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Pope to honour Ugandan martyrs on Africa tour

Kanpala - Vast crowds of Ugandans are expected to greet Pope Francis Saturday as he honours Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope".

Pope hails Africa as 'continent of hope'

Kanpala - Pope Francis hailed Africa as "a continent of hope" on Friday as he toured Uganda on the second leg of a landmark trip that has seen him railing against corruption and poverty.

Huge crowds cheer as pope arrives in Uganda

Entebbe - Pope Francis arrived in Uganda on Friday on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa which has seen him railing against corruption and poverty, with huge crowds celebrating his arrival.

Freeing Africans from tyranny one phone at a time Special

In Africa, where roads are often impassible and conflict has put whole swaths of territory off-limits, the Internet is playing a pivotal role in bringing people together.

Uganda's opposition agree single presidential candidate

Kanpala - Uganda's opposition leaders said Friday they will field a joint presidential candidate to challenge veteran leader Yoweri Museveni, after efforts for a coalition collapsed when all wanted to be leader.

Uganda opposition coalition collapses, as joint presidential bid fails

Kanpala - Uganda's opposition coalition said Thursday it had failed to agree a joint presidential candidate to challenge veteran leader Yoweri Museveni.

Ugandan police arrest two top presidential challengers

Kanpala - Ugandan police on Thursday arrested two top opposition leaders and presidential candidates hoping to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni in elections next year, police said.

Thai authorities intercept 11th ivory shipment so far this year

Thai authorities have intercepted yet another shipment of ivory, marking the 11th seizure so far this year. The shipment weighed in at approximately 250 kilograms and is estimated to be worth about $295,000.

Blue is the color for wiping out sleeping sickness

Scientists have found that the color blue is attractive to the tsetse fly. Knowing this could help in the battle against sleeping sickness.

Unidentified male found deceased in Washington parking lot Special

Tacoma - An unidentified African American male was found deceased in the driver’s seat of a Toyota Avalon early this evening in Midland.

African scientists leading charge against anti-gay laws in Africa

Homosexuality is “un-African,” or at least that's what some national leaders would have you believe. The Academy of Science of South Africa, however, is pushing back, having released a report refuting and condemning anti-gay laws.

College student caught on video putting Windex in roommates food

A student at the University of South Carolina is facing criminal charges after she was allegedly caught on a hidden camera secretly poisoning her roommate's food.

Uganda bombing trial stalls after top prosecutor assassinated

Kanpala - A key trial in Uganda of 13 men accused of taking part in Al-Shebab bombings that killed 76 people in 2010 was postponed Tuesday after the top prosecutor was shot dead.

Uganda boosts security after US attack warning

Kanpala - Uganda said Thursday it was boosting security over threats by Somalia's Shebab militants, after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

New Hindu temple set to open in Indianapolis

Indianapolis - A new temple being built will be formally established and opened to public on June 3, in Indianapolis, after an elaborate ceremony called the Maha Kumbhabhishekam.

Monica Lewinsky finds place in Clinton portrait says painter

Washington - An official painting of former US President Bill Clinton, which is now part of the collection at the National Portrait Gallery, includes a subtle allusion to Monica Lewinsky, put in there by the portrait artist Nelson Shanks.

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.
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