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World + 3 others
Influencing mobile network operators and partners to work for women and sustainable agriculture

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Oxfam

Posted by Alvaro Valverde Private Sector Adviser (ICTs), Dennis Aviles Sustainable Agriculture and Gender Adviser

Oxfam recently embarked on an innovative partnership in mNutrition, a programme, which aims to use mobile phones to help fight hunger and malnutrition in Asia and Africa. Here Alvaro Valverde and Dennis Aviles from the Economic Justice Team, explain how and why we're involved.

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Ethiopia + 11 others
Program working to improve maize, legumes productivity

Addis Ababa September 25/2014 The Sustainable Intensification of Maize-Legume cropping systems for food security in Eastern and Southern Africa program (SIMLESA) is working to improve farmers' productivity through supplying improved seed.

Improved maize and legumes seed have been released to farmers through the program since 2010, said Mulugetta Mekuria, the Program Coordinator.

The improved maize and legumes seed provides 20 percent and 15 percent respectively higher production per hectare than the seed previously used by farmers.

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South Sudan + 5 others
U.S. Pledges $83 million Additional Emergency Assistance for the People of South Sudan

Media Note

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 29, 2014

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudanese displaced by Kajo-Keji conflict receive aid items

25 September 2014 - Assisting South Sudanese uprooted by communal violence which started on 15 September at the country’s border with Uganda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) began distributing relief items this week.

The conflict between communities in Kajo-Keji County and Uganda’s Moyo district left almost 12,000 South Sudanese refugees displaced and forced to return to their country, according to Kajo-Keji County Relief and Rehabilitation Commission Secretary Henry Sokiri,

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Land Eviction Breeds Violence in Oil-Rich Hoima, Uganda

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Voice of America

Lizabeth Paulat

September 24, 2014 1:04 PM

HOIMA, UGANDA.— Land disputes in western Uganda's Lake Albertine region have become common in recent years. The discovery of oil and the building of refineries and waste facilities have raised the stakes in these disputes. Near the town of Hoima, allegations of illegal evictions and human rights abuses have underscored a need for governmental oversight in these land matters.

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World + 21 others
L’espoir étant peu visible à l’horizon », le débat général de l’Assemblée s’ouvre par des appels à l’unité contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme

AG/11560

Assemblée générale
Soixante-neuvième session
6e & 7e séances plénières
Matin & après-midi

Le débat général de la soixante-neuvième session de l’Assemblée générale s’est ouvert, aujourd’hui, par les appels de plusieurs dirigeants à l’unité dans la lutte contre l’extrémisme radical et le terrorisme international, fléaux qu’incarnent en particulier l’« État islamique en Iraq et au Levant », Al-Qaida et Boko Haram.

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World + 21 others
‘The Fasten Seat Belt Light is Illuminated’, Warns Secretary-General, Summoning World Leaders at Start of Annual Debate to ‘Find and Nurture Seeds of Hope’

GA/11560

Sixty-ninth General Assembly
Plenary
6th, 7th & 8th Meetings (AM, PM & Night)

The world’s fasten seat belt light is illuminated, with turbulence testing the multilateral system, national institutions and people's lives, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told the General Assembly today as he opened the sixty-ninth session’s general debate.

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World + 4 others
Child hunger and its long-term effects

BY NOEL MARIE ZAGRE AND GARY QUINCE

Eric Turyasingura chases after a ball made from plastic bags outside his home in the mountains of southern Uganda. Yelling “Arsenal with the ball! Arsenal with the ball!” in his mother tongue, Nkore, he jostles with his younger brothers for possession.

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Kenya + 4 others
Leaders, farmers call for creation of regional food security commission

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EastAfrican

By DICTA ASIIMWE

Posted Tuesday, September 23 2014 at 10:06

In Summary

•East African crop scientists this year embarked on a five-year project to conserve indigenous plant genetic resources to improve food security across East Africa.

•Plant genetic resources are seeds and planting materials (traditional and modern varieties, crop and wild plant species) that can be used to develop crop varieties resistant to pests and diseases as well as tolerant to climate change.

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World Bank: Safeguards Essential for Uganda Loan

Urgent Need to End Discrimination in Health Care

(Kampala) – The World Bank should not proceed with a US$90 million loan for strengthening the health care sector in Uganda without enforceable steps to end discrimination in care for marginalized groups, 16 Ugandan and international organizations said today in a letter to World Bank President Jim Kim. Health care for women and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people should be included in non-discrimination measures, the groups said.

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Resettling of Bududa families starts

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New Vision

By Moses Walubiri

GOVERNMENT will this week start resettling 1150 families in areas at high risk of landslides and floods from the Mount Elgon region as part of its efforts to find a permanent solution to a spate of disastrous landslides in the area.

In total, according to acting commissioner for disaster preparedness in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Rose Nakabugo, government plans to resettle 5000 families in the safe, lower lying areas within Bugisu.

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Briefing: Ebola lessons from Uganda

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IRIN

br, 22 September 2014 (IRIN) - Uganda's first Ebola outbreak in the northern district of Gulu in 2000 infected 425 people and killed 224. The second outbreak in 2007 killed 37 people in the western district of Bundibugyo, and an outbreak in 2011 in central Luwero District killed one person. A July 2012 outbreak in the western district of Kibaale infected 24 and killed 17 people; and a December 2012 outbreak in Luwero killed four, according to the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

IRIN:

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Uganda government challenged over carnage in the delivery room

09/22/2014 03:04 GMT

by Amy Fallon

KAMPALA, September 22, 2014 (AFP) - As she lay bleeding to death in Valente Inziku's arms in a Ugandan government hospital in October 2010, Jennifer Anguko, pregnant with the couple's fourth child, wished her husband well as a single parent.

"She said she's going and I have struggled in vain, that no-one has helped her and everything is finished," Inziku said, recalling the moment when his wife bled to death. "She told me to look after the children."

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Uganda + 1 other
Two children have been killed and four others wounded as tensions continue to rise along the South Sudan-Uganda border

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Miraya FM

Officials from both countries are expected to meet in Kajo-Keji tomorrow in efforts to smoothen relations between communities of Kajo-Keji and the Madi in Uganda’s Moyo district.

Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala Sabuni says there was more violence last night that left two children dead.

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As Uganda Heats Up, Pests and Disease Flourish to Attack its Top Export Crop

KAMPALA, Sep 17 2014 (IPS) - When Abudu Zikusoka was a small boy his father would bring people to their home in Ndesse village in Central Uganda’s Mukono district. He would watch as they packed the family’s harvested coffee into sacks and then loaded it onto their bicycles.

“I used to see one of them giving daddy money from which he took out some coins to give my sister,” Zikusoka tells IPS.

“When my brother started going to school, daddy continued with the practice until one day I asked my sister where she was taking the money,” he remembers.

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Les groupes armés en RCA

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IRIN

BANGUI, 18 septembre 2014 (IRIN) - Le lancement officiel de la Mission multidimensionnelle intégrée des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République centrafricaine (MINUSCA) a eu lieu cette semaine. La MINUSCA a pris le commandement des 6 000 soldats déployés par la Mission internationale de soutien à la Centrafrique (MISCA) de l’Union africaine.

IRIN:

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Armed groups in CAR

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IRIN

BANGUI, 17 September 2014 (IRIN) - This week saw the official launch of the UN Mission for the Stabilization of the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), which took over the command of 6,000 troops previously deployed as the African Union’s International Support Mission to the Central African Republic (CAR).

The deployment of the blue helmets comes in the wake of a July cessation of hostilities agreement signed by an array of armed groups in a country rife with insurgents of different stripes and beset by a series of coups d’etat over the last couple of decades.

IRIN:

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South Sudan + 1 other
The number of South Sudanese fleeing tensions in Moyo district on the Ugandan side of the border has risen from 170 to 2,000

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Miraya FM

Kajo-Keji County Commissioner Henry Kala says more people crossed the border after fresh violence broke out last night.

Kala: “The situation again has worsened; these people are burning houses as I speak. Seventeen houses are burnt and one church and our population coming now from Jalle and also Litoba has gone to 2,000 and they are still coming. They are settled near a primary school in Jalle. You find these people are going back, collecting their luggage. It is really a misery to see small children running.”

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Uganda + 1 other
A lonely journey to Uganda for unaccompanied children

Hot air beats down on massed people, many selling gadgets and vegetables.

This is the main entry point for refugees fleeing the violence in South Sudan.

Thousands of unaccompanied and separated children have been registered here. Among them is Diana*.

Diana’s story

Diana is 15 years old. She is visibly shy and struggles to maintain eye contact as she sits with her two younger brothers and tells us about her arrival in Uganda.

Her story is heartbreaking.