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UGANDA CONTRAVENING WHO TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS, SAYS REPORT

UGANDA CONTRAVENING WHO TOBACCO CONTROL REGULATIONS, SAYS REPORT

KAMPALA-- Uganda has been named as one on the countries in Africa which t is contravening World Health Organization (WHO) rules on tobacco control and Ugandan tobacco laws as more schools in Kampala, Mukono and …

DRC Military Kills 13 Rebels in Ituri Clashes, Army Spokesman Says

DRC Military Kills 13 Rebels in Ituri Clashes, Army Spokesman Says

Congo's military said on Saturday it had killed 13 militiamen during clashes with an unidentified group after coming under attack in the country's volatile northeastern Ituri province.

Ituri is the latest part of the Democratic …

UGANDA HAS SECOND BEST RECORD FOR INFANT MORTALITY IN EAST AFRICA, SAYS NEW UNICEF REPORT

UGANDA HAS SECOND BEST RECORD FOR INFANT MORTALITY IN EAST AFRICA, SAYS NEW UNICEF REPORT

KAMPALA-- Uganda is one of the few countries in sub-Saharan Africa making significant progress in reducing child mortality, according to a new report from the United Nations Children's Fund (Unicef).

The report, entitled, "Every child …

CHOLERA DEATHS INCREASE IN UGANDA

CHOLERA DEATHS INCREASE IN UGANDA

KAMPALA-The number of people killed by an outbreak of cholera in Uganda rose to 35, which amounts to more than 1,400 infected, health authorities confirmed today.

The outbreak was reported for the first time last …

AMISOM TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM SOMALIA; UGANDA WANTS UN TO RECONSIDER DECISION

AMISOM TROOPS TO BE WITHDRAWN FROM SOMALIA; UGANDA WANTS UN TO RECONSIDER DECISION

MOGADISHU-- Contributing states of the African Union Peace mission to Somalia (AMISOM) are concerned about insecurity following the decision to gradually withdraw troops from Somalia and begin the handing over process of national security responsibilities …

IGAD Executive Secretary Participates the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Troop Contributing Countries to AMISOM

IGAD Executive Secretary Participates the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Troop Contributing Countries to AMISOM

The Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), H.E. Amb (Eng) Mahboub Maalim, today attended the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) to the African Union Mission …

AMISOM Heads of State Call on UN to Reverse Troop Drawdown in Somalia

AMISOM Heads of State Call on UN to Reverse Troop Drawdown in Somalia

KAMPALA, UGANDA The five East African nations contributing troops to the AMISOM peacekeeping mission in Somalia have called on the U.N. Security Council to keep troops slated for removal by 2020.

The withdrawal of the …

Chinese New Year Skit Sparks Backlash over Relationship with Africa

Chinese New Year Skit Sparks Backlash over Relationship with Africa

The Chinese government's annual New Year's Gala, televised to millions of households across the mainland, has drawn global criticism for its offensive caricatures and a story line about Africans' admiration for China.

The 13-minute segment …

UGANDA TO WIDEN RELIEF FRAUD PROBE TO UN STAFF, VOWS REFORMS

UGANDA TO WIDEN RELIEF FRAUD PROBE TO UN STAFF, VOWS REFORMS

KAMPALA-- Uganda said on Thursday it was widening a probe of government officials who allegedly stole aid intended for refugees to include U.N. staff, amid concern the scandal may hold up donor cash needed for …

MORE THAN 100 REFUGEES FROM DR CONGO CROSS BORDER INTO ZOMBO DISTRICT IN NORTHWESTERN UGANDA

MORE THAN 100 REFUGEES FROM DR CONGO CROSS BORDER INTO ZOMBO DISTRICT IN NORTHWESTERN UGANDA

KAMPALA-- More than 100 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have crossed the border into Zombo district in northwestern Uganda following an outbreak of tribal clashes in that neighbouring country, reports reaching here …

Without urgent funding, Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis’ – UN refugee agency

Without urgent funding, Burundi risks becoming a ‘forgotten crisis’ – UN refugee agency

Warning that Burundi could become a forgotten crisis, with the number of people struggling for survival increasing by the day, United Nations agencies together with aid partners on Wednesday launched a funding appeal to keep …

Global Consensus on Two-State Solution Could Be Eroding, Secretary-General Tells Palestinian Rights Committee, as 2018 Session Opens

Global Consensus on Two-State Solution Could Be Eroding, Secretary-General Tells Palestinian Rights Committee, as 2018 Session Opens

Global consensus on the question of Palestine could be eroding, making it more difficult to achieve concerted action at a time when it was more important than ever, United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told the …

President commissions water project, urges for environment preservation

President commissions water project, urges for environment preservation

President Yoweri Museveni has called upon the people who are settled along the slopes of Mt. Elgon in the Bugisu Sub-Region, Eastern Uganda, to preserve the environment.

The President made the remarks today at the …