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Brother of ex-guard to Kagame feared dead Special

The young brother of a high-caliber target of the Rwandan government has disappeared at the hands of intelligence operatives and is feared dead, amid a growing crackdown against President Paul Kagame’s inner circle.

Ugandan LRA rebel commander to be tried at ICC

Kanpala - Captured Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen will be sent to the International Criminal Court to face charges of war crimes and crimes against humanity, Uganda's military and the United States said Tuesday.

Ugandan army in talks with US over fate of top LRA rebel

Kanpala - Ugandan army officers have met a top commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels who is wanted by the International Criminal Court and in US custody, Uganda's defence minister said Thursday.

Top LRA rebel 'in US custody': Uganda army

Kanpala - A top commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel army has surrendered and is now in the custody of US forces, the Ugandan army confirmed Wednesday.

Uganda clashes as DR Congo's M23 ex-rebels refuse to go home

Kanpala - Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 ex-rebel leader said Tuesday that several members were wounded when Ugandan troops tried to forcibly return them home.

At least five dead in Pennsylvania shooting spree

Five confirmed dead in a shooting spree that took place in four separate locations. Reports coming in say at least five have been confirmed dead. Authorities say death toll is likely to rise.

Uganda toddler abuse maid jailed for four years

Kanpala - A Ugandan maid was jailed for four years Monday for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the assault was made public.

Ugandan maid pleads guilty to toddler torture

Kanpala - A Ugandan maid pleaded guilty on Monday to torturing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of her abusing the girl was made public.

Uganda lawmakers ready new anti-gay bill as 'Christmas gift'

Kanpala - Ugandan lawmakers drafting new anti-gay legislation said Friday they will submit it to parliament as a "Christmas gift" to the people.

Malnourished Indiana Girl, 15, found weighing only 35 lbs.

The discovery of a 15-year-old girl weighing a mere 35 pounds leaves the residents and authorities of Madison County, Indiana stunned.

Video: Nanny from hell kicks, stomps on toddler for throwing up

Kampala - Ugandan police have arrested a nanny after she was caught on hidden CCTV camera viciously assaulting a two-year-old girl because she threw up her dinner.

Uganda jails five for genital mutilation

Kampala - Five men and women in Uganda have been jailed for mutilating the genitals of girls, a rare conviction in the country which is trying to stamp out the often deadly practice.

Ugandan lawmakers draw up new anti-gay bill

Kampala - Ugandan lawmakers said Thursday they have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support, and hope to present it before parliament by the end of the year.

Uganda suspends officials after ton of ivory stolen from vault

Kampala - Uganda's wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, its chief said Tuesday.

Uganda draws up new anti-gay law: Activists

Kampala - Uganda's ruling party has drawn up new anti-gay legislation and could push it through parliament before the end of the year, rights activists said on Saturday.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia conduct, sex abuse

Kampala - Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army said Thursday.

Video: chimps caught on camera teaching and learning

Scientists have captured stunning footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools. The researchers argue that the primates are engaging in social learning.

Uganda president warns of economic impact of anti-gay bill

Kampala - Uganda's president on Friday signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the east African nation needed to consider the impact on trade and economic growth.

The incredible life of the African midge

Biologists have completed the genetic analysis on the African midge. The remarkable insect can survive a variety of extreme conditions. The basis of this “invulnerability” is the insect’s genes.

Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".
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