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13 Sep 2018 description
report New Vision

By Wilson Asiimwe

Leaders in Kabarole have agreed to construct an Ebola isolation unit in Bukwali near Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital.

Addressing the press last week, Stephen Asiimwe, the Resident District Commissioner for Kabarole and chairman Ebola task force, said the isolation centre will serve all the districts in the Rwenzori region.

06 Sep 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By Monitor Team

Masindi. Land conflicts are threatening agriculture production and food security in the oil-rich Bunyoro Sub-region, leaders have said.

The disputes, some of which have turned bloody, have displaced thousands of people, leaving them with no land for cultivation.

The appreciation in the value of land following the discovery of commercially viable oil and gas deposits has fuelled the land wrangles as wealthy individuals and companies move to set up oil-related infrastructural projects.

30 Aug 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By ROBERT ELEMA

Yumbe.

Three projects being implemented under the Refugee and Host Population for Empowerment (ReHoPE) project in Yumbe District have stalled due to lack of funds.

ReHoPE is a project that supports refugees and the host communities in Yumbe District, with funding from the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).

10 Aug 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By ALEX TUMUHIMBISE

Kakumiro. Irene Mukyeshiwabo, a mother of five from Kalangara Village in Nkooko Sub-county, Kakumiro District, is living in distress over the health of her children.

07 Aug 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By Monitor Reporter

Following the declaration of an outbreak of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), a haemorrhagic fever in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the health ministry in Uganda has asked health workers to intensify their surveillance against the deadly disease.

The acting director of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa on Monday issued a notice directing all district health officers in the country to be vigilant.

07 Aug 2018 description
report New Vision

About 20% of Uganda’s estimated 37 million people are living in urban areas.

Uganda’s unplanned urban sprawl is a threat to food security, the ministry of lands, housing and urban development has said.

Samuel Mabala, the director for housing in the ministry, said the unplanned urban sprawl is eating into agricultural land, and the country could plunge into a food crisis in future if no action is taken.

06 Aug 2018 description
report Inter Press Service

by Siddharth Chatterjee, United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya.

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug 6 2018 (IPS) - Previously characterised by belligerence, based on competition for resources, the border regions of Eastern Africa can sense the blissful wind of peace approaching.

04 Aug 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By LILIAN NAMAGEMBE

Kampala - Ministry of Health has warned Ugandans residing in districts bordering Ebola-stricken DR Congo, against the consumption of bush meat through which the disease is said to be spread.

Leaders in DR Congo on Tuesday confirmed 20 people had died from the haemorrhagic fever in and around Mangina, a densely populated town about 100km from the Uganda’s Mpondwe border post in the Western district of Kasese.

03 Aug 2018 description
report Voice of America

KAMPALA - The U.S. Mission in Uganda has added more than $100 million in aid to the East African country with about half being injected into health, a sector analysts say is receiving little attention from the government.

The United States Mission in Uganda says its assistance to the East African country has reached nearly $1 billion.

U.S. aid to Uganda increased from $840 million in 2016 to $971 million in 2017.

The funding is going into sectors ranging from agriculture to security and from trade to justice and democracy.

01 Aug 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

July 31, 2018 (KAMPALA) - South Sudan minister for environment and forestry, Josephine N’apwon has commended Uganda for the hospitality rendered to its refugees settled in the East African nation.

“Since the first war broke in Sudan, a number of people have crossed into Uganda as refugees,” said the minister.

She said hospitality provided by the Ugandan government has enabled South Sudanese children to attend school and the rest have settled and access healthcare from existing health facilities.

20 Jul 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

By EMMANUEL AINEBYOONA

Kampala.

Parents are struggling to have their children immunised against polio and rotavirus after most health facilities in the country reported stock-outs of both vaccines.

A mother, who preferred anonymity in order to speak freely, told Daily Monitor that Kawempe Hospital, which is affiliated to Mulago National Referral Hospital, had run out of the polio vaccine by the time she delivered her baby.

12 Jul 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

MOSES YAKUDU/LENI KINZLI

In the abandoned town and villages of Pageri County, community members are gradually and voluntarily returning from refugee camps in Uganda and Kenya. Over 300 returnees have resettled in Pageri in recent months, after having fled the area following the crisis in 2016.

The people of Pageri have cited the occupation of cattle from the Jonglei region, and the distrustful relationship between them and the army’s Tiger battalion, as hindrances to their return.

04 Jul 2018 description
report The Conversation

The Conversation Andrew Edward Tchie, Conflict and Policy Advisor on Syria, Senior Visiting Research Fellow, King's College London Centre for Conflict and Health, Visiting Researcher at PRIO, and PhD Candidate at University of Essex., University of Essex

28 Jun 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary
- Mr Alex Maseraka, the district planner, says floods have impacted on the district budget since they have had to allocate Shs70 million each financial year to mitigate flood effects.
- He adds that the Comprehensive Disaster Management Plan of Shs25 billion was made and submitted to the Office of Prime Minister but since then it has never been implemented.

By ENID NINSIIMA & FELIX BASIIME

25 Jun 2018 description
report Sudan Tribune

June 24, 2018 (ARUA) – Police in Uganda are holding 10 South Sudanese refugees over the killing of their colleagues at a refugee camp in the country.

Those arrested are suspected to have been involved in a fracas, which saw four killed after a football argument went bad.

The West Nile regional police spokesperson, Josephine Angucia confirmed the arrest, saying they would carry out an investigation.

21 Jun 2018 description
report The Guardian

Deadly dispute between South Sudanese refugees during Brazil v Switzerland game inflames ethnic tensions

Ugandan officials have begun segregating refugees after a rise in ethnic tensions led to the deaths of four South Sudanese, including a teenager.

Security agencies have been heavily deployed in northern Uganda’s refugee settlements, home to more than 1 million people, in response to unrest between the warring ethnic groups that have fled conflict in South Sudan.

07 Jun 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary

  • The flooded diversion routes have been cordoned off with warning tapes to prevent the public from approaching them.
  • From Soroti to Moroto, The only existing diversion, [Lorengedwat-Nadunget road] currently has fast rising waters and the drift at Lotome is also unsafe to public transport. In the interim, we call for patience from travellers as flood levels subside.

By Serestino Tusingwire

03 Jun 2018 description
report Monitor-Uganda

In Summary
- Traffic police director, AIGP Dr Steven Kasiima, said they were yet to register traffic mishaps except a few motorcyclists and drivers who were arrested for deviating from the day's traffic flow rules.

By JOSPEH KATO

WAKISO. A total of 19 pilgrims suspected to be cholera patients are under surveillance at Naguru hospital according to Dr John Baptist Waniaye, commissioner for emergency medical services at ministry of health.

01 Jun 2018 description
report New Vision

The screening is taking place at both the border districts and in Namugongo before entrance into the shrines.

NAMUGONGO - All pilgrims arriving from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are undergoing screening for Ebola, according to a statement from the ministry of health.

The screening is taking place at both the border districts and in Namugongo before entrance into the shrines.

This comes after the Health Ministry in the DRC the declared the ninth outbreak of Ebola virus in the country, in early May.