Bobi Wine’s bodyguard, three others missing for 19 days

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” The bodyguard of National Unity Platform (NUP) leader, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine, alongside three others, have been missing for the last 19 days after they were allegedly picked from their workplace in Rubaga Division, Kampala, by unknown security operatives. Mr Jamshid Kavuma, Bobi…

Ukraine war: Merkel says she lacked power to influence Putin

Former German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her policy towards Russia prior to the February invasion of Ukraine, saying she had run out of power to influence Vladimir Putin. She said she had tried to convene European talks with the Russian president and French President Emmanuel Macron in the summer of 2021. “But I didn’t…

Nigerian students to have access to interest-free loans for higher education

Nigerian students in higher institutions of learning will be able to gain more access to financial assistance after a ‘Students Loan Bill’ was cleared by both houses of Nigeria’s Parliament. The bill, sponsored by House of Reps leader, Femi Gbajabiamila, called the Student Loan Bill, will enable students to have access to interest-free loans. Under…

Kenya facing athletics ban over increased doping hi cases

Kenya is staring at an international ban from athletics due to increased cases of doping that will see the country miss among others, the Paris 2024 Olympics. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) and World Athletics are set to meet on Friday in Monte Carlo to review the state of doping around…

DRC, Rwanda agree ceasefire at talks – Angola

An agreement has been struck which could mean the adoption of a ceasefire in the violence-torn east of DR Congo as soon as late Friday, Angola’s Foreign Minister Tete Antonio has said. The Democratic Republic of Congo’s President Felix Tshisekedi had been meeting Rwandan Foreign Minister Vincent Biruta in Luanda on Wednesday as tensions soared…

Treating obesity with culinary medicine: Could it be a solution?

By Katharine Lang — Fact checked by Rita Ponce, Ph.D. Obesity is a risk factor for many health conditions. Current treatments include calorie restriction, bariatric surgery, and medications. But the number of people with obesity continues to increase. Many factors lead to weight gain, including the increased availability of calorie-dense foods. Today looked at whether…

Loss and Damage Deal – ‘A Step Towards Justice’, Says UN Chief

Compensation for the loss and damage suffered by countries on the frontlines of the climate emergency has been a key issue at the recently-concluded COP27 talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Also on the agenda has been how the move away from fuels – or the just transition – will be funded. After missing their Friday…

UPDF to deploy 1,000 troops to DR Congo to fight M23 rebels

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” Uganda will deploy around 1,000 soldiers in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo by the end of November under a regional force against a rebel offensive, a Ugandan military spokesman said Tuesday.The volatile region has witnessed fierce fighting in recent months between Congolese troops and the…

Burundi needs more support to give returnees and refugees a fresh start

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” Increased funding is needed to support more than 200,000 Burundian former refugees who have returned home in the last five years, as well as nearly 90,000 refugees hosted in the country. By Cedric Kalonji in Nyankanda refugee camp, Burundi “Since my return, I have had…

African Leaders Prepare for U.S-Africa Summit

American officials making preparations for the second U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington DC are expecting a large influx of African government officials as well as business and civil society representatives for the three-day event from December 13 to 15. “We’re nearing 45 RSVPs for heads of state or heads of delegation,” said Dana Banks, Senior…