Deaf Bwire Out to Ensure PWDs Are Heard in House [interview] (

EDGAR BWIRE (independent) is standing for Western Uganda MP representing Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). Bwire, 30, is a program assistant at the Uganda National Association of the Deaf in Jinja. His organization strives for putting deaf children into, and keeping them in, school. He says many children with hearing impairment quit school early due to communication…


UN Urges World Community to Prevent Child Hunger During Coronavirus Pandemic

Two United Nations agencies called on the global community Wednesday to prevent hunger and malnutrition among the 370 million children who are not receiving school meals due to the closure of schools worldwide in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.N. said school meals are particularly vital for girls, especially those in poor countries, […]

IGAD and Partners are Keeping an Eye on La Nina Effects on the Region

The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Climate Prediction & Applications Centre (ICPAC) this morning kick started the 44th Greater Horn of African Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF) during an opening ceremony presided over by the Minister of Environment of Uganda, Hon. Dr. Mary Goretti Kitutu, in Kampala.   The opening ceremony was also attended by the […]