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Table of contents
1. KENYA-SOMALIA: No consensus on way ahead for world's biggest refugee
camp
2. UGANDA: Activists to pursue maternal health case against government
3. UGANDA: Lack of funding stalls ex-combatants' reintegration
4. SOUTH SUDAN-ISRAEL: Returnees complain of harsh treatment in Israel
5. CONGO: Community radio promotes Bantu-Pygmy understanding
6. SUDAN: Austerity package sparks protests
7. SUDAN-SOUTH SUDAN: Aid to refugees "race against time"
8. UGANDA: Government plans naturalization of refugees
9. KENYA: IDP law in the works
10. DRC: Understanding armed group M23

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KENYA-SOMALIA: No consensus on way ahead for world's biggest refugee
camp


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NAIROBI, 15 June 2012 (IRIN) - Key stakeholders meeting on 14 June to
discuss the future of Dadaab refugee camp in eastern Kenya acknowledge
that there are tough choices ahead, but no agreed way forward.
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UGANDA: Activists to pursue maternal health case against government



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KAMPALA, 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.
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UGANDA: Lack of funding stalls ex-combatants' reintegration



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KAMPALA/GULU, 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.
Read report online

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SOUTH SUDAN-ISRAEL: Returnees complain of harsh treatment in Israel



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JUBA, 19 June 2012 (IRIN) - The first batch of 700 South Sudanese have
returned to Juba from Israel, as part of a policy to deport Africans
and protect the state's Jewish identity.
Read report online

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CONGO: Community radio promotes Bantu-Pygmy understanding



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POKOLA, 19 June 2012 (IRIN) - A community radio station broadcasting
from Pokola, 800km north of the Congolese capital Brazzville, is
helping to foster understanding between the Bantu majority and the
indigenous Pygmy minority.
Read report online

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SUDAN: Austerity package sparks protests



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KHARTOUM, 20 June 2012 (IRIN) - Protests have taken place in Khartoum,
nearby Omdurman, and other Sudanese cities over the past few days after
Sudanese president Umar Al-Bashir announced a new austerity plan.
Read report online

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SUDAN-SOUTH SUDAN: Aid to refugees "race against time"



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JAMAM/ KILOMETRE 18, UPPER NILE STATE, 20 June 2012 (IRIN) - Aid
agencies working in northern South Sudan are worried about refugees
from Sudan's war-torn Blue Nile State who are reaching under-resourced
camps in increasingly poor health.
Read report online

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UGANDA: Government plans naturalization of refugees



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KAMPALA, 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.
Read report online

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KENYA: IDP law in the works



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NAIROBI, 22 June 2012 (IRIN) - Election-related violence and the
displacement of people are regular occurrences in Kenya, and thousands
of families are affected by it every five years. But a bill tabled in
parliament on 13 June seeks to compel the government to protect
internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Read report online

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DRC: Understanding armed group M23



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JOHANNESBURG, 22 June 2012 (IRIN) - To the layman the emergence of the
eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) armed group M23 might be
seen as of little significance - just another band of gunmen
controlling a few square kilometres of turf in a country the size of
western Europe.
Read report online

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