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UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI BANS SPORTS BETTING

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI BANS SPORTS BETTING

KAMPALA, President of Uganda, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, has ordered a ban on sports betting in the East African country, a minister said.

State Minister of Finance David Bahati, was quoted by the privately-run Daily Monitor …

Deputy Minister Manamela to monitor registration at the Northern Cape Institution

Deputy Minister Manamela to monitor registration at the Northern Cape Institution

The Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mr Buti Manamela will visit the Sol Plaatjie University and the Northern Cape Urban TVET College as part of the ongoing assessment of admissions and registrations at …

Sudanese Professional Groups Call for Rallies Across Country

Sudanese Professional Groups Call for Rallies Across Country

CAIRO Sudanese professional and opposition groups called for protests in 12 cities including the capital Khartoum on Thursday, with hundreds marching toward the presidential palace to deliver a written request that President Omar al-Bashir step …

Sudanese Professional Groups Call for Rallies Across Country

Sudanese Professional Groups Call for Rallies Across Country

CAIRO Sudanese professional and opposition groups called for protests in 12 cities including the capital Khartoum on Thursday, with hundreds marching toward the presidential palace to deliver a written request that President Omar al-Bashir step …

January 2019 Global Economic Prospects Materials

January 2019 Global Economic Prospects Materials

The January edition of the 2019 Global Economic Prospects (GEP) was released yesterday in Washington. Key message for Africa is that regional growth is expected to accelerate to 3.4 percent in 2019, predicated on diminished …

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (1-15 December 2018)

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (1-15 December 2018)

Approximately 3,000 Persons participated in a youth cultural festival organized by the Refugee Youth committee in Ajuong Thok refugee camp.

50 women Graduated from handicraft training at Bor's women centre.

3,133,640 SSP Generated by refugee …

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (1-15 December 2018)

South Sudan UNHCR Operational Update (1-15 December 2018)

Approximately 3,000 Persons participated in a youth cultural festival organized by the Refugee Youth committee in Ajuong Thok refugee camp.

50 women Graduated from handicraft training at Bor's women centre.

3,133,640 SSP Generated by refugee …

Former Botswana President Feuds with Government over Trump

Former Botswana President Feuds with Government over Trump

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA Donald Trump is a contentious topic in Botswana, where the government is uneasy over a former leader's harsh criticism of the American president.

The spat pits Ian Khama, who stepped down as …

UGANDA BOAT TRAGEDY: WRECKAGE RETRIEVED, NO BODY FOUND

UGANDA BOAT TRAGEDY: WRECKAGE RETRIEVED, NO BODY FOUND

KAMPALA-- There has not been any body recovered underneath the wreckage as earlier anticipated and the search has been suspended.

After a number of attempts, the Police and UPDF marine units have finally pulled the …

Approving 9 Drafts, Third Committee Intensifies Fight against Fistula, Genital Mutilation, Sexual Harassment amid Debate over Peasants’ Rights

Approving 9 Drafts, Third Committee Intensifies Fight against Fistula, Genital Mutilation, Sexual Harassment amid Debate over Peasants’ Rights

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved nine draft resolutions today, including three related to the advancement of women.

Acting without a vote, the Committee approved a draft resolution seeking to intensify efforts to …

Approving 9 Drafts, Third Committee Intensifies Fight against Fistula, Genital Mutilation, Sexual Harassment amid Debate over Peasants’ Rights

Approving 9 Drafts, Third Committee Intensifies Fight against Fistula, Genital Mutilation, Sexual Harassment amid Debate over Peasants’ Rights

The Third Committee (Social, Humanitarian and Cultural) approved nine draft resolutions today, including three related to the advancement of women.

Acting without a vote, the Committee approved a draft resolution seeking to intensify efforts to …

Women’s Representation Vital to Realizing South Sudan Revitalized Agreement, Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council

Women’s Representation Vital to Realizing South Sudan Revitalized Agreement, Peacekeeping Chief Tells Security Council

With a new roadmap for peace in South Sudan facing persistent challenges, the integral involvement of women is vital, along with international support to ensure that the country's leaders fulfil their responsibilities, the head of …

Rare Conservation Win: Mountain Gorilla Population Ticks Up

Rare Conservation Win: Mountain Gorilla Population Ticks Up

There are more gorillas in the mist � a rare conservation success story, scientists say.

After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain …