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Africa · Indonesia

Indonesia, the world's largest palm oil producer, bans exports

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Indonesia is facing a shortage of domestic supplies of cooking oil and soaring prices. Authorities fear the scarcity and rising costs could provoke social tensions. Indonesia produces about 60 percent of the world's palm oil, with one-third consumed by its domestic market. India, China, the EU and Pakistan are among its major export customers.See the Story
Cyril Ramaphosa · KwaZulu-Natal

IN PICS | Flood devastation and tragedy in KwaZulu-Natal

100% Right coverage: 2 sources
Photographer Jacques Nelles has documented the flooding which has claimed over 250 lives, and destroyed billions of Rand worth of infrastructure. The coastal province has been lashed by destructive rains leaving a trail of destruction impacting infrastructure, homes and businesses. The flooding has also claimed the lives of over 250 people.See the Story
Africa · Kampala

At least 20 killed in Uganda bus accident, police say

Coverage: 2 sources
Police say at least seven of the victims in the Wednesday morning accident are minors. The bus was traveling from the city of Fort Portal to the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Deadly motor accidents are frequent in Uganda, where roads and highways are narrow and often littered with potholes.See the Story
Africa · Uganda

Andrew Ojok replaces father Oulanyah as Omoro MP 

Andrew Ojok Oulanyah, the son of the deceased former speaker of Parliament Jacob, has been declared the winner of Thursday's bi-election. He garnered 14,224 votes, representing 82 percent of the total number of votes (17454) cast. National Unity Platform’s Toolit Simon came a distant second with 1,633 votes.See the Story
Yoweri Museveni · Uganda

Museveni agrees to lift ban on DGF

President Yoweri Museveni has lifted the restrictions earlier imposed on the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF) The DGF is a multi million funding package that supports civil society as well as government agencies dedicated to promoting democracy, human rights and accountability. The leading opposition political party, the National Unity Platform may consider abstaining from actively participating.See the Story
Africa · Uganda

Bagala wins final Court battle against Minister Nabakooba – Sunrise

Court of Appeal overturns High Court ruling that had nullified victory of Mityana Woman MP Joyce Bagala. Minister Nabakooba had won in the lower court on grounds that Bagala had bribed voters. President Yoweri Museveni has lifted restrictions earlier imposed on the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF)See the Story
Africa · Uganda

Bids; Cattle farmers in business as Eid Aduha 2022 nears – Sunrise

The Muslim Umah prepares to celebrate the Holly Festival of Eid Aduha 2022, (expected between July 9-12, 2022) Soma Foundation, one of those organizations that regularly donates meat to various communities, is once again ready to take your offers to supply more than 40 head of cattle for the ceremony.See the Story
Africa · Uganda

Why NUP may abstain from next EALA elections – Sunrise

The leading opposition political party may consider abstaining from actively participating in the forthcoming elections to choose Uganda's representatives to the East African Legislative Assembly. NUP Secretary General David Lewis Lubongoya described at the ruling NRM party's desire to monopolize the exercise by picking all the nine choices to the regional assembly.See the Story
Africa · Uganda

EOC outs booklet on integrating equal opportunities in PDM implementation – Sunrise

The Uganda National Equal Opportunities Commission [EOC] has gone a step further in campaigning and promoting the recently introduced Parish Development Model [PDM] Program. EOC Chairperson Ms. Safia Nalule sensitised the vulnerable persons leaders in Kampala on integrating equal opportunities in the program. The booklet explains each of the seven pillars in details.See the Story
Paul Kagame · Sunrise

M23 Resurgence: Kagame Seeks to Reassert Authority in the Great Lakes – Sunrise

Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni are at odds over the Democratic Republic of Congo. Despite previous efforts to sort out their differences, peace continues to elude the mineral-rich DRC. Ugandan military authorities dispatched a squadron of Russian made fighter jets to the skies of DRC to rout the Allied Defence Forces (ADF)See the Story
Africa · Uganda

Business opportunity in supplying cattle for Eid Aduha – Sunrise

The Nile Humanitarian Development Agency (NHDA), one of the leading nonprofit and non-governmental organization in Uganda is seeking individuals and companies to supply cattle to be slaughtered during Eid Aduha celebrations. Interested parties have up to 4th July, 2022 to submit bids at NHDA offices.See the Story
Africa · Uganda

Over 2000 cattle die in one US state ‘due to extreme heat’ – Sunrise

The deaths were reported from the US state of Kansas, the third most important state in cattle production. It is estimated that the state has over 6.5 million cattle. The US has recorded spikes in heat and humidity in recent days with some reports showing that in some states temperatures reached 100 degrees fahrenheit.See the Story

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