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Challenge in Uganda Against Removing Presidential Age Limit

Challenge in Uganda Against Removing Presidential Age Limit

KAMPALA Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.

The change allows 73-year-old President …

UN Chief Urges DRC Elections to Go Ahead as Scheduled

UN Chief Urges DRC Elections to Go Ahead as Scheduled

UNITED NATIONS �The U.N. secretary-general is urging authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo not to further delay general elections but to hold them, as promised, at the end of this year.

"In the current …

First Ever Google Developers Group (GDG) Festival- DevFest Kicks off in Addis

First Ever Google Developers Group (GDG) Festival- DevFest Kicks off in Addis

Google Developers Group (GDG), held the first ever Developers' Festival, dubbed DevFest-Addis, on January 6, 2018 in Addis Ababa at the U.S. Embassy American Center.

Developers' Festivals (DevFests) are large, community-run developer events that take …

S KOREA EXPORTS DAIRY CATTLE’S SEMEN TO MALAYSIA, UGANDA

S KOREA EXPORTS DAIRY CATTLE’S SEMEN TO MALAYSIA, UGANDA

SEOUL, S.Korea -- South Korea's agricultural cooperative said Wednesday it has exported Korean dairy cattle's semen to Malaysia and Uganda for artificial insemination, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported.

NongHyup Agribusiness Group under the National …

‘Every Day Africa’ Project Aims to Undermine Stereotypes

‘Every Day Africa’ Project Aims to Undermine Stereotypes

WASHINGTON When schoolchildren in Washington, D.C. are asked to say the first thing that comes to mind about Africa, they use words like hot, desert, sand, poverty, hunger, war and Ebola.

These are all accurate …

HIGH LEVEL REVITALIZATION FORUM FOR THE RESOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN CONCLUDED WITH SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT ON CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES

HIGH LEVEL REVITALIZATION FORUM FOR THE RESOLUTION OF THE CONFLICT IN SOUTH SUDAN CONCLUDED WITH SIGNING OF AN AGREEMENT ON CESSATION OF HOSTILITIES

The High Level Revitalization Forum was launched on December 18, 2017 by H.E Hailemariam Desalegn, Prime Minister of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and Chairperson of the IGAD Assembly of Heads of State and …

Ugandan Army Attacks Rebel Camps in Eastern Congo

Ugandan Army Attacks Rebel Camps in Eastern Congo

KAMPALA The Ugandan army on Friday attacked camps in eastern Congo housing Ugandan Islamist rebels blamed for a raid this month that killed 14 United Nations peacekeepers, an army spokesman said.

The attack, carried out …

Security Council pledges support for regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact

Security Council pledges support for regional push to revive South Sudan’s peace pact

As the brutal conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year, the United Nations Security Council on Thursday said it remains deeply concerned over the situation there, and expressed strong support for a regional initiative …

US SANCTIONS UGANDAN, SUDANESE NATIONALS OVER LRA IVORY, WEAPONS TRADE

US SANCTIONS UGANDAN, SUDANESE NATIONALS OVER LRA IVORY, WEAPONS TRADE

WASHINGTON, The U.S. Treasury Department has blacklisted two people it said supported the outlawed Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in Central African Republic through the illegal trade in ivory, weapons and money aimed at fuelling conflict …

South Sudanese Turn to Illegal Mining for Survival

South Sudanese Turn to Illegal Mining for Survival

KAPOETA, SOUTH SUDAN South Sudanese residents of Kapoeta state say they found a way to earn money to feed their families: selling gold. Gold mining is illegal in South Sudan, but locals say it is …

SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEE CHILDREN TO GET EDUCATION SUPPORT

SOUTH SUDANESE REFUGEE CHILDREN TO GET EDUCATION SUPPORT

KAMPALA, A total of 3,000 South Sudanese refugee children in Uganda will receive free education support up to university level as long as the tension in south Sudan remains.

The children in the refugee settlements …

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 …

Underlining $11 Billion Gap in Global Humanitarian Funding, Secretary-General Urges Pledging Conference to Support ‘Super’ Central Emergency Response Fund

Underlining $11 Billion Gap in Global Humanitarian Funding, Secretary-General Urges Pledging Conference to Support ‘Super’ Central Emergency Response Fund

Following are UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres' remarks at the annual high-level pledging conference for the Central Emergency Response Fund, in New York today:

It is a pleasure for me to be here with you …