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Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

Hunger rates remain high amid conflict, climate shocks, warns UN food security report

Increased hunger and food insecurity, fuelled by conflict and climatic challenges, continues to inflict suffering on populations in different parts of the world, forcing them to remain dependent on humanitarian assistance, a new United Nations …

UGANDA TO HOST AFRICAN POPULATION CONFERENCE IN 2019

UGANDA TO HOST AFRICAN POPULATION CONFERENCE IN 2019

KAMPALA, Uganda is to host the largest conference on population in Africa next year, according to the president of the Union for Africa Population Studies (UAPS), Professor Samuel Codjoe of Ghana.

The conference will highlight …

Dry weather conditions and high temperatures likely to reduce harvests in Southern Africa

Dry weather conditions and high temperatures likely to reduce harvests in Southern Africa

Poor rains and hot temperatures triggered water stress and adversely affected crop development in several areas of Southern Africa, FAO said today.

While cereal stocks in the region are ample, the spell of dry weather …

UN NOT SUSPECTING UGANDA ON REFUGEES SCAM; UNHCR TO VERIFY NUMBERS NEXT MONTH

UN NOT SUSPECTING UGANDA ON REFUGEES SCAM; UNHCR TO VERIFY NUMBERS NEXT MONTH

KAMPALA-- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR) has said it does not suspect that officials in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) inflated the numbers of refugees.

But the UN and its …

Togo Charity Wins Award for Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water

Togo Charity Wins Award for Improving Access to Safe Drinking Water

An African charity that improved access to drinking water and sanitation and reduced the chance of cholera deaths in a village in Togo was on Monday awarded the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize.

The award …

British commander at UN Mission in South Sudan serves as role model for young women

British commander at UN Mission in South Sudan serves as role model for young women

Lieutenant Colonel Katie Hislop of the United Kingdom said she was happy to serve as a role model for young women considering a career with the armed forces. The mother of two was the only …

Schools Act as Havens for Girls Fleeing FGM, Marriage in Uganda

Schools Act as Havens for Girls Fleeing FGM, Marriage in Uganda

Gertrude had barely hit puberty when her father agreed to marry her to an older man in exchange for 30 cows so she did something unusual in her Ugandan tribe - she ran away to …

Development indicators trending downward for world’s poorest countries, UN warns

Development indicators trending downward for world’s poorest countries, UN warns

The least developed countries (LDCs) � nations categorized as requiring special attention from the international community � will fall short of goals set out in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development unless urgent action is …

US to Impose Arms Restrictions Against South Sudan

US to Impose Arms Restrictions Against South Sudan

The U.S. State Department announced Friday it would immediately enact restrictions on arms transfers to South Sudan.

Paul Sutphin, the State Department's senior adviser on Sudan and South Sudan, said the decision will restrict the …

News in Brief 01 February 2018

News in Brief 01 February 2018

"Human cost" of conflict in South Sudan has reached "epic proportions": UNHCR chief

The "human cost" of South Sudan's long-running conflict has reached "epic proportions" with the number of refugees set to rise beyond 3 …

Oulanyah blames foreigners for peddling corruption in Africa

Oulanyah blames foreigners for peddling corruption in Africa

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has taken the war on corruption to the door step of agents of foreign countries, whom he says fuel the vice in Africa.

In an interaction with a …

PRES MUSEVENI URGES UGANDANS ON DISCIPLINE

PRES MUSEVENI URGES UGANDANS ON DISCIPLINE

ARUA (UGANDA), President Yoweri Museveni has appealed to Ugandans to "learn discipline", saying the recklessness on roads is hurting the tourism sector.

He said bodaboda and taxi drivers using the roads recklessly "are going to …

South Sudan: Ceasefire violations, hostile propaganda undercut regional peace push, Security Council told

South Sudan: Ceasefire violations, hostile propaganda undercut regional peace push, Security Council told

While the signing last month of a ceasefire accord among South Sudan's warring parties is a great stride forward, it is just a first step toward peace and stability, the United Nations peacekeeping chief said …