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IGAD election observers to meet presidential candidates

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) Election Observer Mission in Uganda will meet the presidential candidates ahead of Thursday’s elections.  The team comprises of 22 observers is led by the Head of Mission Siraj Fegessa, who is also the Director of Peace and Security at …

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IGAD members finally endorse cross border pastoralism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) member states have finally endorsed the implementation of a roadmap for the IGAD transhumance protocol that will allow cross border pastoralism. IGAD member states of Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda all agreed to start the …

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S. Sudan rivals face fresh feud over control of states

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan’s main rivals were at loggerheads Friday over who will control the country’s 10 internal states, an issue that analysts and diplomats worried could jeopardise a power-sharing deal reached earlier this year. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, old foes whose fallout in 2013 sparked civil …

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Two IGAD officials quarantined in Moroto

Moroto, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  Two officials from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development-IGAD attached to East Africa have been quarantined in Moroto district. The two allegedly arrived in the country by road from Kenya through Nakabaat border post in Moroto district. They reportedly tried to sneak into Uganda on Monday …

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Gov’t pledges to account for COVID-19 funds

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has said that it will account for all the funds received for the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, staff from the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) handed over 376 million shillings to the Ministry of Health. This same amount was …

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AfDB approves emergency grant to curb desert locusts in East Africa

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |  African Development Bank has approved USD 1.5 million emergency relief grant to assist nine countries in the East and The Horn of Africa on the control of swarms of desert locusts that are threatening livelihoods and food security.   The proposed assistance will be channelled to …

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IGAD considers regional infrastructure masterplan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will have more trade options upon the Implementation of the Regional Infrastructure Master Plan of the Intergovernmental Agency on Development (IGAD). The masterplan seeks to establish infrastructure development priorities for IGAD countries; Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda. The move will …

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Desert locusts invade Abim, Katakwi districts

Moroto, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | Swarms of desert locusts have been sighted in Abim and Katakwi districts on Monday evening.  Abim district, located in Karamoja sub region borders Kapelebyong/ Amuria districts in Teso Sub Region and Otuke/Agago districts in Lango Sub Region.  In Abim, the locusts landed on Alerek rock …

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