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UN Food Assistance Programme hit as COVID-19 Dries up funding; Uganda.

UN Food Assistance Programme hit as COVID-19 Dries up funding; Uganda.

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The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will have to further reduce food rations and cash assistance for more than 1.2 million refugees in Uganda due to a funding shortfall, the agency has said, calling for urgent resources to sustain aid efforts.  According to WFP, with effect from February 2021, refugees will have to make do with only 60 per cent of a full ration. The reduction follows a 30 per cent decrease in assistance last April, which coincided with the COVID-19 lockdown. “COVID-19 must not be an excuse for the world to turn its back on refugees at this terrible time”, WFP Country Director El-Khidir Daloum said on Tuesday.  “We are unable to keep up even basic food assistance and the poorest will suffer the most as we have to cut...
Uganda Cranes Arrives Safely in Nairobi, Set to Play South Sudan.

Uganda Cranes Arrives Safely in Nairobi, Set to Play South Sudan.

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The Uganda Cranes delegation to Nairobi, Kenya safely arrived on Saturday afternoon. The contingent was welcomed by the advance party head Paul Mukatabala at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport after a successful flight aboard Uganda Airlines (UR202) from Entebbe International Airport. The players and officials then checked in at Tamarin Tree Hotel, Langata – Nairobi. On Sunday, the team will conduct the final training at the Nyayo National Stadium, Nairobi well in time of the Monday clash at 4 PM. The match commentary will be live on 102.1 FUFA f.m, the Football Radio courtesy of Shafik Mutebi. With 7 points collected over 3 matches, Uganda Cranes need maximum points from the match to secure a slot at the TOTAL 2021 AFCON finals in Cameroon. Players:...
“Do not Underestimate South Sudan” Coach Mckinstry Warns

“Do not Underestimate South Sudan” Coach Mckinstry Warns

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Uganda manager Jonathan McKinstry has warned that South Sudan will not be easy opponents in their upcoming Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers. The Cranes will face South Sudan – who have only been a CAF and FIFA member since 2012 – on November 12 and 16 as they look to keep their place at the top of Group B. “We want to maintain our group’s top position and we want to come out of these two South Sudan games still holding onto that first place spot,” McKinstry is quoted by The Sports Nation. “We know if we can pick up these maximum points that might be enough to seal off qualification depending on the results between Malawi and Burkina Faso. “But regardless of that we have to go on and put up a top performance because South Sudan has improved a lot basing on their last inter...
South Sudan is among the four African countries at a high Risk of Famine; Warns UN

South Sudan is among the four African countries at a high Risk of Famine; Warns UN

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Conflict, economic crisis, climate extremes, and COVID-19 are plunging people into food emergencies. The World Food Program (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) detected increasing levels of acute starvation in Burkina Faso, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Yemen. In these countries, the risk of famine is currently high. The UN agencies explained that these nations are going through conflicts, economic crises, climatic disasters, and the COVID-19 pandemic. The combination of all these factors results in an increase in food insecurity among their inhabitants. "These countries already had significant food security problems at the beginning of 2020 and will face a further deterioration of their situation in the coming months," WFP expert Claudia Ah Po...
SSPDF Army Chief Warns Uganda.

SSPDF Army Chief Warns Uganda.

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The newly appointed SSPDF Chief of General Staff, Gen. Johnson Juma Okot darely warned the so-called UPDF of Uganda to stop attacking us at the border point. In a statement earlier Saturday morning after addressed Army in Luri, Army Chief Gen. Johnson Juma Okot said, the Bilpam General Headquarters (GHQs) will wage a heavy confrontation against the Ugandan forces if they could not cease from attacking and illegally sneaking into our territorial ground. What's the UPDF compared to the mighty (#SPLA) SSPDF who liberated this country from Khartoum for 21 years? The SSPDF under the Commander of Gen. Salva Kiir Mayardit, are not fed of Matoke, Chapati or Cassava! So we would chant the slogan #Oyeeee in Kampala town within 24hrs if they don't cease from attacking us !...we cannot fig...
Ugandan Businessman Arrested with 105,000 USD in Nimule

Ugandan Businessman Arrested with 105,000 USD in Nimule

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A Ugandan national is being held by South Sudanese security authorities at the border town of Nimule in Eastern Equatoria State, for carrying 105,000 United States dollars in cash and allegedly operating a money transfer business illegally. “It was five days ago back when a Ugandan working in the field of money changing and mobile money transfer was arrested,” Colonel John Achiek, the immigration chief at Nimule border told reporters on Tuesday. “The money was taken by the economic affairs officers who are working with security, they are the ones now in charge of the case. He is a Ugandan, I don’t know his name but of course, security has taken him. For us, we are just working with the people, they say it is 100,000 dollars, but I don’t know how much money exactly,” he added. Maj...
Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

Trump Agrees to Remove Sudan from US Terror Blacklist

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The US president has said that he is willing to remove Sudan from a US terror blacklist once it pays an agreed compensation package to American victims and their relatives. Sudan will be removed from a US blacklist of countries accused of sponsoring terrorism, US President Donald Trump said on Monday. He said that the African country's year-old transitional government had agreed to pay a $335 million (€285 million) package to American victims of attacks and their relatives. "At long last, JUSTICE for the American people and BIG step for Sudan," Trump posted on Twitter. "Once deposited, I will lift Sudan from the State Sponsors of Terrorism list," he added. Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok replied to Trump, thanking him for the move. "We very much look forward t...
“Increasing level of Defections May Fail Peace Agreement”, South Sudanese

“Increasing level of Defections May Fail Peace Agreement”, South Sudanese

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JUBA – South Sudanese citizens are calling on President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his first deputy, and SPLM-IO leader, Dr. Riek Machar Teny to work hard to end defections among their rank and file expressing fears that the practice may eventually bring down the agreement. Kiir and Machar signed a revitalized version of a 2015 peace agreement in September 2018, but important provisions of that peace deal, such as the security arrangements which provides for reunification of the rival forces, have not been implemented. Since Machar returned to Juba in February this year, defections have increased with senior political leaders loyal to Kiir and Machar switching sides, raising regional and international concerns over the fate of the already fragile peace agreement. Public fears were t...
Body of SSPDF Soldier found Floating in a River in Uganda

Body of SSPDF Soldier found Floating in a River in Uganda

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The dead body of an SSPDF soldier attached to the Tiger Division, which principally guards the president, was found floating on the Ugandan side of River Unyama near the border town of Nimule on Monday. The body of Private Lual Mark Morun was discovered and removed by the South Sudan Police on Monday. The Acting Chief Inspector of Police in Nimule Town Council, Captain Richard Clement, told Reporters that preliminary investigations by a medical doctor show that the deceased was beaten to death and thrown into the river before drifting into Uganda. “I am the one who removed his body from the river before this information reached the soldiers. Police were the ones who removed it. According to the medical doctor, this perso...
South Sudanese Refugees to be Relocated within Uganda’s Rhino Camp

South Sudanese Refugees to be Relocated within Uganda’s Rhino Camp

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Ugandan authorities said over 3,000 South Sudanese refugees will be resettled in a new camp within Rhino Camp Refugee Settlement in Uganda’s West Nile region, away from where deadly clashes took place last month between the host community and the refugees. The clashes which began after a disagreement over grazing land left 10 South Sudanese refugees dead and nine others injured.  Speaking to reporters on Monday, the refugee desk focal person at the office of the Prime Minister, Solomon Osakan, said they have identified a new resettlement camp and have started working on demarcating and opening roads leading to the new camp Solomon said the move came after the refugees demanded to be relocated away from Tika 1 camp where the clashes erupted earlier last month.  “As of...
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