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01 Aug 2016 description
report New Vision

There will be more South Sudanese competing at the Rio Games in the Olympics refugee team than for the African state that will be taking part for the first time.

Five South Sudanese runners who make up half of the refugee Olympic Team arrived in Rio on Friday. For the likes of James Nyang Chiengjiek the troubles of home have cast a shadow over the tough preparations for the Games which start August 5.

South Sudan is allowed to send three runners who will take part with special invitations.

21 Jul 2016 description
report New Vision

By Cecilia Okoth

KAMPALA - The ministry of health has enough stock of vaccines to cater for South Sudan child refugees who have since last week fled their country due to political instability.

Dr. Henry Luzze, who is the deputy manager of Uganda National Expanded Program on Immunisation, said the immunisation program at the ministry is prepared for all eventualities including migrating populations.