Equatorial Guinea President scheduled to visit a refugee settlement in Uganda

December 12, 2019 - 495 views

Equatorial Guinea President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is scheduled to visit a refugee settlement in Uganda before setting out to represent the African Union at the Global Refugee Forum on Dec. 17-18 in Geneva, Switzerland.


The visit to kiryandongo settlement is aimed at getting first hand experience on how Uganda has successfully handled the refugee crisis, By hosting 1.36 million refugees by June 2018, from neighboring South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi. Making it the third largest refugee-hosting country in the world after Turkey and Pakistan.


Obiang's visit to Uganda also comes at a time when Equatorial Guinea becomes the 29th AU member state to deposit its instrument of approval of the Kampala Convention. A regional legally binding instrument for the protection and assistance of internally displaces persons. This year marks the tenth anniversary since the Convention was signed.


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