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Uganda’s Leader to Sign Death Warrants Again After 19 Years

Uganda’s Leader to Sign Death Warrants Again After 19 Years

KAMPALA, UGANDA Uganda's president says he will sign the death warrants of a few prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country.

President Yoweri Museveni said Thursday he had not ordered executions …

10 DEATHS REPORTED IN UGANDA REPORTEDLY FROM DRINKING CONTAMINATED WATER

10 DEATHS REPORTED IN UGANDA REPORTEDLY FROM DRINKING CONTAMINATED WATER

KAMPALA, Uganda's State Minister for Health in charge of general duties, Sarah Achieng Opendi has confirmed that a disease outbreak which has claimed 10 lives is not cholera as was earlier suspected, but the result …

UGANDA POLICE FORCE SHORT OF 6O,000 MEMBERS

UGANDA POLICE FORCE SHORT OF 6O,000 MEMBERS

KAMPALA, The Uganda Police Force (UPF) requires about 60,000 more personnel to execute its mandate effectively, says Inspector-General of Police (IGP) General Kale Kayihura.

The shortage is more than half of the current strength of …

CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGED TO CHAMPION FIGHT AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE

CULTURAL, RELIGIOUS LEADERS URGED TO CHAMPION FIGHT AGAINST CHILD MARRIAGE

KAMAPALA, Cultural and religious leaders in Uganda have been urged to champion the fight against rampant early child marriages and early child bearing in the country.

World Bank statistics indicate that Uganda is one of …

Uganda MPs Look at Abolishing Age Limit for Museveni

Uganda MPs Look at Abolishing Age Limit for Museveni

KAMPALA, UGANDA Uganda's ruling party, the National Resistance Movement, has proposed scrapping the age-75 limit for presidential candidates and extending the length of a presidential term from five to seven years.

The proposal, which would …

UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo

UN peacekeeping chief visits injured Tanzanian ‘blue helmets’ in DR Congo

The head of United Nations peacekeeping operations today thanked individually peacekeepers who fought to hold off an attack on 7 December in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Thank you very much for your …

Survey: Majority in US Believe Government Corruption Has Risen Under Trump

Survey: Majority in US Believe Government Corruption Has Risen Under Trump

WHITE HOUSE A new survey shows that nearly six in 10 Americans believe the level of government corruption has risen in the year since U.S. President Donald Trump was elected and that the White House …

Security Council Reiterates Need to Respect Cooperation Framework Commitments in Great Lakes Region, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2389 (2017)

Security Council Reiterates Need to Respect Cooperation Framework Commitments in Great Lakes Region, Unanimously Adopting Resolution 2389 (2017)

Nearly five years after parties signed the cooperation framework for the Great Lakes region, the Security Council reiterated today its call for States to abide by the commitment to non interference in the internal affairs …

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS SOUGHT FOR CHALLENGES FACED BY REFUGEES IN UGANDA

DIGITAL SOLUTIONS SOUGHT FOR CHALLENGES FACED BY REFUGEES IN UGANDA

KAMPALA, Uganda, which is hosting almost 1.4 million refugees from neighbouring countries such as South Sudan, Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda is hoping that diigital solutions can be found to help …

UN ENVOY ASKS FOR PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS AS CLASHES FLARE UP IN YEMEN

UN ENVOY ASKS FOR PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS AS CLASHES FLARE UP IN YEMEN

UNITED NATIONS, The UN special envoy for Yemen on Saturday stressed the need to protect civilians as clashes broke out in the Arab world's poorest country.

"There has been a sharp escalation of serious events …

No quick fixes in ‘countering violent extremism’

No quick fixes in ‘countering violent extremism’

Since 9/11, Western countries have increasingly invested in programmes to prevent transnational jihadism. These include militarised measures but also softer civic interventions under the banner of 'countering violent extremism' (CVE).

An example is funding social …

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

Daily Press Briefing by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General

The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today's noon briefing by Stephane Dujarric, Spokesman for the Secretary-General.

**CAte d'Ivoire

As I think we announced late last week, the Secretary-General will travel to CAte d'Ivoire this …

‘RATING DOWNGRADES WILL HAVE CATASTROPHIC IMPACT ON SOUTH AFRICA’

‘RATING DOWNGRADES WILL HAVE CATASTROPHIC IMPACT ON SOUTH AFRICA’

JOHANNESBURG-The decision by rating agency S&P Global to downgrade South Africa's long-term local currency rating and the long-term foreign currency debt has serious consequences for the poorest of the poor, with a catastrophic impact on …