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15 Apr 2018 description

JERUSALEM, April 15 (Reuters) - Israel will release about 200 jailed African migrants in the absence of a final deal to deport them and thousands more Eritrean and Sudanese men who entered the country illegally, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday.

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13 Apr 2018 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, April 13 (Reuters) - Uganda is considering a request from Israel to take in 500 migrants from Eritrea and Sudan, a minister said on Friday, the first time the East African nation has acknowledged it is in talks over such a deal.

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11 Apr 2018 description

By Maayan Lubell

TEL AVIV, April 11 (Reuters) - Israel is finalising a deal to deport thousands of African migrants to Uganda under a new scheme after agreements with Rwanda and the U.N.'s refugee agency to find homes for those expelled fell through

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07 Feb 2018 description

By Maayan Lubell and Elana Ringler

Israel says migrants are job seekers

TEL AVIV, Feb 5 (Reuters) - Israel has started handing out notices to 20,000 male African migrants giving them two months to leave the country or risk being thrown in jail.

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03 Jan 2018 description

Some 38,000 African migrants live in Israel. New Israeli plan offers them $3,500 to leave.

JERUSALEM, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them with jail if they are caught after the end of March.

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09 Nov 2017 description

Refugees from South Sudan have been arriving in Uganda at an average rate of 35,000 a month this year

  • More than a million South Sudanese refugees are in Uganda
  • Delays and funding cuts means many are desperate for food
  • Some have gone back to forage and been killed

By Jason Patinkin

PALORINYA, Uganda, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Oliver Wani found sanctuary from South Sudan's civil war in a Ugandan refugee camp. But when the food ran out, he returned home only to be killed in the conflict he had fled.

18 Aug 2017 description

Threat worsening as rainfall, deforestation increase

By Edward McAllister

DAKAR, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides.

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03 Jul 2017 description

Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

  • First reported attacks in Uganda since war started

  • Uganda hosts about one million South Sudan refugees

  • Gunman suspected of trying to harm refugees

By Elias Biryabarema

GBARI, Uganda, July 3 (Reuters) - Men wearing South Sudanese military uniforms have launched two raids on a hamlet over the border in Uganda in recent weeks, residents said, stealing cattle and raising fears that a near four-year-old conflict is spreading.

26 May 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 26 May 2017 13:56 GMT

"The refugees are stealing, they stole a goat at night and their foot marks were traced up to the camp"

By Pacato Peter Obwot

PAGIRINYA, Uganda May 26 (Reuters) - Hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, residents say, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.

10 May 2017 description

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, May 9 (Reuters) - Uganda hopes to raise $2 billion in donations at a U.N. refugee summit next month to help fund relief operations for refugees flowing in from neighbouring South Sudan, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said on Tuesday.

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13 Apr 2017 description

Pest is a food security risk in a region already struggling with worsening drought

ADDIS ABABA, April 13 (Reuters) - Crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms have damaged crops across southern Ethiopia, the latest country to be struck by the pests in a region already struggling with widespread drought and hunger, authorities said on Thursday.

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12 Apr 2017 description

Last week, more than 3,000 people arrived at the border in a single morning after an alleged massacre by South Sudan government troops

  • Uganda home to nearly 1 million South Sudanese refugees

  • Refugee system at breaking point - UNHCR

  • More fleeing ethnic fighting every day

  • Local animosity towards refugees growing

By Ed Cropley

05 Apr 2017 description

Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border

  • Grim testimony from refugees fleeing into Uganda

  • Thousands of South Sudanese have crossed border

  • Government forces attack border town 'to flush out rebels'

  • Three-year civil war ripping apart world's youngest nation

04 Apr 2017 description

The United Nations said in December it had evidence of ethnic cleansing

  • Refugees say attacked by government soldiers

  • Government says launched operation against guerrillas

  • Death toll not known, but likely in double figures (Adds details, quotes, background)

04 Apr 2017 description

by Reuters
Tuesday, 4 April 2017 10:43 GMT

NGOMOROMO, Uganda, April 4 (Reuters) - More than 3,000 South Sudanese fled into neighbouring Uganda on Tuesday after government soldiers attacked the border town of Pajok, killing men, women and children indiscriminately, refugees said.

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24 Mar 2017 description

by Reuters
Friday, 24 March 2017 20:31 GMT

The United Nations fears it could reach Asia and the Mediterranean in the next few years

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, March 24 (Reuters) - Crop-eating caterpillars known as fall armyworms have started spreading across Uganda, authorities said on Friday, raising fears for the surrounding East Africa region already devastated by drought.

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22 Mar 2017 description

by Yasin Kakande

KATAKWI, Uganda, March 22 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Seven-year-old Esther Agutti weighs 7 kilos - a third of the weight of the average child her age.

She has been in hospital in Katakwi, eastern Uganda, for three days. She was painfully thin when she was admitted and had diarrhoea and vomiting, said Loyce Akelo, a senior doctor.

29 Nov 2016 description

The latest wave of unrest began started shortly after Uganda's disputed presidential elections in February

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Uganda rejected on Tuesday charges by rights group Amnesty International that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings during clashes with the royal guards of a tribal king at the weekend.

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13 Jan 2016 description

Source: Reuters - Tue, 12 Jan 2016 18:43 GMT

BANGUI, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels killed a villager and abducted dozens of others during two weekend raids in a remote diamond-producing area of Central African Republic, local residents and officials said on Tuesday.

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17 Dec 2015 description

Source: Reuters - Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:20 GMT

By Elias Biryabarema

KAMPALA, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Uganda is suffering a shortage of imported drugs to treat HIV victims due to a weak currency and insufficient foreign exchange but the government is raising funds to cover the shortfall, a senior finance ministry official said.

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