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SUDAN: Insecurity could affect polio campaign, say health workers, 21/Feb/06
KHARTOUM, 21 February (IRIN) - The success of the current polio vaccination campaign in Sudan will depend on how easily children living in remote, insecure areas, particularly the war-ravaged western Darfur region, can be reached, health workers said. ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Official campaigns end two days before polls, 21/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 21 February (IRIN) - Campaigning in Uganda’s first multiparty elections in 25 years ended on a tense note on Tuesday, after weeks of political activity marked by several violent clashes between security personnel and supporters of opposition candidate, Kizza Besigye.... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: 59 dead as cholera spreads to Juba - ICRC, 21/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 21 February (IRIN) - An outbreak of cholera in the southern Sudanese city of Juba has claimed the lives of 59 people since the first case was reported there two weeks ago, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Tuesday. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Tension still high in Kutum town, 20/Feb/06
KUTUM, 20 February (IRIN) - At the Monday market in Kutum town, North Darfur, heavily armed Janjawid militia openly stroll between the fruit and vegetable stalls, closely watched by Sudanese soldiers. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Millions in need of food aid despite improved harvest, 20/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 20 February (IRIN) - Nearly seven million people in Sudan will need food aid in 2006 despite a reasonably good harvest of the 2005-2006 crop, United Nations agencies have reported. ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: HRW calls for probe into poll violations, 20/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 20 February (IRIN) - Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged international and domestic observers monitoring this week's presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda to investigate alleged serious violations that could compromise the outcome of the polls. ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Appeal for calm after two killed in election violence, 17/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 17 February (IRIN) - Ugandan opposition leader Kiiza Besigye has appealed to his supporters to remain calm after an incident in the capital city, Kampala, in which two people were shot dead and four others wounded by an armed man. ... Full Report... Email Report

CENTRAL & EASTERN AFRICA: IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 318 11-17 February 2006, 17/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 17 February (IRIN) - ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Northern conflict taking a heavy toll, say NGOs, 16/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 16 February (IRIN) - At least 131 people die every day in northern Uganda as a result of violence and poor conditions in camps for people displaced by war in the region, a coalition of nongovernmental organisations said on Thursday. ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Hunting for political support in neglected north, 15/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 15 February (IRIN) - On the campaign trail, Uganda's presidential candidates have ventured where they rarely go, deep into war-ravaged northern Uganda, where the votes of hundreds of thousands of displaced people could make or break their bid for the highest office in... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Profile of Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, 15/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 15 February (IRIN) - With general elections scheduled for 23 February, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni faces the toughest challenge of his 20-year presidency. ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Profile of main opposition leader Kiiza Besigye, 15/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 15 February (IRIN) - Kiiza Besigye, a former colonel in the Ugandan army, is the presidential candidate for the country's largest opposition party, the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC). ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Interview with Niels Scott, head of the UNMIS regional office for Darfur, 15/Feb/06
KHARTOUM, 15 February (IRIN) - Negotiations at the Darfur peace talks in the Nigerian capital, Abuja, seem to be making some headway, despite escalating violence across the western Sudanese region in recent weeks. ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Elections unlikely to be free or fair, says rights group, 14/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 14 February (IRIN) - Uganda's first multiparty elections in two decades, scheduled for 23 February, are unlikely to be free and fair due to state intimidation of the opposition and voters, according to a leading human rights group. ... Full Report... Email Report

KENYA: More ministers resign over graft allegations, 14/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 14 February (IRIN) - Two weeks after Kenyan finance minister, David Mwiraria, resigned over allegations of involvement in corrupt acts, two other key ministers have resigned following similar claims against them. ... Full Report... Email Report

KENYA: Report on graft scandal made public, 13/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 13 February (IRIN) - Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki has ordered the immediate release of a report on the so-called "Goldenberg" corruption scandal, which cost the country more than 10 percent of its annual gross domestic product in the 1990s. ... Full Report... Email Report

SUDAN: Interview with Daniel Toole, director, Office of Emergency Programmes of UNICEF, 13/Feb/06
KHARTOUM, 13 February (IRIN) - Escalating violence, including attacks on two towns in South Darfur in January, has forced up to 70,000 people to flee their homes, often for the second or third time.... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Meningitis outbreak in northeast contained - health official, 13/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 13 February (IRIN) - The meningitis outbreak that was recently reported in northeastern Uganda has been contained, a senior Ugandan health ministry official said on Monday. ... Full Report... Email Report

UGANDA: Environmentalists blame dams for draining L. Victoria, 10/Feb/06
KAMPALA, 10 February (IRIN) - Uganda's hydroelectric dams are draining Lake Victoria, causing its water levels to dwindle drastically, environmentalists have said. ... Full Report... Email Report

CENTRAL & EASTERN AFRICA: IRIN-CEA Weekly Round-up 317 4-10 February 2006, 10/Feb/06
NAIROBI, 10 February (IRIN) - ... Full Report... Email Report


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