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31 Mar 2003 description

With increasing concerns regarding the impact of HIV/AIDS on people's livelihoods, there is growing need to reorientate agriculture, food and nutrition security programs to take account of HIV/AIDS, and to fill critical gaps in our knowledge where these exist.

31 Mar 2003 description
report IRIN

NAIROBI, 31 March (IRIN) - The Ugandan government has denied that the former president of Central African Republic, Andre Kolingba, is in exile in Kampala, according to the Ugandan state-owned New Vision.

31 Mar 2003 description
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KINSHASA, 31 March (IRIN) - The UN secretary-general's representative in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Amos Namanga Ngongi, dismissed on Friday claims that Rwandan troops had re-entered the DRC.

31 Mar 2003 description

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28 Mar 2003 description

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26 Mar 2003 description
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NAIROBI, 26 March (IRIN) - An outbreak of cholera has hit Uganda's western border district of Bundibugyo, killing 23 people over the past month, according to a senior health official in the district.

26 Mar 2003 description
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NAIROBI, 26 March (IRIN) - Rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) reportedly killed a government peace envoy on Monday, dampening hopes for a peaceful end to the 17-year insurgency in northern Uganda.

26 Mar 2003 description
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NAIROBI, 26 March (IRIN) - The Ugandan army has said that between 401 and 425 fighters of Thomas Lubanga's rebel Union des patriotes congolais (UPC), which it expelled from Bunia on 6 March, have surrendered because they want to participate in the peace process.

26 Mar 2003 description

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (PANA) - The chairman of the African Union (AU) Commission, Amara Essy has called on Rwanda and Uganda to refrain from any action that could jeopardise the ongoing peace and reconciliation process in neighbouring DR Congo.

26 Mar 2003 description
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NAIROBI, 26 mars (IRIN) - L'armée ougandaise a révélé qu'entre 401 et 425 combattants du mouvement de Thomas Lubanga, l'Union des patriotes congolais (UPC), se sont rendus parce qu'ils voulaient participer au processus de paix. L'UPC est ce mouvement rebelle que les Ougandais ont chassé de Bunia, le 6 mars.

25 Mar 2003 description

KAMPALA, March 25 (AFP) - Suspected rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) killed a Ugandan army soldier sent by mediators to try and make contact with them with a view to starting peace talks, officials said Tuesday.

Captain Okech Kuru was killed on Monday in the bushes of Lapul sub-county of the northern Pader district where he gone to meet rebel representatives and deliver to them two mobile telephones, according to Betty Akech, a member of a government team trying to engage the LRA in dialogue.

Kuru was a former LRA fighter who quit the rebel group and joined the …

24 Mar 2003 description
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[This report does not necessarily reflect the views of the United Nations]

24 Mar 2003 description

ADDIS ABABA, March 24 (AFP) - The African Union (AU) expressed great concern Monday over escalating tension between Uganda and Rwanda.

24 Mar 2003 description
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NAIROBI, 24 March (IRIN) - The Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) are not interested in prolonging their stay in Ituri District, northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), since they have achieved their objectives, Kale Kaihura, the military assistant to President Yoweri Museveni, said on Sunday.

24 Mar 2003 description
report European Union

The EU welcomes the recent ceasefire declarations by the Lord's Resistance Army and the Ugandan Government.