Uganda removes president’s son from army role

Lt. General Muhoozi Kainerugaba, the son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, who leads the Ugandan army's land forces, looks on during his birthday party in Entebbe, Uganda May 7, 2022. (ABUBAKER LUBOWA / REUTERS) President Yoweri Museveni has removed his son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, as commander of Uganda's land forces, the...

Europe steps up energy security bid

New pipeline in region comes amid Nord Stream sabotage concerns A Ukrainian soldier walks on a collapsed bridge over the Donets River in the Donetsk region on Saturday. (VLADYSLAV MUSIIENKO / REUTERS) BRUSSELS/BERLIN — European nations are intensifying efforts to secure energy supplies, with the weekend opening of a gas...

Botswana removes mask mandates

A health worker receives a dose of the Oxford/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine in Francistown, Botswana, on March 26, 2021. (MONIRUL BHUIYAN / AFP) GABORONE / MOSCOW – Wearing masks is no longer mandatory in Botswana, announced an official press release on Wednesday. All other remaining COVID-19 protocols, like social distancing in...

Partnership on pandas hailed at San Diego Zoo

Giant panda cub Xiao Liwu (right) and its mother Bai Yun stay together during his first birthday celebration at the San Diego Zoo, California, the United States, July 29, 2013. (PHOTO / XINHUA) Researchers at the San Diego Zoo understand the powerful role that partnerships can play in conservation. "The...