North Korea confirms missile test from train

Pyongyang says drill aimed at ‘checking and judging’ proficiency of the weapons that hit a ‘set target’ in the East Sea. Published On 15 Jan 202215 Jan 2022 North Korea confirmed on Saturday that it test-launched ballistic missiles from a train in what was seen as an apparent retaliation against fresh sanctions imposed by the United States….

Brain Drain as more Zimbabweans go for greener pastures.

Essential services in Zimbabwe are being decimated by brain drain as workers leave for higher-paying jobs abroad. By http://www.twitter.com/FaithNamagembe On 14 Jan 2022. Harare, Zimbabwe – Samuel Chikengezha, a 35-year-old fireman, sits on a sofa in his modest home, staring at the television set while he stresses over how he’ll make ends meet this month. He has…

Russia prepares a pretext for invading Ukraine, A Us official says.

The Kremlin says reports that Russia is preparing a provocation are ‘unfounded’, as tensions reach new heights. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 2342 EAT On 14 Jan 2022. Russia is preparing  to create a pretext for a broader invasion of Ukraine and has already prepositioned operatives to conduct a “false flag operation”, officials in…

Australian government cancels Novak Djokovic’s Visa.

By faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1128 EAT on 4 Jan 2022. Tennis star Novak Djokovic is facing deportation after the Australian government revoked his visa for a second time. The Australian government cancelled his visa on Friday, saying the world’s top-ranked men’s tennis player, unvaccinated for COVID-19, may pose a risk to the community….

Thousands hold protests in Sudan

FILE PHOTO: Protesters march on a street in Khartoum, Sudan. Thousands of Sudanese protesters took to the streets on Thursday in the capital Khartoum and other cities in new and increasingly regular demonstrations to demand civilian rule in the country. Protesters gathered in Khartoum and tried to reach the presidential palace, eyewitnesses told Xinhua. The…

Rwanda lifts ban on concerts after long lock down

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated on 14 January 2022 at 10:08 EAT Rwanda has lifted a ban on concerts under its new coronavirus regulations. The ban was effected in December after a rise in Covid-19 cases attributed to the Omicron variant. The cabinet has resolved that concert organisers will seek permission 10 days before the…

People dead as train details off the the rail in India.

At least nine dead and 45 others wounded as passenger train derails in the eastern state’s Jalpaiguri district. Rescuers have found four bodies overnight as they clear the 12 mangled coaches of a train that derailed in India’s West Bengal state, raising the death toll to nine, a railroad official said. By Faith Barbara Namagembe…

WHO adds new drugs for COVID treatment.

Latest recommendations prompt new calls for patent waivers to allow more people access to treatments. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0948 EAT on 14 January 2022 The World Health Organization (WHO) has added two more drugs to its guidelines for recommended treatments for COVID-19, as the more infectious Omicron variant of the coronavirus triggers…

NGOs suggest allocation of sh100b to capitalise UDC

KAMPALA- Civil Society Organizations under the Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) have suggested to Parliament and the Executive the need to capitalise Uganda Development Corporation (UDC) with sh100b as part of the necessary interventions for resuscitating the economy. Updated at 0525 EAT on Fri 14th Jan 2022 – HICGI News Agency In their budget…

Kenya’s 2021 mobile money use to hit record high with U$ 55.1 billion

Updated at 0514 EAT on Fri 14th Jan 2022 – HICGI News Agency Kenya’s 2021 mobile money use is set to hit a historic high after users moved 6.24 trillion shillings (about 55.1 billion U.S. dollars) on phones between January and November in 2021, surpassing the 45.9 billion dollars transacted in the entire 2020, the…