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Uganda’s shadow state

Revealing the networks of people with power Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In the April 30-07 issue of The Independent, Andrew Mwenda; in his column, wrote an article entitled “Paved with good intentions: How Western interventions in African affairs, even when well intentioned, produce bad results.” In that article, …

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DR Congo declares meningitis outbreak in north-eastern province

Kinshasa, DRC | THE INDEPENDENT | An outbreak of meningitis has been declared in the northeastern province of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a statement on Wednesday. The DRC “has declared an outbreak of meningitis in the northeastern Tshopo Province where 261 …

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Uganda hands over suspected rebel leader to DRC authorities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A suspected Congolese rebel leader who escaped from Aruu prison in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC has been handed over to the Congolese authorities. Justin Olea, 25, escaped from prison after he was arrested for allegedly leading a rebel group in Eastern DRC and stealing …

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DRC deports seven Ugandan fishermen for illegal entry

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seven Ugandan fishermen have been deported from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC. The seven were arrested for entering the country illegally through Lake Edward. They were deported on Thursday through the Mpondwe border in Kasese district. On Tuesday, 36 Congolese fishermen who illegally entered the …

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DRC COVID-19 cases near 50,000 as Delta variant spreads

Kinshasa, DRC | XINHUA |  The number of COVID-19 cases in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is heading toward 50,000 as the Delta variant and oxygen supply shortage pose more challenges. Out of 1,797 samples tested on Thursday, the DRC recorded 143 new confirmed cases, announced on Friday …

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‘Congolese’ in Uganda struggle without IDs in Gulu

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gulu City residents of Congolese origin are struggling to access services due to the lack of Uganda’s National Identity cards. There are more than one hundred Congolese who have for the last twenty-years settled in the different parts of Gulu with the majority in Bardege-Layibi …

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10,000 Congolese refugees relocated to Bundibugyo district

Bundibugyo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister has resolved to resettle more than 10,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC to the transit centre in Bundibugyo district. The refugees who are fleeing fighting in Boga town crossed into Ntoroko district. The town is about 25km …

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Regional trade promotion

Manufacturers, experts want government to put in place protective measures | THE INDEPENDENT | How can Uganda take advantage of regional markets to boost economic activities? How best can the private sector work with government to tap into business opportunities in the East African region and beyond? These are pertinent …

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Over 10,000 Congolese refugees enter Ntoroko district

Ntoroko, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Over 10,000 refugees fleeing instability in Boga town in the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC have crossed into Ntoroko district mainly via Rwamabale, Kayanja and Haibale. Boga is about 25km from Ntoroko district. Majority of the refugees have pitched camp at Rwamabale primary school while others …

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