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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 …

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 18 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 48 in Fourth Day of Session

Non-Governmental Organizations Committee Recommends 18 Groups for Consultative Status, Defers Action on 48 in Fourth Day of Session

Continuing its regular session for 2018, the Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations today recommended 18 organizations for special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council and deferred action on the status of 48 others. The …

World Cancer Day: IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme and the Fight Against Cancer

World Cancer Day: IAEA Technical Cooperation Programme and the Fight Against Cancer

Every year, cancer claims the lives of 8 million people worldwide, including 4 million people who die prematurely, between the ages of 30 and 69. This burden is particularly significant where access to proper treatment …

Speaker calls for implementation of PPP Law

Speaker calls for implementation of PPP Law

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, has called for the speedy implementation of the Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) Law.

The PPPs Act became operational on October 1st, 2015. Its objective is to provide a suitable …

UGANDAN PRESIDENT HOLDS TALKS WITH GUTERRES ON PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

UGANDAN PRESIDENT HOLDS TALKS WITH GUTERRES ON PEACE AND SECURITY IN AFRICA

ADDIS ABABA, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has held discussions here with United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 30th African Union (AU) summit taking place in Addis Ababa on Sunday and …

World Food Programme Honours UPS With Hunger Hero Award

World Food Programme Honours UPS With Hunger Hero Award

DAVOS � The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has honoured David Abney, Chairman and CEO of UPS, in recognition of outstanding contributions the company and its foundation have made towards achieving Zero Hunger.

UPS …

UN: Congo Armed Groups Uniting Against President Kabila

UN: Congo Armed Groups Uniting Against President Kabila

GENEVA Militias in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are uniting in opposition to President Joseph Kabila, a senior U.N. official there told a news conference in Geneva on Wednesday.

In 2017, a brutal conflict in …

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

Activists Hail Botswana Ruling to Allow Gender Reclassification

JOHANNESBURG Activists are celebrating a Botswana court case that allowed a transgender man the right to change his gender identity. Until recently, South Africa was the only African nation that allowed such transformations. But even …

AFRICAN NATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM AIIB MEMBERSHIP:EXPERT

AFRICAN NATIONS TO BENEFIT FROM AIIB MEMBERSHIP:EXPERT

ADDIS ABABA, African countries would benefit a lot from membership in the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), an Ethiopian scholar has said.

Costantinos Bt. Costantinos, who served as an economic advisor to the African Union …

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Turkey Gives Weapons to Somali Soldiers

Somali State Minister for Defense Mohamed Ali Haga has confirmed to VOA Somali for the first time that the Turkish government has recently supplied weapons to the Somali army.

In an interview with VOA Somali, …