European Union Issues Statement on Torture and Human Rights Violations in Uganda

By Adam Bukenya Updated on Mon 07 FEB 2022 1254 EAT The Delegation of the European Union issues the following statement together with the diplomatic missions of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy , the Netherlands and Sweden in Uganda. During the recently concluded Universal Periodic Review (UPR), the Uganda Human Rights Commission and…

COVID boosters not viable strategy: says WHO.

UN health agency calls for new vaccines that better protect against transmission amid emerging coronavirus variants. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated On 11 Jan 2022 at 2236 EAT Repeating booster doses of the original COVID vaccines is not a viable strategy against emerging variants, the World Health Organization (WHO) said as it predicts that more than…

Omicron, Delta Variants may rise alarm of Covid cases, Says WHO chief.

Surging COVID-19 cases could put ‘immense pressure on exhausted health workers and health systems’, Tedros says. By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 0815 EAT at 30 December 2021. The head of the World Health Organization has warned the Omicron and Delta coronavirus variants could produce a “tsunami” of COVID-19 cases that will put “immense pressure”…

Covid Update: US and France record a high rise in daily cases.

By Faith Barbara Namagembe updated at 29 December 2021 at 0818 EAT. The US and France have reported their highest daily rises in new Covid cases since the pandemic began, as the Omicron variant continues to spread. According to the US Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) the country reported more than 440,000 new infections…

Looking towards the End of Using Coal at COP26

By Faith Barbara Namagembe Updated at 1239 EAT on 4th November 2021. Coal is the most polluting fossil fuel, and greenhouse gas emissions from burning it are the single-biggest contributor to climate change. The British government says the “end of coal is in sight” after Poland, Vietnam and Chile and other countries pledged for the…