Airtel Uganda and MTN Uganda have closed down most SIM cards registered by refugee attestation or refugee identity cards, in this case, which document can be used because it has affected communication already.  
Occurred in Kampala, Uganda on November 29, 2019, at 2:40 PM
Reported by Anthony via Internet on December 2, 2019, at 3:02 AM in Arua, Uganda
Also heard by 3 other(s)

This rumour is probably true and is of medium priority – here's why:
In the past months, the Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) banned telecommunication companies from registering cards with refugee IDs / attestation letters due to fraudulent registrations. In collaboration with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and the UNHCR, they developed a biometric solution to address the fraud-related challenges and are expected to resume registering and verifying the refugee SIM cards by December.

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Location Reported by Via Date
Arua, Uganda Anthony Internet 2-Dec-2019 @ 3:02 AM
Koboko, Uganda JJ Internet 1-Dec-2019 @ 10:30 AM
Arua, Uganda JJ Voice / telephone 1-Dec-2019 @ 10:25 AM
Odobu, Uganda JJ Internet 30-Nov-2019 @ 3:05 PM

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