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  • Fighting in Libyan capital escalates as militia battle for control of airport

    Fighting in Libyan capital escalates as militia battle for control of airport

    Uganda News.Net - Sunday 20th July, 2014

    TRIPOLI, Libya - Fighting between rival militant groups vying for control of Tripoli airport in the Libyan capital escalated significantly Sunday in what is being called the worst conflict in Libya ...

  • UN Needs More Funding for CAR Refugees

    UN Needs More Funding for CAR Refugees

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    GENEVA - The UN refugee agency said it needs three times as much money as it's already received to provide basic aid to the hundreds of thousands of refugees from the Central African Republic ...

  • CAR Peace Talks Suspended Due to Seleka Absence

    CAR Peace Talks Suspended Due to Seleka Absence

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Peace talks between the government of the Central African Republic and rebels have been suspended, after the main rebel group failed to show up for the second day of the session. The talks, in the ...

  • Fresh Fighting New Blame Game in South Sudan

    Fresh Fighting New Blame Game in South Sudan

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    NAIROBI - Officials in Jonglei state on Tuesday accused rebels loyal to former vice president Riek Machar of again violating the January 23 cessation of hostilities agreement by attacking SPLA ...

  • DRC Troops Repel Attack on Kinshasa Military Base

    DRC Troops Repel Attack on Kinshasa Military Base

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Gunmen attacked a military camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo's capital on Tuesday, but the government says the situation was quickly brought under control. In an interview with VOA's French ...

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  • Researchers Elephants Sense of Smell Superior to Dogs

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    The best sense of smell on Earth belongs to the largest land mammal, the African elephant, according to researchers at the University of Tokyo. Their new study found that African elephant have 2,000 ...

  • US Embassy Training Nigeria Electoral Officials

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    The U.S. Embassy in Nigeria is organizing a series of workshops to train public affairs officers of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to be better able to interact with ...

  • Despite Advances in AIDS Treatment Stigma Lingers

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    MELBOURNE - Stigma has stuck to AIDS from the very start. When the virus first began to emerge in the 1980s, it cut a wide swath through two groups that have historically faced their own stigma: ...

  • S. Africas Metals Employer Agrees to End Strike

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG - South Africa's main metals employer body has "reluctantly" accepted a government proposal to raise wages by up to 10 percent, it said on Tuesday, raising hopes of an end to a strike ...

  • Nigeria President to Assure Chibok Parents says Aide

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    Nigeria President Goodluck Jonathan will reassure parents and community leaders from Chibok that his administration is committed to rescuing the more than 200 schoolgirls abducted by Islamist ...

  • Seven Killed in Clashes Between Army Militants in Libyas Benghazi

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    BENGHAZI, LIBYA - Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven ...

  • African Anti-Gay Laws Challenge Health Care

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    ABUJA - It's a tough time to be gay in Africa, where 37 countries have banned homosexuality and where, at least in parts of the sub-Saharan region, HIV/AIDS rages. Anti-gay laws complicate the jobs ...

  • C.A.R. Leader Appeals for Cease-fire as Talks Open in Congo

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    BRAZZAVILLE - Central African Republic's interim president appealed on Monday to Muslim Seleka rebels and 'anti-balaka' Christian militia to agree on a cease-fire at the start of talks in the ...

  • Kenya Gunmen Kill at Least 4 in Retribution Attack

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    At least four people were killed and several others injured on Sunday in an attack by armed gunmen in the Kenyan port city of Mombasa , police said. It's the same area where 94 other people have ...

  • Circumcision Does Not Promote Risky Behavior

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A new study that could boost HIV prevention efforts says African men do not engage in riskier sexual behavior after being circumcised. Research has shown that circumcision can greatly reduce men's ...

  • African Union Official Anticipates Stronger Ties at US-Africa Summit

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    A senior official of the African Union said next month's US-Africa Summit in Washington should provide Africa and the United States an opportunity to enter into a strategic partnership. Erastus ...

  • Nearly 50 Dead in Renewed Libya Fighting

    Uganda News.Net - Sunday 20th July, 2014

    Almost 50 people are now dead in the heavy fighting for control of Tripoli International Airport after a cease-fire two days ago failed to keep the peace on Sunday. The battle between Islamist-led ...

  • S. Sudan President Kiir Accuses Ex-VP of Graft

    Uganda News.Net - Sunday 20th July, 2014

    South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has accused former vice president and rebel movement leader Riek Machar of graft after investors allegedly stole money belonging to the world's newest nation. Mr. ...

  • Impunity leads perpetrators to continue child rights violations in DR Congo UN report

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    21 July 2014 - The recruitment and use of children by armed groups remained endemic in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) between 2010 and 2013, according to a new United Nations report, ...

  • Ban urges Central Africans to seize reconciliation talks to usher in era of peace

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    21 July 2014 - United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today urged the people of Central African Republic (CAR) to seize the opportunity of talks taking place in Brazzaville, Republic of ...

  • South African nations to sign economic partnership deal with EU

    Uganda News.Net - Monday 21st July, 2014

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) will sign a new and improved economic partnership agreement with the European Union (EU), it was announced Monday. Under the agreement, SADC ...

  • UN concerned over attack by South Sudan opposition

    Uganda News.Net - Sunday 20th July, 2014

    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Sunday expressed his deep concern over a major attack by South Sudan opposition forces, which further threatened a shaky peace agreement. "It undermines ongoing ...

  • Steyn credits coach Donald for red-hot run

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    South African fast bowler Dale Steyn credits Coach Allan Donald for the outstanding match figures of 9 wickets for 99 runs against Sri Lanka. Steyn said that before bowling in Galle, he watched ...

  • Boko Haram now in control of key north-eastern Nigerian town of Damboa

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    Militant Islamists in Nigeria have reportedly taken control of the key town of Damboa in north-eastern part of the country. A local vigilante leader has told the BBC that the vigilante force ...

  • CSA didnt want Philanders tempering footage to be broadcast

    Uganda News.Net - Tuesday 22nd July, 2014

    South Africa reportedly put pressure on broadcaster Ten Sports to not show Vernon Philander's ball-tampering footage in the first Test between Sri Lanka and South Africa. South African all ...

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