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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.

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.
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