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MPs to investigate labour export companies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Anita Among, has tasked the Committee on Gender, Labour and Social Development, to work with the line ministry to investigate companies involved in the export of labour to the Middle East. This follows the rampant and unclear deaths of many casual labourers, …

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Uganda to repatriate 360 Burundian refugees

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government with support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR will today repatriate 366 Burundian refugees. The refugees are part of some 450 at Nakivale refugee settlement in Isingiro district who registered for voluntary repatriation back to their homes. Mark Mutawe, the Settlement Commandant …

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Uganda to voluntarily repatriate 2,300 Burundi refugees

Isingiro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government of Uganda with support from the United Nations High Commission for Refugees-UNHCR has officially started the repatriation of over 2000 Burundi refugees from Nakivale resettlement camp in Isingiro district. The State Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees in the Office of Prime …

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114 Ugandans reject offer for repatriation from Rwanda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | 114 Ugandans who were listed to be repatriated from Rwanda during the last batch of the exercise turned down the offer. The government a week ago started repatriating Ugandans who got stuck in Rwanda after the closure of borders which was declared in March …

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Second batch of Ugandans previously stranded in Rwanda repatriated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The second batch of 94 Ugandans who have been stuck in Rwanda due to the imposed lockdown where yesterday evening repatriated. The affected Ugandans have been stuck in Rwanda due to COVID-19 after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni announced a nationwide lockdown of Uganda’s borders …

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Air Tanzania flight lands at Entebbe with 131 from India

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A second batch of 131 Ugandans and legal residents returned from India arrived in the country on Saturday night aboard Air Tanzania. The plane touched down at Entebbe International Airport 10:10pm. The first batch of 139 of returnees from India arrived on July 1st. This …

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Kayihura’s co-accused apply for bail

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Four suspects jointly charged with the former Inspector General of Police, General Edward Kale Kayihura for aiding and abetting the kidnap and illegal repatriation of Rwandan refugees in the General Court martial have applied for bail. They are the former Deputy Commandant of the Professional …

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Thomas Cook collapses with 600,000 tourists stranded abroad

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British travel firm Thomas Cook collapsed into bankruptcy on Monday, leaving some 600,000 holidaymakers stranded and sparking the UK’s biggest repatriation since World War II. The 178-year-old debt-plagued group, which had struggled against fierce online competition for some time and blamed Brexit uncertainty for a …

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