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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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No more delays to South Sudan peace deal, East Africans warn

Addis Abeba, Ethiopia | AFP | East African nations said Sunday there could be no more delays in forming a power-sharing government in war-torn South Sudan, despite talks between rival leaders ending in deadlock. President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar, whose fall out in 2013 sparked a conflict …

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Karamoja ill prepared amid potential invasion of desert locusts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Moroto district senior agriculture officer Mark Loli has warned that the area does not have the capacity to handle an incursion of desert locusts if it spreads to Uganda. The warning comes just days after the Food and Agriculture Organisation-FAO announced that there could …

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