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Congolese nationals continue flocking into Uganda despite border closure

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Congolese nationals have continued flocking Uganda through Lake Albert despite the border closure. In March last year, President, Yoweri Museveni closed Uganda’s border with the Democratic Republic of Congo-DRC as part of the measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.      A joint …

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Urban refugees demand security boost ahead of elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Urban refugees living in Kampala have asked security personnel to provide them with security ahead of next week’s elections. The refugees are living in fear about the likely outbreak of violence during and after the elections. There are over 1.4 million refugees in Uganda of …

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U.S. senator pushes for action against Uganda over violations

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s stature and importance as a security partner should not prevent the United States from taking action in support of those fighting for democratic freedoms, a US Senator Bob Menendez’s has said.   Menendez observes that Uganda has been an important, if not critical, security and …

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Refugees in bidi bidi decry lack of staple foods

Yumbe, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees in Bidi Bidi Base camp in Yumbe district have decried lack of beans and peas to supplement their food. Currently, the World Food Program-WFP through Office of the Prime Minister gives Rice, Maize Grains and Sorghum due to shortage in supply of beans. The …

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Refugees warned against indulging in political campaigns

Arua, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees living in West Nile host districts have been warned against meddling in the ongoing political campaigns. The warning comes following reports that some of the refugees in Yumbe, Terego, Madi Okollo districts and those living in the urban centers of Arua city and Koboko …

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Uganda loses 2,000 acres of forest cover to UNHCR project

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Adjumani district will lose over 2000 acres of forest cover in Itirikwa sub county to give way for the establishment of a commercial farm for refugees by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR. Deputy Prime Minister General Moses Ali, the National Forestry Authority …

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UNHCR launches Uganda’s first commercial farm for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has launched Uganda’s first commercial farm for refugees and host communities in Adjumani district. A resident of the same area, Piros Santos Erwaga last June offered 2000 acres of land to UNHCR in Piroa, Aliwala village in …

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Poor in West Nile get cash relief

Sweden gives Shs 14.8bn to vulnerable pregnant mothers impacted by COVID-19  Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Up to 56,000 pregnant and breastfeeding mothers and children under the age of two, including refugees living in the West Nile region are set to receive emergency money in the coming weeks, thanks to …

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