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20 Jun 2017 description
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Uganda is the largest host country of refugees in Africa and the third largest in the world, after welcoming an average of 2 000 displaced men, women and children every day for the past 11 months.

The new statistics, released on Monday by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, come less than a week before Uganda’s Solidarity Summit on Refugees – a conference aimed to mobilise international support for those affected by the South Sudanese Civil War.

30 Jul 2012 description
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CLAR NI CHONGHAILE

Ebola has broken out in Uganda, killing at least 14 people as health officials battle to stem the spread of the deadly virus.

Terrified patients fled from a hospital in western Uganda as soon as news broke that a mysterious illness that killed at least 14 people in the region was Ebola, one of the world's most virulent diseases.

22 Jul 2008 description
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NAIROBI, KENYA Jul 22 2008 16:33 - Nearly 15-million people in the Horn of Africa region are facing a humanitarian disaster unless donors urgently release funds to deliver supplies, aid agencies warned on Tuesday.

In a region beset by conflict and piracy, prolonged drought and rising inflation have exacerbated human suffering, especially among the rural and urban poor, they said.

The World Food Programme (WFP) said it urgently needs $403-million to feed the hungry people …

20 Sep 2007 description
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The small plane banks steeply to the east and the extent of the floods in the low-lying Teso region of Uganda become clear: kilometre upon kilometre of low-lying pasture land submerged, tens of thousands of hectares of staple crops like cassava, millet and groundnuts waterlogged. There are impassable roads, overflowing rivers, stranded cattle and devastated bridges.

14 Apr 2005 description
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Fawzia Sheikh / Kampala, Uganda

10 Nov 2003 description
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Kampala: Rebels in northern Uganda have massacred more than 100 civilians in five consecutive days of raids, the head of the regional government alleged on Monday.

The Lord's Resistance Army has been raiding villages in Lira district daily, and more than 100 bodies have been found between Wednesday and Saturday, Franco Ojur, the district chairman said by telephone on Monday.

"Many more bodies are being discovered in the bushes and the death toll is about 100.

11 Sep 2003 description
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The boys are dressed in T-shirts and shorts, the girls in light summer dresses. Some are carrying a few morsels of food, others tattered blankets, but most have nothing at all.

22 Apr 2002 description
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Up to 5 000 child fighters have been encircled by Sudanese and Ugandan troops in southern Sudan, in readiness for an all-out assault on the cult-linked rebel army

JAMES ASTILL

Nairobi. April 22, 2002 - With the abducted and apparently brainwashed children violently resisting efforts to negotiate, the United Nations children's agency, Unicef, warned of a possible massacre.

08 Jan 2002 description
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Nairobi. January 8, 2002

Uganda's President Museveni is likely to seek the deportation of Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army whenhe meets with Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir this week

JUDITH ACHIENG' - When Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni meets with Sudanese leader Omar al Bashir this week in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum, he is likely to seek the deportation of Joseph Kony, leader of a rebel group operating in northern Uganda with bases in southern Sudan.

24 Aug 2001 description
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The first round of Congolese peace talks took place in Botswana this week

22 May 2001 description
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The United Nations despatched a weighty delegation of ambassadors to Southern and East Africa this week, in the latest stage of the initiative to end two years of civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo

18 Dec 2000 description
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Masindi, Uganda. December 18, 2000

31 Oct 2000 description
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The Rwandan government claims attack even as ceasefire talks take place

02 Aug 2000 description
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Johannesburg, South Africa. August 02 2000

25 Jul 2000 description
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Lambarene, Gabon. July 25, 2000

19 May 2000 description
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Johannesburg, South Africa. May 19 2000

05 Apr 2000 description
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Johannesburg, South Africa. April 5 2000


Nearly 16 million people face starvation in the Horn of Africa after repeated crop failures, but ongoing conflicts in the region make food distribution difficult.

By CHRIS MCGREAL in Johannesburg

Europe is preparing to spearhead large aid deliveries to the Horn of Africa in an attempt to avoid a repeat of the famine that claimed close to a million lives in Ethiopia 15 years ago.

05 Apr 2000 description
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Johannesburg, South Africa. April 5 2000