‘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…

UN to help Africa develop capital markets to spur economic development

By XINHUA The United Nations said Tuesday that it will help African countries to develop their capital markets to accelerate economic development. Sonia Essobmadje, chief of the Innovative Finance and Capital Markets Section with the Private Sector Development and Finance Division at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), told Xinhua in Nairobi, the…

UN secures malaria vaccine supply with landmark deal

The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday announced it had awarded a landmark contract for the provision of 18 million doses of the RTS,S/AS01 malaria vaccine for a period of three years. The agency noted that the WHO-approved vaccine could potentially save thousands of lives every year. RTS,S/AS01 has already been piloted program in Ghana,…

Iceland Donates U$300,000 to sustain hygiene in Uganda schools.

Updated at 0520 on Tuesday, March 21, 2022 The Government of the Republic of Iceland has donated to UNICEF up to $300,000 (about Shs1.07 billion) to get critical hand washing facilities and supply it to 600 primary and secondary schools across the country in a move aimed at maintaining hygiene in schools. Provision of safe…

WFP, UN Agency says Almost 40% of Tigrayans suffer ‘extreme lack of food’

HICGI News Agency – Updated at 0721 EAT on Saturday 29th Jan 2022 Almost 40 percent of people in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region are suffering “an extreme lack of food” following 15 months of fighting, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said, also sounding the alarm about rising hunger in neighbouring Amhara and Afar regions….

UN investigating alleged killings by CAR forces, Russia mercenaries

UN official says the body is investigating the incident involving CAR troops and ‘other security personnel’. Updated at 1359 EAT on Saturday 22 Jan 2022 The United Nations is investigating the alleged killing of dozens of people in the Central African Republic last week by CAR forces and mercenaries with the Russian private military company…