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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 …

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 …