five years, but more must be done to improve the lives of billions of people - that was the message at …

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV and ECF Review Mission to Guinea-Bissau

IMF Staff Completes 2017 Article IV and ECF Review Mission to Guinea-Bissau

The government's economic program supported by the IMF is broadly on-track and the mission was able to reach understandings, ad referendum, on policies needed to conclude the fourth ECF review.

The discussions in the context …

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 …

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.…

UGANDAN PRES MUSEVENI ON SOMALIA: WE ARE NOT EMPLOYEES OF THE UN

UGANDAN PRES MUSEVENI ON SOMALIA: WE ARE NOT EMPLOYEES OF THE UN

NEW YORK, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has told a meeting of African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troop-contributing countries (TCC) that their role in Somalia is purely for Pan African reasons of helping to stabilise …

PROTESTS, TEARGAS IN UGANDA AS MUSEVENI SEEKS TO EXTEND RULE

PROTESTS, TEARGAS IN UGANDA AS MUSEVENI SEEKS TO EXTEND RULE

KAMPALA, Ugandan police fired teargas on Thursday to disperse demonstrators who had gathered to march towards parliament to protest against draft legislation that could extend longtime leader Yoweri Museveni's rule.

The move to amend the …

Solid Protection Regimes, Greater Accountability for Human Traffickers Required to Finalize Global Compacts on Migrants, Refugees, Secretary-General Says

Solid Protection Regimes, Greater Accountability for Human Traffickers Required to Finalize Global Compacts on Migrants, Refugees, Secretary-General Says

Following are UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' remarks to the General Assembly side event on refuges and migrants titled Follow-up to the New York Declaration: One Year On, in New York today:

I would like to …

Central African President Pleads to UN: Don’t Forget Us

Central African President Pleads to UN: Don’t Forget Us

UNITED NATIONS The president of the Central African Republic, Faustin-Archange Touadera, on Tuesday pleaded with the world to not forget his country and urged the U.N. to bolster its peace-keeping force amid growing violence that …

Don’t “Empower” Women To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Do This Instead

Don’t “Empower” Women To Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Do This Instead

While the political activities at the United Nations take center-stage during this General Assembly week in New York, a little farther uptown from the UN headquarters, Columbia University is hosting the International Conference on Sustainable …