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Ugandan activist freed as court quashes charge of 'harassing' president

Kanpala - Ugandan activist and writer Stella Nyanzi walked free from court amid chaotic scenes Thursday after a judge overturned her conviction for "cyber-harassment" of President Yoweri Museveni.

Burnt to the bone: Uganda's acid attack survivors seek justice

Kanpala - Ugandan university student Linette Kirungi was on her way to class when she heard footsteps behind her. The next thing she felt was liquid on her face -- then burning agony.She had just turned down a marriage proposal from her ex-boyfriend.

Four rare mountain gorillas 'killed by lightning' in Uganda

Kanpala - Four endangered mountain gorillas, including three adult females, have been killed by an apparent lightning strike in a Ugandan national park, a conservation group has said.

Uganda police arrest pop-star MP Bobi Wine, teargas supporters

Kanpala - Ugandan police on Monday arrested singer-turned-politician Bobi Wine and sprayed teargas to disperse his supporters as he sought to kick off public meetings ahead of presidential elections next year.

Uganda's Museveni begins jungle march to highlight liberation struggle

Kanpala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday began a six-day march through the jungle to re-trace the route through which his guerrilla forces seized power three decades ago, which critics dismissed as a bid to rally support ahead of 2021 elections.

South Sudan rival leaders given 100 days to form unity government

Entebbe - South Sudan President Salva Kiir and rebel chief Riek Machar on Thursday were given another 100 days to form a power-sharing government after failing to resolve differences, a fresh delay that prompted a sharp US warning that the fledgling nation neede...

Uganda begins trial of Ebola vaccine: health officials

Kanpala - Uganda said Monday it had started a trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine that may be used in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Kanpala - Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

Kanpala - A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

Kanpala - A five-year-old boy in Uganda has has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DR Congo.

Uganda confirms Ebola case as virus spreads from DRCongo

Kanpala - A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Tuesday.

Ugandan police detain dissident pop star turned MP Bobi Wine

Kanpala - Ugandan police on Monday detained Bobi Wine, a pop star turned MP who became a high-profile government critic, after shutting down one of his concerts and firing tear gas at his fans.

Saudi tourist falls, drowns in Nile while taking selfie

Kanpala - A Saudi tourist drowned after he slipped and fell into the River Nile while apparently attempting to take a selfie, police said Tuesday."The Saudi national was on a tour on Uganda.

US tourist, guide, kidnapped in Uganda freed after ransom paid: safari firm

Kanpala - A US tourist and a safari guide kidnapped by gunmen in a Ugandan national park have been recovered safe and sound after a ransom was paid for their release, a safari firm said on Sunday.

Kampala expels boss of MTN's Uganda arm, citing 'national security'

Kanpala - Kampala has deported the Belgian CEO of the Ugandan branch of MTN on security grounds, in the fourth such expulsion targeting the South African telecoms giant within a month.

Uganda's popstar MP 'hiding' from police after raid: lawyer

Kanpala - Ugandan popstar turned opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer said Sunday.

Survivor recounts terror of Uganda party boat disaster

Lira - Before Alex Niyonzima was pitched into the lake waters, before other partygoers fell on top of him driving him deep below the surface, before drowning hands grabbed at his body, there had been a moment's lull.

22 dead, scores feared drowned after Uganda boat sinks

Kanpala - Twenty-two people have died and more than 60 are feared drowned after a pleasure boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said Sunday.

Bobi Wine performs concert in Uganda as police watch on

Kanpala - Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine appeared on stage on the outskirts of the capital Kampala on Saturday, in a concert attended by several members of the opposition and watched on by a heavy police presence.

Museveni visits site of deadly Uganda landslide

Mbale - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni visited eastern Bududa Sunday after 43 people died when a landslide caused a river to burst its banks, sending water and boulders cascading downhill.
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