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Tanzania: Many Expelled Migrants in “Dire” Conditions – IOM

 While expulsions of undocumented migrants from Tanzania have tapered off, conditions for many Burundian, Rwandan and Ugandan migrants now stranded in border transit centres are deteriorating due to heavy rain.

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War and peace in Somalia: seven lessons Burundi and Uganda can teach Kenya’s soldiers

When you ask Burundi and Ugandan officers serving in Amisom, the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, when all of the country will be under control of the Transitional Federal Government, you will immediately sense that there is an elephant in the room.

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Uganda: lights out for healthcare in West Nile

ARUA – Increased fatalities, patients paying to fuel their own ambulances, cancelled surgical operations, 11km journeys just to sterilize equipment – such are the symptoms of a healthcare crisis in Uganda’s West Nile region caused by weeks of power blackouts, according to parliamentarians and medical staff.

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U.S.-Uganda: award honors courageous gay rights activist

WASHINGTON – Frank Mugisha was just a young teenager in Uganda when he came out as gay. He faced bullying and threats, but he says the stories of lesbian, gay, and transgender friends he later met were much worse – some were kicked out of their homes by their families, subjected to sexual violence to “make them straight”, or arrested.

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Tapping carbon market opportunities in Africa

Denis Slieker, managing director of Face the Future, is in the business of creating these credits and he believes that Africa is the perfect place to do business.

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Solar-charging micro-firms could solve mobile energy gap

Solar-powered charging of mobile phones holds great potential for Africa, and could generate significant income for smallholder entrepreneurs, according to a report. Solar-powered charging stations could address a “significant unmet need” in rural areas that are not connected to the national grid, saving people time and money they would otherwise spend travelling to charge their phones.

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