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11:46
11:46

Latest Deadly Ebola Virus Outbreak in DR Congo Declared Over

It re-emerged in February, nine months after another outbreak in the same province was declared over. Eleven confirmed cases and one probable case resulting in six deaths and six recoveries were recorded in four health zones in North Kivu, from February 7, when the Ministry of Health announced the resurgence of Ebola in Butembo, close to the border with Uganda.
09:47
09:47

Truck Drivers Again Threaten to Boycott Delivery of Cargo to South Sudan 2 3 Top story

Their concerns follow a fresh attack on cargo trucks early last week in which a Ugandan driver was beaten to comma by gunmen, while six Kenyan nationals were hijacked and their trucks abandoned on the road.
15:02
15:02

IGADs Governance Forum to Promote Political Pluralism, Tolerance Among Members Democracy 3 1

According to Siraj Fegessa, the IGAD Peace and Security Division Director, the forum will serve as the main dialogue forum of IGAD members in all governance matters.
15:13
15:13

Ugandan Trucker Beaten to Comma, 6 Kenyans Kidnapped in South Sudan 1

The victims have only been identified as Mohammed, the driver of truck registration KBS 735W with his turn-man; Abdirizak the driver of KBM 742R, Shueb who was driving truck registration SSD 512S and Abdillahi and his co-driver, they were aboard KBT 720J truck.
18:36
18:36

Address Youth Vulnerability in Politically Motivated Violence-IGAD Conflicts 1 2

The IGAD Executive Secretary Workneh Gebeyehu says that the young people are particularly vulnerable to being mobilized into destructive occupations such as ethnic and politically motivated violence, criminal enterprises and radicalization into violent extremism.
11:33
11:33

Mfumukeko's Troubled Reign As EAC Sec General 3 1

Fred Mukasa Mbidde served as EALA Representative before and during Mfumukeko’s term. He says that it was his managerial skills that were more of a problem to his leadership than the people he had to serve. Mfumukeko lists a number of achievements during his term, in various areas like agriculture, health transport, energy and trade and investment.
12:20
12:20

New EAC Boss Pledges to Eliminate Trade Barriers, Push Political Unity 3 1

The EAC belongs to all of us - the people of East Africa, and I have taken on the duty to work towards a prosperous, secure and politically united region, that is people -centered and private sector driven -Dr. Mathuki
19:14
19:14

Cargo Drivers Task East African Community Bloc on Compensation, Security Nimule-Juba Highway 2 1

Batula Hussein, an elderly mother who lost his son Hashim Ismail, 36, in the attack told URN on a phone line that the deceased trucker was the only breadwinner in the family. Hashim’s body was reportedly burnt in his truck beyond recognition and buried in South Sudan.
18:18
18:18

Competition, Political Interests Killing EAC Integration 6

The observation was made by professional bodies, economic analysts and government officials in the wake of trade standoffs and political quarrels, amongst EAC member states. Currently, in the region, Uganda is facing trade barriers with Kenya as several Ugandan products like sugar, poultry, milk and grain, are either blocked or restricted by quotas and tariffs.
09:56
09:56

UNRA Begins Patching Potholes on Gulu–Nimule Road After Media Exposure Elegu Town Council 1

Allan Ssempebwa, the UNRA Media Relations Manager, says that the exponential increase of heavy traffic transporting cargo to South Sudan has strained some sections of the road than earlier on anticipated.
19:59
19:59

Bodies of More Cargo Truckers Killed in South Sudan Still Missing 1 3

Speaking to URN in an interview on Thursday, Mwatela disclosed that the number of the truckers killed is more because the gunmen torched over 40 trucks along the Yei-Juba route. He said the South Sudan authorities have since handed over the bodies of two Kenyan truckers.
18:17
18:17

Retired Italian Diplomat In Trouble Over Ivory 3 Top story

Marino’s arrest came a day after his Ugandan wife was detained at Bugolobi Police Station together with Panda – Pier Village LC I Chairperson, Joseph Tomusange, who was caught with 2.5Kgs of worked Ivory pieces following a trap laid by officers from the Natural Resources Conservation Network (NRCN) working closely with detectives from the Uganda Police Force who presented themselves as buyers of the ivory.
11:43
11:43

Leaders Raise Concern About Substandard Goods in Elegu security personnel 2 1

Fredrick Joseph Otim, the Bureau's Inspector says several substandard goods are being sneaked out of the country into South Sudan and the same goods find their ways back into the country through the porous border points.
16:17
16:17

Uganda, Tanzania Sign Agreement to Start Construction Of Oil Pipeline 3 1 Top story

The construction of the pipeline is expected to take four years for the oil to start flowing. If complete, it will be the longest heated crude oil pipeline line in the world.
09:16
09:16

CSOs Decry Intimidation of EACOP Affected Persons in Masaka 1 2

Diana Nabiruma, the Communication Officers at the Africa Institute for Energy Governance-AFIEGO, indicates that besides anonymous persons cautioning them against engaging project affected persons and documenting their concerns, they have lately started registering cases of suspicious people trying to disrupt their community meetings.
08:39
08:39

Truckers Strike Over South Sudan Armed Attacks Truck Drivers 4 2 Top story

Zedi Male, the Vice-chairperson of the Truck Driver’s Association, insists that the attacks are not being perpetrated by rebels as the South Sudanese authorities are claiming but they are being executed by government forces. Male says that the latest attack occurred near a military barracks.
07:22
07:22

Pilot Early Warning System Cuts Lake Victoria Deaths 3

“The project has also reduced annual weather-related deaths on the lake by 30% - thus saving more than 300 lives per year, while economic benefits of the project are estimated at US$ 44 million per year,” says the study.
06:30
06:30

Six Ugandans Detained in South Sudan for Illegal Logging 1

Geoffrey Osborn Oceng, the Amuru Resident District Commissioner, says that the South Sudan army picked up the six while cutting trees in a forest in Magwi County.
17:14
17:14

East African Leaders Told to Learn from Magufuli’s Mistakes, Achievements Tanzania 3 1

The East African Law Society (EALS) has called on leaders of East Africa to learn from the mistakes that John Pombe Magufuli, the President of Tanzania made during his five year term.
13:08
13:08

Cross Border Women Traders Advocate for Gender Equality 1 5

The women traders also pointed out that the flourishing informal trade can be very beneficial to the border residents due to the quick and improved livelihoods through job creations but they highlighted that such ventures are undeniably risky.
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