Colombia offers reward after presidential helicopter shooting

Colombia has offered a reward of three billion pesos ($796,000; £573,000) for information about an attack on the president’s helicopter. Iván Duque was nearing Cúcuta airport near the border with Venezuela when his aircraft was hit by gunfire on Friday. Photos released later showed bullet holes in the rotor and tail of the helicopter. Nobody…

Ghana’s Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee appointed new UN ASG for Africa

By E K Benj – Updated at 0841 GMT on Sunday 23 May 2021 NEW YORK- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday announced the appointment of Martha Ama Akyaa Pobee of Ghana as Assistant Secretary-General for Africa in the Departments of Political and Peace-building Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO). Ms. Pobee succeeds Bintou Keita…

Uganda is My Homeland- Demystifying UN Top Envoy’s Message in Gulu.

By E K Benj Updated at 0327 GMT on Tuesday 19 May 21 GULU United Nations Ambassador to Uganda H.E Rosa Malango on Monday started her first engagement with inspiring Ugandans to love and secure their country beginning with their homes. Addressing Young people gathering at Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative founded by Forest Steven…

Solidarity with Refugees; Japan announces U$ 10 million to Uganda.

Japan contribution of US$ 9.8 million is to support efforts towards refugees and host communities, border security as well as COVID-19 response in Uganda By E K Benj updated at 7:30 GMT on Thursday, April 22 KAMPALA Uganda has opened its borders and welcomed indiscriminately any individual seeking refuge on its territory. Refugees in Uganda have access to healthcare, education, and more importantly, each refugee is allocated a piece of…

Israel, Morocco restore relations as US recognizes Western Sahara.

By OMRI NAHMIAS, E K BENJ, LAHAV HARKOV, GREER FAY CASHMAN Israel and Morocco have agreed to establish diplomatic relations, US President Donald Trump announced on Thursday 10th December 2020. Morocco became the fourth Arab country to normalize ties with Israel in four months, following the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and…

Ambassador Schauer calls for Strengthened Defence Cooperation with Uganda.

Kampala, Uganda – By E K Benj & Heather M Asher The Federal Republic of Germany Ambassador to Uganda H.E Matthias Schauer yesterday (Tuesday 24th Nov 2020) paid a Curtersy call to the ministry of Defence and Veteran affairs/UPDF headquaters Mbuya. In a brief meeting, the Ambassador and his hosts discussed issues of mutual interest…

Okello Oryem hails Uganda – UK Relations.

Kampala, Uganda – By E K Benj. Uganda’s Minister of State for Foreign Affairs in charge of International Affairs on Wednesday 4th November 2020 hosted a farewell luncheon in honour of the outgoing UK in Uganda High Commissioner H.E. Peter G. West. Hon. Oryem paid an glowing tribute to the High Commissioner for the significant…

What is Natalie’s New Mission in E. Africa?

Kampala, Uganda – By Desire Ninsiima When Ambasaddor Christopher Stephen was posted in Libya, he made a YouTube video anxious of his new mandate in desert country of fallen Col Myanmar Minyer El Bin Gaddafi. In the case of Natalie E. Brown the new US Envoy to Uganda, she made a tweet a few days…