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Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future

Forests and trees are key for a sustainable future

Rome - Time is running out for the world's forests, whose total area is shrinking by the day, warns a new FAO report urging governments to foster an all-inclusive approach to benefit both trees and …

South Sudan President Promises to End Suffering at Khartoum Talks

South Sudan President Promises to End Suffering at Khartoum Talks

South Sudan President Salva Kiir promised to stop the suffering of the South Sudanese people in remarks made at the start of another round of face-to-face talks with rebel leader Riek Machar on Monday, this …

South Sudan President Promises to End Suffering at Khartoum Talks

South Sudan President Promises to End Suffering at Khartoum Talks

South Sudan President Salva Kiir promised to stop the suffering of the South Sudanese people in remarks made at the start of another round of face-to-face talks with rebel leader Riek Machar on Monday, this …

US Official Urges Uganda, Kenya to Stop Corrupt South Sudanese Investments

US Official Urges Uganda, Kenya to Stop Corrupt South Sudanese Investments

A top U.S. official is calling on Uganda and Kenya to stop the flow of corrupt South Sudanese investments into their countries.

Sigal Mandelker, the U.S. Undersecretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, said Ugandan and …

Armed with Micro-grants and Training, Rural Ugandans Tackle Poverty

Armed with Micro-grants and Training, Rural Ugandans Tackle Poverty

Once reliant on seasonal farming jobs to make ends meet, Aguti Rukia is now a successful entrepreneur in Arubela, eastern Uganda.

With the help of a $150 "micro-grant" last year, Rukia and two women from …

Armed with Micro-grants and Training, Rural Ugandans Tackle Poverty

Armed with Micro-grants and Training, Rural Ugandans Tackle Poverty

Once reliant on seasonal farming jobs to make ends meet, Aguti Rukia is now a successful entrepreneur in Arubela, eastern Uganda.

With the help of a $150 "micro-grant" last year, Rukia and two women from …

Uganda’s Women Demand Police Action on Alleged Kidnappings

Uganda’s Women Demand Police Action on Alleged Kidnappings

A group of activists marched on the Ugandan police headquarters Tuesday, protesting what they see as a lack of police response to recent kidnappings and killings.

Donning black T-shirts, the participants chanted, carried banners reading …

UGANDA IMPOSES WHATSAPP AND FACEBOOK TAX ‘TO STOP GOSSIP’

UGANDA IMPOSES WHATSAPP AND FACEBOOK TAX ‘TO STOP GOSSIP’

KAMPALA-- Uganda's parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.

It imposes a 200 shilling daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber …

UGANDA IMPOSES WHATSAPP AND FACEBOOK TAX ‘TO STOP GOSSIP’

UGANDA IMPOSES WHATSAPP AND FACEBOOK TAX ‘TO STOP GOSSIP’

KAMPALA-- Uganda's parliament has passed a law to impose a controversial tax on people using social media platforms.

It imposes a 200 shilling daily levy on people using internet messaging platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber …

LGBT Communities in E. Africa Fight for Rights, Recognition

LGBT Communities in E. Africa Fight for Rights, Recognition

In most African countries, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights are either limited or nonexistent. In East Africa, however, the LGBT community is rising up to challenge homophobic attitudes and laws.

This February saw …

Varian Halcyon Systems Expand Access to Cancer Care at Three Centers in Africa

Varian Halcyon Systems Expand Access to Cancer Care at Three Centers in Africa

PALO ALTO, California, May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Designed to expand the availability of high quality cancer care globally and help save the lives of millions more cancer patients, treatments with Varian’s (NYSE: VAR) Halcyon

NO EBOLA OUTBREAK IN UGANDA – HEALTH MINISTRY

NO EBOLA OUTBREAK IN UGANDA – HEALTH MINISTRY

KAMPALA-- Uganda's health ministry has refuted claims that viral haemorrhagic Ebola fever, had killed a 35-year-old man in Mubende district.

Sarah Opendi, the state minister for health (general duties), said: There is no Ebola outbreak …

UGANDAN PRESIDENT PROMISES FUNDS FOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE

UGANDAN PRESIDENT PROMISES FUNDS FOR TECHNICAL SCHOOL IN NORTHERN MOZAMBIQUE

MAPUTO-- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has promised to finance the construction of a technical school in Montepuez in the northern Mozambican province of Cabo Delgado.

Museveni, who was on a State visit to Mozambique, on …