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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.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95638/UGANDA-LRA-victims-rap-compensation-delay
UGANDA: Urgent funding needed to stem devastating banana wilt
12 June 2012 (IRIN ), Lack of funding has stalled a campaign to eliminate a deadly bacterial banana wilt disease that has spread to "worrying levels" in Uganda, threatening the food security of up to 14 million consumers of bananas as a staple food, say scientists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95627/UGANDA-Urgent-funding-needed-to-stem-devastating-banana-wilt
UGANDA: Government accused of negligence over nodding disease
11 June 2012 (IRIN ), Two lawsuits have been filed against the Ugandan government for alleged negligence in the handling of nodding disease which has killed at least 200 children since 2009 and currently affects 3,500 others, according to the Ministry of Health.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95615/UGANDA-Government-accused-of-negligence-over-nodding-disease
UGANDA: No more amnesty certificates for rebels
1 June 2012 (IRIN ), Contrary to widespread expectations and public pronouncements, the Ugandan government has pulled the plug on controversial legislation which since 2000 has granted blanket amnesty to more than 26,000 members of armed groups, most notably the notorious Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95569/UGANDA-No-more-amnesty-certificates-for-rebels
REFUGEES: Moving out of the shadows
31 May 2012 (IRIN ), When night falls in the Dadaab refugee complex in eastern Kenya, nearly half a million refugees are plunged into darkness. The lack of light robs schoolchildren of the possibility of studying and provides perfect cover for thieves and rapists.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95558/REFUGEES-Moving-out-of-the-shadows
UGANDA: Supply the main challenge in male circumcision
30 May 2012 (IRIN ), Uganda's campaign to encourage male circumcision - part of its effort to reduce HIV transmission - has attracted an enthusiastic response, but the bigger challenge is rallying resources so the health system can meet the demand for circumcision before it wanes.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95551/UGANDA-Supply-the-main-challenge-in-male-circumcision
UGANDA: Rising ARV resistance threatens HIV fight
22 May 2012 (IRIN ), The prevalence of drug-resistant HIV strains in Uganda has risen from 8.6 percent to 12 percent in the last five years, one of the highest rates in Sub-Saharan Africa, according to a recent study.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95490/UGANDA-Rising-ARV-resistance-threatens-HIV-fight
UGANDA: Amnesty or prosecution for war criminals?
17 May 2012 (IRIN ), The arrest of a senior Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) commander has reignited debate in Uganda about what to do with alleged war criminals: let them go, to encourage other rebels to surrender; or prosecute them in the name of accountability and justice.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95476/UGANDA-Amnesty-or-prosecution-for-war-criminals
FOOD: Power to the people!
15 May 2012 (IRIN ), The UN Development Programme (UNDP) launched its first Africa Human Development Report today, stressing food security as a means to a better quality of life for all.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95459/FOOD-Power-to-the-people
SECURITY: A quick reaction force moulded by Africa's circumstances
9 May 2012 (IRIN ), Africa’s crises are both honing and stalling the formation of the African Standby Force (ASF) of the African Union (AU) - a quick reaction force that could eventually number about 30,000 troops to be deployed in a range of scenarios, from peacekeeping to direct military intervention.
http://www.irinnews.org/Report/95426/SECURITY-A-quick-reaction-force-moulded-by-Africa-s-circumstances

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