43 die in Europe migrant Boat Crisis off Tunisia

Forty-three migrants have drowned after their boat sank off Tunisia, the Tunisian Red Crescent says. Updated at 0116 GTM on Sunday 04th July 2021 The migrants had set off from the Libyan port of Zuwara and were attempting to cross the Mediterranean to reach Europe. A further 84 were rescued by the Tunisian navy, said…

UG to Export Wonder Covidex

By E K Benj updated at 1110 GMT On Wednesday 30th June 2021 KAMPALA – Following approval by National Drug Authority (NDA) for public consumption, the manufacturers of Covidex, a local herbal medicine in supporting treatment for viral infections, including Covid-19 are now targeting international consumers. Speaking to HICGI News Agency, several people who have…

Unilateral Ethiopia Cease-fire Takes Effect in Tigray

By HICGI News Agency Updated at 2059 GMT on Tuesday June 29, 2021 10:14 Ethiopia’s government has declared a unilateral cease-fire in its Tigray region as the area’s former governing party and troops entered the regional capital, Mekelle, prompting cheers from residents.  The national government made the announcement on state media late Monday, saying the…

Liberian VP Jets in Uganda

ENTEBBE – Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and First Lady Janet Kataha Museveni on Tuesday hosted the Liberian Vice President H.E Dr Jewel Howard Taylor and her delegation at State House Entebbe. By Prossy S will updated at 0206 GMT on Wednesday 16th June 2021 Thanks In a tweet, Museveni said was glad to hear…

Chad unrest- military claims victory over rebels in the north

N’Djamena Updated at 14:42 GMT on Monday 10th May 2021 Chad’s military claimed victory on Sunday in its weeks-long battle with northern rebels that led to the death of President Idriss Deby on the battlefield. However, the rebel group Front for Change and Concord in Chad (FACT) said it was not aware of an end…

700 drown in Congo River boat disaster

Whaling vessel was carrying 700 passengers at night from Kinshasa when it capsized in Mai-Ndombe province, minister for humanitarian action says. By Alain Uaykani Updated at 9:10 GMT on Tuesday 16th Feb 21 Kinshasa, DRC – At least 60 people have died and hundreds are missing after a boat capsized in the Congo River in western…

African Continental Free Trade Area; Eyes on Heads of State to open Boarders

By HICGI News Agency Updated at 8:14 PM GMT on Tuesday, 5th January 21 Following the commencement of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on 1st January 2021, citizens on the continent speaking to HICGI News Agency are demanding for their leaders to open boarders to propel the trade with free movement of people.  Founded in…

”Do you want us to be like Libya? ” M7 Minister.

Wakiso, Uganda – By our reporter. Uganda’s State Minister for Primary Education and Woman Member of Parliament for Wakiso, Rosemary Nansubuga Sseninde on Thursday (10th Dec 2020) while campaigning in Kikajjo, Mankidye to retain her seat ahead of the general elections in January 2021 called upon women to support President Yoweri Kaguta T Museveni. Click…

Cardinal Antoine Kambanda celebrated.

Kigali , Rwanda – By E K Benj Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has today (Sunday 06th December 2020) joined Catholics from across the country to celebrate the first-ever Rwandan Cardinal, His Eminence Antoine Kambanda at the Kigali Arena. Former Archbishop of Kigali, was one of the 13 new Cardinals announced by Pope Francis on Sunday…

IOM Launches Migration with Dignity UG Project.

Kampala, Uganda – By E K Benj. Uganda’s Minister of Gender, Labour, and Social Development, Hon Frank Tumwebeze has earlier today (Thursday 3rd December 2020) launched project “Bolstering Ethical Recruitment Policies and Practice” The launch took place at Protea Hotel in Kampala with a live broadcast on Uganda Broadcasting Corporation – UBC and online. The…