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Minister explains closure of Ebola screening points

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says manning border screening points was becoming very expensive in the wake of security threats. The Minister was responding to concerns about the closure of several screening points at Uganda- DR Congo border, amidst an on-going Ebola virus …

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More funding needed to control measles epidemic in DRC- WHO

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The World Health Organisation-WHO has asked global health partners to contribute funds towards the control of measles outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The call for more funding follows the declaration of a measles outbreak in the country. According to WHO, since the outbreak …

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DRC strike takes toll on Uganda’s business at Mpondwe border

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The business has come to a standstill at Mpondwe—Lhubiriha, the border between Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo in Kasese, following a sit-down strike by the traders at Kasindi. A long queue of heavy vehicles destined to the Democratic Republic of Congo stretches …

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Who’s buying biggest guns?

Latest in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi firepower | THE INDEPENDENT | Countries in the East African region continue to spend more on strengthening their armed forces, according to latest data. Although Kenya and Tanzania are the biggest spenders because of their relatively big budgets, most attention is on Uganda, Rwanda, …

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ADF rebels strike again, 10 killed in eastern DR Congo

Goma, DR Congo | AFP |  Between 10 and 21 civilians were killed in two attacks by a notorious militia in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where government forces have vowed to root out armed groups, sources said Wednesday. Seven people were killed in the city of Beni and between …

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FULL TEXT: Uganda and DRC sign pact on tourism, security and infrastructure

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni and Felix Antoine Tshisekedi Tshilombo, the President of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), have pledged to work together on joint projects that will provide jobs, facilitate trade, social welfare and security in the region. This will include the construction of …

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Mumbere rallies subjects on Ebola fight

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere has rallied his subjects both in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to embrace the fight against the Ebola. Ebola which is a severe illness with up to 90 percent fatality rate is also one of the …

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