Climate Change Is a Threat to the Rich and Poor Alike

[Monitor] From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year’s hurricane season across Latin America and the Caribbean serves as a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders. In recent weeks, Category 5 hurr…

[Monitor] From Miami and Puerto Rico to Barbuda and Havana, the devastation of this year's hurricane season across Latin America and the Caribbean serves as a reminder that the impacts of climate change know no borders. In recent weeks, Category 5 hurricanes have brought normal life to a standstill for millions in the Caribbean and on the American mainland. Harvey, Irma and Maria have been particularly damaging. The 3.4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico have been scrambling for basic necessities, including food and

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Over 1.3 Million Children to Get Measles, Rubella Vaccine

[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign.

[New Times] The ministry of Health will offer measles and rubella vaccine to over 1.3 million children between 5 and 9 years countrywide during the ongoing Health Week campaign.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Leaders Stand in the Way of Entebbe Hospital Takeover

[Monitor] Entebbe -Government has succumbed to pressure from Wakiso District leaders and dropped a proposal by State House to take over management of Entebbe Grade A Hospital, Daily Monitor has established.

[Monitor] Entebbe -Government has succumbed to pressure from Wakiso District leaders and dropped a proposal by State House to take over management of Entebbe Grade A Hospital, Daily Monitor has established.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Bitok Names Final Squad for Africa Cup of Nations

[New Times] Rwanda volleyball team head coach Paul Bitok has named his final 14-member squad ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations – which will also serve as the 2018 FIVB Men’s World Championships qualifiers – scheduled for October 20-30 in Egypt.

[New Times] Rwanda volleyball team head coach Paul Bitok has named his final 14-member squad ahead of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations - which will also serve as the 2018 FIVB Men's World Championships qualifiers - scheduled for October 20-30 in Egypt.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Iivula-Ithana, Ekandjo Announce Availability

[Namibian] Youth minister Jerry Ekandjo and home affairs minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana indicated today that they will be available for nomination for the party’s top positions at this weekend’s central committee meeting.

[Namibian] Youth minister Jerry Ekandjo and home affairs minister Pendukeni Iivula-Ithana indicated today that they will be available for nomination for the party's top positions at this weekend's central committee meeting.

source: AllAfrica News: Namibia

Youth Urged On SDGs

[New Times] The Minister for Youth, Rosemary Mbabazi, has urged young Rwandans to see themselves as solution providers rather than sit back and only lament about problems in their communities and personal lives.

[New Times] The Minister for Youth, Rosemary Mbabazi, has urged young Rwandans to see themselves as solution providers rather than sit back and only lament about problems in their communities and personal lives.

source: AllAfrica News: Rwanda

Indigenous Minorities Want Fair Land Policies

[Monitor] Kampala -Indigenous minority groups (IMGs) in Uganda have challenged government to show willingness to address their longstanding grievances, key among them: unfair land distribution, lack of political participation and representation, inadeq…

[Monitor] Kampala -Indigenous minority groups (IMGs) in Uganda have challenged government to show willingness to address their longstanding grievances, key among them: unfair land distribution, lack of political participation and representation, inadequate access to basic health services, and cultural extinction.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

What Ugandans Think About Doctors’ Demands, Strike

[Monitor] As Uganda celebrated 55 years of independence early this week, medical doctors under their umbrella body Uganda Medical Association (UMA), voted to lay down their tools at all public hospitals at the beginning of November 2017 if government d…

[Monitor] As Uganda celebrated 55 years of independence early this week, medical doctors under their umbrella body Uganda Medical Association (UMA), voted to lay down their tools at all public hospitals at the beginning of November 2017 if government does not respond to their demands.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

FDC Supporters Launch Campaign Against Scrapping of Age Limit

[Monitor] Tororo -Supporters of Forum for Democratic change (FDC) in Bukedi region have launched a campaign to fight against the proposed amendment of Article 102 (b) which bars anyone above 75 or below 35 years of age from contesting for presidency.

[Monitor] Tororo -Supporters of Forum for Democratic change (FDC) in Bukedi region have launched a campaign to fight against the proposed amendment of Article 102 (b) which bars anyone above 75 or below 35 years of age from contesting for presidency.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda