Argentine Senate Passes New Law On HIV And Other Diseases.

Published by Musisi Yiga John Updated at 1506 EAT on 04th July 2022 Argentina’s Senate Thursday passed a bill whereby the State would take a new approach to health conditions such as HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections. The bill, submitted by Congresswoman Carolina Gaillard of the ruling Frente de Todos, proposes “an…

Tunisian constitution committee head condemns president’s draft.

Former constitutional law professor Sadok Belaid says constitutional chapters could pave way for a ‘disgraceful dictatorial regime’ Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1408 EAT on Sunday 3rd July 2022. The head of Tunisia’s constitution committee has condemned the proposed constitution  put forward by President Kais Saied this week, the local Assabah newspaper has reported. Sadok…

Death toll in Manipur landslide in northeast India hits 26

Fresh rain and falling boulders have hampered rescuers who have so far pulled out 26 bodies from the debris of a landslide  that wiped out a railway construction site in northeastern India’s Manipur state, officials said. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated on Saturday 2nd July 2022 at 1424 EAT. Fresh rain and falling boulders have hampered…

US opens criminal probe after 51 people die in Texas truck.

Joe Biden condemns ‘horrifying and heartbreaking’ deaths as driver of truck and two Mexican men tied to the smuggling incident are taken into custody. Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0953 EAT on Wednesday 29th June 2022. Authorities in the United States have opened a criminal investigation into deaths of at least 51 people  who…

Russia denies dept default, blames Western financial agents.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0838 EAT on Tuesday 28th June 2022. Russia’s finance ministry asked foreign bondholders to speak directly to those withholding their payments. Russia has rejected claims that is has defaulted on its external dept for the first time in more than a century, telling investors to go to Western financial agents for…

Nigerian politician wife charged with attempted organ harvesting in London.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1123 EAT on Saturday 25th June 2022. Nigerian rights activists are reacting with outrage after a Nigerian politician and his wife were charged by British prosecutors with human trafficking with the intent to harvest organs. Ike Ekweremadu is alleged to have smuggled a Nigerian boy into Britain to harvest…

Uganda, Kenya sign framework to transit fish without interference.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 2010 EAT on Friday 24th June 2022. The ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries together with its Kenyan counterpart have signed a framework for the smooth transit of fish from Lake Turkana in Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) through Uganda without interference.This follows the fish…

South Africa chief justice releases damning report into former president Zuma corruption.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1818 EAT on Friday 24th June 2022. South Africa’s chief justice Raymond Zondo has released a final and damning report after a long-running inquiry into influence-peddling and corruption during former President Jacob Zuma’s nine years in office. It recommends several high-ranking officials face investigation and prosecution. Acting chief justice…

Expect a ground-breaking AIDS 2022.

By Adam Bukenya updated at 1704 EAT on 23rd 2022 Over the 41 years since AIDS was first reported, the International AIDS Conferences have served as a communal platform for collective action, driving some truly watershed moments in the HIV response. Think back to AIDS 1996, the 11th International AIDS Conference, in Vancouver, Canada, where…

Malawi President strips VP’s power, fires police boss after corruption allegations.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0824 EAT on Thursday 23rd June 2022. Vice President Saulos Chilima Malawi President Lazarus Chakwera has suspended the powers of Vice President Saulos Chilima after the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) accused Chilima of accepting kickbacks in return for government contracts.The bureau’s findings come a month after Britain’s National Crime…