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Kenya, U.S. seek to strengthen bilateral ties

Nairobi, Kenya |  XINHUA | Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday held bilateral talks with United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his virtual visit to Kenya. During the meeting, the two discussed trade and investment opportunities, touching on the untapped potential held by the Kenya-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (FTA). …

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UNHCR needs $49.7M to deal with refugees, IDPs in Ethiopia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia |  XINHUA |  The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) on Monday said it needs 49.7 million U.S. dollars to meet the needs of refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Ethiopia. A monthly fact sheet published by UNHCR said it needs the funding to meet …

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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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