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18 Dec 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Dec 18, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- About 10,000 Congolese refugees who fled war from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) into Nebbi district, western Uganda some weeks ago are living with difficulties now, local daily the New Vision reported on Wednesday.

03 Dec 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Dec 3, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- A total of 3,250 Congolese of Hema and Alur tribes have crossed into Nebbi district, northwestern Uganda following fresh clashes between the two tribes and the Lendu in Athanga, Jalosiga, 50 km inside Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), reported the New Vision newspaper on Tuesday.

25 Oct 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Oct 25, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 3,000 Congolese refugees fleeing tribal clashes in the northeastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have camped at Rhino camp in Uganda's northwestern district of Arua, local newspaper the New Vision reported Friday.

23 Oct 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Oct 23, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 2,000 Congolese refugees have crossed into Uganda's western district of Hoima via Lake Albert, reported local daily the New Vision on Wednesday.

03 Sep 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Sept 3, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 300 refugees mainly from Bunia in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have entered Uganda through Kango sub-county in the western Ugandan district of Nebbi, the New Vision newspaper reported Tuesday.

13 Aug 2002 description
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HARARE, Aug 13, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) - Zimbabwe will withdraw its forces from The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as the country is now set on irreversible paths to achieving meaningful peace and stability.

05 Aug 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Aug 5, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Ethnic clashes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have displaced more than 4,000 people and some of the displaced have crossed into western Uganda, the Monitor newspaper reported Monday.

26 Jul 2002 description
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DAR ES SALAAM, Jul 26, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Tanzanian government is formulating a new national policy on refugees aimed at outlining ways of dealing with the impact of asylum seekers in the country, local newspaper "Daily News" reported on Friday.
Home Affairs Minister Muhammed Seif Khatib told the National Assembly in Dodoma on Thursday that the policy was being drawn up by his ministry in liaison with the Prime Minister's Office.

He assured the regions hosting refugees in north-western Tanzania would be fully involved in policy formulation.

06 Jul 2002 description
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DURBAN, South Africa, Jul 6, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The Organization of African Unity (OAU) has granted more than 1.7 million US dollars in humanitarian assistance to 13 member states in the past six months, according to an OAU report here on Saturday.

13 Jun 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Jun 13, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 200 people have been affected and 27 deaths recorded following an outbreak of cholera at Kaiso landing site in Buseruka sub-county, western Hoima district last month, local media reported on Thursday.

13 May 2002 description
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KAMPALA, May 13, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Five refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have died and over 50 others have been admitted to hospitals following an outbreak of cholera in western Uganda in the past two days, a local newspaper reported Monday.

24 Apr 2002 description
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DAR ES SALAAM, Apr 24, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The third batch of 1,083 refugees from camps in western Tanzania returned to Burundi last week, hence bringing to 2,517 the number of refugees repatriated voluntarily since the exercise started in March, UN sources confirmed on Wednesday.

10 Apr 2002 description
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LUSAKA, Apr 10, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- The European Union (EU) said here Wednesday that the European Commission's Humanitarian Office (ECHO) is providing 3 million euro (about 2.6 million U.S. dollars) to help the Zambian government deal with refugee problems in the country.

27 Mar 2002 description
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LUSAKA, Mar 27, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Zambia will arrest and deport refugees setting up businesses without permission, a senior official said on Wednesday.
At a press briefing, Home Affairs Minister Luckson Mapushi said the government was aware of the refugees who were in a tendency of running away from their camps and setting up illegal businesses.

He said the government will not tolerate such kind of behavior and will not spare anyone setting up illegal businesses.

18 Mar 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Mar 18, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 200 refugees have crossed into Uganda from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and camped in different areas in the western Hoima District, the Monitor newspaper reported on Monday.

01 Mar 2002 description
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NAIROBI, Mar 1, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Ruud Lubbers said on Friday that the Inter-Congolese dialogue currently taking place in the Sun City of South Africa should be about the Congolese people and specifically refugees but not partitioning the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Rwanda News Agency reported.

01 Mar 2002 description
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NAIROBI, Mar 1, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Over 16,750 Congolese refugees in the Rwandan northern province of Byumba wish to be repatriated back home, a representative of the refugees was quoted by Rwanda News Agency as saying on Friday.

22 Jan 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Jan 22, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thousands of Congolese refugees, who were reportedly blocked from entering Uganda, have finally been allowed in, the Monitor newspaper reported on Tuesday.

21 Jan 2002 description
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NAIROBI, Jan 21, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Rwandan Interior Minister Jean de Dieu Ntihurunga said on Monday that the 3,469-meter-high Mount Nyiragongo erupted again overnight on its northern flank, reports reaching here said.

21 Jan 2002 description
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KAMPALA, Jan 21, 2002 (Xinhua via COMTEX) -- Thousands of Congolese fleeing the devastating volcanic eruption in Goma, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), have flooded into the Ugandan border at Katuna seeking a safe haven, the New Vision newspaper reported on Monday.