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UN / UGANDA ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT

A UN spokesman said that the Secretary-General welcomed the decision by the Constitutional Court of Uganda to annul the country's anti-homosexuality legislation and to pay tribute to those who contributed to this step forward, particularly the human rights activists in Uganda who spoke out at great personal risk. UNIFEED-UNTV      

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA PGA WRAP

Uganda's foreign minister Sam Kutesa has been elected by acclamation to become the 69th president of the General Assembly. UNIFEED-UNTV

11 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / AU BOKO HARAM

The chairman for the African Union Peace and Security Council (PSC) said that "there are intensified efforts in that area" to recover the girls who were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram in Nigeria almost two months ago. UNIFEED-UNTV

6 Jun 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / UGANDAN SOLDIERS ATTACK

A repatriation ceremony was held for three Ugandan soldiers killed during a raid on the Somali parliament by Shabaab terrorists. The deceased were part of the Quick Reaction Force (QRF) that responded to the attack that also claimed the lives of four Somali National Army (SNA) soldiers and one Somali police officer.  AU / UN [...]

27 May 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GUINEA EBOLA

The World Health Organization (WHO) says while the Ebola outbreak  in Guinea is serious, it is relatively small so far in comparison with earlier outbreaks of the disease. As of Monday, there were 122 suspected and confirmed cases of the disease in Guinea of whom 80 had died. CH UNTV

1 Apr 2014 | Read More »

UN / UGANDA ANTI-GAY-LAW

UN spokesperson Martin Nesirky read statements by both Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and human rights chief Navi Pillay spoke against the anti-homosexuality law signed into force in Uganda, saying it violates basic human rights and endangers lesbians, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the country. UNTV

24 Feb 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / FUNDING

The World Food Programme announced it was in urgent need of funds to help refugees from South Sudan. WFP

29 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UGANDA / SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES

The fighting that erupted in South Sudan in mid-December between government troops and opposition forces has forced more than 43 000 people to seek shelter in neighboring countries while internally displacing 232 000. In Uganda alone, there are more than 32 000 registered refugees who are arriving at the rate of 4 to 5 thousand [...]

10 Jan 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / SOUTH SUDAN DISPLACED UPDATE

The UN Refugee Agency said that up 2,500 South Sudanese refugees are crossing the border into Uganda every day, leaving aid agencies struggling to provide the basics at meeting points on the border and at reception centres. Over 23,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived inUganda. CH UNTV / RECENT

7 Jan 2014 | Read More »

UN / DRC

The Special Representative for Democratic Republic of Congo, Martin Kobler, expressed disappointment that "after four long days and nights of negotiations until the early morning hours of today, it was not possible to reach a comprehensive deal" in Kampala for the amnesty, disarmament and integration of M23 rebels. UNTV / FILE

21 Oct 2013 | Read More »

 

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