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31 Jul 2015 description

KAMPALA, 31 July 2015 (UNHCR) — Yesterday Uganda’s Office of the Prime Minister, UNHCR and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Muhammad Yunus, signed a landmark memorandum of understanding with the objective of promoting creative solutions that are geared towards social economic integration of refugees in Uganda.

30 Jul 2015 description

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is committed to advancing the rule of law and criminal justice in Africa. In line with this goal, the ISS has assisted Uganda’s judges, prosecutors and police to respond better to terrorism, international crime (like genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes) and transnational and organised crime.

30 Jul 2015 description

Bruxelles/Nairobi, 30 juillet 2015 - La Commission européenne mobilise 4,5 millions d’euros d'aide humanitaire pour venir en aide au nombre croissant de réfugiés ayant fui le Burundi vers les pays voisins. On estime que plus de 175 000 personnes, dont une majorité de femmes et d'enfants, auraient déjà quitté le pays.

29 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

BARATUKU/KIRYADONGO, Uganda – Two brave South Sudanese refugees are defying expectations and speaking frankly about their decision to use family planning. After surviving conflict and enduring a perilous journey to Uganda, they are unwilling to allow social pressure to interfere with their families or their futures, they said.

“I would like to return to school and complete my education,” Mary Acon, 24, told UNFPA. “I will not conceive when I am not ready.”

24 Jul 2015 description

Goma, DR Congo | AFP | Friday 7/24/2015 - 10:01 GMT

Ugandan rebels have killed three women during an overnight raid in the northeast of Democratic Republic of Congo, a research group and the provincial governor said Friday.

"ADF jihadists," Muslim fighters in the Alliance of Democratic Forces from neighbouring Uganda, attacked Mayi-Moya in strife-prone North Kivu province on Thursday evening, the Study Centre for the Promotion of Peace, Democracy and Human Rights (Cepadho) said in a statement.

23 Jul 2015 description
report New Vision

By Joyce Namutebi and Moses Mulondo

NEARLY 375,000 people in 10 districts in northern Uganda have been hit by Malaria in the last three months, killing 165, Parliament has heard.

The affected districts are Agago, Amuru, Apac, Gulu, Kitgum, Kole, Lamwo, Oyam, Nwoya and Pader, the minister of state for heath Dr. Chris Baryomunsi told Parliament on Thursday.

23 Jul 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Leading HIV researchers describing results from multiple clinical trials in sub-Saharan Africa report that innovative service delivery models are achieving results across the HIV treatment cascade that approach or exceed the 90–90–90 target.

23 Jul 2015 description
report UNAIDS

Innovation in HIV diagnostics is urgently needed if the world hopes to achieve the 90–90–90 target for access to antiretroviral therapy, leading scientific experts advised this week. The call for intensified effort and innovation on HIV diagnostics occurred during two sessions at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, held in Vancouver, Canada.

22 Jul 2015 description

Kampala, Uganda | AFP | Wednesday 7/22/2015 - 13:26 GMT

A Ugandan rebel leader accused of killing hundreds of civilians was charged in court Wednesday with crimes against humanity and mass murder, a police spokesman said.

Jamil Mukulu, leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), was arrested in neighbouring Tanzania in April, before being extradited to Uganda earlier this month.

The ADF is a Ugandan Islamist militia based in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, with alleged links to Al-Qaeda.

22 Jul 2015 description

By Samuel Okiror

KAMPALA, 22 July 2015 – A five-year initiative to tackle endemic poverty in Uganda’s northern region of Karamoja is expected to boost resilience to natural hazards, especially the recurrent droughts which can decimate livelihoods.

The Drylands Integrated Development Project was launched in June to address a swath of challenges which fuel the population’s vulnerability to hazards.

21 Jul 2015 description
report Voice of America

Joe DeCapua
Last updated on: July 20, 2015 1:18 PM

New research shows that more than 30 years into the HIV/AIDS epidemic, African women living with the HIV still face much stigma and discrimination. The study says it’s affecting efforts to prevent mother-to-child transmission of the AIDS virus.

Listen to De Capua report on African women living with HIV

20 Jul 2015 description
report UN Population Fund

KAMPALA, Uganda – The United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA in Uganda has handed reproductive health supplies and equipment worth more than $770,000 to the Government of Uganda in an effort to improve maternal and newborn health.

16 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

16 juillet 2015 – L'Union européenne et l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour l'alimentation et l'agriculture (FAO) ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays.

16 Jul 2015 description

Bujumbura, Burundi | AFP | Thursday 7/16/2015 - 16:38 GMT

Ugandan-led regional efforts to resolve Burundi's violent political crisis continued Thursday with the country's defence minister standing in for President Yoweri Museveni as mediator.

Regional heads of state appointed Museveni mediator last week in the hope of ending months of crisis sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's decision to run for a controversial third term in elections due on July 21.

16 Jul 2015 description
report New Vision

By John Agaba

Malaria, the number one killer disease in Sub-Saharan Africa, is ravaging northern Uganda. The health ministry Wednesday said the plasmodium-caused disease has hit 10 districts.

Lamwo, Gulu, Kitgum, Oyam, Agago, Apac, Amuru, Kole, Nwoya and Pader are the worst hit.

Hundreds of patients, including babies and children below five years and women, are stranded at health facilities as they wait to be attended to.

16 Jul 2015 description

Aide aux pays partenaires et aux organismes régionaux pour élaborer des politiques plus énergiques

16 juillet 2015, Addis-Abeba – L'Union européenne et la FAO ont lancé un nouveau partenariat visant à renforcer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle, l'agriculture durable et la résilience dans au moins 35 pays*.

16 Jul 2015 description

Partner countries and regional bodies will receive support to develop stronger policies in these crucial sectors

16 July 2015, Addis Ababa - The European Union and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) have launched a new partnership agreement to boost food and nutrition security, sustainable agriculture and resilience in at least 35 countries*.

14 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

3 juillet 2015 – Dans de la cadre de la troisième Conférence internationale sur le financement du développement à Addis-Abeba, en Ethiopie, le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, Ban Ki-moon, a annoncé lundi le lancement d'un nouveau mécanisme de financement des initiatives visant à mettre fin à la mortalité maternelle et infantile d'ici 2030.

14 Jul 2015 description
report UN News Service

13 July 2015 – The United Nations and its partners today launched a new initiative to help end maternal and child mortality by 2030, as they gathered in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development.

The Global Financing Facility (GFF) will support Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Global Strategy for Women's, Children's and Adolescents' Health and the Sustainable Development Goals that world leaders are expected to adopt in September.