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…

One million people displaced by drought in Somalia: UN

A historic drought in Somalia has now displaced one million people and left the country in the shadow of famine, the United Nations said Thursday. More than 755,000 people have fled their homes but remain within the country’s borders, which, when added to those who have fled abroad, brings the total to a million, the UN refugee…

Egypt Protests at UN Ethiopia’s continued filling of Nile dam

By Xinhua – Updated at 14:50 on Sunday 31st July 2022 @HICGINewsAgency Egypt sent a letter on Friday to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to object to Ethiopia’s continued filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). “Egypt completely rejects Ethiopia’s continuation of filling the GERD unilaterally without reaching an agreement with Egypt and…

Latest Information You Need To Know On MonkeyPox.

Updated at 1921 EAT on 07th June 2022. • This guidance will be updated regularly. Monkeypox is a virus that causes illness in humans and is usually found, or endemic, in central and West Africa. Since 13 May 2022, monkeypox has been found in 29 countries outside the endemic areas. Monkeypox causes fever, muscle pains,…

Eight killed as UN helicopter crashes in Eastern DRC.

Six Pakistanis, one Russian and one Serbian peacekeeper killed when their chopper went down during reconnaissance mission in area hit by recent fighting. Updated by Faith Barbara Namagembe at 1132 EAT on Wednesday 30 March 2022. Eight people have been killed when a helicopter operated by the United Nations’ peacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic…

UN Boss calls for nuclear weapons-free Middle East  

Updated at 2220 GMT on Tuesday 30 November 2021 NEW YORK UN Photo/Eskinder DebebeSecretary-General António Guterres addresses the Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction.     The UN Secretary-General on Monday called on all Middle East States to transform the vision of a region with no nuclear weapons, or other weapons…

Fighting Global Hunger ; Maj Jessica Alupo calls for support to Farmers

By E K Benj @kivumbi Updated at 1129 EAT on Sunday 24th Oct 2021 WAKISO- The Vice of Uganda H.E Maj Jessica Alupo on Saturday while delivering a speech on behalf of her boss President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni at the National Agriculture Research Laboratories in Kawanda, Wakiso said as a country and the government, reflects…

Elections should be inclusive and Participatory- UN

We can achieve a peaceful and considerate elections in Uganda. This desired goal should be a priority for all peace loving Ugandans.  One of the important duty & obligation for Citizens: “The exercise and enjoyment of rights and freedoms is inseparable from the performance of duties and obligations; and, accordingly, it shall be the duty…