Uganda: Govt, UNHCR Clash Over Refugee Scandal

[Monitor] The conclusion of investigations into the mismanagement of refugee funds in the country depends on cooperation between the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and government investigation agencies, the minister for Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Mr Hilary Onek has said.

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Kenya: Reforms Aren’t Protecting People From Trafficking

[ISS] Kenya exports its labour mainly to the Middle East, and to a lesser extent to Europe, North America and Africa. For many Kenyans however, this means a life of slavery in Middle Eastern countries as traffickers exploit socio-economic vulnerabilities and gaps in the legal protection of migrant workers.

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Boris Johnson woos Africa

HOW TO PROMOTEa “global Britain” after Britain leaves the European Union? One possibility is to try to revive links with Africa, where Britain was once the leading colonial power. Boris Johnson, Britain’s prime minister, hosted about a third of the continent’s leaders at an “investment summit” in London on January 20th

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How America and its allies are keeping tabs on Iran at sea

FOR ALMOST two decades America’s navy and its allies in the Middle East spent most of their time chasing pirates, drug smugglers and terrorists in the region’s busy waters. But a string of attacks on oil tankers in 2019—blamed on Iran—has shifted their focus. In July America launched Operation Sentinel to improve its ability to spot and respond to threats to shipping in and around the Persian Gulf.

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Uganda: Ugandan Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Sudan’s Bashir

[Independent (Kampala)] Kampala, Uganda -The International Crimes Division of the High Court in Kampala has issued an arrest warrant in respect of Omar al-Bashir and questioned Uganda’s failure to arrest him when he last visited Uganda.

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