Tag: Burundi

Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

Kenya’s First Lady distributes mobility carts in Migori, roots for persons with disability

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, KENYA
Migori,Kenya Kenya's First Lady Margaret Kenyatta has called for concerted efforts to remove barriers that prevent persons with disability from realizing their full potential. She said issues affecting people with disability should be given priority in policy and legislation. “Disability needs to be given higher priority in policy and legislation. But policy and legislation alone will not solve the discrimination that persons with disabilities face every day  because what we are doing as individuals is not enough,” she said, adding: “We need to do better. We all, individually, can play a role and ensure Kenya does become an all inclusive nation.” The First Lady was speaking today in Migori where she distributed 140 hand driven mobility carts to persons with disability. Apart fr
UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

UCU finishes second best African university in global law moot contest

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, EDUCATION, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
Washington DC, USA Uganda Christian University(UCU) has emerged the second best African university in the just concluded 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition that test a law student’s comprehension of principles of International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights Law among Universities globally. The Church of Uganda founded University also secured a place among the world’s top 50 universities in this prestigious competition which is held annually in Washington DC, USA. According to the final team rankings, UCU was the second best African team after University of Pretoria, which won all its four rounds becoming the best in Africa and the 5th globally. UCU won three out of the four rounds and was the second best in Africa and 47th globally out of the 121
UN Security Council urges an end to recurring cycles of instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

UN Security Council urges an end to recurring cycles of instability in Africa’s Great Lakes region

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, SOUTH SUDAN, TANZANIA, UGANDA
NEW YORK, United States of America The UN Security Council has called upon the negative forces to end the recurring cycles of instability in Africa's great Lakes region. “The negative forces, including the Allied Democratic Forces, continue to attack and terrify the population, causing suffering and displacement, and fuelling mistrust between the countries of the region,” said the Special Envoy for the Great Lakes, Said Djinnit. The UN has long been engaged in efforts to bring peace and stability to the vast region, stretches across Burundi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. It has been plagued by decades of political instability and armed conflicts, porous borders and humanitarian crises, as well as tensions over natural r
Members of the Security Council met to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region.

Members of the Security Council met to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, RWANDA, TANZANIA, UGANDA
NEW YORK, United States of America The members of the Security Council have met to discuss the situation in the Great lakes region, five years after the signature of the Peace, Security and Cooperation (PSC) Framework for the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Region. They were briefed by Mr Said Djinnit, Special envoy of the Secretary General for the Great Lakes, and Amb. Raymond Serge BALE, permanent representative of the Republic of Congo, as chair of the PSC Framework Regional Oversight Mechanism. ''The PSC Framework remains an essential mechanism to achieve durable peace and stability in the DRC and the Region. We call on all signatories to fulfill promptly, fully and in good faith their respective commitments under this Framework in order to address the root...
MSF field workers remember the horrors and the aftermath of Genocide

MSF field workers remember the horrors and the aftermath of Genocide

AFRICA, FEATURE STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA
KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo 24-years ago on April 7, 1994, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) teams in Kigali witnessed the city descend into violence. These were the first days of what would go on to become known as the Rwandan genocide, during which more than a million people lost their lives, including MSF staff. The crisis that engulfed the country also spilled across the border, forcing refugees into neighboring DRC, Uganda and Burundi. Among those who lived through the tragedy were young people who would decades later become fieldworkers for MSF. Claudia Kanyemera, Dominique Mukunzi and Innocent Maniraruta first encountered MSF as an organization providing medical care and assistance to people fleeing the violence in Rwanda. Today, they share the experiences that
US joins Rwanda to commemorate the 24th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide

US joins Rwanda to commemorate the 24th Anniversary of the 1994 Genocide

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL, RWANDA, UGANDA
WASHINGTON D.C., United States of America The United States of America has joined the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide during which more than 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally murdered. "We stand today with the people of Rwanda in commemorating the 1994 genocide during which more than 800,000 men, women, and children were brutally murdered. On this solemn occasion, we remember those who lost their lives and honor the courage of those who risked their lives to save others." said John J. Sullivan, Acting Secretary of State John adds that the United States values its strong partnership with Rwanda, and they are inspired by the remarkable progress that Rwanda has made in rebuilding since 1994. "We are proud to support Rwanda as it continue...
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