UGANDA: Man dies from Malburg virus

10-10-2014 A hospital technician in Kampala has died of a virus called Marburg, which is similar to Ebola. The 30-year-old radiographer died on September 28in Mengo hospital in Kampala, where he worked. He contracted the illness 11 days earlier. Uganda has begun mobilizing response teams and issuing health alerts, a (...)

DRC: Former fighters die in military camp

10-10-2014 More than 100 demobilised fighters and their relatives have allegedly died of starvation and disease in a camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).A team from Human Rights Watch visited the camp recently and found the families in dire circumstances. In September 2013, 941 fighters from various armed (...)

Kenya: Kenyatta at ICC as civilian

10-10-2014 Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has temporarily resigned as president to appear before the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague on Wednesday October 8, leaving power to Deputy President William Ruto. Kenyatta would have been the first active head of state to appear before the ICC.He is facing charges (...)

UGANDA, KENYA, RWANDA: Implementation of One Network Area Roaming Hastened by Leaders

12-30-0204 Regional leaders called for the speedy implementation of a ‘One Network Area,’which will reduce the cost of calling, SMS and other data and mobile financial services across the three countries. At the Northern Corridor Integration Projects Summit held in Nairobi last week, Museveni of Uganda, Kagame of Rwanda and (...)