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Podcast: South Sudan refugee influx threatens Uganda’s open door policy

Podcast: South Sudan refugee influx threatens Uganda’s open door policy

South Sudan has known no respite since fighting broke out last July, following the collapse of a peace deal between the government and opposition forces.

People in Africa's newest nation have witnessed barbaric acts of …

UGANDA POLICE ARREST SUSPECTS OVER RITUAL KILLINGS – 17 WOMEN MURDERED SINCE MAY

UGANDA POLICE ARREST SUSPECTS OVER RITUAL KILLINGS – 17 WOMEN MURDERED SINCE MAY

KAMPALA, Uganda police say they have arrested a number of suspects over a recent spate of killings of women near the capital, Kampala.

The Inspector General of Police, Kale Kayihura, said that a suspect had …

ICRC Chief Urges Renewed Dialogue to End War in South Sudan

ICRC Chief Urges Renewed Dialogue to End War in South Sudan

The warring factions in South Sudan and the country's neighbors must leave no stone unturned in finding a political solution to the three-and-a-half-year civil war. That was the message of the president of the International …

UGANDAN BUSINESSMAN NAMED BY VIETNA

UGANDAN BUSINESSMAN NAMED BY VIETNA

KAMPALA, A Ugandan businessman, Caesar Augustine Mulenga, has been appointed the new Honorary Consul of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to Uganda.

Mulenga, who had been confirmed by Vietnam's Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, Pham …

UN: 1 Million South Sudan Refugees Now in Uganda

UN: 1 Million South Sudan Refugees Now in Uganda

KAMPALA, UGANDA � The number of South Sudanese refugees sheltering in Uganda has reached 1 million, the United Nations said Thursday, a grim milestone for what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Ugandan officials …

South Africa’s Zuma Narrowly Survives No-confidence Vote

South Africa’s Zuma Narrowly Survives No-confidence Vote

JOHANNESBURG � South Africa's embattled president, Jacob Zuma, has narrowly survived an eighth attempt by parliament to unseat him in a vote of no confidence.

After nearly five hours of debate, voting and counting, 198 …

HEAD OF UGANDA’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY VOICES CONCERN OVER CHINESE-OWNED FACTORIES

HEAD OF UGANDA’S ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY VOICES CONCERN OVER CHINESE-OWNED FACTORIES

KAMPALA, The head of Uganda's National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), Dr. Tom Okurut, has voiced concerns over the agency's inability to bring some Chinese-owned factories in line into adhering to set environmental standards.

The NEMA, …

LEAVE BREASTS FOR BABIES, UGANDA HEALTH MINISTRY TELLS MEN

LEAVE BREASTS FOR BABIES, UGANDA HEALTH MINISTRY TELLS MEN

KAMPALA, A Ugandan ministry of health official has warned men against competing for breast with babies.

Samalie Namukose, the principal nutritionist at the ministry said she was shocked to learn that some cultures believe that …

Attack on South Sudan Bus Convoy Kills 6

Attack on South Sudan Bus Convoy Kills 6

JUBA, SOUTH SUDAN Police say the death toll from Wednesday's attack on two buses traveling to Juba from the border town of Nimule has risen. Daniel Justin Achuor, spokesperson for the South Sudan National Police …

South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda Near Million Mark

South Sudanese Refugees in Uganda Near Million Mark

MIREYI, UGANDA � Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby, spiritual leader of the world's Anglicans, prayed on Wednesday with South Sudanese refugees in northern Uganda, home to a nearly million fugitives from a four-year civil war …

IGAD HAILS AMISOM TROOPS WHILE CONDEMNING TERROR ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS

IGAD HAILS AMISOM TROOPS WHILE CONDEMNING TERROR ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS

Djibouti (Djibouti): The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, condemns the terror attack on civilians which claimed the lives of innocent Somali citizens on 30th July in …

TANZANIA, UGANDA SIGN RURAL ELECTRICITY DEAL

TANZANIA, UGANDA SIGN RURAL ELECTRICITY DEAL

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania and Uganda have signed yet another Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the supply of electricity to villages along the Uganda-Tanzania border.

The signing ceremony which was held in Bukoba, Kagera Region …

EARTHQUAKE HITS WESTERN UGANDA, NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF CASUALTIES

EARTHQUAKE HITS WESTERN UGANDA, NO IMMEDIATE REPORTS OF CASUALTIES

KAMPALA, A 5.3-magnitude earthquake on Sunday jolted Uganda's Rubirizi District in Western Region.

The United States Geological Survey said the 5.3 magnitude tremor that shook a 39-kilometre area, about 24 miles of the western district …