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Strengthened democracy and human rights in Uganda

Increased possibilities for citizens to express their opinions, better access to legal services and more investigated human rights complaints are some of the results of Swedish cooperation with Uganda in recent years. Now Sweden renews its commitment to strengthening democracy and human rights.

The Swedish Embassy in Kampala has committed an additional 5,3 million Euros in the coming two years to a broad fund, which in turn conveys funds to a hundred organizations working to strengthen democracy, human rights, peace-building and freedom of expression.

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Govt to mainstream disaster reduction in education

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New Vision

By Francis Kagolo

The education ministry, with the help of UN education agencies, has embarked on a process to mainstream conflict and disaster risk reduction in the various school curricula.

The move also aims at ensuring that students are taught to be peaceful and school facilities like buildings are resistant to disasters like lightning and strong winds.

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South Sudan + 3 others
ECHO Factsheet: South Sudan crisis

Key messages

  • Since the outbreak of civil war in December 2013 , around 1.9 million people have fled their homes, including 469 000 who have sought refuge in neighboring countries. At the same time, South Sudan hosts around a quarter of a million refugees, mainly from Sudan.

  • Principal humanitarian needs include food, clean water, health care, sanitation, shelter and protection.

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World + 3 others
Una nueva plataforma en línea promueve el intercambio de información frente a las pérdidas de alimentos

Los organismos de la ONU con sede en Roma lanzan una comunidad de práctica global

24 de octubre de 2014, Roma – Los intentos de reducir las pérdidas y el desperdicio de alimentos, que representan un tercio de los alimentos producidos para el consumo humano, han recibido un nuevo impulso con una nueva plataforma en línea que reúne por vez primera un amplio abanico de recursos y permite a los interesados compartir experiencias y mejores prácticas.

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Welcome home // Released women and children return to Uganda

What gets us more excited than free Halloween candy? Well, unlimited free Halloween candy… and inspiring updates from our International Programs team.

In case you missed it…

Over the summer, we saw an unprecedented increase in LRA defections and releases. Since August, around 100 individuals have returned home from the LRA. Whether they were released or escaped of their own will, for those 100 people, the war is finally over.

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Somalia + 7 others
Corne de l'Afrique : l'ONU et ses partenaires vont fournir une aide importante pour le développement

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UN News Service

27 octobre 2014 – Lors d'une visite lundi dans la Corne de l'Afrique, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, Ban Ki-moon, le Président de la Banque mondiale, Jim Yong Kim, et des représentants de plusieurs organisations internationales et régionales de développement ont annoncé lundi une aide financière de 8 milliards de dollars au cours des prochaines années pour la région.

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Somalia + 7 others
Leaders Commit Billions in Major New Development Initiative for the Horn of Africa

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UN Secretary-General, WBG and IsDBG Presidents, and other Agency Heads Visit Region to Link Peace Efforts with Economic Progress

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Ethiopia + 7 others
Donors pledge $8 billion for Horn of Africa

10/27/2014 - 07:45 GMT

International donors pledged $8 billion in development aid Monday for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced at the start of a visit to the region.

The aid, from organisations including the World Bank, African Development Bank (AfDB), European Union and Islamic Development Bank (IDB), will support efforts to boost economies and stem conflict and hunger across the volatile region.

Countries targeted are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda.

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World + 6 others
One-stop centre on agri data launched

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EastAfrican

By CHRISTABEL LIGAMI

IN SUMMARY

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Boy, 16, dies after mudslides hit house

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New Vision

By Aloysius Byamukama

SHEEMA - A 16-year old boy died instantly after a heavy downpour instigated mudslides in Sheema district.

The incident took place at around 5:45am Friday when the hanging rocks in the adjacent Kamuhembe Village in Masheruka sub county, Sheema district, rolled downhill and crashed into the house where Collins Tumworobere was sleeping.

Tumworobere, his five siblings and their mother Allen Tumukugize, were at the time, still sleeping.

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World + 3 others
Une nouvelle plateforme en ligne aide à réduire les pertes alimentaires grâce au partage d’information

La Communauté de pratiques mondiale sur la réduction des pertes, une initiative à l’actif des agences de l’ONU à Rome

24 octobre 2014, Rome - Les tentatives visant à réduire les pertes alimentaires et le gaspillage de nourriture, qui représentent un tiers des aliments produits dans le monde pour la consommation humaine, peuvent désormais compter sur une nouvelle plateforme en ligne qui rassemble, pour la première fois, un éventail de ressources permettant aux acteurs concernés de partager leurs expériences et les meilleures pratiques.

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World + 3 others
New online platform fosters efforts to curb food losses through information sharing

Global Community of Practice on food losses is launched by Rome-based UN agencies

24 October 2014, Rome - Attempts to reduce food losses and waste, which account for one third of food produced for human consumption, have received a boost through a new online platform that brings together for the first time a range of resources and allows stakeholders to share experiences and best practices.

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Wives not cows: Uganda dowry fuels domestic violence

10/24/2014 - 03:37 GMT

by Amy FALLON

When Ugandan farmer's daughter Rose Akurut became engaged to a man from a village far from her own, her parents could not be more thrilled.

But the dowry she would bring -- cows, goats and cash -- soured the marriage and brought dark clouds over the partnership, a story repeated by many others in Uganda.

"I was very, very happy. Now I'd also benefit, the cows would come," said her mother Anna Amiti, 50, referring to the bride price or dowry, enshrined in Ugandan law, that the family received from their son-in-law.

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South Sudan + 1 other
South Sudanese traders in Uganda’s Moyo district are relocating their businesses to Kajo-Keji County in Central Equatoria State

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Miraya FM

The relocation follows clashes last month that occurred between citizens of KajoKeji and Moyo District over a piece of land. The tensions left hundreds of people displaced and property destroyed.

Central Equatoria State Police Commissioner Maj. Gen. Henry Danima says the traders claim their businesses are much safer in KajoKeji

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Ethiopia + 2 others
The World Bank mobilizes additional funds to help Pastoralists in the Horn of Africa

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World Bank

WASHINGTON, October 21, 2014 – The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors today approved an additional International Development Association (IDA)* credit of US$75 million to improve the livelihoods and resilience of pastoralists in the Horn of Africa. It will also help to strengthen the organizational capacity of the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD), a regional organization that works to promote regional cooperation, including the sustainable development of pastoralism in the Horn of Africa

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South Sudan + 3 others
East African leaders in South Sudan to push for peace

10/22/2014 - 10:03 GMT

Juba, Soudan du Sud | AFP | Wednesday 10/22/2014 - 10:03 GMT | 256 words

East African leaders met South Sudan President Salva Kiir on Wednesday in the latest push to end over 10 months of a civil war that has devastated the young nation.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Ugandan Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda arrived in the war-torn nation's capital on a one-day visit to discuss the "on-going peace process", a spokesman in Kiir's office told AFP.

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Humanitarian Assistance in Review East and Central Africa | Fiscal Year (FY) 2004 – 2014

Conflict, cyclical drought, floods, disease outbreaks, environmental degradation, rapid population growth, and limited government capacity present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in the ECA region. Between FY 2005 and FY 2014, USAID’s Office of U.S.

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Liberia + 7 others
Ministerial Communique on Ebola virus disease emergency preparedness and response in the East African Community partner states and support to the Western African countries

THE 10TH ORDINARY MEETING OF THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY SECTORAL COUNCIL OF MINISTERS OF HEALTH

13TH TO 16TH OCTOBER 2014

EAC HEADQUARTERS, ARUSHA, UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA

MINISTERIAL COMMUNIQUE ON EBOLA VIRUS DISEASE EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE IN THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY PARTNER STATES AND SUPPORT TO THE WESTERN AFRICAN COUNTRIES

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Limited support for key populations undermines Ugandan HIV control

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IRIN

KAMPALA, 16 October 2014 (IRIN) - Uganda’s HIV/AIDS control efforts have been undermined by a lack of consensus and clarity over which people constitute Key Populations (KPs) to be targeted in various prevention, care and treatment efforts, say experts.

There is no consensus on the definitions of, and who to include as, KPs, with activists noting that the lack of clarity on KPs at policy level has an adverse impact on HIV prevention, care and treatment.

IRIN:

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World + 6 others
World Food Day 2014: Supporting Family Farming

World Food Day is recognized every October 16th to bring awareness to global hunger. The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations estimates that worldwide more than 800 million people are suffering from chronic hunger and under-nourishment. This year’s theme “Family Farming: Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth” brings attention to the important role that small farmers play in the larger context of national food security. According to the FAO, more than 98% of the farms in the world are family farms.