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Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Second Session, General Assembly Adopts $5.397 Billion Budget for 2018-2019, as Recommended by Fifth Committee

Concluding Main Part of Seventy-Second Session, General Assembly Adopts $5.397 Billion Budget for 2018-2019, as Recommended by Fifth Committee

Plenary Drafts, Outstanding Texts from Other Main Committees Also Approved

Upon the recommendation of its Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), the General Assembly wrapped up the main part of its seventy-second session today, adopting a …

Thousands Fleeing Intercommunal Violence in DRC’s Ituri Province

Thousands Fleeing Intercommunal Violence in DRC’s Ituri Province

GENEVA The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of people are fleeing from a fresh wave of intercommunal violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri region.

UNHCR reports more than 2,650 refugees, mostly women and …

South Sudan Refugees Stage Talent Show

South Sudan Refugees Stage Talent Show

YUMBE, UGANDA South Sudanese refugees at the Bidibidi settlement in Uganda live a hard life, residing in tents and mud huts and surviving on international aid. But on Saturday, the refugees put aside their hardships …

The African Guarantee Fund Receives Very Strong ‘AA-‘ Fitch Rating Owing to Strong Business Model and Operational Strategy

The African Guarantee Fund Receives Very Strong ‘AA-‘ Fitch Rating Owing to Strong Business Model and Operational Strategy

The African Guarantee Fund for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (AGF) (www.AfricanGuaranteeFund.com) which assists financial institutions in Africa to scale up their SME financing through the provision of partial loan guarantees and capacity development assistance has …

Four Drown Fleeing Militia Attack in DR Congo

Four Drown Fleeing Militia Attack in DR Congo

BUNIA, DR CONGO Four people drowned while fleeing an attack by a militia group on a mining area in the violence-ridden northeast of DR Congo, local sources said Wednesday.

The victims died in the Ituri …

ICC Prosecutor asks Security Council to act on outstanding arrest warrants

ICC Prosecutor asks Security Council to act on outstanding arrest warrants

Omar Al Bashir recently travelled to countries that recognize the International Criminal Court (ICC) but none arrested or surrendered the Sudanese President, the ICC Prosecutor today told the United Nations Security Council.

I call on …

REBELS KILL 15 PEACEKEEPERS IN CONGO IN WORST ATTACK ON U.N. IN RECENT HISTORY

REBELS KILL 15 PEACEKEEPERS IN CONGO IN WORST ATTACK ON U.N. IN RECENT HISTORY

GOMA, Suspected Ugandan rebels killed at least 15 Tanzanian U.N. peacekeepers and wounded 53 others in a raid on a base in Congo that U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called the worst attack on …

UGANDA SAYS IT HAS CONTAINED AN OUTBREAK OF MARBURG HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER

UGANDA SAYS IT HAS CONTAINED AN OUTBREAK OF MARBURG HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER

KAMPALA, ganda said it had successfully contained an outbreak of the Marburg virus, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever announced by officials on Oct. 19, which killed three people.

Junior health minister Sarah Achieng Opendi told …

UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund

UN chief calls for $1 billion in donor contributions to emergency response fund

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for $1 billion in donor contributions to the Organization's Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) � a pool of funding that supports critical relief operations in crises around …

HIGH-LEVEL MEETING DISCUSSES NATIONAL SECURITY TRANSFER PLAN FOR SOMALIA

HIGH-LEVEL MEETING DISCUSSES NATIONAL SECURITY TRANSFER PLAN FOR SOMALIA

KAMPALA, A high-level security conference on Somalia has agreed to the urgent development of a realistic, conditions-based transition plan to transfer the responsibility for ensuring the national security of the Horn of Africa nation from …

UGANDA’S NURSES UNION CALLS OFF STRIKE

UGANDA’S NURSES UNION CALLS OFF STRIKE

KAMPALA, Uganda's nurses have called off ther strike after leaders of the nurses' union and the government reached agreement to continue with discussions and come up with a final position on issues raised by the …

OFFICIALS FROM CHINESE OIL RIG MANUFACTURER MEET UGANDAN PM ON BOOSTING LOCAL CONTENT

OFFICIALS FROM CHINESE OIL RIG MANUFACTURER MEET UGANDAN PM ON BOOSTING LOCAL CONTENT

KAMPALA, Officials from China's Zhongman Petroleum and Natural Gas Group Corp Ltd. (ZPEC), one of the major players in the oil drilling engineering contract business; and in the manufacture and sale of petroleum drilling equipment, …

IGAD COUNCIL OF MINISTERS CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE IGAD HIGH LEVEL REVITALISATION FORUM

IGAD COUNCIL OF MINISTERS CONSULTATIVE MEETING ON THE IGAD HIGH LEVEL REVITALISATION FORUM

The Chairperson, IGAD Council of Ministers H.E. Dr. Workneh Gebeyehu, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia today 28 November 2017, held a consultation meeting of IGAD Council of Ministers in …