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ILO strike disrupts board session, tobacco decision delayed again

Photo by: ILO Staff Union MANILA - The staff union of the International Labour Organization in Geneva is protesting its governing body's decision on Thursday to implement salary cuts. The cuts, proposed by the U.N. International Civil Service Commission a year ago, would slash their annual salaries

DEVEX.COM - 2018-03-23 14:27:19

A child dies, a child lives: why Somalia drought is not another famine

DOLLOW, Somalia (Reuters) - At the height of Somalia's 2011 famine, Madow Mohamed had to leave her crippled five-year-old son Abdirahman by the side of the road to lead her eight other starving children toward help. When she returned to search for him, she found only a grave. He was among the 260,0

REUTERS - 2018-03-23 14:26:33

UPDATE 2-Uganda joins Africa's big-debt club, central bank warns on default

* Uganda debt leaps to $15.1 billion * Central bank worried by levels of dollar borrowing * Debt pressures creeping up on Africa once again (Adds opposition comment, more details) By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, March 23 (Reuters) - Uganda's national debt has nearly trebled in the last three years

REUTERS UK - 2018-03-23 13:44:49

UN troops find 8 bodies after bloodshed in eastern DR Congo

In late-night drama, Senate passes $1.3 trillion spending bill, averting government shutdown Provided by AFP The UN says more than 57,000 people have fled across the border to Uganda to escape the wave of violence in DR Congo's volatile Ituri province UN peacekeepers have found eight decomposing bo

MSN.COM - 2018-03-23 12:50:06

Kenya favourite to win Vic Falls Sevens

The Zimbabwe rugby sevens team face an uphill battle when they defend their title at the annual KweseSports Victoria Falls Sevens tournament this weekend. The Zambezi Cheetahs won the inaugural event last year, but a combination of poor preparations and the inclusion of Sevens heavyweights Kenya in

ESPN - 2018-03-23 11:43:03

Uganda rugby star Solomon Okia revels in World Cup dream

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Uganda men's sevens team has qualified for its first Rugby World CupThe sport is growing in the East African nationCranes star Solomon Okia takes inspiration from Olympic champions Fiji (CNN)The world of rugby

CNN - 2018-03-23 10:48:00

Africa's young professionals embracing 'gospel of bitcoin'

KAMPALA, Uganda - Some tech-savvy Africans are embracing bitcoin, the most popular virtual currency, despite the warnings of a few governments, seeing the volatility in its value a better risk than the usual hustle amid the continent's high unemployment. Many bitcoin adoptees are professionals aimin

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-23 10:17:00

Killings flare again in cockpit of Congo's war

Reuters. A Congolese child, whose family fled from ethnic fighting in Democratic Republic of Congo by boat, eats a meal at UNHCR reception center in Kyangwali refugee settlement camp By Elias Biryabarema KYANGWALI, Uganda (Reuters) - Nguna Abooki was getting ready for bed on the evening of Feb. 1 w

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-23 08:01:59

7 Days in Entebbe

NEW YORK (CNS) -- All the tension of a daring military raid has somehow been drained from "7 Days in Entebbe" (Focus). Based on the 1976 Israeli commando mission that rescued more than 100 hostages from Entebbe Airport in Uganda, the film is the fourth dramatization of that fateful week. It attempts

THEBOSTONPILOT.COM - 2018-03-23 07:29:17

Greater Kajo-Keji hosts ghost towns and hibernating villages as fear and insecurity prevail

Greater Kajo-Keji, consisting of the four counties of Nyepo, Kangapo, Liwolo and Kajo-Keji in the Yei River region, was once blooming and full of life and farmers. Nowadays the area lies in ruins as most of its inhabitants have fled for their lives to refugee camps in Uganda. The insecurity in Great

RELIEFWEB.INT - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

The 21 richest Asians in the UK

Many of the most powerful countries in the world are owned by Asian businessmen and women - and many of them live in the UK. The Asian Rich List 2018, which will be presented on Friday night at the 21st annual Asian Business Awards (ABA) in London, recognises the 101 wealthiest Asians in the UK. The

SFGATE - 2018-03-23 06:48:00

Five organisations win reproductive health grants

HEALTH BRUSSELS - Five organisations have won grants to implement different reproductive health projects. John Skibiak, the director of Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition (RHSC), announced the grant recipients during the 18th General Membership Meeting of RHSC in Brussels, Belgium. The winners i

MSN.COM - 2018-03-23 00:11:01

The U.N. found only 7,000 refugees, despite Uganda's claim that thousands more needed aid

BIDI BIDI REFUGEE CAMP, Uganda - It's clear the 285,000 people in this sprawling compound known as the second largest refugee camp in the world desperately need aid. These residents who fled civil wars in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo and other conflicts now live in tents and ram

USA TODAY - 2018-03-22 21:46:54

Mudman Burgers opens new location in Kalispell, continues global outreach

Mudman Burgers celebrated the grand opening of their fourth location Thursday. It's quickly become a Flathead favorite, but there's more to the story behind the burger. "It's very important that people know that when they come in, and they simply buy a burger, they are a part of something so much bi

NBCMONTANA - 2018-03-22 22:35:49

San Antonio recognizes World Water Day

Carly Powne became mindful of the importance of clean and safe water during a two-month trip to Uganda. In honor of World Water Day, Powne invited the public to participate in World Vision's Global 6K where proceeds go to assuring access to healthy water for everyone. (Courtesy Photo) As World Water

LAPRENSASA.COM - 2018-03-22 18:36:00

From DRC to Uganda: Refugees flee across the water

The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing one of Africa's worst humanitarian disasters. Since the start of 2018, more than 50,000 Congolese have fled to Uganda, many by boat. Simone Schlindwein sent this report. The surface of the vast Lake Albert is as smooth as a mirror. Waves gently lap ag

MSN.COM - 2018-03-22 16:59:18

French Montana Reveals What His Trip To Uganda Taught Him

Los Angeles, CA - French Montana began his philanthropic journey after a trip to Uganda in March 2017. After a couple of personal setbacks, he admittedly lost the motivation to make music and was looking for something to fill the void. He unexpectedly found it in the hearts and spirits of the Uganda

HIPHOPDX.COM - 2018-03-22 16:47:00

Samatta: Algeria will be good preparation for AFCON qualifiers

Tanzania (Taifa Stars) skipper Mbwana Samatta has revealed that all players are ready for their two friendly games against Algeria and DRC Congo. Taifa Stars is set to play away against Algeria on March 22 and at home against DRC Congo five days later. Article continues below Stars who are currently

GOAL.COM - 2018-03-22 15:00:29

Congolese Refugees Fleeing to Uganda Recount Horrors

The wave of ethnic violence sweeping through northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes. Nearly 50,000 have crossed into Uganda. The waters of Lake Albert look beautiful and even inviting, but they can also be dangerous. The U.N. says several C

VOICE OF AMERICA - 2018-03-22 14:03:48

NRD Capital Establishes the "NRD Foundation," Supports Franchised Water Solution

ATLANTA, March 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In honor of World Water Day, NRD Capital, LLC ("NRD"), an Atlanta-based private equity firm specializing in franchised and multi-location business investments, announces its first philanthropic pledge through the NRD Foundation ("the NRDF"). The first recipien

BENZINGA - 2018-03-22 14:35:00