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Birao’s militia powderkeg in north Central African Republic

Birao, Central African Republic | AFP |  A heavy silence hangs in the dusty alleys of Birao, in the extreme northeast of Central African Republic, where figures only rarely wander between the empty houses and reed hedges. Since September, Birao has been hit hard by fighting between armed groups despite a …

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Women MPs push for implementation of laws, resolutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT The 3rd Deputy Chairperson of the Women Caucus at the Pan African Parliament, Anifa Kawooya, has called for the follow up and implementation of the numerous laws and resolutions passed by national assemblies and conferences that are geared towards the respect of women’s rights. Kawooya, who …

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UCC suspends sim card registration for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) yesterday evening suspended all SIM card registration for refugees. According to a press statement by the commission UCC has suspended sim card registration with the use of Refugee cards and Attestation letters from the Office of the Prime Minister …

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More refugees to enter Uganda- Ecweru

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More refugees are expected to enter Uganda following fresh tribal clashes between the lendu and the Bagegere in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Musa Ecweru, the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and refugees said they have received information from their counterparts in DRC that …

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Musinguzi, Lakidi to head NITA-U and Refugee Appeals boards

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the appointment of the Refugee Appeals board and that of the National Information Technology Authority (NITA-U). The new five-member Refugee Appeals board comprises of Gordon Lakidi Oloya as Chairperson and members Charles Wadenya, Gordon Mwesigye, Hajj Kisambira Muhammad Tezikuba and Animu Angupale. …

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