5$ Billion to Help Africans Build Water Resilience #AfricaClimateHope

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” Access to clean drinking water still remains a major challenge to many communities the world over and will increasingly be at the centre of dealing with the worst effects of the climate emergency.After days of intense negotiations in Sharm el-Sheikh, history was made when countries…

World Health Organisation Assigns New Name for Monkeypox

Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” Following a series of consultations with global experts, WHO will begin using a new preferred term “mpox” as a synonym for monkeypox. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while “monkeypox” is phased out. When the outbreak of monkeypox expanded earlier in 2022,…

Rosa Malango Jets in Uganda at the Invitation of President Museveni

By E K Benj United Nations Director Regional Commissions Rosa Malango on Sunday evening landed at Entebbe International Airport. H.E Malango who once served as UN Resident Coordinator to Uganda and head of Security in the region was recieved by Special Forces Command- SFC an elite force that guards Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni amidst…

Loss and Damage Deal – ‘A Step Towards Justice’, Says UN Chief

Compensation for the loss and damage suffered by countries on the frontlines of the climate emergency has been a key issue at the recently-concluded COP27 talks in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt. Also on the agenda has been how the move away from fuels – or the just transition – will be funded. After missing their Friday…

COP 27: UN Boss warns world is on path to ‘climate hell’

“Humanity has a choice: cooperate or perish,” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said at the start of the COP27 summit in Egypt. He urged an energy pact between the world’s richest and poorest countries. Humanity must cooperate on cutting carbon emissions or face a bleak future, UN chief Antonio Guterres told the opening of the COP27 climate…

The food insecurity in parts of this country should make us to pause and ask ourselves what we are not doing right and what we need to do better- UG PM Speech.

SPEECH BY RT HON ROBINAH NABBANJA,  PRIME MINISTER, OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA, ON  WORLD FOOD DAY CELEBRATIONS AT THE NATIONAL CROP RESEARCH RESOURCE INSTITUTE NAMULONGE.SUNDAY 16 OCTOBER 2022 Honorable Ministers & Ministers of State, The Country Representative FAO, The Country Director WFP, Permanent Secretaries, Heads of Agencies, Ladies and Gentlemen. I am pleased to…

WHO says depression, anxiety costing the global economy nearly $1 trillion

By Halligan Agade – Follow us on all social media, type “HICGI News Agency” The UN health agency World Health Organization and the International Labour Organization (ILO) submitted on Wednesday that an estimated 12 billion workdays are lost yearly due to depression and anxiety, costing the global economy nearly $1 trillion, more action is needed…

‘Our world is in peril’: At UN, leaders push for solutions

By JENNIFER PELTZ UNITED NATIONS — The world’s problems seized the spotlight Tuesday as the U.N. General Assembly’s yearly meeting of world leaders opened with dire assessments of a planet beset by escalating crises and conflicts that an aging international order seems increasingly ill-equipped to tackle. After two years when many leaders weighed in by…

Two witchdoctors arrested over child sacrifice in Mbale

By Yahudu Kitunzi – Follow HICGI News Agency on all social media Police in Mbale City have arrested two witchdoctors who confessed involvement in the sacrifice of a five-year old boy who disappeared three weeks ago. With some parts missing, the body of Rajibu Nasamba was Wednesday evening found buried in a sugarcane plantation along Kabwagasi Road in…

UN Association of Uganda moves to engage journalists on Climate and Gender.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe – Updated at 2014 EAT on Wednesday 24th August 2022 A dozen of Ugandan journalists have earlier today convened at Ministers Village Hotel in Ntinda in an engagement on Climate and Gender organized by United Nations Association of Uganda- UNAUganda. The engagement was under a project supported by UNAFinland with the…