Press freedom: four Uganda’s journalists face criminal charges

August 27, 2009 at 12:13 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Four journalists from Uganda’s independent newspaper are facing criminal prosecutions, joining four others already charged since 2007, according to local reports. Continue Reading Press freedom: four Uganda’s journalists face criminal charges…

Sudan-Uganda: ugandan rebels drive thousands from their homes in southern Sudan

August 22, 2009 at 6:53 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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United Nations – 22 Aug. 2009 – Fresh attacks carried out by a notorious Ugandan rebel group have uprooted thousands of people and spreading panic in southern Sudan, forcing the United Nations to suspend its humanitarian work in the area, the world body’s refugee arm said today. Continue Reading Sudan-Uganda: ugandan rebels drive thousands from their homes in southern Sudan…

World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes

August 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The World Bank has pledged further support to efforts by countries emerging from conflict in Africa to foster good governance and transparency in the natural resources sector that has often fueled violence, World Bank President Robert B. Zoellick said Tuesday after his first visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Continue Reading World Bank commits to support DRC’s post-conflict programmes…

Central Africa: Uganda and Kenya ready to resolve island border issue

May 6, 2009 at 4:14 pm | Posted in Africa | 1 Comment
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Uganda and Kenya are committed to showing the world that the East African neighbours can not go to war over the border demarcation, but rather talk over the issue for a settlement, officials have said. Continue Reading Central Africa: Uganda and Kenya ready to resolve island border issue…

Great Lakes Leaders Hail Nkunda Arrest, Say Kony Next Target

February 2, 2009 at 8:13 am | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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Leaders of countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region have formally hailed the arrest of Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda and indicated that Lord’s Resistance Army chief Joseph Kony is the next target. A meeting of the international conference on the Great Lakes region is held on the eve of the African Union summit in Addis Ababa. Continue Reading Great Lakes Leaders Hail Nkunda Arrest, Say Kony Next Target…

Killings shock UN rights chief

January 29, 2009 at 3:10 pm | Posted in Africa | Leave a comment
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The UN human rights chief on Tuesday said she was alarmed at “grotesque” abuse by Ugandan rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo after reports that they killed hundreds of civilians in revenge attacks. Continue Reading Killings shock UN rights chief…

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