Monthly Archives: June 2014

Africa celebrates Day Of the Child in Addis Ababa

Some of the African Children who celebrated the Day Of the Child at the AU headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

By Jessica A Badebye Africa has celebrated its 23rd anniversary of the “Day of the African Child (DAC)” under the theme, “A Child Friendly, quality, free and compulsory education for all children in Africa. The day which falls on 16 June every year which was designated by the African Union (AU) Assembly in 1991, is recognized in commemoration of the 1976 protests by school children in Soweto, South Africa. According to the AU, the theme aims at guaranteeing the achievement of Article 11 of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child on the continent. AU activities were organized by the Department of Social Affairs and the … Continue reading

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President Kiir and Dr Machar in ‘last chance saloon’

South Sudan President Salva Kiir who is being urged to ensure  relationship with his former deputy Riek Machar works.

By Nkonge I Kaggwa Kampala, Uganda. Warring parties in South Sudan have been given a last chance to expedite the formation of a transitional government of national unity to ensure that the people caught up in the battle access humanitarian support and assistance. The warring factions received the 60 days ultimatum at the recently concluded 26th Heads of State and Government’s Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) extraordinary summit held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa this week. South Sudan President General Salva Kiir Mayardit and his former Vice President Dr Riek Machar, now the leader of the SPLM-A in opposition attended the summit presided over by the Ethiopian Prime Minister … Continue reading

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EALA Speaker Margaret Zziwa narrowly survives censor motion

EALA Speaker Margaret Zziwa was being accused of

By Nkonge I Kaggwa, Kampala – Uganda The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA), Margaret Nantongo Zziwa, has once again narrowly survived being censured by the assembly following a protracted battle in which she is being accused of arrogance, abuse of office and incompetence. The motion which was tabled about two months ago was presented by her fellow Ugandan colleagues in the assembly including Nusula Tipelu and Dorah Byamukama. Zziwa who seemed relaxed, told the assembly that the motion fell short of the requisite four signatures from all the partner states as a mandatory requirement, therefore it collapsed. She quoted Rule 9 of the rules of procedure governing … Continue reading

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