Huge moment for Ethiopia as Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace prize — Global Issues

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (centre wearing sunglasses) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize yesterday. He is pictured here in Addis Ababa with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta (red tie), behind Kenyatta is Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (beige hat). They were in Ethiopia on Thursday to attend the official inauguration of the newly refurbished Unity Park,

Uganda: Factbox-Beyond Uganda and Brunei, Eight Countries Rolling Back LGBT+ Rights

New York — Uganda on Thursday announced plans for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, following plans announced by Brunei earlier this year to do the same. Same-sex relations are illegal in at least 68 countries around the world, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

Aid Groups Warn of Humanitarian Crisis from Turkey’s Assault on Syria — Global Issues

by James Reinl (united nations) Thursday, October 10, 2019 Inter Press Service UNITED NATIONS, Oct 10 (IPS) – Aid groups operating in northeastern Syria have been raising the alarm about civilian casualties and an impending humanitarian crisis this week, as Turkey began a military assault on the turbulent region’s Kurdish militants. Doctors Without Borders (MSF),

Deadly force: Unlawful killings still prevalent in Kenya

An average of 16 people were shot dead every month, with human rights groups saying many more such cases have gone unreported By VICTOR OLUOCH More by this Author On the evening of November 1, 2018, Alex Okusimba, alias DJ Oklion, 33, was picked up from Club Heaven in Umoja One estate in Nairobi, where

Tanzania’s Magufuli praises official who caned students

By BBCMore by this Author Tanzanian President John Magufuli has praised a senior government official for caning a group of secondary school students who were accused of setting fire to their dormitories. A widely-shared video shows regional commissioner Albert Chalamila administering beatings to a group of students who were lying face down. Earlier, a government

Watchdog Pushes U.S. to Publish ‘Duty to Warn’ Khashoggi Files — Global Issues

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) seeks disclosure of files under the U.S. intelligence community’s “duty to warn” obligations, which demand officials alert folks in imminent danger. The CPJ wants to know if they knew about an assassination plot against Jamal Khashoggi. Photo by Sam McGhee on Unsplash by James Reinl (united nations) Monday, September

Millions of Ugandans quit internet services as social media tax takes effect | Global development

Millions of people in Uganda have abandoned social media after punishing taxes were imposed on the use of networking sites and on money transactions using mobile phones. A daily levy, introduced in July to tame “idle talk” online and raise revenue, affects more than 60 online platforms including Facebook, WhatsApp and Twitter. To use such

Treasonable for Kayihura to own assets in USA

Fellow Ugandans and, especially, the Bazzukulu (youth) It says, in the Church of Uganda Prayer Book, on page 5, as follows: “They left undone what they ought to have done and they did that they ought not to have done and there is no truth in them”. In Runyakore, it says: “Bakareka ebibashemereire kukora, bakora

Uganda: Judiciary Condemns Re-Arrest of Freed Suspects

Kampala — The Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has, in a statement, condemned security operatives for re-arresting suspects that court granted bail. “This high handedness in the re-arrest of persons released by courts is a direct affront to the much cherished rule of law in Uganda. An advocate is an officer of court and must

Tanzania: Singing the Truth Can Be Dangerous

The just concluded Ongala Festival held in Bagamoyo, Tanzania, featured one of the country’s most inspiring musicians, Vitali Maembe. Maembe has been speaking truth to power through his music, commenting on social and political subjects. “I am not a soldier, I am not a rebel just a fighter, I fight alone with my music to