Fistfights and chair throwing in Ugandan parliament

Ugandan lawmakers have resorted to fistfights in a debating a measure that will give President  Yoweri Museveni another term in power. They were deliberating on whether to amend the constitution to change the age limit for the president. Uganda’s constitution currently caps the age of Presidential contenders at 75 years. This would disqualify 73-year-old Yoweri  […]

US warns South Sudan to seize a last chance for peace

South Sudan’s leaders have been urged to seize the last chance to salvage the 2015 peace agreement and end the worsening violence that has forced 4 million people to flee their homes and left more than seven-and-a-half-million in desperate need of aid. US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells the Security Council that […]

Ethnic clashes kill hundreds in eastern Ethiopia

The Ethiopian government says hundreds of people have died in ethnic clashes in the eastern part of that country. The fighting between members of the two largest groups in the country has displaced more than 50 000 people. Information Minister Negeri Lencho says the exact death toll in more than a week of fighting between […]