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South Sudan’s leaders bear ‘direct responsibility’ for conflict, UN Security Council told

South Sudan’s leaders bear ‘direct responsibility’ for conflict, UN Security Council told

A senior United Nations peacekeeping official today called on the leaders of South Sudan to show genuine political will to achieve sustainable peace in the strife-riven country, stressing that those whose long-time rivalry sparked the …

LEAGOO Announces the Official Partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from 2017 to 2022

LEAGOO Announces the Official Partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club from 2017 to 2022

LONDON, Aug. 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — LEAGOO signs a five-year Official Partnership contract with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in London starting from 2017 to 2022. Thus, LEAGOO becomes the first and exclusive mobile phone brand …

NUMBER OF SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES IN UGANDA HITS ONE MILLION

NUMBER OF SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES IN UGANDA HITS ONE MILLION

KAMPALA, The number of South Sudan refugees in Uganda has hit the one-million mark according to figures released this week by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

The past 12 months have seen …

UN Daily News Programme 17 August 2017

UN Daily News Programme 17 August 2017

Listen to a bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, with Dianne Penn and Jocelyne Sambira.

In today's programme: The number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda passes the one million mark, and …

Trials of refugee camp life inspire South Sudan singers

Trials of refugee camp life inspire South Sudan singers

The challenges of day-to-day life in a refugee camp have inspired two young singers in South Sudan to write a song about their experiences.

The songsmiths, who go by the names of "Tony Gway 4" …

TANZANIAN PRESIDENT AGREES TO UGANDAN REQUEST FOR GAS SUPPLYIES

TANZANIAN PRESIDENT AGREES TO UGANDAN REQUEST FOR GAS SUPPLYIES

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Tanzanian President John Magufuli has agreed to to a request by his Ugandan counterpart, president Yoweri Museveni, to supply gas to Uganda for an iron smelting project there.

President Museveni had appealed to president …

Security Council Press Statement on Somalia

Security Council Press Statement on Somalia

The following Security Council press statement was issued today by Council President Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta (Egypt):

The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the terrorist attack of 30 July 2017 perpetrated …

GOVT TO SET UP FUND TO SUPPORT RESEARCH BY UGANDAN UNIVERSITIES

GOVT TO SET UP FUND TO SUPPORT RESEARCH BY UGANDAN UNIVERSITIES

KAMPALA, The Ugandan government intends to set up a special fund to facilitate research in universities, says Education Minister and First Lady Janet Museveni.

Without giving a timeline for establishing the fund, she said the …

IGAD SEEKS SUPPORT FOR THE FIRST EVER MEDICINES REGULATION REGIONAL INITIATIVE

IGAD SEEKS SUPPORT FOR THE FIRST EVER MEDICINES REGULATION REGIONAL INITIATIVE

Addis Ababa (Ethiopia): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD), in partnership with the World Health Organisation (WHO), inaugurated the 3rd Meeting of Heads of National Medicine Regulatory Authorities (NMRAs) at a session presided over by …

UGANDAN MILITARY PROBES SOMALIA AMBUSH, 12 KILLED

UGANDAN MILITARY PROBES SOMALIA AMBUSH, 12 KILLED

KAMPALA, An inquiry into the circumstances that led to Sunday's brutal ambush on the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) troops has been launched.

According to Brig. Richard Karemire, the spokesperson of Uganda People's Defence …

Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

Unwelcome stranger: An African asylum seeker in Israel

This short documentary tells the story of Anwar, a Sudanese anti-government activist who fled his home in Darfur in 2003.

As many as 300,000 people have fallen victim there to government-led ethnic cleansing and violence …

ANALYSIS: THE REFUGEE SCANDAL UNFOLDING IN UGANDA

ANALYSIS: THE REFUGEE SCANDAL UNFOLDING IN UGANDA

YUMBE (Uganda), Uganda, the country with the world's fastest growing refugee burden, is failing to secure the help it needs to care for those forced across the border from South Sudan by war and hunger. …

Parliament of Uganda to recognise David Emong for winning Gold Medal

Parliament of Uganda to recognise David Emong for winning Gold Medal

Parliament of Uganda will tomorrow Tuesday recognize World Para Athletics Championships in London, David Emong, National Council of Sports can confirm.

Emong won Uganda's first gold medal in the men's 1500m T46 at the eighth …