Category Archives: Legal Judicial

Activities of Secretary-General in Kenya, 8-11 July

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres departed New York for Kenya on Monday, 8 July.

Shortly after arrival in Nairobi on Tuesday, the Secretary-General went to the Kamakunju area of Nairobi to visit the Jiongoze Project, which aims at reducing vulnerability …

Zimbabwe’s Foreign Currency Ban Spurs Demand for Cryptocurrency

HARARE – Zimbabwe’s ban on foreign currency, and the country’s soaring inflation, have spurred demand for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin to try to preserve wealth; however, Zimbabwean authorities last year banned banks from processing bitcoin and warn cryptocurrencies are open to …

DRC Refugees Flooding Into Uganda to Escape Armed Conflict

SEBAGORO LANDING SITE, UGANDA – Aid workers in Uganda say armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has doubled the flow of refugees in past weeks, straining humanitarian funding. Many DRC refugees brave cold nights and risk big …

Power Blackouts Force Zimbabweans to Work Graveyard Shift

HARARE – Most parts of Zimbabwe’s capital get electricity for only seven hours per day, and the hours usually come overnight, when there is less usage and power stations can meet demand.

Once the electricity comes on around 10 p.m., …

Power Blackouts Force Zimbabweans to Work Graveyard Shift

HARARE – Most parts of Zimbabwe’s capital get electricity for only seven hours per day, and the hours usually come overnight, when there is less usage and power stations can meet demand.

Once the electricity comes on around 10 p.m., …

Greater response needed to worsening West African violence – UN head

Groups with links to al Qaeda and Islamic State have strengthened their foothold across the arid Sahel this year, making large swathes of territory ungovernable and stoking local ethnic violence, especially in Mali and Burkina Faso.

The situation has raised …