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Former Flying Squad boss Muhangi, Col Ndahura charged

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Herbert Muhangi, the former Commandant of the Police Flying Squad and five other senior police officers have been charged for failure to protect war materials, aiding and abetting kidnaps in Uganda. The six appeared before the Makindye based General Court Martial Chaired by Lt. …

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DR Congo refugees put little faith in coming elections

Kyangwali, Uganda | AFP | They may have fled their homes six months or as much as 20 years ago, but few of them have any faith in the upcoming elections in Democratic Republic of Congo. Until recently, Immaculate Nyakato, 65, lived in Ituri, one of DR Congo’s eastern provinces …

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UN Global Compact: Helping refuges thrive in exile

Global Compact on Refugees: How is this different from the migrants’ pact and how will it help people forced to flee? Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The terms ‘refugee’ and ‘migrant’ have been used interchangeably to describe the millions of people worldwide that are either fleeing conflict or seeking better …

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UN urges more efforts to integrate migrant children in schools

Paris, France | AFP | The United Nations on Tuesday called on countries to step up efforts to integrate the growing numbers of refugee and migrant children worldwide into their education systems. The number of school-age migrant and refugee children has risen 26 percent since 2000 to some 18 million, …

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Uganda’s ghost refugees

Audit reveals need for honest discussion, greater accountable and sufficient funding Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Shining the spotlight on the huge numbers of refugees Uganda hosts peaked in June 2017 with a meeting of world leaders on the shores of Lake Victoria in Kampala that sought to raise …

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Verification finds over 350,000 ghost refugees in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda with the support of UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, has concluded a comprehensive exercise to verify the identities of all refugees and asylum-seekers in the country, using enhanced biometric tools. According to the verification figures released Thursday, the number of refugees …

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Influx of South Sudanese refugees to Uganda drops

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The arrival of South Sudanese refugees into Uganda has drastically reduced over the last three months. According to the statistical data, 112 refugees entered Uganda in October, down from 120 refugees recorded in September, 147 in August and 279 in July. Adjumani District Refugee Desk …

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COMMENT: The power of empowering refugees

An experiment in refugee education from Kyangwali in Uganda, shows the way to self-sufficiency COMMENT | JOSEPH MUNYAMBANZA | In a small community on the equator, children from diverse backgrounds attend classes in one of the region’s top primary schools. The school has a brass band, a farm, an artists’ collective, …

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When refugees out- learn hosts

Uwezo study finds children in some refugee schools at higher learning level than their Ugandan hosts kampala, Uganda |  RONALD MUSOKE | A new Uwezo study, which compares literacy and numeracy outcomes among refugee children and Ugandan children in the neighbouring communities, has found that despite the many challenges refugees face, …

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Israel scraps plan to expel African migrants

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israel announced on Tuesday it had abandoned plans to expel African migrants who entered the Jewish state illegally, after failing to find a country willing to host them. The plan had targeted some 42,000 migrants of Eritrean and Sudanese origin currently living in Israel. Government …

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