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UGANDA: Learning lessons from lethal landslides
27 June 2012 (IRIN ), Following a third landslide in as many years that left at least 18 dead and over 100 missing in eastern Uganda's mountainous district of Bududa, experts are warning that unless long-term measures are put in place, similar disasters are inevitable.
UGANDA: Cervical cancer - silent killer
25 June 2012 (IRIN ), In the obstetrics and gynaecology ward of St Mary's Hospital Lacor in northern Uganda's Gulu District, Apilli Kilara lies on the floor under a blood-stained sheet, staring at the ceiling.
UGANDA: Government plans naturalization of refugees
21 June 2012 (IRIN ), The Ugandan government says it is in discussions to legalize and grant naturalization to thousands of refugees who fled into the country in the 1960s and 1990s, mainly from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda.
CLIMATE CHANGE: Cassava key to food security, say scientists
20 June 2012 (IRIN ), An alliance of scientists has been formed to help promote cassava, which has emerged as a "survivor" crop able to thrive in the expected higher temperatures engendered by climate change, a scientific conference in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, heard.
UGANDA: Money for 100,000 new ARV patients in the budget
19 June 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's Ministry of Health will enrol 100,000 more people infected with HIV on life-prolonging antiretroviral treatment in the 2012/13 financial year, Minister of Finance Maria Kiwanuka announced in her budget speech on 14 June.
AFRICA: Donor fatigue forces WFP to cut refugee rations
19 June 2012 (IRIN ), The UN World Food Programme (WFP) has halved food rations to refugees living in camps in at least four African countries citing a funding shortfall.
UGANDA: Lack of funding stalls ex-combatants' reintegration
18 June 2012 (IRIN ), A Ugandan government programme to reintegrate more than 26,000 former armed rebels has stalled as a result of poor funding, leaving thousands of ex-combatants with few means of earning a living.
UGANDA: Activists to pursue maternal health case against government
15 June 2012 (IRIN ), A petition backed by over 50 NGOs and charging Uganda's government with failing to prevent the deaths of expectant mothers was thrown out by the constitutional court on 5 June, but the petition's supporters plan to appeal.
UGANDA: Florence Ayot, "My children are always reminded that their father is a notorious rebel commander"
14 June 2012 (IRIN ), When Florence Ayot escaped from the rebel Lord's Resistance Army in 2005 after over 15 years in captivity, she was overjoyed to be free, but the seven years she has been back have been more than difficult - most of her family is dead and the local community has been hostile to her and her children.
UGANDA: LRA victims rap compensation delay
13 June 2012 (IRIN ), Jennifer Abalo struggles to support two of her own and two of her late sister's children. She lost her father, sister and two of her children to Lord's Resistance Army violence between 1998 and 2004, but like thousands of other victims she has never received any compensation, despite government promises.

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