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World Bank approves new safeguards criticized by some NGOs | Reuters

Aug 05, 2016

World Bank approves new safeguards criticized by some NGOs | Reuters

WASHINGTON The World Bank approved new rules on Thursday that aim to expand protections for people and the environment in projects financed by the bank while making it easier for borrowers to comply with its standards. But the first major update to the World Bank's safeguard policies in nearly 20 years has drawn fire from some non-profit groups for creating "loopholes" with more vague language and more reliance on borrower country laws and standards. "The bank has effectively dismantled thirty years of environmental and social protections for the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable peoples," said Stephanie Fried, executive director of the Ulu Foundation, a non-profit group focussed on forest preservation. #United States #Economy #India #Environment #Middle East #Uganda #loans
Obama to send up to 200 U.S. troops to respond to South Sudan | Reuters

Jul 16, 2016

Obama to send up to 200 U.S. troops to respond to South Sudan | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday said he would deploy up to 200 U.S. troops equipped with combat equipment to South Sudan to protect U.S. citizens and the embassy in Juba amid an outbreak of violence between rival troops in the nation #markets #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Uganda
India-Africa ties will thrive on warmth between two peoples, not dull DAVP campaigns

Jul 07, 2016

India-Africa ties will thrive on warmth between two peoples, not dull DAVP campaigns

Given a trade volume of $200 billion as compared to India's at $70 billion in 2014, China is Africa's No 1 trading partner. #China #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #BRICs #South Africa #Africa #Uganda #AmaCde #Mozanbique
Kampala bombing: Court finds Shebab fighter guilty of twin attacks in Uganda

May 26, 2016

Kampala bombing: Court finds Shebab fighter guilty of twin attacks in Uganda

Twin suicide blasts claimed by Somalia's Shebab targeted football fans watching the World Cup final at a restaurant and a rugby club in Kampala. #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #Somalia #Uganda #Shebab #Kampala bombing #Issa Luyima
Kenyan court to hear case against alleged gay anal examinations | Reuters

May 04, 2016

Kenyan court to hear case against alleged gay anal examinations | Reuters

NAIROBI Two men are seeking a Kenyan court ruling declaring enforced anal examinations unconstitutional after they were subjected to such tests last year to see if they had been involved in gay sex, the men's lawyer said on Tuesday. Rights activists have condemned the examinations as inhuman and humiliating. #Economy #Business #science #markets #Africa #Kenya #Uganda
Kidnappings by Kony's LRA spike in Central African Republic - group | Reuters

Mar 04, 2016

Kidnappings by Kony's LRA spike in Central African Republic - group | Reuters

DAKAR More than 200 people have been kidnapped in eastern Central African Republic this year, already nearly double last year's level, in a wave of abductions blamed on the Lord's Resistance Army, an organisation tracking the rebel group said Thursday. #Business #Technology #Europe #Uganda #opinion #article
United Nations chief concerned about irregularities in Uganda elections

Feb 24, 2016

United Nations chief concerned about irregularities in Uganda elections

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is backing the concerns of international observers about shortcomings and irregularities in Uganda's elections and is urging all parties to settle any disputes peacefully. #Elections #United Nations #NewsTracker #Ban Ki-moon #Uganda #Yoweri Museveni #Kizza Besigye
Ugandan opposition leader says vote will not be free or fair | Reuters

Feb 17, 2016

Ugandan opposition leader says vote will not be free or fair | Reuters

KAMPALA The leading challenger to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Tuesday he had no confidence that elections this week would be free or fair, as all the major candidates held huge rallies in the capital Kampala to mark the end of the campaign. Kizza Besigye, a long-time opposition leader who has lost three previous elections, told reporters the "overwhelming enthusiasm" for change after three decades of Museveni rule "has caused panic in the no-change camp". "That is why, yesterday, elements of the Uganda police and other security agencies unleashed violence on our supporters and sabotaged our campaign in Kampala," he said. #Business #Middle East #markets #Africa #Argentina #Latin America #Uganda
Zika chronicles: Everything you need to know about the deadly virus

Feb 14, 2016

Zika chronicles: Everything you need to know about the deadly virus

The Zika virus has found late glory, at last, through its possible association with the debilitating conditions of microcephaly and Guillain–Barré syndrome. #World #Medicine #Brazil #didyouknow #Health #WHO #Africa #Uganda #mosquitoes #Disease #Zika Virus