Source: Republic of Mauritius |

Bar Council: Twenty-three Prospective Barristers sworn-in

The Chief Justice congratulated the Barristers for their well-deserved success and achievement

Twenty-three Prospective Barristers, have been admitted today as new members of the Bar Council. The swearing-in ceremony was held, this afternoon, at the New Supreme Court Building, in Port Louis, in the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Mauritius, Mrs Rehana Bibi Mungly-Gulbul, and several dignitaries. In her address, the…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Minister on spot over transfer of Environmental Fund

MPs said the fund was lawfully established to assist NEMA restore the environment and manage climate change related matters

Members of Parliament on the Natural Resources Committee have criticised the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon Matia Kasaija for diverting the Environmental Fund from National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) to the Consolidated Fund, saying this has crippled NEMA’s operations. MPs said the fund was lawfully established to…

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Brewing tensions in Eastern Equatoria’s Loronyo area Prompt Consultative Meetings with Communities Involved

The community of Loronyo in Torit County and their neighbours from Idali in Lafon County have been at loggerheads over the past years, with tensions prompted by cattle raids and subsequent revenge attacks

Reported concerns about tensions among communities in Eastern Equatoria State’s Loronyo payam (administrative division) recently prompted peacekeepers serving with the United Nations Mission in South Sudan to visit the area for a proactive consultative meeting. “Our youth are living in fear of being attacked, especially when they bring our animals to graze…

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UN celebrates 25 years of mandate to protect children caught in conflict

Although international action over the past 25 years has led to the release of more than 170,000 boys and girls recruited to fight, more remains to be done, UN Secretary-General António Guterres said on Tuesday

Mr. Guterres was among senior officials, ambassadors and other members of the international community marking the 25th anniversary of the UN mandate on Children and Armed Conflict (CAAC).  In harm’s way  Besides the thousands of children freed by armed groups and forces during this time, hundreds of life-saving commitments and…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

Western Cape High Court strikes off its Roll EFF case against Parliament

The court held that the EFF created its own urgency in the case, adopting a timetable to suit itself and failed to place all relevant facts before the court to support a case of true urgency

The Western Cape High Court has struck of its roll the Economic Freedom Fighters’ (EFFs’) urgent application seeking an interim interdict to suspend the implementation of sanctions against its Members of Parliament arising from a report from the National Assembly’s (NA’s) Powers and Privileges Committee. The report was adopted by…

Source: Republic of Tunisia - Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Migration and Tunisians Abroad |

Tunisia Condemns Attacks on Vital Sites in UAE

Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE

Tunisia strongly condemned on Monday the attacks perpetrated against vital sites and civilian installations in the capital of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, which left casualties and material damage. Tunisia expresses its "full solidarity with the UAE," and rejects any aggression that targets the security and sovereignty of this…

Source: United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) |

Empowering people who inject drugs in Uganda

In Uganda, during the COVID-19 lockdowns there was limited access to HIV treatment and other health services

The hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have magnified the challenges that people who use drugs face.  In Uganda, during the COVID-19 lockdowns there was limited access to HIV treatment and other health services, including access to medically assisted therapy, which provides daily doses of methadone to people who use drugs. Access to support systems, such…

Source: European External Action Service (EEAS) |

Sudan: Statement by the High Representative/Vice President Josep Borrell on the latest situation

Over the past months, the European Union and the international community have repeatedly called on the military authorities to refrain from violence against peaceful demonstrators

At least 7 demonstrators were killed, while many others were injured during protests in Khartoum on 17 January. This brings the total number of deaths during protests to more than 70 since 25 October 2021. Over the past months, the European Union and the international community have repeatedly called on…

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Concrete Action Essential to Fulfill Darfur Promise: ICC Prosecutor

He emphasized the critical need for cooperation and concrete action, both by the authorities in Khartoum and the international community

Nearly 20 years after the UN Security Council referred the Darfur situation in Sudan to the International Criminal Court (ICC), victims and survivors of atrocities are still seeking justice and accountability, Prosecutor Karim Khan told ambassadors on Tuesday.  Delivering the ICC’s 34th report on Darfur to the Council, he emphasized…

Source: Parliament of the Republic of Uganda |

Uganda: IGG officials on spot over Land Commission boss suspension

Byenkya is on trial for allegedly obstructing investigators from the Inspectorate who were probing her for abuse of office

The Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs has put officials from the Inspectorate of Government (IG) on the defensive over what they termed as conflict of interest in the investigation and prosecution of embattled Uganda Land Commission boss, Hon Beatrice Byenkya. Byenkya is on trial for allegedly obstructing investigators from…