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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 …

World’s Leading Health Organizations Release Third Edition of Widely Used Resource on Family Planning

World’s Leading Health Organizations Release Third Edition of Widely Used Resource on Family Planning

Global Handbook Gives Health-Care Providers Accurate and Practical Guidance for Counseling Clients

NEW DELHI, Feb. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Family planning is considered a development “best buy” and a life-saving intervention for millions of women …

Les principaux organismes de santé du monde publient la troisième édition d’une ressource largement utilisée en matière de planification familiale

Les principaux organismes de santé du monde publient la troisième édition d’une ressource largement utilisée en matière de planification familiale

Un guide mondial à l’intention des prestataires de soins de santé fournissant des conseils précis et pratiques pour le conseil des clients

NEW DELHI, 13 février 2018 /PRNewswire/ — La planification familiale est considérée comme

News in Brief 06 February 2018 – Geneva

News in Brief 06 February 2018 – Geneva

Burundi risks becoming a forgotten refugee crisis

The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has expressed "great concern" about low levels of humanitarian funding for "desperate refugees" from Burundi.

The agency said on Tuesday that Burundian refugees …

Round 2 of South Sudan Peace Talks Set to Open Monday

Round 2 of South Sudan Peace Talks Set to Open Monday

South Sudan's warring parties are preparing for a second round of talks next week, aimed at revitalizing a 2015 peace deal between the government and rebel forces. The initiative, known as the High-Level Revitalization Forum, …

Human cost of conflict in South Sudan has reached ‘epic proportions,’ warns UN refugee agency chief

Human cost of conflict in South Sudan has reached ‘epic proportions,’ warns UN refugee agency chief

The human cost of South Sudan's long-running conflict has reached epic proportions with the number of refugees set to rise beyond three million by the end of this year, potentially making it Africa's largest refugee …

Parliament to investigate boda boda 2010 later

Parliament to investigate boda boda 2010 later

A Select Committee of Parliament is set to investigate the relationship between boda boda associations in Kampala with the security organizations in the country.

The Select Committee was established following a Motion moved by Hon. …

PRES MUSEVENI: UGANDA MAY RE-INTRODUCE EXECUTIONS

PRES MUSEVENI: UGANDA MAY RE-INTRODUCE EXECUTIONS

KAMPALA, Uganda could begin enforcing the death penalty again, President Yoweri Museveni has said, 13 years after the country's last execution.

Museveni said his "Christian background" had prevented him from going ahead with executions, but …

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 …