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A resurgence of regional rivalries imperils eastern Congo

Economist 30 Jun 2022
Congo’s neighbours, especially Rwanda and Uganda, have a history of fighting on its soil and looting the minerals beneath it ... The rebels began their offensive in November, emerging from hideouts in a volcanic mountain range tucked into a corner of Congo that borders both Rwanda and Uganda.
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Explainer: The Congo rebellion inflaming regional tensions

Reuters 21 Jun 2022
Last week, the M23 captured the strategic town of Bunagana on the border with Uganda and shot down a Congolese army helicopter ... Congo's eastern neighbours, particularly Rwanda and Uganda, have a long history of military intervention inside Congo.
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Explainer: Congo rebellion inflaming regional tensions

Independent online (SA) 20 Jun 2022
The fighting has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in a region that has had little respite from conflict ever since neighbours Rwanda and Uganda invaded in 1996, citing threats from local militia groups ... Congo's eastern neighbours, particularly Rwanda and Uganda, have a long history of military intervention inside Congo.
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Deeply rooted in faith and the Monterey Peninsula

Monterey Herald 18 Jun 2022
Deciding he needed a more dynamic curriculum, he transferred to Westmont College in Santa Barbara, from which he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in history ... At the University of Oregon, they studied my academic records and said if I could do the work, they’d give me a master’s degree in history.”. Atkins prepared his master’s thesis on Uganda.
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Analysis: Rwanda-UK asylum deal may cause regional refugee crisis

Al Jazeera 14 Jun 2022
Enver Solomon, chief executive of the Refugee Council, said the charity was “appalled by the government’s cruel and nasty decision” ... It would essentially be a repeat of history, they added, where thousands could cross the borders from tiny Rwanda into larger Uganda or the vast landmass of the eastern DRC and further escalate the crisis there ... .
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'Mississippi Masala' was released 30 years ago. Here's how it still resonates with audiences today

The Philadelphia Tribune 13 Jun 2022
At its core, the film is a love story between a young Indian woman born in Uganda and an African-American carpet-cleaner who has never left Mississippi ... "What a strange trick of history this might be," she thought at the time. Mina's family is based on those Indians, expelled from Uganda and working in Mississippi motels.
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Martyrs’ Day: How life in Uganda today mirrors the dark old days of Kabaka

Raw Story 05 Jun 2022
Martyrs’ Day in Uganda commemorates the bold decision of some early converts to Christianity to give up their lives for the sake of the gospel. The day, marked on 3 June every year since the 1920s, is therefore a pivotal celebration in the life and history of Christianity in Uganda.
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ESTHER KRAKUE: As a Ghanaian Brit, I'm cheering for the Queen who has helped to ...

The Daily Mail 02 Jun 2022
The UK has few historic ties to Romania or Hungary — to whose populations our doors were flung open by the EU's migration rules — but a rich, deep and shared history with Canada, India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana, Barbados, Belize and all the other members of that great coalition of 54 independent countries.
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Explainer: Why is there more fighting in eastern Congo?

Metro USA 26 May 2022
The fighting has forced tens of thousands to flee their homes in a region that has had little respite from conflict ever since neighbours Rwanda and Uganda invaded in 1996, citing threats from local militia groups ... Congo’s eastern neighbours, particularly Rwanda and Uganda, have a long history of military intervention inside Congo.
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Kenya, Uganda to conduct joint marketing to woos foreign tourists

Urdu Point 24 May 2022
Kenya and Uganda will begin to conduct joint marketing efforts to attract foreign tourists, officials said on Monday ... Fred Odek, chair of Kenya Association of Tour Operators said that Uganda will benefit significantly by partnering with Kenya owing to its geographical proximity and long history of good relations with Kenya.
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Museveni's first son Muhoozi: clear signals of a succession plan in Uganda

Beijing News 23 May 2022
Serving members of the armed forces are banned from political activity under Uganda's constitution ... Muhoozi was 11 years old when his father's National Resistance Army took Uganda's capital Kampala in 1986 ... He frequently states that he will destroy Uganda's enemies, and likens himself to military and revolutionary figures throughout history.
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Museveni's first son Muhoozi: clear signals about a succession plan

Beijing News 22 May 2022
Serving members of the armed forces are banned from political activity under Uganda's constitution ... Muhoozi was 11 years old when his father's National Resistance Army took Uganda's capital Kampala in 1986 ... He frequently states that he will destroy Uganda's enemies, and likens himself to military and revolutionary figures throughout history.
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Artist Spotlight: Chrystyna Nykorak

Detroit news 12 May 2022
A weekly feature showcasing local artists. Name. Chrystyna Nykorak. Aesthetic. Nykorak, a textile designer, creates batiks using natural fabrics, wax and dye. History. Living with her husband in Uganda decades ago, Nykorak met a Norwegian artist who introduced her to batik. "From then on, she and I never stopped," says Nykorak.
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Designs sought for Leicester's 'Uganda 50' artwork

BBC News 06 May 2022
"We are very keen to hear from people about their ideas and designs for this public artwork, and will be working closely with the city's Ugandan Asian community to ensure the final design both commemorates the events of 1972, and keeps the story alive as part of living history for future generations.".

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