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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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The COVID-19 virus origin

  American Intelligence to release report amid overshadowing rivalry with China Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Seventeen months since the UN World Health Organisation(WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, the world is waiting anxiously for a U.S Intelligence community report on the origin of the virus. The report is …

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Afghans in Uganda

  Why Museveni accepted them, and the risks Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On Aug. 17, Ugandans woke up to the news that the government had agreed to temporarily host about 2,000 Afghan refugees following a request from the U.S government. Until then, many Ugandans had known about the …

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Terrorist threats on the rise

  UN report points at ADF, ISIL, al Qaeda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Aug. 26: A suspected suicide bomber identified as Katumba Abdul aka Ben was arrested by military intelligence personnel in Pader Town Council with an assortment of home bomb making materials. These included already assembled bombs, …

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UN reaffirms support to East African industrialization drive

Dar, Tanzania | Xinhua  | The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has reaffirmed its support to industrialization drive in the East African Community (EAC) region, the EAC said in a statement on Saturday. The statement issued by the EAC headquarters in the northern city of Arusha said the reaffirmation …

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Uganda Rwanda relations

The forgotten feud awakens? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ten years after President Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame starred in high profile reconciliation, there seems no path to making peace again after two years of border closure. Instead, new tensions could flare up. In July, Rwanda …

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Retired UN driver killed in Kasangati

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unknown assailants have brutally killed a retired employee of United Nations-UN in Uganda in Kyankyima Zone in Kasangati town council Wakiso district. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigyire identified the deceased as Barnabas Kakyaama Muwonge. According to Owoyesigyire, Muwonge met his death in the …

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UN chief calls for unified Security Council over Israeli-Palestinian conflict

New York, US | XINHUA |  UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday called for a unified Security Council over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and regretted the lack of multilateralism. Asked what the secretary-general expects from Sunday’s emergency meeting of the Security Council on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian escalation, Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric …

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