The United Nations mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) is sending 150 peacekeepers to Unity state to protect civilians who are being targeted in clashes between the government and rebel troops, the mission said on Thursday.
Nearly 1.76 million people have been displaced internally since fighting broke out in 2013 between troops loyal to President Salva Kiir and the former vice president he sacked, Riek Machar, the UN said.
A series of peace deals signed by the parties at the behest of regional groups like the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) have been violated, with the ...
World agencies and neighbouring countries on Friday hiked their response to an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo as the toll from the notorious disease mounted.
A World Health Organization (WHO) emergency panel met to determine whether the outbreak was "a public health event of international concern" -- a move that would step up global action.
The death toll rose by two to 25 out of 45 cases, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters in Geneva on Friday. Fourteen of the cases have be...
Police in Mpigi and Butambala Districts are investigating circumstances under which a man was reportedly killed after testifying in a land case at Mpigi Magistrates Court.
Eye witnesses who spoke to this reporter after the incident on Thursday afternoon (May 18) said that Ibrahim Bazanye, 28, a resident of Butaaka Village in Butambala District, was seen engaging in a scuffle with his abductors a few meters from Mpigi Magistrates Court premises before they pushed him into a waiting saloon car and drove off....