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27 Feb 2015 description

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome and thank you for your presence here today. As you may know, while I have had the privilege to visit Uganda in the past in my previous role as Deputy Prosecutor, this is my first official visit to the country as Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or the "Court"). I am honoured to be here.

27 Feb 2015 description

KAMPALA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today announced that new contributions from the United States and Australia will enable the agency to resume distribution of full-size food rations to all refugees in Uganda.

WFP welcomed the contributions of US$15.4 million from the United States and US$2.3 million from Australia. The generous funding from both nations will support refugees, and the US gift will also support extremely food insecure households in Karamoja by helping to fill their food gap between April and July.

26 Feb 2015 description

Kampala - The Country Sustainable land management Investment Framework (CSIF) for Uganda has today been launched at a ceremony in Kampala.

The ten year Strategic Framework will guide the government of Uganda in addressing land management issues in a sustainable manner.

Hon. Zerubabel Nyiira, the state Minister for Agriculture who launched the framework said it comes at an opportune time when urgent action is needed to address the challenges of land degradation across the country.

25 Feb 2015 description

KAMPALA – 24/02/2015 - The Ministry of Health together with KCCA has mounted an aggressive response against the Typhoid Outbreak that hit Kampala City and parts of the neighboring districts of Wakiso and Mukono last month.

20 Feb 2015 description

Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng Director General of Health Services

The Ministry of Health and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) would like to inform the general public that there is an outbreak of Typhoid in Kampala and some parts of the neighbouring districts of Wakiso and Mukono.

18 Feb 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

ADJUMANI, Uganda – Laura Jurua, a 26-year-old South Sudanese refugee, went into labour in the middle of the night in her temporary shelter in the Boroli refugee settlement, in Uganda’s Adjumani District. As her labour pains grew, Ms. Jurua knew she needed to get to the nearest health centre – which was over a kilometre away from the camp.

Her neighbours called an ambulance. In short order, the vehicle arrived and brought her to Biira Health Centre, where she safely delivered her baby.

Ms. Jurua was fortunate.

17 Feb 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Des présumés rebelles ougandais de l’Armée de résistance du Seigneur (LRA) sont accusés d’avoir tué trois personnes et blessé quatre autres, lundi 16 février, dans le groupement Nangume, sur la route IV, en territoire de Dungu (Province Orientale). Des personnes grièvement blessées sont admises dans une formation sanitaire de la contrée, en attendant leur évacuation pour un grand centre médical en vue des soins appropriés, affirme l’administrateur du territoire de Dungu.

16 Feb 2015 description
report Mercy Corps

Charles and Concy have never heard of “superfoods.” They’re not sure what people do with these unusual seeds they are harvesting, but the couple believes they might be the key to a more prosperous future for their family.

Together, Charles and Concy took a risk — they planted one acre of chia on their farm this year. With help from Mercy Corps, they are learning how to successfully grow the new crop — and how to work their farm as equal partners.

14 Feb 2015 description
report EastAfrican

By SCOLA KAMAU, TEA Special Correspondent

In Summary

•GeoPoll, the global mobile survey platform, has partnered with Control Union, a global leader in agricultural certification, food safety and sustainability to boost agricultural productivity in Africa.

•For a start, the project will benefit countries such as Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Nigeria and Ghana, before expanding to key markets in Asia including Indonesia and the Philippines.

12 Feb 2015 description

12 February 2015 - The people of Kajo-Keji County are exploring ways of peacefully settling a border conflict with neighboring people in the Moyo district of northern Uganda.

The effort follows clashes between the Ma’di of Moyo and the Kuku of Kajo-Keji between 15 and 19 September 2014 that left scores of people dead on both sides of the border.

11 Feb 2015 description

Kinshasa, RD Congo | AFP | mercredi 11/02/2015 - 18:11 GMT

Les Nations unies ont déploré mercredi une recrudescence des violences commises par des groupes armés nationaux et étrangers contre des civils en Ituri, dans l'est de la République démocratique du Congo.

11 Feb 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Le coordonnateur national du Mécanisme national de suivi de l’accord d’Addis-Abeba, François Muamba, a déclaré mercredi 11 février que le dossier «ex-M23 » serait bientôt clos. Il est s’exprimé au terme d’une réunion d’évaluation des déclarations de Naïrobi, signées en décembre 2013 et mettant fin à la rébellion du M23. Des envoyés spéciaux internationaux pour les Grands Lacs dont Saïd Djinnit, l’ambassadeur de l’Ouganda ainsi que le chargé de mission à l’ambassade du Rwanda en RDC ont examiné le niveau d’exécution de ces déclarations.

10 Feb 2015 description

2014 in review

Médecins Sans Frontières’ teams were quick to respond to people’s needs in South Sudan after the onset of fighting in Juba in December 2013. The organization immediately started dispatching medical supplies and personnel to launch emergency response activities in critically affected locations. From 13 regular projects, MSF’s activities soon expanded to more than 20 projects in 9 states, to provide free healthcare to the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict.

09 Feb 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Les habitants de Nakale, un village situé dans le territoire de Dungu (Province Orientale) regagnent depuis dimanche 8 février leurs habitations après 3 semaines de fuite. Ils avaient trouvé refuge dans le village de Duru, fuyant les attaques perpétrées le 15 janvier dernier par des présumés rebelles de la LRA. A leur retour, ils ont trouvé leurs greniers, matériels agricoles, centres de santé et autres biens de valeur pillés, a déclaré la veille, l’administrateur du territoire, Edmond Lokakao, qui revenait de ce territoire.

08 Feb 2015 description
report Radio Okapi

Huit personnes ont été kidnappées et plusieurs biens de valeurs et produits agricoles pillés jeudi 5 février par de présumés rebelles ougandais de l’Armées de résistance du Seigneur (LRA). Ces crimes ont eu lieu dans le territoire Ango, à plus de 500 km au nord de Kisangani, en Province Orientale. Selon la société civile locale, le régiment Fardc d’Ango s’est lancé à la poursuite des assaillants. Ces incursions ont été perpétrées dans les localités de Dizaga et de Digba, à respectivement 15 et 45 km au nord d’Ango-centre.

06 Feb 2015 description

ICC-CPI-20150206-PR1088
The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen

Today, 6 February 2015, Single Judge Ekaterina Trendafilova, on behalf of Pre-Trial Chamber II of the International Criminal Court (ICC), severed the proceedings against Dominic Ongwen from the case of The Prosecutor v. Joseph Kony, Vincent Otti, Okot Odhiambo and Dominic Ongwen.

06 Feb 2015 description

Vienna, Austria, February 6, 2015. The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) has signed new loan agreements totaling over US$140 million to help boost socio-economic development in six partner countries. The agreements were signed by OFID Director-General Mr Suleiman J Al-Herbish and various ministers and other high-ranking officials of the beneficiary countries.

The bulk of the funding will help fund water-related projects aimed at helping strengthen the agriculture and water supply and sanitation sectors in the beneficiary countries.

06 Feb 2015 description
report Government of Japan

The Government of Japan has decided to provide USD 80 million in support of people of South Sudan facing dire humanitarian needs. A total of USD 80 million will be provided through various international agencies; approximately USD 56.7 million to help internally displaced persons (IDPs) in South Sudan, while USD 23.9 million is for South Sudanese refugees in Ethiopia, Sudan and Uganda.

This new pledge will be announced at the High-Level Event on Humanitarian Crisis in South Sudan, to be held in Nairobi, Kenya, on 9 February.

06 Feb 2015 description
report Voice of America

Jessica Berman
February 04, 2015 5:23 PM

Most young women who are at the highest risk of contracting the AIDS virus do not use drugs designed to prevent HIV infection, even when they're offered. That’s the conclusion of a new study that looked at so-called pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, in thousands of women in Africa.

03 Feb 2015 description

The year opened with a worsening of the ongoing conflicts in Yemen, Nigeria and Ukraine, each with potentially major regional implications. Violence escalated in Sudan, as well as in Lebanon's Tripoli and along its southern border with Israel, and a deadly clash between police and militants in the southern Philippines threatened to derail the peace process there. In South Asia, both Bangladesh and Nepal saw political tensions intensify.