Governance

Ugandan Poet Taking on Politics With Prose

KAMPALA – Ugandan poet Stella Nyanzi was released in February after spending more than a year in prison for a post she made on Facebook that insulted President Yoweri Museveni. Defiant, Nyanzi used her time behind bars to write a book and is inspiring others to use poetry to express their political opinions. But Uganda’s […]

Governance

Kenya Accuses Somalia of Border Incursion

NAIROBI – Kenya has accused Somalia of an unwarranted attack on the Kenyan border town of Mandera, in the latest territorial dispute between the neighbors. Kenya and Somalia have long accused each other of encroaching on the other’s territory and Kenya…

Governance

Speakers Push for More Women in Senior Posts, Younger Workforce, as Budget Committee Examines Human Resources Management

The Fifth Committee (Administrative and Budgetary), continuing its first resumed session, put a spotlight on human resources management today, with delegates hailing progress towards gender parity among the Secretariat’s more than 37,000 staff members …