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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Uganda in US sanctions crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Uganda in sanctions crisis: Targeting of top officials by U.S. puts country in diplomatic minefield THE LAST WORD Behind DRC entry into the EAC: How Museveni’s and Kagame’s military adventures have contributed more …

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LOP Mpuuga hosts US diplomats over human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga has held discussions with the visit United States Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Lisa Peterson over the human rights situation in the country. Peterson is leading a delegation from the US Department of …

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USA uneasy as gas prices hit new high

Washington, USA | Xinhua |  The U.S. national average for a gallon of regular gasoline hit 4.009 U.S. dollars on Sunday, the highest since July 2008, according to the American Automobile Association (AAA). The gas prices jumped 41 cents over the past week, following a surge in the oil prices …

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The West must accept reality in Ukraine

Unless the US can show that it’ll fight, Ukraine won’t escape from Russian influence to true independence COMMENT | NANCY QIAN | The buildup of Russian forces near Ukraine’s border has led to fears of a new war. But the conflict is hardly new, and nor are Russia’s objectives. Ukraine, …

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USA sees rise in intimidation of public officials

Washington, US |  Xinhua | A nationwide rising wave of threats to public officials has sparked concern in the United States, a Reuters report said Tuesday. Reuters said it documented more than 220 terroristic threats and hostile messages through contacts and interviews with 33 board members across 15 U.S. states …

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Cancelled flights put damper on US holiday travel

New York | Xinhua |  The holiday season travel stress has only escalated amid the surge of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, with several airlines reporting staff shortages from the spread of the coronavirus, leaving passengers with delayed or cancelled flights. According to FlightAware, a flight-tracking site, 880 flights within, …

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