[Observer]The unprecedented resignation of Pope Benedict XVI on Monday surprised many people who had come to believe that a Pope serves until he dies. Robert Mugagga writes on the history of popes in the Catholic Church, and why an African pope is unlikely today.
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 […]
A car bomb claimed by al Shabaab Islamist militants killed five soldiers outside the president’s palace in the Somali capital of Mogadishu and badly damaged two nearby hotels, police said. Reuters witnesses said gunfire could be heard after the explosion and a huge cloud of smoke could be seen above the president’s palace, […]