Youth Coalition for SDGs President-Elect Speaks out

On Tuesday 17 June 2021The Uganda Youth Coalition for Sustainable Development -SDGs conducted the ever first elections for leadership positions that will run for one year.The elections followed a 4-minute official campaign address by candidates in the boardroom of the SDG secretariat at the office of the Prime Minister in Kampala. President-Elect Edwin Muhumuza, Youth…

Africa Struggles for carbon-neutral future

By Daniel Plafker & E K Benj updated at 1611 GMT on 2nd Sep 2021 On August 9, the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued its most damning assessment yet of the world’s progress towards avoiding the most devastating impacts of human-caused climate change. In what more than 230 scientists called a ‘code red for humanity,’ the…

Global breakdown of the IPCC’s warnings, and what they mean for peace and security

26 August, 2021 © Bjørn Tore Økland/Unsplash.com What before was ‘clear’ is now ‘unequivocal’: human activity is causing the climate to change rapidly and drastically, while threatening the environment and the resources we need for surviving. Although we might struggle to digest these catastrophic – and yet, foreseeable – news, we have learned, once again,…

Solidarity with Refugees; M7 Scores as Afghans touch down.

By Rodney Muhumuza & E K Benj updated 11:50 GMT on Wednesday 25th Aug 2021 KAMPALA, — Uganda’s government said that 51 people evacuated from Afghanistan arrived Wednesday in the East African country at the request of the United States. Authorities said in a statement that the group, transported to Uganda on a chartered flight,…

President Zuma seeks Public Donations for Legal Bills.

HICGI News Agency – Updated at 15:00 on Tuesday 24th Aug 2021 PRETORIA- South Africa’s ex-president wants “a helping hand” – and gives out his account number Jacob Zuma’s foundation on Tuesday appealed for public donations to assist him cover his legal costs. Zuma, who is currently facing a number of legal challenges, was in…

URA Boss Meets KCCA ED

By E K Benj -Updated at 19:10 GMT on Monday 23rd Aug 2021 KAMPALA – Uganda Revenue Authority- URA Comissioner General John R Musinguzi on Friday met with Mrs Dorothy Kisaka the Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority – KCCA. In a tweet Kisaka stated “I was delighted to host my brother John R…

M7 Eulogises Gen Pecos Kutesa

By E K Benj – Updated at 2008 GMT on 22nd Sunday Aug 2021 ENTEBBE- Uganda President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has eulogised his fallen bush war comrade Gen Pecos Kutesa. In an emotional message tweeted, Museveni delivers condolences to the UPDF fraternity and the Kutesa Family. ”Condolences from the Ugandans and myself on the death…