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MAKERE UNIVERSITY STUDY INDICATES UGANDAN HUSBANDS WHO COOK ARE RIDICULED BY SOME

MAKERE UNIVERSITY STUDY INDICATES UGANDAN HUSBANDS WHO COOK ARE RIDICULED BY SOME

KAMPALA-- A study conducted by the Economic Research Policy Centre (EPRC) and School of Women and Gender Studies at Makerere University here indicates that married men who cook are ridiculed by some sections of society …

Israel to free 200 African migrants awaiting deportation

Israel to free 200 African migrants awaiting deportation

Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on …

Militiamen Kill 5 Park Rangers, Driver in East Congo’s Virunga

Militiamen Kill 5 Park Rangers, Driver in East Congo’s Virunga

Militiamen killed five park rangers and their driver on Monday in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park, one of the world's last sanctuaries for the endangered mountain gorilla, the national parks director said.…

IGAD Congratulates Kenya for Approving a Bill to Ratify the Africa Free Trade Area

IGAD Congratulates Kenya for Approving a Bill to Ratify the Africa Free Trade Area

Djibouti (Djibouti): The IGAD Secretariat congratulates the Government of Kenya for being one of the first countries to approve the framework establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 27th March 2018. The quick …

IGAD Congratulates Kenya for Approving a Bill to Ratify the Africa Free Trade Area

IGAD Congratulates Kenya for Approving a Bill to Ratify the Africa Free Trade Area

Djibouti (Djibouti): The IGAD Secretariat congratulates the Government of Kenya for being one of the first countries to approve the framework establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 27th March 2018. The quick …

Japan’s US$72 million contribution helps WFP meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries

Japan’s US$72 million contribution helps WFP meet urgent hunger needs in 23 countries

YOKOHAMA � The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed the announcement of a US$72.3 million contribution from the Government of Japan. The generous infusion of funding will enable WFP to provide vital food …

Africans Travel to SXSW in Texas to Network With Each Other

Africans Travel to SXSW in Texas to Network With Each Other

Brenda Katwesigye traveled thousands of kilometers from Uganda in eastern Africa to Austin, Texas with a vision. She wants to find help for Wazi Vision, the startup that she founded in 2016 to make eyeglasses …

UGANDAN PRESIDENT LAUNCHES INDUSTRIAL PARK JOINTLY DEVELOPED BY CHINESE INVESTORS

UGANDAN PRESIDENT LAUNCHES INDUSTRIAL PARK JOINTLY DEVELOPED BY CHINESE INVESTORS

MBALE, UGANDA-- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has launched an industrial park jointly developed by Chinese investors in the country's eastern district of Mbale.

The park, covering an area of about 2.51 square kilometres, stretches into …

Satellites and slavery, useless ceasefires and emotional apps: The Cheat Sheet

Satellites and slavery, useless ceasefires and emotional apps: The Cheat Sheet

Every week, IRIN's team of specialist editors scans the humanitarian horizon to curate a reading list on important and unfolding trends and events around the globe:

Papua New Guinea earthquake: the risks to women

The …

Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security

Conflicts and weather patterns strain food security

High levels of food insecurity persist in the world, due largely to conflicts and to adverse climatic shocks that are taking a toll, particularly in East African and Near East countries, where large numbers of …

SEVEN DEAD IN EAST DR CONGO RAID BLAMED ON UGANDAN REBELS

SEVEN DEAD IN EAST DR CONGO RAID BLAMED ON UGANDAN REBELS

KINSHASA-- Seven people died in a raid by suspected Ugandan rebels in eastern DR Congo, the latest in a string of deadly cross-border attacks, officials said.

"Six people were shot dead and another was stabbed" …

TANZANIAN PRESIDENT IN ENTEBBE FOR EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SUMMIT

TANZANIAN PRESIDENT IN ENTEBBE FOR EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SUMMIT

ENTEBBE, UGANDA-- Tanzanian President John Magufuli has arrived in Entebbe, Uganda, to attend the 19th East African Community (EAC) Heads of State summit being held on Friday.

The Head of State met his Ugandan counterpart, …

Illicit Financial Flows Outpace Development in Africa, OECD Says

Illicit Financial Flows Outpace Development in Africa, OECD Says

Through medication and narcotics smuggling, ivory and people trafficking, oil theft and piracy, Africa is, by conservative estimates, losing about $50 billion a year in illicit financial flows � more, in fact, than it receives …