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Mixed emotions as COP26 ends

But can Glasgow Climate Pact speed up pace of climate action? Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Nov.13, as thousands of climate scientists, diplomats, senior government officials, civil society activists, bankers and fossil fuel executives exited Glasgow, almost a day after the COP26 was scheduled to end, many left …

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COP26 message for Uganda

Frontline communities ask investment banks to stop financing climate crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | As the UN climate change conference in Glasgow, Scotland, came to a somewhat disappointing close on Nov.12, indigenous community rights activists gathered outside the offices of banking giants, JPMorgan Chase, in Glasgow, to demand …

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Climate change will hit small farmers

International Fund for Agricultural Development reports tips on adaptation strategies | JOHN ALLEN | Rising temperatures and a decline in rainfall across eight Southern and East African countries are set to slash the production of important food crops in the region by 2050, says a new study. And even when …

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Somalia rejects AU proposal for hybrid forces

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Somali government has rejected an African Union (AU) proposal for a joint stabilization mission with the United Nations (UN) to spearhead peacekeeping operations in the country. It said on Tuesday that the Africa Union Peace and Security Council (AUPSC) did not consider Somalia’s views, including …

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Uganda, UN appeal to G7 on climate agenda financing promise

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The G7 group of developed nations are yet to fulfil their financing pledge to developing nations for this year’s climate change activities, which is curtailing efforts by the poor countries to implement their commitments, according to the UN. The seven nations agreed at the United …

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FULL SPEECH: President Museveni at UN Gen Assembly

New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has highlighted the effects of lack of vaccines and climate change on Uganda, and called for cooperation to aid post-Covid recovery in his speech at the 76th United Nations General Assembly Thursday. In his speech relayed via video link, President …

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New Zambian president to make first trip abroad for UN meet

Lusaka, Zambia | XINHUA |  Zambian President Hakainde Hichilema will make his first trip outside the country since winning last month’s elections by attending the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, his office said Saturday. The Zambian leader will attend the UN General Assembly to be held in New York, the …

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