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…

South Africa Pilots HIV Prevention Injection

South Africa is expected to begin piloting the HIV prevention injection early next year as one of several projects that experts hope will reveal the answers to some of the biggest questions about the future of the shot – who will deliver the injection, where, and how to sell people on the idea that just…

Elon Musk reinstates Donald Trump’s Twitter account after taking poll

The people have spoken,’ says site’s owner, having acknowledged during online poll that automated bots were voting too Dan Milmo Global technology editor Elon Musk has reinstated Donald Trump’s Twitter account after users on the social media platform voted by a slim majority to lift a ban on the former US president. Trump’s account was suspended in…

Nancy Pelosi stands down as leader of US House Democrats

By Sam Cabral Nancy Pelosi, who has led Democrats in the US House of Representatives for almost two decades, has announced she is standing down from the role. The 82-year-old is the most powerful Democrat in Congress and the first woman to serve as speaker of the House. She will continue to represent her California…

Cities Can Be Part of the Solution #AfricaClimateHope

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” This ongoing United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) occurs during a time of global conflict and severe environmental instability. The Russia-Ukraine war, natural disasters and humanitarian crises have exacerbated concerns over energy security, emissions, and long-term sustainability. The world is running out of time to…

Global leaders expected in Tunisia for 18th Francophonie Summit

World leaders are expected to start arriving in Tunisia’s southern island of Djerba for the 18th Francophonie Summit, which will be held from November 19-20. The summit, usually held once every two years, was initially scheduled to be hosted in 2020, but was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It brings together 54 member states, 7 associated…

US not seeking conflict with China, Joe Biden says after Xi Jinping talks

The White House says the two leaders discussed Taiwan, cooperation, competition and human rights at a summit in Bali, Indonesia. Follow us on social media “HICGI News Agency” US ,President Joe Biden has stressed that Washington is seeking to avoid conflict or a cold war with Beijing after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on the…

Ugandans Worried about country’s Shs80 Trillion Public Debt

By E K Benj & Aether Wadero Bank of Uganda (BoU) Deputy Governor Michael Ating-Ego yesterday revealed to legislators on Parliament’s Committee on Finance that Uganda’s public debt now stands at Shs80 trillion. Mr Ating-Ego was interfacing with the committee after the lawmakers invited him to explain the current double-digit inflation and the deteriorating economic…