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Briefing: North Kivu sees fresh clashes as peace talks stall in Kampala
18 July 2013 (IRIN ), Fresh fighting between the rebel M23 and the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the eastern province of North Kivu could spell the end of efforts to reach a negotiated settlement to the conflict, analysts say.
Uganda unprepared for influx of DRC refugees
15 July 2013 (IRIN ), Some 66,000 Congolese refugees have crossed into Uganda in recent days, following fighting between Ugandan rebel group Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) national army (FARDC). Their arrival has left the Ugandan government and humanitarian agencies struggling to meet the refugees' needs amid funding challenges.
No consensus on implementation of cessation clause for Rwandan refugees
12 July 2013 (IRIN ), The future of tens of thousands of Rwandan refugees living in Africa remains uncertain nearly two weeks after the 30 June deadline recommended by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) for the discontinuation of their refugee status.
DRC-based Ugandan rebel group “recruiting, training”
11 July 2013 (IRIN ), The Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan rebel movement based in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), is recruiting, training and reorganizing to carry out fresh attacks on Uganda, officials say.
Food insecurity threatens 1.2 million in Uganda’s northeast
10 July 2013 (IRIN ), A deteriorating food security situation in Uganda’s northeastern region of Karamoja could affect an estimated 1.2 million people, according to reports from the government and aid agencies.
Countering Africa’s green revolution
8 July 2013 (IRIN ), Civil society groups are taking on the policies of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), which promotes the use of genetically modified (GM) crops and Green Revolution technologies.
Uganda ill-prepared for a major earthquake
5 July 2013 (IRIN ), Three moderate earthquakes shook Uganda's Albertine region this week, causing little damage but raising concern about the quake-prone country's preparedness in the event of major seismic activity.
Planning for non-surgical male circumcision
3 July 2013 (IRIN ), In May, the UN World Health Organization (WHO) announced the prequalification of PrePex, the first non-surgical device for adult male circumcision. Compared to surgical circumcision, the device has fewer complications and is easier and quicker to use, allowing lower-cadre medical workers to be trained to perform the procedure.
Uganda's nodding syndrome centres low on drugs, food
24 June 2013 (IRIN ), As scientists continue to search for the cause of and cure for nodding syndrome - a debilitating condition that causes seizures and stunting in children - health centres say they need better funding to continue to feed and treat those affected.
The high cost of hunger in Uganda
20 June 2013 (IRIN ), Malnutrition costs Uganda an estimated US$899 million annually - as much as 5.6 percent of its GDP - according to findings of a new report.

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