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Friday, April 13th, 2018


TANZANIA: Tigo achieves global Mobile Money certification

The GSMA Mobile Money Certification defines and promotes excellence in the provision of mobile financial services to our customers DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, April 13, 2018/ — Tigo Tanzania’s ( mobile financial services business, Tigo Pesa (, has received the GSMA Mobile Money Certification, recognizing Tigo’s ability to deliver safe, transparent, reliable and more resilient services that promote consumer rights and prevent malicious transactions. Tigo Pesa is amongst the first mobile financial services providers around the globe to be certified by the GSMA. The GSMA Mobile Money Certification is aRead More

DRCONGO: Opening remarks at the Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG-ERC) Mark Lowcock Opening remarks at the Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo JUBA, South Sudan, April 13, 2018/ — Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock Opening remarks at the Humanitarian Conference on the Democratic Republic of the Congo: Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you for coming. We are talking about problems and challenges today and for that reason, the first point I want to make is a positive point. Progress in the Democratic Republic of theRead More

UGANDA: UN delegates visit their air base in Entebbe

United Nations 5th Committee Delegates Visit Regional Service Center Entebbe The Fifth Committee which is the final decision-making body on administrative and budgetary issues is on an annual field visit which will see them visit other Peacekeeping Missions in Africa including South Sudan, Addis Ababa and Mali KAMPALA, Uganda, April 13, 2018/ — A delegation from the Fifth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly on Budgetary and Administrative matters visited the Regional Service Center Entebbe (RSCE) on the 9th April 2018. The delegation comprised of representatives from 21 countriesRead More

CLIMATE CHANGE: Uganda requires full transition to renewable energy

Renato Rossi. COURTESY PHOTO KAMPALA (DAILY MONITOR) – Roughly two years ago, 196 parties came together at the 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to negotiate terms to what is now referred to as the Paris goals. The cumulative agreement in Paris was to maintain no greater than 2 degrees Celsius increase in global temperature, eventually moving towards no greater than 1.5 degrees Celsius. Each country was responsible for curating their own plans to mitigate global warming and setting them into motion.Read More

CANADA: Uganda furious over not being allowed to demolish home in Ottawa

Uganda’s high commissioner furious over vote to save damaged building CBC – Heritage sub-committee votes against demolition of former high commission, once home of Lester B. Pearson Ugandan high commissioner calls decision unfair Joy Acheng says stopping the demolition of the Ugandan High Commission building is bad for international relations. 0:24Uganda’s high commissioner in Ottawa is outraged over a city committee’s decision to forbid the demolition of a former consulate building in Sandy Hill that was once home to Lester B. Pearson. “We are so disappointed by the decision madeRead More

UGANDA: 11 lions die in suspected poisoning in National Park

  KAMPALA (AFP) – Eleven lions were found dead in Queen Elizabeth national park Photograph: AlamyEleven lions, including eight lion cubs, have been found dead in Queen Elizabeth national park in Uganda after possibly being poisoned, a conservation official said on Thursday. The three lionesses and eight cubs were found dead near Hamukungu fishing village in the popular tourist destination. “An investigation has been opened, but we suspect poisoning,” said Bashir Hangi, a communications officer with the Uganda wildlife authority. “It is still only a suspicion. We will try toRead More

DRCONGO rejects foreign aid, refugee help

Image copyrightAFPImage captionTens of thousands of Congolese refugees have crossed the border into Uganda DR Congo boycotts its own aid conference BBC – The Democratic Republic of Congo has boycotted a UN donor conference in Geneva seeking to raise $1.7bn (£1.2bn) for the country. The UN says more than 13 million Congolese need humanitarian aid, calling it a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. But the government says the UN has exaggerated the scale of the problem. Aid agencies say 4.5 million people have been forced from their homes by violence, hunger andRead More

ISRAEL: Uganda regime states will take refugees deported by Netanyahu

Uganda considering Israeli request to take African migrants: minister KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday, the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal. “The State of Israel working with other refugees’ managing organisations has requested Uganda to allow about 500 Eritreans and Sudanese to relocate to Uganda. The government and ministry are positively considering the request,” Musa Ecweru, Minister of State for Relief,Read More

DRCONGO: Thousands of refugees are escaping violence, going to Uganda – VIDEO

Thousands of DR Congo refugees escaping violence to Uganda Al Jazeera travels Lake Albert, on the DR Congo-Uganda border, to meet some of the refugees. The Democratic Republic of Congo is not attending its own donor conference in Geneva on Friday, saying the United Nations had exaggerated the number of people who need aid. Escalating violence has displaced more than four million people within Congo, according to the UN. Since December alone, 70,000 have fled fighting in the east to camps in neighbouring Uganda. Al Jazeera’s Malcolm Webb has retracedRead More

KENYA’s $3.5bln road project delayed by debt concerns

Photographer: Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images State plans to finance the project using commercial loans.  Debt-to-GDP ratio may hit 58% in June, World Bank estimates. BLOOMBERG – Kenya’s second-biggest infrastructure project since independence five decades ago, a $3.5 billion inter-city expressway, will be delayed amid concerns by lawmakers that East Africa’s largest economy is taking on too much debt, the company building it said. While Kenya is ramping up construction of much-needed infrastructure to underpin economic growth, the cost of the mega projects, mostly financed by Chinese loans, has stirredRead More