UK’s Prime Minister Refuses to Resign over Covid Scandal

Boris Johnson says he has paid a police fine for attending a lockdown-breaching party and offers a ‘full apology’. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he paid a fine from police for attending a lockdown-breaching birthday party in his official residence, making him the first British leader to be sanctioned for breaking the law while…

European Union Issues Statement on Torture and Human Rights Violations in Uganda

By Adam Bukenya Updated on Mon 07 FEB 2022 1254 EAT The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement together with the diplomatic missions of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy , the Netherlands and Sweden in Uganda. During the recently concluded Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Uganda Human Rights Commission and…

Covid Update: US and France record a high rise in daily cases.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe updated at 29 December 2021 at 0818 EAT. The US and France have reported their highest daily rises in new Covid cases since the pandemic began, as the Omicron variant continues to spread. According to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) the country reported more than 440,000 new infections…

Looking towards the End of Using Coal at COP26

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1239 EAT on 4th November 2021. Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel, and greenhouse gas emissions from burning it are the single-biggest contributor to climate change. The British government says the “end of coal is in sight” after Poland, Vietnam and Chile and other countries pledged for the…

AstraZeneca vaccine: Germany disagrees with EU on Blood clot.

By Ann Mary Kisakye Updated at 17:05 GMT on Friday 12th March 21 Germany’s health minister disagrees with several European countries suspending the AstraZeneca vaccine rollout, saying the “benefit is far greater than the risk.” The Health Minister Jens Spahn said Friday there is no evidence of an increase in blood clots in connection with…

Dominic Ongwen guilty of war crimes- ICC.

By Kisakye Ann Mary Updated at 23:15 GMT on Thursday Feb 21 Child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen convicted by Netherlands-based court. The International Criminal Court has convicted a Ugandan child soldier-turned-Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The Netherlands-based court on Thursday found Dominic Ongwen, 45, guilty of…