Grain Ships leave Ukraine as more exports expected.

Four more ships carrying grain and sunflower oil have left Ukraine ports via a safe maritime corridor. Millions of tonnes of grain have been stuck in Ukraine due to Russian blockades, leading to shortages and higher food prices in other countries. But last week the first ship left Ukraine’s ports since February. The latest ships…

If you really want to help Africa, you should consider separating us from the sanctions in a war where we are not participating- Museveni Sends Strong Message to US President Joe Biden

HICGI News Agency updated 1633EAT on Saturday 06th Aug 2022 Less than a fortnight following the visit of President Vladimir Putin’s strong man Sergey Lavrov, Russia’s Foreign Minister , US President Joe Biden on Wednesday sent U.S Ambassador to the United Nations H.E Linda Thomas-Greenfield to meet Uganda’s President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni. Linda on Friday…

Ukrainian Premier League to resume on August 23.

Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 0022 EAT on Wednesday 13th July. The Ukrainian Premier League (UPL) will start again on August 23, the country’s sports minister has said, but the games will be held without spectators and the stadiums will be equipped with shelters for any air raid sirens. No matches have been played…

Russia Ukraine latest: UN says civilian casualties exceed 10,000.

The dead include hundreds of children killed mostly in intense shelling, missile and air strikes. Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1220 EAT on Saturday 18th june 2022. Russian President Vladimir Putin has told an event in St Petersburg that the country has weathered economics sanctions  imposed as a result of the invasion of Ukraine. The…

Ukraine war: COP26, IEA heads warn of digging in fossil fuels.

Alok Sharma and Fatih Birol say they are hopeful the global hydrocarbon crisis could spur a transition to green energy. Updated at 1653 EAT on Monday 23rd May 2022. The executive director of the International Energy Agency and the president of COP26, the United Nation’s 2021 forum on climate change, have warned against countries investigating in…

Ukraine to receive $1.5bn in support package from World Bank.

World Bank says its helping Ukraine provide critical services, including paying wages for hospital workers. Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1134 EAT on Wednesday 13 April 2022. The World Bank is preparing a $1.5bn support package for war-torn Ukraine and plans to aid developing countries struggling to keep up with surging food and energy…

Opinion: Is Putin banking on an endless war?

Opinion by Richard Galant Updated 0419 GMT (1219 HKT) April 4, 2022 Last week, missile attacks continued to pound Ukraine’s cities, despite a claim by the Russians that they were refocusing their strategy on warfare in the eastern part of the country. No one knows how the war will unfold and either side could win,…

Ukraine Retakes Whole Kyiv Region As Russian Troops Pull Back

Updated at 0828 EAT on 03 April 2022. Ukraine’s defence ministry says its forces have seized control of the Kyiv region from Russian troops as officials warned that the departing soldiers were creating a “catastrophic” situation for civilians by leaving behind mines. The announcement on Saturday marks the first time Ukraine has claimed control of…

Boris Plans Face-To-Face Meeting With Biden To Plot Ukraine Endgame

Updated at 1316 EAT on 18th March 2022. Boris Johnson is planning a face-to-face meeting with Joe Biden to plot the endgame’ in Ukraine after crisis rejuvenated the Special Relationship. The PM is expected to hold talks with the US president at a Nato summit in Brussels next week, amid speculation that Britain could end up acting…

War in Ukraine: Russian forces accused of abducting second mayor

Updated at 1634 EAT on Sunday 13 March 2022 Edited By KIGGWE MOSES Ukraine’s government has accused the Russian military of abducting another mayor in an area that it has captured. Yevhen Matveyev was seized in the southern town of Dniprorudne, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted, accusing Russia of “terror” tactics. Earlier, Russia installed…