Five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and Uganda make UN 2020 class of 17 young world leaders
The United Nations on Friday announced the names of the latest class of 17 Young Leaders for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The list includes five Africans from Nigeria, Egypt, Senegal, Liberia and...
Uganda government to license all online posts ahead 2021 elections, two years after imposing social media tax
The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has ordered anyone wishing to publish information online to be licensed ahead of a October 5 deadline. Human rights groups say the September 7 public notice is the...
Rights group calls on Trump administration not to deport Pastor Steven Tendo, Ugandan asylum-seeker who may face death in his country
Amnesty International on Wednesday called on the Trump administration not to deport Pastor Steven Tendo, a Ugandan asylum-seeker who may face torture and death in his home country.The United States Immigration and...
Human Rights Watch urges Uganda to drop charges against 19 homeless gay and transgender people amid COVID-19 pandemic
Uganda should drop the charges against 19 people arrested while seeking refuge in a shelter for homeless youth, Human Rights Watch said on Monday in a letter to the director of public prosecutions. They were charged with committing “a...
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has approved the release of $491.5 million loan money to Uganda to respond to COVID-19, the Fund said in a statement in Washington D.C. on Wednesday.At least...
Ugandan opposition member Francis Zaake tortured for distributing food to hard-hit residents during pandemic
A Ugandan opposition member Francis Zaake has been tortured by police for distributing food amid coronavirus restrictions, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday.President Yoweri Museveni had on March 30 directed the police to...
President Yoweri Museveni’s men should respect human rights in COVID-19 response in Uganda, Human Rights Watch says
The administration of President Yoweri Museveni should respect human rights and avoid abuses as it responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.“Security forces have been using excessive force to...
Uganda bans all public transport for two weeks to battle coronavirus as eight-month-old baby girl tests positive for the deadly bug
The President of Uganda Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday announced a 14-day ban on public transport to curb the spread of the coronavirus after the number of confirmed cases jumped to 14, including an eight-month-old baby girl.
The United Nations has put on hold the Africa Climate Week scheduled to take place in Kampala, Uganda, between April 20 and April 24, 2020, to protect participants and prevent the spread of the coronavirus which...
Nikita Pearl Waligwa is dead. The teenage actress who starred in the popular chess prodigy movie by Disney film died at the TMR International Hospital in Naaly, a suburb in Kampala, Uganda. She was only 15.
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Amidst a crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes, with COVID-19 destroying lives and livelihoods across the globe, the 75th session...
Five human‑made “megatrends” will continue to dominate and frustrate global efforts to put the world on a more sustainable and prosperous...
IMF approves disbursement of additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to COVID-19 economic fallout
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Wednesday approved the disbursement of an additional $1 billion for Angola to respond to...
The Global Center on Adaptation on Wednesday announced the launch of its regional office in Côte d’Ivoire.Hosted...
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