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NEW SUSPENSION ACROSS RIVER NILE IN NJERU, UGANDA, TO BE OPENED OCT 17

NEW SUSPENSION ACROSS RIVER NILE IN NJERU, UGANDA, TO BE OPENED OCT 17

KAMPALA-- A new suspension bridge built across the River Nile at Njeru, about 75 kilometres east of here on the shores of Lake Victoria, is to be commissioned on Oct 17, says Minister of ICT …

UN Security Council Heads to DRC Ahead of Polls

UN Security Council Heads to DRC Ahead of Polls

The U.N. Security Council is heading to the Democratic Republic of Congo this week ahead of December elections, amid tensions between Congolese authorities and the UN and concerns over a risk of poll violence.

The …

Young Ugandans Protest Entrenched Power

Young Ugandans Protest Entrenched Power

Protests have rocked Uganda since last year, when the government amended the constitution to abolish presidential age limits, allowing President Yoweri Museveni to stay in power indefinitely.

The demonstrations spilled onto the sidelines of the …

Young Ugandans Protest Entrenched Power

Young Ugandans Protest Entrenched Power

Protests have rocked Uganda since last year, when the government amended the constitution to abolish presidential age limits, allowing President Yoweri Museveni to stay in power indefinitely.

The demonstrations spilled onto the sidelines of the …

Tobacco control measures are working, but too slowly in less-developed countries: WHO

Tobacco control measures are working, but too slowly in less-developed countries: WHO

Great progress has been made in tackling tobacco consumption and saving lives but more needs to be done to challenge the industry's attempts to bypass international regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.…

Tobacco control measures are working, but too slowly in less-developed countries: WHO

Tobacco control measures are working, but too slowly in less-developed countries: WHO

Great progress has been made in tackling tobacco consumption and saving lives but more needs to be done to challenge the industry's attempts to bypass international regulations, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.…

Rebel Attacks Rise in Ebola-Infected Areas in Eastern DRC

Rebel Attacks Rise in Ebola-Infected Areas in Eastern DRC

A rise in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is displacing more people and hampering humanitarian efforts, including operations to stop the spread of Ebola, the United Nations refugee agency warns.

More than …

Rebel Attacks Rise in Ebola-Infected Areas in Eastern DRC

Rebel Attacks Rise in Ebola-Infected Areas in Eastern DRC

A rise in violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is displacing more people and hampering humanitarian efforts, including operations to stop the spread of Ebola, the United Nations refugee agency warns.

More than …

Security Council Cautiously Commends South Sudan Revitalized Peace Agreement amid Concerns over Commitment of Signatories to Implementation

Security Council Cautiously Commends South Sudan Revitalized Peace Agreement amid Concerns over Commitment of Signatories to Implementation

Permanent Representative Says Government Will Honour Accord in Good Faith

Cautiously welcoming a week-old peace deal ending the fighting in South Sudan, Security Council members raised a range of concerns about subsequent clashes and the …

Security Council Cautiously Commends South Sudan Revitalized Peace Agreement amid Concerns over Commitment of Signatories to Implementation

Security Council Cautiously Commends South Sudan Revitalized Peace Agreement amid Concerns over Commitment of Signatories to Implementation

Permanent Representative Says Government Will Honour Accord in Good Faith

Cautiously welcoming a week-old peace deal ending the fighting in South Sudan, Security Council members raised a range of concerns about subsequent clashes and the …

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI SAYS VIGILANCE NEEDED TO FIGHT CRIME

UGANDA: PRES MUSEVENI SAYS VIGILANCE NEEDED TO FIGHT CRIME

ENTEBBE-- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he is "annoyed and pained" by the "unnecessary deaths of our Ugandans", but remains confident that once a host of measures are in place, including vigilance, such crimes …

Uganda Protests Alleged ‘Foreign Interference’

Uganda Protests Alleged ‘Foreign Interference’

The Ugandan government says the European parliament is trying to interfere in the country's politics. Last week, the EU parliament passed a resolution condemning acts by Ugandan security forces, including the arrests of members of …

UGANDA TO SET UP NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE

UGANDA TO SET UP NATIONAL DEFENCE COLLEGE

KAMPALA-- Uganda is to set up a National Defence College to be established in Jinja, says the Chief of Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi.

It will be an institute of excellence on defence, security and …