Jamaica calls for increased collaboration with Uganda

The Honorary Consul of Jamaica to Uganda Mr Michael Idusso has called for increased cooperation between Uganda and Jamaica in the areas of academia, sports, tourism and trade. He was speaking over the weekend to mark Jamaica’s diamond jubilee celebrations at the Honorary Consulate of Jamaica’s residence in Uganda that was attended by members of…

One million people displaced by drought in Somalia: UN

A historic drought in Somalia has now displaced one million people and left the country in the shadow of famine, the United Nations said Thursday. More than 755,000 people have fled their homes but remain within the country’s borders, which, when added to those who have fled abroad, brings the total to a million, the UN refugee…

African wildlife parks face climate, infrastructure threats

Thousands of wildlife species such as lions, elephants and buffaloes, are increasingly threatened by below-average rainfall and new infrastructure projects, stressing habitats and the species that rely on them. A prolonged drought in much of the continent’s east, exacerbated by climate change, and large-scale developments, including oil drilling and livestock grazing, are hampering conservation efforts…

New MRI imaging detects pregnancy complications as early as 10 weeks

Written by Annie Lennon — Fact checked by Maria Gifford Researchers have developed a new MRI imaging technique to assess placenta health in developing fetusesin early pregnancy. They found that the technique can reliably predict development complications and pregnancy risks. According to the study authors, the technique could be adapted to most MRI scanners, and…

South Africa’s foreign minister urges unity in tackling global challenges

By Jerry Omondi – Updated at 0759 EAT on Thursday 11th August 2022 South Africa’s Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Naledi Pandor says world leaders should come together to address the numerous challenges that have struck various regions. Pandor made the call in a speech as she met with visiting U.S. Secretary of State…

Two police killed, 800 escape in DR Congo Prison Break

More than 800 inmates have escaped from a prison in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo DR Congo after gunmen staged a jailbreak in which two policemen were killed, sources said on Wednesday. Armed men attacked Kakwangura Central Prison in the town of Mutembo overnight Tuesday”, Captain Antony Mualushayi, the military spokesperson…

North Korea’s Kim Jong Un declares victory against Covid

Updated 0750 EAT on Thursday 11th August 2022 Seoul, South KoreaNorth Korean leader Kim Jong Un declared victory in the battle against the novel coronavirus, ordering a lifting of maximum anti-epidemic measures imposed in May, state media said on Thursday. North Korea has not revealed how many confirmed infections of the virus it has found,…

UPDF soldier on Remand for affair with boss’ wife

The Makindye-based General Court Martial has remanded a soldier for allegedly “developing an irresponsible affair with his boss’ wife. By Julliet Kigongo – Thursday 11th August 2022 . Follow us @HICGINewsAgency Prosecution states that “CPL John Nuwagira, 41, a regular militant of the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) under second division headquarters as KIT Operator…