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South Sudan should face extra pressure if it misses August peace deadline - Obama| Reuters

Jul 28, 2015

South Sudan should face extra pressure if it misses August peace deadline - Obama| Reuters

ADDIS ABABA South Sudan's warring factions may face further international pressure if they do not reach a peace deal by Aug. 17, U.S. President Barack Obama said on Monday, ahead of talks with east African leaders to study penalties if the deadline is not met. #United States #India #Europe #Africa #Uganda #opinion
Amid election unrest, two protesters wounded by  Burundi police gunfire

Jul 17, 2015

Amid election unrest, two protesters wounded by Burundi police gunfire

Two protesters opposed to a controversial bid by Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza to run for a third term were wounded Thursday when police opened fire at a demonstration in the capital, witnesses said. #World #NewsTracker #Uganda #Burundi #Police violence #Election unrest
Uganda police arrest two top opposition leaders ahead of elections

Jul 09, 2015

Uganda police arrest two top opposition leaders ahead of elections

Ugandan police on Thursday arrested two top opposition leaders and presidential candidates hoping to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni in elections next year, reports said. #NewsTracker #Uganda #Presidency #Yoweri Museveni #Amama Mbabazi #Kizza Besigye
U.N. Security council blacklists six rival South Sudan generals| Reuters

Jul 02, 2015

U.N. Security council blacklists six rival South Sudan generals| Reuters

UNITED NATIONS The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday blacklisted six rival generals in South Sudan for "fuelling the ongoing conflict and contributing to the devastating humanitarian crisis" in the world's newest state, the United States said. The men, three from either side of South Sudan's conflict, are the first to be listed by the Security Council's South Sudan sanctions committee, which operates by consensus. #France #markets #South Africa #Latin America #Uganda
News turns cool: Ugandan rap-orters reading news in hip-hop style

Jun 10, 2015

News turns cool: Ugandan rap-orters reading news in hip-hop style

"Newzbeat" makes a catchy change from a standard news bulletin; Ugandans call the broadcasters "rap-orters", a youth team of hip-hop artists-turned-journalists rapping the headlines. #NewsTracker #Uganda #hip hop #reporters #Shareworthy
Burundi says open to postponing vote, to wait electoral body direction| Reuters

Jun 02, 2015

Burundi says open to postponing vote, to wait electoral body direction| Reuters

BUJUMBURA Burundi's government on Monday held out the possibility of a postponement of elections which have led to weeks of protests and bloodshed. President Pierre Nkurunziza said in April he would run for another term in a June 26 vote. #Business #Economy #Sports #United States #Technology #science #South Africa #Africa #Uganda #opinion
India to achieve highest GDP growth over next eight years: study

May 08, 2015

India to achieve highest GDP growth over next eight years: study

India is projected to record average annual growth rates of 7.9 percent over the next eight years, nearly double of China's 4.6 percent projected growth over the period. #Economy #GDP #NewsTracker #Kenya #Tanzania #Southeast Asia #Madagascar #Uganda #Center for International Development
Nigeria has Nollywood, and now Uganda's informal film industry is called 'Wakaliwood'

Apr 10, 2015

Nigeria has Nollywood, and now Uganda's informal film industry is called 'Wakaliwood'

After the films are made, the production staff and actors, peddle the films door-to-door across Uganda for up to 3,000 shillings a film, or around a dollar #Bollywood #Hollywood #Uganda #Film Industry #Nollywood
Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being an ape bully

Nov 14, 2014

Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being an ape bully

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - For male chimpanzees, there may be a benefit to being a bully. Scientists said on Thursday a study of chimpanzees in Tanzania spanning 17 years found that males that subjected females to long-term aggressive behavior, often including physical attacks, greatly improved their chances of fathering babies with them. #facebook #United States #India #Technology #France #Arabic #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Mexico #Uganda