UN investigating alleged killings by CAR forces, Russia mercenaries

UN official says the body is investigating the incident involving CAR troops and ‘other security personnel’. Updated at 1359 EAT on Saturday 22 Jan 2022 The United Nations is investigating the alleged killing of dozens of people in the Central African Republic last week by CAR forces and mercenaries with the Russian private military company…

Several people dead in Ghana as explosion destroys buildings.

Road collision involving explosive-laden truck and motorcycle left at least 17 people dead and injured 59 others. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0726 EAT on 21 January 2022. A vehicle carrying explosives used in mining collided with a motorcycle and blew up in western Ghana, leaving at least 17 people dead and injuring 59…

Several protesters killed in Sudan.

Security forces kill several protesters, medics and activists say, as thousands demonstrate against military coup. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1045 EAT on 18 January 2022. Sudanese security forces have killed at least three protesters during rallies against last year’s military coup, medics and an activist have said, before a visit by US diplomats…

Djokovic arrives in Dubai after being deported by Australian authorities.

Men’s top tennis player says ‘time to focus on the game’ after losing court battle in dispute over vaccination status. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0933 EAT on 17 January 2022. Tennis star Novak Djokovic has lost his chance to defend his Australian Open title after an Australian court upheld a government deportation order….

Tonga calls for aid after Volcanic eruption.

Official says there is an immediate need for drinking water and food, as efforts begin to assess the scale of the damage. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0918 EAT On 17 Jan 2022. Tonga is calling for “immediate aid”, with an urgent need for fresh water and food, as it assesses the damage caused…

Vitamin D supplements, heart health, and cancer risk

Written by Timothy Huzar on January 15, 2022 — Fact checked by Harriet Pike, Ph.D. Initial research has suggested that vitamin D may reduce the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and cancer. However, there have been few large, higher-quality randomized controlled trials (RCTs) to corroborate this. A recent RCT examined the effects of vitamin D…

Donors concerned as Uganda moves to destroy 400,000 Covid 19 vaccines

Uganda is set to destroy 400,000 doses of covid 19 vaccines which were meant to be utilized in a mass vaccination exercise in Acholi sub-region. Sources however speaking to HICGI News Agency indicate that Uganda’s negligence to preserve vaccines has angered several donors who have contributed much in offering vaccines to Uganda. The government had…

Former Malian Ibrahim Boubacar Keita dies at 76

Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, Mali’s former head of state who was toppled by the military in 2020, died Sunday at his home, his family said. Ibrahim Boubacar Keita led Mali from 2013 to 2020. Former Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who led Mali between 2013 and 2020, died Sunday 16 January at his home in Bamako,…

Tonga under water volcano causes Significant damage.

New Zealand’s prime minister says Saturday’s volcanic eruption damaged Tonga’s capital, but there are no reports of deaths as of yet. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0916 EAT On 16 Jan 2022. New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says Tonga’s capital Nuku’alofa suffered “significant” damage from a powerful volcanic eruption that triggered a tsunami,…