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BUSHFIRE PLUNGES AFRAM PLAINS INTO DARKNESS

BUSHFIRE PLUNGES AFRAM PLAINS INTO DARKNESS

DONKORKROM, The people of Kwahu Afram Plains North and South Districts had been plunged into darkness for the past four days as a result of a bushfire that affected the transmission cables of the Electricity …

UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

UN-backed fish farm project unites Ugandans and refugees

The number of people who have fled their homes due to conflict, persecution and instability hit a record high of 65.6 million in 2016, according to the latest data from the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.…

Young refugee mother in Uganda thankful for UN support

Young refugee mother in Uganda thankful for UN support

A young mother who escaped conflict in South Sudan is grateful to have found shelter and safety at a UN-run refugee camp in neighbouring Uganda.

Akwi Gairi fled Eastern Equatoria state last month, with her …

UN: Food Aid Dwindling in World’s Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

UN: Food Aid Dwindling in World’s Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

KAMPALA, UGANDA � Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday.

"Disturbing …

UN: Food Aid Dwindling in World’s Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

UN: Food Aid Dwindling in World’s Fastest-growing Refugee Crisis

KAMPALA, UGANDA � Food aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said Friday.

"Disturbing …

“End South Sudan conflict” to resolve Uganda’s refugee crisis: UN chief

“End South Sudan conflict” to resolve Uganda’s refugee crisis: UN chief

The solution to the biggest refugee exodus in Africa since the genocide in Rwanda is to end the conflict in South Sudan, the UN Secretary-General said on Friday.

Antonio Guterres made the remarks during the …

UN, UGANDA CONVENES ‘SOLIDARITY SUMMIT’ AMID FAST-GROWING REFUGEE EMERGENCY

UN, UGANDA CONVENES ‘SOLIDARITY SUMMIT’ AMID FAST-GROWING REFUGEE EMERGENCY

KAMPALA, Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is hosting in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form …

UN, UGANDA CONVENES ‘SOLIDARITY SUMMIT’ AMID FAST-GROWING REFUGEE EMERGENCY

UN, UGANDA CONVENES ‘SOLIDARITY SUMMIT’ AMID FAST-GROWING REFUGEE EMERGENCY

KAMPALA, Facing a fast-growing refugee crisis, Uganda is hosting in its capital, Kampala, a 'Solidarity Summit' with the support of the United Nations, to rally international support for refugees and host communities in the form …

Burundi: Senior UN official urges steps towards political dialogue amid ongoing fragility

Burundi: Senior UN official urges steps towards political dialogue amid ongoing fragility

Amid Burundi's fragile security situation, marked by recent grenade attacks in the capital, Bujumbura, a senior United Nations political official told the Security Council today that regional actors and international partners must press for confidence-building …

UGANDA, RUSSIA SIGN AGREEMENT ON USE OF ATOMIC ENERGY

UGANDA, RUSSIA SIGN AGREEMENT ON USE OF ATOMIC ENERGY

KAMPALA, Uganda and Russia have signed a framework agreement on the use of atomic energy in the east African country.

A statement from the Ministry of Energy issued here Tuesday said the agreement was signed …

Rape, Domestic Abuse Among Traumas South Sudan Refugees Carry to Camps

Rape, Domestic Abuse Among Traumas South Sudan Refugees Carry to Camps

ADJUMANI, UGANDA � The nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees in Uganda face shortages of food, water and medical care, but they have also brought with them the trauma of the war they fled. Aid …

MOTORISED TRISHAWS BANNED FROM OPERATING IN UGANDAN CAPITAL

MOTORISED TRISHAWS BANNED FROM OPERATING IN UGANDAN CAPITAL

KAMPALA,The Minister for Kampala, Beti Kamya, has banned motorised trishaws, more popularly referred to as tuk tuks here, from operating as a means of commercial public transport in the Ugandan capital, Kampala.

Tuk tuk operators …

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

Food insecurity strains deepen amid civil conflict and drought

Rome--Large agricultural harvests in some regions of the world are buoying global food supply conditions, but protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry elsewhere, according to the new edition …