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Belgian Government funds UNICEF’s urban cash assistance and mentorship programme for vulnerable adolescent girls in Kampala (Uganda)

Belgian Government funds UNICEF’s urban cash assistance and mentorship programme for vulnerable adolescent girls in Kampala (Uganda)

The Government of Belgium has today announced a financial contribution of EUR 4.2 million (approx. 16bn Ugandan shillings) to UNICEF that will see 3,000 vulnerable in and out-of-school girls in Kampala receive support through mentorship, linkages to essential social services and a cash transfer to enable them to transition safely into adulthood. The four-year Belgian […]

UNICEF Deploys Over 450 Climate-Resilient Emergency Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda

UNICEF Deploys Over 450 Climate-Resilient Emergency Tents to Support School Reopening in Uganda

UNICEF is deploying 457 high-performance tents to support school reopening in flood-affected districts in Uganda, marking the first time the newly innovated tents are rolled out in an emergency. The unique 72 square metre tents – which can be easily transported and reused – include ventilation systems and elevated shade nets to keep internal temperatures […]

South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

South Africa’s Zulu King dies at 72

Goodwill Zwelithini, the controversial but revered king of South Africa’s Zulus, died Friday aged 72 after weeks in hospital, his palace announced.  The king wielded great influence among millions of Zulus through his largely ceremonial and spiritual role despite having no official power in modern South Africa. ‘It is with the utmost grief that I […]

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenya prime minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Kenyan Prime Minister who is also Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Amollo Odinga has tested positive for Covid-19. Odinga’s personal physician Dr.  David Oluoch-Olunya in a statement released on Thursday evening confirmed the positive results. “We have confirmed Odinga has SARs-2 Covid-19 He is responding well to treatment he is receiving at the Nairobi hospital […]

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya lifts ban on Ugandan maize importations

Kenya has backtracked on a ban it imposed on import of maize from Uganda and Tanzania.  This is a relief to Ugandan farmers, traders and Government though the lifting of the ban has been accompanied with strict conditions. On March 5, the Kenyan government imposed a ban on imported maize, saying that they were seeking […]

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi bans maize imports

Burundi has joined Kenya in banning the importation of maize grain and flour imports for the next six months. In a statement released by the country’s Ministry of Commerce on Monday, March 8, 2021, indicated that the maize they recently imported was “not good” and could affect people’s health. “While this grain and flour is […]

19 dead during gun raid: Northwest Nigeria

19 dead during gun raid: Northwest Nigeria

Nineteen people were killed at the weekend when armed men raided two villages in northwest Nigeria’s Kaduna state, the government said, in the latest violence to hit the region. Gunmen from kidnapping and cattle rustling gangs — called bandits by locals — often raid villages in northwest Nigeria, stealing cattle, kidnapping for ransom and burning […]

Decision to dissolve Sudan’s Government: Prime Minister

Decision to dissolve Sudan’s Government: Prime Minister

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok on Sunday issued a decision to dissolve the government, said the Council of Ministers in a statement. “In accordance with the provisions of the constitutional document for the transitional period, the prime minister issued a decision today to relieve the ministers and ministers of state in the government of the […]

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

Democratic Republic of Congo announces the return of Ebola Virus

DR Congo on Sunday announced  the return of Ebola in its troubled east after a woman died of the disease, just three months after authorities declared the end of the country’s previous outbreak. “We have another episode of the Ebola virus” in the Biena health zone of North Kivu province, Health Minister Eteni Longondo told […]

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