Whose 55th Independence Is This?

[Monitor] For 68 years since Uganda was declared a Protectorate in 1894, the colonial State officials did not serve the people, but they were servants of the State. The people or colonial subjects were the servants of the rulers. As we mark 55 years si…

[Monitor] For 68 years since Uganda was declared a Protectorate in 1894, the colonial State officials did not serve the people, but they were servants of the State. The people or colonial subjects were the servants of the rulers. As we mark 55 years since Independence in 1962, the African leaders are also not the servants of the people. The would-be citizens and not subjects are servants of their leaders.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Blazing DR Congo Conflicts Threaten Entire Continent

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo’s borders have degenerated into hot spots for local and foreign armed groups threatening peace in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa.

[CAJ News] Kinshasa -The Democratic Republic of Congo's borders have degenerated into hot spots for local and foreign armed groups threatening peace in Central, Eastern and Southern Africa.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa

Age Limit – New Turning Point Beckons As Uganda Turns 55

[Monitor] If the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill targeting to remove age limitations on the presidency is passed, President Museveni will have nothing in the Constitution to stop him from indefinitely running for president.

[Monitor] If the controversial Constitution Amendment Bill targeting to remove age limitations on the presidency is passed, President Museveni will have nothing in the Constitution to stop him from indefinitely running for president.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Monthly Survey Reveals Drop in Economic Growth

[Monitor] Kampala -A monthly Purchase Managers Index (PMI) indicates that there was a slight decline in economic activity for the month of September which fell from 54.1 per cent to 53.8 per cent.

[Monitor] Kampala -A monthly Purchase Managers Index (PMI) indicates that there was a slight decline in economic activity for the month of September which fell from 54.1 per cent to 53.8 per cent.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Presidential Age Limit Battle Shifts to House Committee

[Monitor] The battle over the removal of presidential age limits has now shifted to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, with rival groups of MPs back to the drawing board to devise strategies of winning this key stage.

[Monitor] The battle over the removal of presidential age limits has now shifted to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee, with rival groups of MPs back to the drawing board to devise strategies of winning this key stage.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Government Cancels Rift Valley Railways Deal

[Monitor] Kampala -The government has terminated the Rift Valley Railways (RVR) concession for running Uganda’s metre gauge railway and has also instructed the company to immediately hand over all property.

[Monitor] Kampala -The government has terminated the Rift Valley Railways (RVR) concession for running Uganda's metre gauge railway and has also instructed the company to immediately hand over all property.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Outcry Over Killings of People With Albinism

[CAJ News] Lilongwe -Malawi authorities have been urged to prevent the new wave of killings of albinos and bring perpetrators to book. More than 20 people with albinism have been killed during over 70 attacks against these vulnerable citizens in the So…

[CAJ News] Lilongwe -Malawi authorities have been urged to prevent the new wave of killings of albinos and bring perpetrators to book. More than 20 people with albinism have been killed during over 70 attacks against these vulnerable citizens in the Southern African country since 2014. The European Parliament strongly condemned the latest wave of killings and attacks since the beginning of 2017 as well as any discrimination and persecution directed at them. It deplored that the introduction of stronger laws in the country had

source: AllAfrica News: Malawi

Technique Developed in Kenya Offers a Refined Way to Map Tree Cover

[The Conversation Africa] Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, recently pioneered a new approach which uses satellite images and maps to show patterns linked to land use and cover change on a yearly basis. Though the technique…

[The Conversation Africa] Scientists at the World Agroforestry Centre in Nairobi, Kenya, recently pioneered a new approach which uses satellite images and maps to show patterns linked to land use and cover change on a yearly basis. Though the technique was developed in Kenya, it can be used regionally and potentially across the world.

source: AllAfrica News: Kenya

Low Funding Hampers Protection of Burundi Refugees

[East African] Lack of funding has hampered reception of refugees and the quality of protection offered by host countries, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

[East African] Lack of funding has hampered reception of refugees and the quality of protection offered by host countries, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said.

source: AllAfrica News: Burundi