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Uganda suspends refugees chief after scandal

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Uganda has stepped up investigations into recent corruption allegations by indicting the Commissioner for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister Apollo Kazungu. Simon Gerald Menhya has been appointed acting commissioner. Hillary Onek, Minister of disaster preparedness and refugees and Musa Ecweru, …

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UNHCR: Biometric verification of refugees in Uganda set for March 1

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, together with partners in government and NGOs will on March 1 launch a verification exercise targeting all refugees in Uganda. The intervention by UNHCR in Uganda comes weeks after allegations emerged that Ugandan officials are inflating refugee figures in order …

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EU gives 100,000 Euros aid to Congolese refugees

EU gives 100,000 Euros aid to Congolese refugees Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Congolese refugees living in Uganda are set to benefit from aid to the tunes of 100,000 Euros from the European Union. According to a statement by the EU, the money will be available to the International …

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UN urges Uganda to probe refugee trafficking, corruption

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Uganda must investigate allegations of “human trafficking” and corruption in refugee camps, the UN’s top official in the country told AFP on Monday. Rosa Malango, UN Resident Coordinator in Uganda, said she had written to the government last month over allegations ranging from “corruption to …

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UN chief concerned about deal on return of Myanmar’s Rohingya

United Nations, United States | AFP | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday expressed concerns after Myanmar and Bangladesh reached a deal on the return of hundreds of thousands of Muslim Rohingyas that sidelined the UN refugee agency. “We believe it would be very important to have UNHCR fully involved in …

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Ending Rwanda refugees

Rwanda refugees: Cessation Clause on status implemented  Kigali, Rwanda | THE INDEPENDENT TEAM & AGENCIES | 2018 started with a major transformational change for thousands of Rwandans living as refugees in countries around the world. Effective Jan.01, a Cessation Clause on their refugee status instituted by the United Nations High Commission …

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THIS WEEK: Refugees express fears over kidnappings

THIS WEEK: Refugees express fears over kidnappings Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Refugees living in Uganda have expressed fears over recent kidnappings by Police and extradition to the countries they are fleeing. Refugees have also accused the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) of complicity in the kidnappings. Chieftaincy of …

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Tillerson to visit crisis-hit Myanmar

Washington, United States | AFP | Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will go to Myanmar next week, the State Department said, becoming the most senior US official to visit since the start of the Rohingya crisis. Tillerson’s spokeswoman said he would visit Naypyidaw on November 15 for talks on the “humanitarian …

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