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…

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…

Brain Drain as more Zimbabweans go for greener pastures.

Essential services in Zimbabwe are being decimated by brain drain as workers leave for higher-paying jobs abroad. By http://www.twitter.com/FaithNamagembe On 14 Jan 2022. Harare, Zimbabwe – Samuel Chikengezha, a 35-year-old fireman, sits on a sofa in his modest home, staring at the television set while he stresses over how he’ll make ends meet this month. He has…

Thousands hold protests in Sudan

FILE PHOTO: Protesters march on a street in Khartoum, Sudan. Thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Thursday in the capital Khartoum and other cities in new and increasingly regular demonstrations to demand civilian rule in the country. Protesters gathered in Khartoum and tried to reach the presidential palace, eyewitnesses told Xinhua. The…

Rwanda lifts ban on concerts after long lock down

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated on 14 January 2022 at 10:08 EAT Rwanda has lifted a ban on concerts under its new coronavirus regulations. The ban was effected in December after a rise in Covid-19 cases attributed to the Omicron variant. The cabinet has resolved that concert organisers will seek permission 10 days before the…

Kenya’s 2021 mobile money use to hit record high with U$ 55.1 billion

Updated at 0514 EAT on Fri 14th Jan 2022 – HICGI News Agency Kenya’s 2021 mobile money use is set to hit a historic high after users moved 6.24 trillion shillings (about 55.1 billion U.S. dollars) on phones between January and November in 2021, surpassing the 45.9 billion dollars transacted in the entire 2020, the…

Rwandans flee to DRC in order not to be vaccinated

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 2312 EAT on 12 January 2022. Around 100 Rwandans have arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in recent days claiming to be fleeing the Covid-19 vaccination, which is often mandatory in their country. They came in small groups by canoe to the south of the island of…

South African King arrested for growing marijuana.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 2248 EAT on 12 January 2022. What you need to know: Their leader, wearing a traditional loincloth, clung to a shoulder-height plant as police dragged it across the presidential lawn in Pretoria before arresting him. South African police Wednesday uprooted cannabis plants grown by indigenous activists who have camped outside…