HelpAge, CommonAge Forge Partnership for Older People in the Commonwealth.

Two age-focused organisations, the HelpAge International and the Commonwealth Association for the Ageing – CommonAge – have forged a formal strategic partnership to work for older people in the Commonwealth. In Africa, members of the Commonwealth include Uganda, Kenya,...

Burundi’s Outgoing President Dies from Heart Attack

The government’s statement on Pierre Nkurunziza’s death said he had been well enough on Saturday to assist during a volleyball match in his home district of Ngozi but was admitted to a hospital in a neighboring district on Sunday. His condition...

Protecting Mothers and Babies from HIV During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 lockdowns are making it difficult for vulnerable people to access critical health services, particularly in remote communities. In northern Uganda, the lockdown and restrictions on transport are a barrier to accessing health services for mothers and pregnant women living with...

Kenya Goes Online to Decongest its Prisons as a Way to Curtail Coronavirus

In the past month, the East African country has released 4800 prisoners in different parts of the country, according to Anne Amadi, the chief registrar of the judiciary in Kenya. "We prioritized getting a lot of people out...

#COVID-19: 2 South Sudanese from Dubai who Ignored Calls for Self Quarantine Intercepted at Elegu.

Ojara Martin Mapenduzi , the Chairman LCV Gulu have come out and issued a statement on the prevailing rumour of confirmed cases of coronavirus in his district as a baseless allegation. In his post Mapenduzi wrote, “This morning...

Public Transport Guide to Prevent Coronavirus, MOH Offer Quick Guidelines.

Human coronaviruses are spread from someone infected with COVID-19 virus to other close contacts with that person through contaminated droplets spread by coughing or sneezing, or by contact with contaminated hands, surfaces or objects. It is for this reason...

South Sudan: Hundreds Wounded, Villages Looted in Intercommunal Fighting In Jonglei State

Hundreds of people have been wounded, families forced to flee their homes, and villages looted amidst intercommunal clashes that erupted mid-February in Jonglei State. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has evacuated dozens of injured people for surgical care and...

Banknotes Allegedly Spreading Coronavirus- WHO Warns

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has advised people to use contactless technology instead of cash as banknotes may be spreading coronavirus. The infectious COVID-19 virus could be carried on the surface of banknotes for several days, the WHO warned on...

Al Shabaab Attacks US Base in Kenya

The Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) says four Al Shabaab fighters have died following a dawn attack on the Manda-Magogoni naval base in Lamu County on Sunday. The attack comes just a week after the US said it carried out...

South Sudan: ICRC facilitates the release of 23 persons including 11 children

JUBA, South Sudan, January 3, 2020/ -- The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has facilitated the release and transport to Juba of 23 persons – including 11 children – previously held in Central Equatoria, in relation to the conflict in South Sudan. ...

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