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Friday, April 13th, 2018

 

UGANDA: Teachers have sex with students to award grades

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Parliament has resolved to set up a select committee to investigate the widespread cases of sexual harassment in educational institutions. The move followed a motion moved by the National Female Youth MP, Hon. Anna Adeke Ebaju (Ind.) praying that Parliament investigates the media allegations of sexual harassment and violence in schools and institutions of higher learning. Recently, the Head teacher of Kibuli Secondary School in Kampala was sent on forced leave over allegations of sexual harassment. Another media expose also exposed lecturers demanding for sex in exchange forRead More


UGANDA: Whiteman asks Janet Museveni to give up her seat to a young lady just for a day

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – The Plan International Country Chairman, Joshua Liswood, has praised the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga for her continued support towards empowerment of the girl child. Liswood appreciated Kadaga for her dedicated work with the girl child when he paid a courtesy call on the Speaker on Friday, 13 April 2018 “You are the role model of these young girls. They are inspired by you and the strength and conviction of these young girls is fantastic; we want to appreciate your great effort,” Liswood said. The Plan InternationalRead More


UGANDA: MPs praise Winnie for backing Mandela in apartheid era IN era of discrimination in nation

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Members of Parliament have paid glowing tribute to Winnie Mandela who passed away on 2 April 2018 in Johannesburg South Africa. During a plenary session on Thursday, 12 April 2018, Minister in Charge of General Duties in the Office of the Prime Minister, Hon Mary Karooro Okurut (NRM, Bushenyi) moved a motion for a resolution of parliament to pay tribute to the late anti-apartheid campaigner and former first lady South Africa. Close to 40 MPs who paid tribute to Winnie Mandela, commended her role and dedicated service inRead More


UGANDA: South Sudan national goes missing in Jinja

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – A South Sudanese national Michael Thon Deng is reported missing. Deng was last seen on 19th March 2018. According to police, he is believed to have travelled to Jinja on a business trip and was to later connect back South Sudan through Kampala. A disappearance report was registered at Central Police Station Kampala SD. 42/12/04/2018. “Anyone with information about his whereabouts, please report to the nearest police station or call on the following numbers; 0718946007 and 0714667772,” police said in a statement. —— AUTO – GENERATED; Published (HalifaxRead More


UGANDA: Condemned for poisoning 11 lions in Queen Elizabeth

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – World Animal Protection strongly condemns the killing of 11 lions in Hamukungu in Uganda. This comes at a time when lion’s population is on a steep decline with about 90 lions left in this park. Edith Kabesiime, Wildlife Campaigns Manager says the death of a whole pride of 11 lions in Hamukungu at Queen Elizabeth National Park in Western Uganda, and similar deaths across Africa highlight how urgent it is to prevent such needless decimation of the continent’s remaining big cats. Human-lion conflict should be treated asRead More


UGANDA: Interpol boss Yiga in France for transnational crime forum

KAMPALA (@UG_EDGE) – Uganda Police has participated in the 14th Annual Heads of National Central Bureaus, NCB, Conference of the International Criminal Police Organisation, Interpol held in Lyon, France. The conference serves as a platform for fostering international collaboration in fighting transnational organised crime. A total of 192 states have taken part to expound on issues of cross border crime and the need for more collaboration between stake holders. The Ugandan Police Force represented by AIGP. Fred Yiga presented the need to support the coordination of national, regional, inter regional,Read More


AFRICA: Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting on the prevention of ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes

Kasese massacre November 2016 La version française suit l’anglais Communique of the 761st Peace and Security Council (PSC) meeting on the prevention of ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, April 13, 2018/ — The Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU), at its 761st meeting held on 5 April 2018, received a briefing on the prevention of ideology of hate, genocide and hate crimes in Africa and adopted the following decision: Council: 1. Takes note of the briefings made by theRead More


DRCONGO: Emergency humanitarian UK aid package to DRC as violence escalates

UK’s Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin announces additional package of humanitarian support in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where political unrest and increasing conflict is putting millions of desperate people at risk of starvation LONDON, United Kingdom, April 13, 2018/ — During a visit to a camp for displaced families in Kalemie in the DRC, Africa minister Harriett Baldwin denounced recent escalations in violence across the east of the country and announced an emergency package of UK aid support which will provide additional lifesaving food, water and medical careRead More


DRCONGO: Emergency humanitarian UK aid package to DRC as violence escalates

UK’s Minister for Africa Harriett Baldwin announces additional package of humanitarian support in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where political unrest and increasing conflict is putting millions of desperate people at risk of starvation LONDON, United Kingdom, April 13, 2018/ — During a visit to a camp for displaced families in Kalemie in the DRC, Africa minister Harriett Baldwin denounced recent escalations in violence across the east of the country and announced an emergency package of UK aid support which will provide additional lifesaving food, water and medical careRead More


MEXICO: National insecurity affects tourism

Source: UNODC; UNWTC; Mexican government; Institute for Economics and Peace; Global Peace Index Mexico tourism success disregards rising violence OXFORD ANALYTICA – Rising insecurity in tourist hubs is yet to put off visitors to Mexico, which keeps climbing in global tourism rankings OutlookTourists are rarely targeted by armed groups but as insecurity increases, more visitors are likely to become caught up in violence, generating bad publicity and encouraging foreign governments to strengthen travel warnings to citizens. President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government shows no sign of bringing violence under control; increasedRead More