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Uganda rebel Ongwen: victim turned killer

Kanpala - Abducted by gunmen as a 10-year-old boy on his way to school, Dominic Ongwen rose to become one of the most feared commanders in Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Uganda rebel Ongwen: victim turned killer

Kanpala - Abducted by gunmen as a 10-year-old boy on his way to school, Dominic Ongwen rose to become one of the most feared commanders in Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).

Ugandan tribal king arrested after clashes kill 55

Kanpala - Ugandan police stormed the palace of a tribal king and arrested him Sunday after fierce clashes between security forces and a separatist militia they believe is linked to him killed 55, police said.

Torn between army and rebels, S.Sudan refugees speak out

Lira - South Sudanese refugees in Uganda have described being forced to flee soaring ethnic violence at the hands of the South Sudanese army while avoiding forced conscription into rebel forces.

Uganda university shut down after student protests

Kanpala - A day after Uganda's president ordered the closure of one of Africa's oldest universities, 23-year old Gabriel Deng was hurriedly stuffing his belongings into rucksacks in a rundown student hostel.

Uganda takes on the 'world's most dangerous road'

Kanpala - Wearing pristine white with her woollen socks pulled high, Ugandan traffic police officer Edith Nanteza exudes natural authority at the roadblock, barely lifting a hand as she waves motorists over.This is no routine exercise.

Ugandan AU soldiers convicted for running fuel racket

Kanpala - Nine Ugandan soldiers have been jailed for illegally selling fuel meant for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), an army spokesman said Wednesday.

Uganda gay pride postponed after minister threats

Kanpala - A gay pride parade in the Ugandan capital planned for the weekend has been postponed after a government minister was accused of saying mob attacks on participants would be their own fault.

Ugandan army enters S. Sudan to evacuate citizens

Lira - A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy crossed into South Sudan on Thursday to evacuate citizens trapped by recent fighting in the capital Juba, an AFP reporter at the border said.

Uganda's Jews dream of recognition as Netanyahu visits

Mbale - In a candlelit room in a small eastern Ugandan village Rabbi Gershom celebrates the 'kiddush' meal over wine as his wife, Tzieorah, removes a cloth covering the 'challah' bread."Shabbat shalom!" cry the arriving guests.

Bullet scars as Uganda remembers Israel's Entebbe raid

Entebbe - Skimming above the choppy waves through the dark the four planes swooped in low over Lake Victoria, packed with more than 200 elite Israeli commandos on a daring raid to free hijacked hostages.

Kampala bombings mastermind gets life term

Kanpala - A Ugandan court on Friday handed down a life sentence for the mastermind of twin bombings targeting football fans in Kampala that killed 76 people.

Uganda bombing mastermind and six accomplices found guilty

Kanpala - The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region's worst attacks in decades.

Uganda authorities confirm opposition leader's treason charge

Kanpala - Authorities confirmed on Saturday that Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was charged with treason for challenging the result of recent elections and holding his own swearing-in ceremony.

Uganda's Museveni sworn-in for fifth term

Kanpala - President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda embarked on a fourth decade in power on Thursday when he was sworn into office for a fifth consecutive term.

Kenya: Police arrest med students plotting bio-terrorist attacks

Kenyan police have arrested several medical students for allegedly plotting to carry out a biological terrorist attack and for allegedly recruiting fellow students to join the Islamic State.

Uganda court upholds Museveni election win

Kanpala - Ugandan judges dismissed Thursday a legal challenge to President Yoweri Museveni's fifth-term election victory last month, which sparked claims of foul play.

Uganda moves to tighten control of social media

Kanpala - Uganda's government has proposed a bill to tighten controls over social media, a minister said Friday, weeks after an enforced election day shutdown triggered widespread criticism.

Lawyers' offices of Ugandan presidential challenger raided: Police

Kanpala - Ugandan police Wednesday reported a break-in at two offices of lawyers representing a Ugandan presidential candidate who had challenged winner Yoweri Museveni in court.

Uganda's 'dictator in a suit' holds power, but at what cost?

Kanpala - "In the past you could get away with imprisoning and killing everyone," said Ugandan lawyer and poet Kabumba Busingye. "Now it has become much more difficult to be a dictator.
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