GENEVA, SwitzerlandA total of 55 cases of Ebola have been recorded during the current outbreak of the often-deadly viral infection and 28 people have died, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola is endemic in DRC and has been identified there nine times, since 1976. Before the current outbreak in Equateur Province, the most recent episode of the disease was in 2017, in northern Likati province. Four people died and four survived, according to WHO. Spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic said that the development was an “important step” but “it is not the end”. “We are cautiously confident regarding the situation and know that a continued aggressive response is required,” he said, adding that “experience has shown us that it only takes one case to set off a fast-moving o
ENTEBBE, Uganda Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said that equipping hospitals and laboratories with imaging and diagnostic equipment, will go a long way in helping doctors carry out proper diagnosis, save more lives and at the same time reduce money spent by Ugandans travelling abroad for medical treatment. “Ugandans spend about US$77 million annually going abroad for treatment and yet most of this money is spent on travel and accommodation. Many Western countries have the equipment and knowledge that can help to deal with a number of diseases in Uganda and Africa,” he observed. The President made the remarks last evening at State House, Entebbe before witnessing the signing of a grant between the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) with the Uganda Minist
Washington, DC, United States of America American-Muslims have decried a US Supreme Court ruling that upheld a controversial travel ban on five Muslim-majority countries Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen., expressing anger and fear over what it will mean for them and their families. Following the court ruling, hundreds of citizens have gathered outside the court building, holding banners and shouting slogans such as "No ban, no wall" to protest against the decision on a policy Donald Trump has fought for since his first week in office in January 2017. "I'm very disappointed; I did not expect this," Arwa al-Iryani, an American of Yemeni origin living in Connecticut, told Al Jazeera. She said her in-laws would no longer be able to visit he
KAMPALA, Uganda: A section of diplomats accredited to Uganda have raised concern about the delayed ruling on consolidated petitions challenging the Constitution Amendment Act No.2 of 2017, which among others lifted age limits for presidential candidates. In a meeting with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga at Parliament, the diplomats’ discussion centered on a variety of issues, commencing with the controversial ‘Age limit’ case. “This is now more than two months since the Constitutional Court concluded the joint hearing of the five petitions challenging the amendment of the Constitution,” said Dr Albrecht Conze, the Germany Ambassador to Uganda. The meeting between the Speaker and the diplomats was held on, Tuesday 26th June 2018. Code 6.2 of the Uganda Code of Judicial Condu
JINJA, Uganda Participants at the Ongoing Command Post Exercise Justified Accord 2018 have successfully completed the academic phase of the exercise; including the six stage tactical Military Decision Making Process (MDMP). The military exercise draws operational and tactical peace keeping scenarios found by troops serving under the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM). In his remarks, the Command Post Exercise (CPX) Director Brig James Ruhesi lauded the progress scored and level of professionalism exhibited. “I commend participants for the work well done. I urge you to double efforts and keep focused into the next phase of real life, characterized by the prevailing dynamics,” said Brig Ruhesi, during the briefing of participants at Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Cent
BAMAKO, Mali The Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Mali, Alioune Tine, will visit Mali, in the context of growing insecurity before the scheduled elections for the 29 July 2018. "My focus will be on this pre-election period and on human rights issues. I am aware that the official campaign for the presidential elections is to begin on 7th July 2018, and the vote will take place on 29th July this year. I want to see if the measures are in place for the elections to be held in good conditions,” said the expert. The visit comes against a backdrop of continuing serious violations and abuses of international human rights law and international humanitarian law in the centre and north of the country, which continue to tarnish efforts to protect civilians an
PARIS, FranceIncreasingly the story of data is one of loss rather than gain, except it isn’t yet a mainstream narrative. People are currently concerned with the loss of privacy and trust over most other concerns. The situation is a side effect of continuing data breaches which have increased with severity over time. The issue is further compounded by companies selling and or using data in violation of user agreements. The volume of data generated in the last two years alone is equivalent to 90% of all the data ever produced online, according to research by International Data Corporation (IDC). This already creates the problem of quality versus quantity and in a data market calculated to be worth $3 trillion in the USA alone, this means a market of significant value remains untapp
KAMPALA, Uganda The United States government, in partnership with local-tech incubator HIVE Colab, launched the U.S. Mission's first mobile library project called the Nile Explorer, the vehicle promotes education and has targeted learning activities that build critical thinking and problem solving skills. While taking part in the program, students can engage in learning activities that encourage scientific exploration, improve literacy, teach engineering skills, and promote mathematical problem solving. In addition to the learning activities, the Nile Explorer also serves as a venue to learn more about United States.