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South Sudan refugee influx increases in Nothern Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A total of 900 South Sudan Refugees crossed to Northern Uganda as of September 30th, a report from the Office of Prime Minister and United Nations Human Rights commission UNHCR has revealed. The joint border monitoring report released on October 10th reveals a slight rise …

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UNHCR, NFA restore degraded Bugoma forest reserve land

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees-UNHCR in conjunction with the National Forestry Authority-NFA has embarked on the restoration of part of the degraded Bugoma central forest reserve in Kikuube district. The restoration exercise dubbed “Environment, energy, forestry protection and conservation” is aimed at restoring …

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Tanzania to send back Burundi refugees from Oct 1

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzania on Tuesday announced it would send back all Burundian refugees on its soil from October 1, saying it was working with the UN to secure their return. But the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) issued a statement that insisted any returnees should go home …

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UNHCR welcomes UCC decision on SIM cards for refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The UNHCR Representative in Uganda Joel Boutroue has welcomed the directive by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC), which will greatly improve access to SIM cards for refugees in Uganda. On August 13, 2019, the Uganda Communications Commission issued a directive to the Mobile Network …

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South Sudanese refugee population in Lamwo hits 53,000

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The number of South Sudan refugees in Lamwo District has hit 53,000, following a recent influx recorded in Palabek Kal, Palabek Gem and Palabek Ogili settlements. The number stood at 49,716 refugees as of July 31, 2019, according to reports by the Office of the …

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Kadaga slams International community over refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has criticized the international community for failing to fulfill financial pledges made during the Kampala Solidarity Summit on Refugees, two years ago, in support of refugees in Uganda. The pledges recorded during the summit included USD100, 000 from Equatorial …

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Behind the Good Country Index

Simon Anholt the co-founder of the Good Country Index has since 2014 been challenging governments around the world to harmonize their domestic with international responsibilities by cooperating and collaborating more without necessarily losing their competitive edge. He shared his views with The Independent’s Ronald Musoke in an email interview What …

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