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EU calls for pauses in Gaza bombing to allow humanitarian aid access

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European leaders on Friday called for “pauses for humanitarian needs” to allow aid into Gaza through humanitarian corridors. During the two-day EU summit that ended on Friday in Brussels, leaders of the 27-member bloc held heated discussions over the conflicts between Israel and Hamas and between …

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Danish agencies aid farmers in fight against aflatoxin in grains

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Danish government has, through the Danish Development Agency (DANIDA), together with other organisations in Uganda and Denmark launched the Integrated Grain Handling Project for rural communities to help farmers improve standards. This follows recent incidents regarding the quality of grain, mainly maize.  The …

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Ugandan MPs denounce European threats against developing nations

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT  | Ugandan legislators participating in the ongoing European Union, and the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (EU-ACP) States’ assembly in Brussels, Belgium have denounced threats propagated and orchestrated by Europeans on developing nations. This reaction was evoked by the EU parliament’s condemnation of the Parliament of Uganda …

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DGF exits Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Democracy Governance Facility-DGF has formally exited Uganda after nearly 12 years. DGF, a multi-donor Fund was established in 2011 to properly coordinate donor assistance and activities in Uganda. The Fund has seven members including Austria, Denmark, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, and the …

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NUP asks EU ambassadors to gold gov’t accountable on aid

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | National Unity Platform (NUP), has asked the European Union Ambassadors to hold the government accountable and closely monitor the aid being extended to the country. The call was made on Friday by the NUP President Robert Kyagulanyi during a meeting with EU Ambassadors at the …

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Turkey-Armenia border gate reopens after 30 years for quake aid

Ankara, Turkey | Xinhua | A border gate between Turkey and Armenia has been opened for the first time in 30 years for the passage of humanitarian assistance for victims of the devastating earthquakes hitting southern Turkey, the state-run Anadolu News Agency reported Saturday. An Armenian delegation with five trucks of aid …

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Over 3.3 mln people in Ethiopia’s Tigray receive humanitarian aid since October: UN

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | More than 3.3 million people in Ethiopia’s conflict-affected northernmost Tigray region have received humanitarian aid since early October, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The OCHA, in its latest Ethiopia situation update issued Thursday, said humanitarian partners have assisted …

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Germany offers economic aid to Tunisia

Tunis, Tunisia | Xinhua | Germany has signed two agreements to donate 105 million euros (112 million U.S. dollars) to Tunisia to support the country’s economy, the Tunisian Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement on Friday. “The two agreements cover vital areas of cooperation, including regional development, support for decentralization, …

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Don’t chase starving Karimojong from your districts – Bishop

Moroto, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rt. Rev. James Nasak, the Church of Uganda Bishop of  North Karamoja diocese has appealed to leaders in neighboring districts to be sympathetic to starving families from Karamoja crossing into their territory in search of food. North Karamoja diocese comprises Kotido, Abim, Kaabong, and Karenga districts. …

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