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WFP cuts refugee’s food to Uganda by 30%

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Food Programme has cut the amount of food rations given to refugees in Uganda by 30%. Uganda currently hosts over 1.4 million refugees from South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi among other countries. Titus Jogo, Adjumani refugee desk officer, says …

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Refugees in Arua town struggling to access food in camps

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | South Sudan refugees living in Arua town are demanding for transport to access food in the camps. Following the ban on public transport, over 30,000 refugees are currently locked up in Arua town making it difficult for them to travel to the camps to …

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‘Starve or get sick’: Africa’s lockdown dilemma

  Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Women and children fell to the ground, bloodied and trampled in a desperate surge for food being handed out in a Nairobi slum, as police fired teargas and men with sticks beat the hungry. As African countries grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, observers warn that …

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1.5 Million Ugandans to receive relief support

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 1.5 million vulnerable Ugandans will receive food items. This was revealed by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda on Wednesday while presenting a statement to Parliament on the COVID-19 pandemic and government’s preparations and intervention. According to Rugunda, each vulnerable person will receive at least …

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Prices for food, drinks dropped in March-UBOS

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans paid less for food and non-alcoholic drinks like juices and soda in March compared to what was paid in February. This is according to the Uganda Bureau of Statics (UBOS) has said. UBOS’ consumer price index (CPI) for March 2020, which captures what …

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Farmers asked to embrace social media to sustain food supply chain

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Farmers have been advised to shift from person-to-person interfaces and embrace online technological innovations to support food production and the supply chain. Associate Professor Alex Ariho, the Director-General of Excel Hort Consult Agribusiness incubator in Biharwe, says that farmers need to borrow a leaf …

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Ugandans need to understand food values better -Nutritionists

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Ugandans have been urged to take a keen interest in the kind of food they are consuming, amid an increasing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDS). Dr Mary Nalubega, a nutritionist based at Kampala Hospital says increasingly, people with chronic illness such as high blood …

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No money for feeding gov’t students– Mak bursar

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government sponsored students at Makerere university will have to wait a little longer as management finds money for food and their living out allowances for semester two, the Acting Bursar, Lubowa Ssebina Gyaviira has revealed. Students reported for the new semester on January 18, …

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UN appeals for aid to help millions of Zimbabweans buy food

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | The United Nations on Thursday called for some $200 million in extra funding to help four million Zimbabweans unable to buy food due to drought and triple-digit inflation. The southern African country has been hit by a poor harvest and an entrenched economic crisis that has …

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