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Karamoja’s food challenge

Donors offer relief but locals have different ideas Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The north-eastern sub-region of Karamoja is notorious for its perennial food shortage. And once again humanitarian aid is flowing in. This time, the aid is in form of a Shs16.69billion (€4 million) project known as the …

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Uganda gets new WFP Country Representative

Kampala, Uganda | Ronald Musoke | Abdirahman Meygag has replaced El-Khidir Daloum as the new United Nations World Food Programme Representative in Uganda. Meygag started work at the beginning of August after presenting his credentials to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Kampala. Gen. Abubaker Jeje Odongo, Uganda’s Minister of Foreign …

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Germany and Sweden hand out UGX 20Bn to Ugandan refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has received a combined USD 5.6 million (about Ushs20 billion) from Sweden and Germany, as contribution towards the emergency needs of the refugee community in Uganda. The government of Sweden provided USD 1.2 million (4.3 billion shillings), while USD 4.4 million (Ushs15.7 billion) to …

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Kenya’s ban on Uganda maize

Why the alleged substandard exports should help nation rethink its agricultural extension interventions  COMMENT | WALTER AKENA | On March 5, 2021, the Kenyan Government issued a ban on the importation of maize from Uganda. The decision, according to the head of Kenyan Agriculture and Food Authority stemmed from their …

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WFP gets Shs 490bn for refugee crisis

UN agency says it needs more aid to stave off looming crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has commended several donors for their recent response to the call to ramp-up funding for the refugee response in Uganda. According to WFP, since 2020 …

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Coronavirus hits farmers

Survey shows Uganda faces worst food risk in Africa Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Ugandan farmers are among the worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown measures in Africa according to research released on Oct.16 by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), an independent international development organisation that works to …

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Japan injects $600,000 in malnutrition fight in Karamoja

Karamoja, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT |   The Japanese government has through the World Food Program- WFP donated US$600,000 (Shillings 2,231,378,400) to Uganda to boost nutrition and prevent infant and maternal mortality in Karamoja region. WFP Country Director, El-Khidir Dloum handed over the donation to Karamoja Affairs Minister, John Byabagambi at …

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