Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

Nigeria Bolsters Security in Northern State of Kaduna Amid Violence

ABUJA � Nigeria is to deploy troops and police to reduce violence in the northern state of Kaduna, the acting president’s spokesman said on Wednesday, as ethnically charged violence pressures a government already fighting Boko Haram in the northeast.

Clashes …

State employees’ pension funds are safe

Pretoria � The Government Employees’ Pension Fund (GEPF) and Public Investment Corporation (PIC) has once again reassured its members and pensioners that their benefits and pensions are not at risk.

GEPF is invested in government bonds that are publicly traded, …

Uganda Arrests Opposition Activists

Ugandan police say they arrested dozens of political opposition activists this week. The arrests coincide with speculation President Yoweri Museveni will act to change the constitution to allow himself to run for another term in 2021.

Uganda’s constitution stipulates presidential …

Headquarters to Host Forty-Fourth Meeting of Commission on Limits of Continental Shelf, 24 July to 8 September

NEW YORK, 19 July (Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea) ? The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf will hold its forty-fourth session from 24 July to 8 September.

The first plenary part of …

Change in behaviour for South Sudan actors ‘long overdue,’ Security Council told

Highlighting challenges facing South Sudan, a senior United Nations official today underlined that overcoming obstacles borne of a volatile combination of insecurity and political uncertainty is critical for the war-torn country to be put on the track to peace and …