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Church of Uganda to commemorate Janani Luwum Day

New Vision - ‎5 hours ago‎
The Church of Uganda is set to hold special prayers for peaceful national elections, as part of the activities to commemorate the Janani Luwum Day on Tuesday next week.

Riot at prison in northern Mexico leaves 49 inmates dead

Daily Mail - ‎1 hour ago‎
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - A brawl between rival drug gangs at an overcrowded penitentiary in northern Mexico turned into a riot Thursday, leaving 49 inmates dead and 12 injured in the country's deadliest prison melee in years.

South Korea cuts off power, water into Kaesong zone in North Korea

Reuters - ‎40 minutes ago‎
SEOUL South Korea has cut off the supply of power and water into the Kaesong industrial zone run jointly with North Korea, it said on Friday, hours after the North kicked out the South's workers and froze the assets of companies operating there.

Kingdom vows to add more might to Syrian campaign

Arab News - ‎2 hours ago‎
DETERMINED TO ROOT OUT TERROR: Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman with US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter in Brussels on Thursday.

Survivor Gives Emotional Testimony in Opening of Trial of Ex-Auschwitz Guard

ABC News - ‎3 hours ago‎
A Holocaust survivor took the stand today in Germany to testify against Reinhold Hanning, a 94-year-old former Nazi SS sergeant who is charged with at least 170,000 counts of accessory to murder based on accusations that he served as a guard at the ...

NATO Orders Warships Into Aegean to Help Ease Migrant Crisis

New York Times - ‎3 hours ago‎
BRUSSELS - In a dramatic response to Europe's gravest refugee crisis since World War II, NATO ordered three warships to sail immediately Thursday to the Aegean Sea to help end the deadly smuggling of asylum-seekers across the waters from Turkey to ...

Bishop John Baptist Kakubi passes on at 86

New Vision - ‎3 hours ago‎
The Catholic Church has lost a profound member of the clergy, the Rt. Rev. Bishop John Baptist Kakubi, Emeritus of Mbarara Archdiocese.

Uganda 2016: How Dead Dictator Idi Amin Could Affect the Election

Newsweek - ‎7 hours ago‎
Idi Amin of Uganda. Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin has become a key figure in the 2016 presidential elections, with two candidates pledging to return his remains from Saudi Arabia if elected.

Ugandan election: 'zero chances' for the opposition

Deutsche Welle - ‎8 hours ago‎
With a week until election day, President Museveni is calling for a united East Africa, saying he wants to help the region acheive a federation.

Uganda: Top LRA Commander Captured in CAR

Geeska Afrika - ‎9 hours ago‎
KAMPALA (HAN) February 11, 2016 - Public Diplomacy and Regional Stability Initiatives News. A commander in Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) captured by rebels in the Central African Republic has been identified as Okot Odek, a key ...

Jacob Zuma's full State of the Nation address

Mail & Guardian Online - ‎3 hours ago‎
The full text of President Jacob Zuma's State of the Nation address delivered on February 11 2016. President Jacob Zuma delivers the State of the Nation Address.

Kenya: Cut Travel and Other Perks By 50 Per Cent, Uhuru Tells Counties - ‎4 hours ago‎
President Uhuru Kenyatta on Thursday warned governors to prepare for tough times ahead even as they agreed to slash by half all the money that they have budgeted to spend on travel and allowances for State and public officials.

EU gives IEBC Sh576 million for 2017 poll

The Star, Kenya - ‎11 hours ago‎
Independent Electoral Boundaries Commission chairman Issack Hassan, United Nation Development Programme resident representative Michael Balima and European Union Ambassador Stefano Dejak during the signing in Nairobi of the EU grant in ...

Anxiety: Imo state in frenzy as government bows to pressure

Laurel Leader Call - ‎14 hours ago‎
Speaking in the same vein, the Imo State NLC Chairman, Comrade Austin Chilkpu, said: "Since the Imo State Government has bowed to the demand of the organized Labour, the issue of concession would also be jettisoned, as this would ensure that the ...

Senate passes bill 96-0 to hit North Korea with harsher sanctions

Chicago Tribune - ‎21 hours ago‎
Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, Republican and Democratic senators set aside their partisan differences Wednesday to unanimously pass legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

Surgeons on the frontlines of the Boko Haram war

eNCA - ‎15 hours ago‎
A man undergoes surgery in a hospital ward following injuries from a Boko Haram attack in Maiduguri, capital of northeast Nigerian Borno State, on February 4, 2016.

French Govt Reshuffle Makes Ayrault the New Foreign Minister

New York Times - ‎2 hours ago‎
PARIS - Former Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, a low-key veteran of the Socialist Party much acquainted with German culture, will become France's new foreign minister.

UN rights expert accuses Israel of excessive force against Palestinians

Ynetnews - ‎2 hours ago‎
Makarim Wibisono challenged Israeli authorities to charge or release all Palestinian prisoners being held under lengthy administrative detention, including children.

URA launches AskURA mobile application to ease tax payment

Independent - ‎7 hours ago‎
URA Commissioner General Doris Akol looked excited. She described the mobile application ASK-URA as “bringing the URA office to the palm of your hand.

Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme - ‎11 hours ago‎
US accelerator TechStars believes Kenya's Bamba Group could be the next AirBnB or Dropbox within the next five years. The experts will put Bamba through intensive training in Austin, Texas, and give them a cash investment to fast-track their growth.

Yellen inspires fresh rout on global stock markets - ‎10 hours ago‎
New York's Dow Jones Industrial Average sank overnight as Yellen also appeared to play down the chances of another US interest rate hike any time soon.

Everybody needs to stop freaking out about Twitter

Washington Post - ‎2 hours ago‎
Twitter's having a moment right now - and not in a good way. The social media company is catching a lot of flak, for both changing its network to appeal to a wider audience and for not doing it quickly enough.

The Next Assassin's Creed Won't Be Out Until 2017

TIME - ‎4 hours ago‎
You'll have to make do without an Assassin's Creed game this year. Ubisoft explained in a brief dispatch on Feb. 11 that it's “stepping back and re-examining” the franchise.

BMW M760Li xDrive V12 revealed - ‎31 minutes ago‎
BMW reveals details of the M760Li xDrive V12, a luxury limousine that can get from 0-62mph faster than a Porsche 911. BMW has confirmed that the flagship version of its new 7-series luxury car, known as the M760Li xDrive V12, will be powered by a ...

Activision Confirms 'Destiny 2' In 2017, And A 'Large New Expansion' Coming In 2016

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
Desperate fans hoping for morsels of new information about Destiny have been looking forward to Activision's investor's call/earnings report for a month now, and surprise, it's actually delivered.

Mark Zuckerberg responds to Facebook 'colonialism' comments in India

Newstalk 106-108 fm - ‎10 hours ago‎
The motivations behind the company's bid to get more people online by offering free internet services have been questioned by some... News. Mark Zuckerberg responds to Facebook 'colonialism' comments in India. Ben Margot / AP.

Twitter tracker gives up the top choices for Lent this year

Naples Daily News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rev Ed Hasse, of St Paul's Episcopal Church in Montvale, NJ, provides ashes to commuters on Ash Wednesday, Feb.10, 2016, at the Montvale train station early in the morning.

Top Gear's full line-up of presenters revealed

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎1 hour ago‎
The BBC has unveiled a final lineup of seven presenters for its flagship motoring program Top Gear, including two international racing drivers and American actor Matt LeBlanc.

Is This the End for Fashion Week?

The Atlantic - ‎10 hours ago‎
New York Fashion Week officially starts on Thursday, but the hottest show of the season happened the night before, when Hedi Slimane presented his fall menswear collection for Saint Laurent Paris at the Hollywood Palladium, 2,500 miles from Manhattan.

FNL moving on

New Vision - ‎6 hours ago‎
Some of the captains of the Friday Night Lights teams Sudi Ulanga (2nd left), Henry Malinga, Ivan Enabu (4th left) and Claire Lamunu (4th right) pose with Castle Lite brand manager Daphine Mwesigwa (2nd right), Whiteshowman's business development ...

CAF CL: Vipers' Mutyaba ready for Enyimba challenge

New Vision - ‎9 hours ago‎
Vipers SC midfielder Mike Mutyaba has vowed to give in all his best in Friday's CAF Champions League tie against visiting Nigerian side Enyimba FC.

Mwendwa: Kenyan league will have 18 teams - ‎5 hours ago‎
New Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa insists Kenyan Premier League will comprise of 18 teams. Speaking at Simba Soccer programme on Thursday, Mwendwa said that he will strive to have the league expanded to 18 teams from 16 'so ...

Uganda: Kirya Banks On Watertight SC Villa Defence - ‎13 hours ago‎
Kampala - Ibrahim Kirya has steadied the SC Villa ship since being elevated to the role of head coach at the start of October. He is also unbeaten in nine competitive games since taking charge, winning five league games, four of them accumulated in ...

Amazing new discovery shows Einstein was right. Again.

USA TODAY - ‎41 minutes ago‎
This is huge. Scientists announced Thursday they detected gravitational waves for the first time, proving part of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity.

Two-thirds of US students are taught climate change badly, study finds

The Guardian - ‎4 hours ago‎
The findings suggest that the generation most affected by climate change is not getting the education they deserve, say the report's authors.

New NASA posters imagine the world of space tourism - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Mars: NASA's Mars Exploration Program seeks to understand whether Mars was, is, or can be a habitable world. Missions like Mars Pathfinder, Mars Exploration Rovers, Mars Science Laboratory and Mars ... more. Photo: Photo Courtesy Of Invisible Creature.

Drones to trace those lost in forests

Times of India - ‎2 hours ago‎
GENEVA: Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence software for drones to autonomously recognise and navigate through complex environments, and help rescue people lost in forests and mountain areas.

Zika virus has phones ringing at pest control, travel firms

Washington Post - ‎1 hour ago‎
NEW YORK - Some small U.S. companies are getting an influx in calls - and in some cases, unexpected business— due to fears about the Zika virus.

World's top scientists pledge to share all findings to fight Zika

Phuket Gazette - ‎13 hours ago‎
PHUKET: Thirty of the world's leading scientific research institutions, journals and funders have pledged to share for free all data and expertise on Zika to speed up the fight against an outbreak of the viral disease spreading across the Americas.

Junior doctors' contract dispute: has Jeremy Hunt won?

The Guardian - ‎1 hour ago‎
Junior doctors demonstrate outside the Department of Health on Whitehall following the government's announcement to impose new contracts on junior doctors.

Genes inherited from neanderthals linked with addiction and even callouses

Daily Mail - ‎3 hours ago‎
Depression: Researchers found a number of variants that influence the risk for depression: some positively and some negatively. Malnutrition: People with a number of Neanderthal genes are more likely to be obese.