Uganda denies Israeli African refugees deal
KAMPALA, August 31 – Uganda has denied it has struck a deal with Israel to take in tens of thousands of African refugees, foreign ministry officials said Saturday. Israel’s Haaretz newspaper reported on Friday that Israel would finance the migrants’ flights to Uganda and their resettlement there, with each refugee apparently receiving $1,500 (1,135 euros). But Ugandan foreign affairs ministry spokesman Elly Kamahungye denied the deal.
Uganda meanwhile hosts some 200,000 refugees from regional nations, including people fleeing conflict in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as Burundi, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Rwanda, Somalia and South Sudan.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at CapitalFMSimilar Stories