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WEEKLY MEETING, 25 SEPTEMBER 2019

WEEKLY MEETING This Wednesday, September 25, 2019 Congolese refugees gathered again in big number at their community in Kampala. They are currently discussing matter concerning the “Self-reliance” programme which they launched as a motto for this year and which encourages members to have in mind the entrepreneurship habitude. The Community received also the Director, Darasa Education and Development Foundation who […]

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Culture and Art at CRCU

Papsher artist multitalented refugee from Congo do music dance rap and poetry and Co-founder of The New Talent a group for Urban refugee Congolese who using Music Dance Drama and fashion show for healing trauma, stress to forget all bad memory On Sartuday 21st September 2019 Papsher and his Team organised en Event for Peace (Concert for Peace) concert was […]

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The burial of Pr Malamu Salumu

On the 7th August 2019, the CRCU and the members gathered for the burial of their member Pr Salumu Malamu who was taken by a sudden death on Saturday 3rd August 2019. The burial occurred at the Entebbe graveyard after four days mourning at the late’s home in Makindye. Pr Malamu Salumu was a very active member of the community. […]

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CELEBRATION OF THE WORLD REFUGEE DAY 2019

The Congolese Refugee Community in Uganda (CRCU) celebrated the World Refugee Day today Wednesday, June 26th, 2019 in an atmosphere of meditation. The theme of the day was “Becoming Self-reliant”. The community gathered members and non-members at the Community Centre in order to pray to God rather than to celebrate. Around 1000 people from different backgrounds attended the function including […]

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Kenyan Somali refugees claim they are denied citizenship rights

Despite being Kenyan, Shariff Omar registered himself as a Somali refugee to receive support with education but claims he is now being denied citizenship [Osman Mohamed Osman/Al Jazeera] MORE ON KENYA Kenyan al-Shabab returnees recount stories of pain and fear3 days ago At least 10 people killed in Kenya bus accident6 days ago In southern Kenya, women marry their surrogates to […]

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UNHCR, OPM prepare for possible surge in refugee arrivals from neighbouring DRC and South Sudan

Newly arrived refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo at Kyaka reception centre in South-western Uganda. Refugees are registered and provided shelter and food assistance before they are transported into the refugee settlements where the government of Uganda has already demarcated plots of land for each refugee family.  © Duniya Khan Thousands of refugees have continued to arrive in Uganda […]

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UNHCR Corruption: Resettlement Spots for a Price

Nayla Rush is a senior researcher at the Center for Immigration Studies. Since ‘vulnerability’ is no longer the key to selecting refugees for resettlement, does that mean bribery is? A story about alleged corruption in refugee resettlement at the UN refugee agency was published recently by NBC News.1 The seven-month investigation into refugee processing centers in five countries — Kenya, […]