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FRW news in brief

Farm Radio Weekly has a new trial resource for you: Farmer news briefs. These are stories from across the continent which have been adapted from print or online sources and are suitable for use in your regular farm radio program. Read them, edit them, broadcast them, localize them, or simply use them as background info. Want more details? Click the link under the story to see the original article.

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1-Zambia: Refugees find a home

Three refugees from Angola’s 33-year-long civil war were recently granted permanent resident status in Zambia.

Ten thousand Angolan refugees may now qualify for resident status and, ultimately, Zambian citizenship. African Union officials hope that Zambia’s government will offer the same deal to 4,000 Rwandans who fled the 1994 genocide, and to refugees who fled liberation wars and persecution in other southern African countries.

The UNHCR views Zambia as an exemplary country for welcoming those facing violence and giving them a place to call home. The country is seeking $21 million US in financial support for its refugee integration projects.

To read the full article, go to: http://allafrica.com/stories/201406181021.html

2-Uganda: Travelling testimonies

Makerere University’s Refugee Law Project has been travelling through Uganda to collect testimonies from “veterans, ex-combatants and other war-affected men, women and children.”

The objective of the Travelling Testimonies project is to tell the stories of war-affected communities in Uganda. The project displays photographs and mementos which tell the stories of Ugandans affected by conflicts other than the war against the Lord’s Resistance Army in northern Uganda.

Travelling Testimonies will be on display until July 26 at the Makerere University Art Gallery in Kampala, Uganda.

To read the full article, go to: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/06/travelling-testimonies-ugandas-first-mobile-exhibition-to-document-conflicts-other-than-the-lra-war/

3-South Sudan: Poaching threatens country’s wildlife

Conservation officials say government and rebel forces are killing and eating wildlife.

Wildlife officials have abandoned their posts because of the drawn-out conflict, allowing militia forces and civilians to kill wildlife in game parks and wildlife reserves. Several game species are being killed to provide bushmeat for soldiers. Elephants are also being killed for meat and ivory.

Officials from South Sudan’s Ministry of Tourism say that if the country’s wildlife were sustainably managed, tourism could contribute up to 10 per cent of South Sudan’s GDP within 10 years.

To read the full article, go to: http://www.ipsnews.net/2014/06/south-sudans-wildlife-become-casualties-war-killed-feed-soldiers-rebels/

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