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31 Aug 2009 description
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by Xinhua writers Li Qi, Zhu Lei, Luo Guofang

CAIRO, Aug 31, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- African Union (AU) leaders urged member states which have pledged to contribute to the AU peacekeeping mission in Somalia to honor their promises at a special summit in Libya on Monday.

The African leader also agreed that the war plaguing the restive western Sudanese region of Darfur was over, local sources said, citing the final declaration issued at the end of the one- day summit.

The summit, the third for the AU this year, was aimed to tackle regional conflicts, especially situations …

31 Aug 2009 description
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ACCRA, Aug 31, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Germany on Monday stated that peace and security should be viewed as the topmost priority for accelerated development in Africa.

Hans Christian Winkler, Deputy German Ambassador to Ghana, said: "Germany's policy towards Africa is value-based; its principles are respect for human rights, democracy and the rule of law and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

"Yet Germany also has clearly defined interests.

15 May 2009 description
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LUSAKA, May 15, 2009 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The World Food Programme (WFP) said it still has a financial shortfall to cover its various humanitarian assistance programs from this year to 2010 in Zambia, Zambia Daily Mail reported on Friday.

WFP Representative in Zambia, Pablo Recalde, said in Lusaka on Thursday that his organization has a shortfall of about 18 million U.S.

11 Dec 2008 description
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by Gu Zhenqiu

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 11, 2008 (Xinhua via COMTEX News Network) -- UN staff members from Algiers and New York gathered here Thursday to pay tribute to 17 of their colleagues, who were killed in the terrorist attacks in Algiers, on the first anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the UN Headquarters in the Algerian capital.

The UN staff members, who were from Algeria, Denmark, the Philippines and Senegal, were killed while working for various UN agencies to render humanitarian relief to the Algerian people in need.

"One year after the attack, we still feel the …

29 Oct 2007 description
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NAIROBI, Oct 29, 2007 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Sudanese and Somali refugees in camps in Kenya will benefit from 144 million dollars donated by U. S. towards the victims of violent conflicts and natural disasters, U.N.

23 Jun 2005 description
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NAIROBI, Jun 23, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thousands of refugees have turned up at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Nairobi to register themselves to beat the deadline set by Kenyan authorities.

The UNHCR spokesman Emmanuel Nyabera said between 4,000 to 5, 000 refugees from various parts of the continent living in Kenya turned up for registration on Wednesday, but the UN agency was able to register only 3,000.

He said many refugees turned up in the early hours in an attempt to beat the government's June 30 deadline for registration.

20 Jun 2005 description
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KAMPALA, Jun 20, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Ugandan First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness Moses Ali Monday said Uganda is hosting over 240,000 refugees, most of whom are from Sudan.

In an statement to mark this year's International Refugee Day which falls on Monday, Ali said other refugees are from Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Somalia, Ethiopia and Burundi.

11 Mar 2005 description
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TOKYO, Mar 11, 2005 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Japan will give 38.5 million US dollars in grant aid to seven conflict-torn African countries through UN organizations to support their reconstruction, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Of the total, 9.28 million dollars will go to Uganda to boost assistance to refugees in the country, while 7.57 million dollars will be used to help the Democratic Republic of the Congo hold elections.

16 Dec 2004 description
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KAMPALA, Dec 16, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO) is to provide safe water to Kyangwali Refugee Resettlement Camp in Hoima district, western Uganda at 350,000 US dollars, local press reported on Thursday.

10 Mar 2004 description
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KAMPALA, Mar 10, 2004 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - The Ugandan government began formulating a post-repatriation recovery plan for areas affected by influx of refugees, a top government official said Wednesday.
First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Refugees and Disaster Preparedness Lt. Gen. Moses Ali was quoted by Radio Uganda Wednesday as saying hosting refugees was not the best experience.

27 Oct 2003 description
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KAMPALA, Oct 27, 2003 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Uganda has now 1.3 million displaced people in the north and east, Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Amongin Aporu has said.

30 Nov 2001 description
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KAMPALA, Nov 29, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has planned to provide about 12 million U.S. dollars to refugee projects in Uganda, UNHCR representative in Uganda Saihou Saidy told a press conference here Thursday.

27 Nov 2001 description
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KAMPALA, Nov 27, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A high level delegation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) will arrive in Uganda Wednesday for a two-day visit, according to a press release from the UNHCR Office here on Tuesday.

20 Nov 2001 description
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LUSAKA, Nov 20, 2001 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has said the continued civil and political upheavals in neighboring countries is expanding the refugee population in Zambia now standing at 270,000, the biggest in the southern African region, the official Zambia Daily Mail reported Tuesday.

11 Apr 2000 description
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DAR ES SALAAM (April 11) XINHUA - The Tanzanian government is committed to formulating a written refugee policy aimed at tackling refugee management issues looming large in the country.

23 Jan 2000 description
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DAR ES SALAAM (Jan. 23) XINHUA - Prisons in Tanzania's western Kigoma Region are congested with many refugee inmates from Burundi and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

12 Aug 1999 description
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HARARE (Aug. 12) XINHUA - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe Thursday urged African governments to advance the vision of a world without war by preventing conflicts.

21 Jun 1999 description
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LUSAKA (June 21) XINHUA - Zambia has hosted about 200,000 refugees from various war-ravaged African countries, Zambian Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Edwin Hatembo said.