NEMA Renews Fight against Plastic Pollution

In a renewed fight against plastics pollution, the Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) and the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) have intensified enforcement operations. HICGI News Agency – Updated at 0155 EAT on Wednesday 12th Jan 2022 KAMPALA- UNBS executive director David Livingstone Ebiru said the two institutions are stepping up their operations starting…

UN Boss calls for nuclear weapons-free Middle East  

Updated at 2220 GMT on Tuesday 30 November 2021 NEW YORK UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeSecretary-General António Guterres addresses the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.     The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on all Middle East States to transform the vision of a region with no nuclear weapons, or other weapons…

Kigali, Kampala Approved for Phase 3 ASToN Project

HICGI News Agency- updated 0757 GMT on Tuesday 30th Nov 2021 Kampala and Kigali have been approved for phase 3 out out of 11 cities pending in for ASToN Project in Africa according to sources to HICGI News Agency. The ASToN brings together 11 African cities in the Africa Smart Towns Network (ASToN).These African cities…

Kenya Suffering prolonged drought.

Absence of rainfall pushes pastoralists and their livestock to the brink of disaster, with 2.4 million people predicted to struggle to find food. By http://www.twitter.com/FaithNamagembe/ Published On 17 Nov 2021 at 0707 EAT. Wajir county, Kenya – As if in a macabre parade, cattle carcasses line the two sides of the dusty road leading into Biyamadow, a sleepy…

Can Saif al-Islam Gaddafi take back Libya?

TRIPOLI, Libya By Ahmed Asmar in Ankara Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, son of former Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi, submitted his application on Sunday to run in Libya’s upcoming presidential election, according to local media. Al-Marsad news website published on Facebook a video of Saif al-Islam in the office of the elections commission in the southwestern city…

UN staff detained in Ethiopia’s capital.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0836 EAT on 10 November 2021. The United Nations has said 16 of its Ethiopian staff have been detained in the country’s capital, Addis Ababa, with six others having been released. Speaking to reporters in New York on Tuesday, UN spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said the world body was “actively…