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Ugandan mother jailed after becoming first convicted of FGM in UK

London - A British judge on Friday jailed a Ugandan woman for 11 years after she became the first person ever to be found guilty of female genital mutilation (FGM) in Britain.

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.

Migingo Island: a rocky marriage between Uganda and Kenya

A rounded rocky outcrop covered with metallic shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle.

Crowds protest latest deadly rebel raid in DR Congo

Beni - Crowds protested in the streets in Beni, eastern DR Congo, after rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including children, in an overnight raid, local officials said.

Rebels kill 11, abduct 15 in DR Congo: security sources

Beni - Rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including 10 children, in an overnight raid near Beni, near DR Congo's eastern border with Uganda, security sources said Sunday.

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.

Boulders litter Uganda villages crushed by deadly landslide

Mbale - On a muddy outcrop on the banks of the Sume river, grief-stricken families gaze at enormous boulders that stand testimony to the force of the deluge which engulfed their homes.

At least 34 dead after Uganda landslide

Kanpala - At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials said Friday.

At least 31 dead after Uganda 'landslide': official

Kanpala - At least 31 people have been found dead in eastern Uganda after heavy rains caused a landslide, a government official said Friday."The number of confirmed dead as of now is 31 people," Commissioner for Disaster Preparedness Martin Owor told AFP.

Uganda's pop star MP 'taken away' by security officers

Kanpala - Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Robert Kyagulanyi was taken away by security officers upon arrival at the country's international airport Thursday, his wife Barbie told AFP."After landing at Entebbe, security surrounded him and took him away.

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

Tampa - DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers said Wednesday.

Uganda warlord 'was child victim' of Lord's Resistance Army

Den Haag - A Ugandan warlord must be acquitted of war crimes because he himself was a brutalised former child victim of the Lord's Resistance Army, defence lawyers told the International Criminal Court on Tuesday.

Ugandan warlord's defence to open at ICC

Den Haag - Notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen's lawyers open their defence Tuesday at the International Criminal Court, where their client is charged with conducting a reign of terror in northern Uganda in the early 2000s.

The pop star vs the president: Uganda's generational fight

Kanpala - "We used to be scared," said Josephine Katumba, a 30-year-old hairdresser in Kamwokya, a poor suburb of Uganda's capital Kampala. "We don't have fear anymore.

Uganda backtracks on festival cancelled over sex, gays and the devil

Kanpala - A Ugandan music festival was reinstated Wednesday following a public outcry after the country's ethics minister banned it as an orgy of homosexuality, nudity and drugs akin to "devil worship".

Uganda's pop star MP rearrested seeking treatment abroad

Kanpala - Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi was holed up in a government hospital Friday after being rearrested while trying to leave for medical treatment in the United States, his lawyers said.

Uganda's pop star MP charged with treason

Kanpala - Uganda on Thursday filed treason charges against pop star-turned-MP Robert Kyagulanyi shortly after prosecutors dropped accusations of illegal weapons possession against him, in a case that has prompted an international outcry.

Scarred by World Cup attack, Uganda ups security for final

Nairobi - Uganda heightened security for Sunday's World Cup final and pushed a media campaign calling for vigilance among residents, many of whom remain scarred eight years after twin bombings left 76 people dead during the 2010 final.

Uganda slaps tax on social media users to curb 'gossip'

Kanpala - Ugandan users of Whatsapp, Facebook, Skype and other social media will from July have to pay a daily tax, according to a new law which rights activists said Thursday was a bid to stifle free speech.

Toddler eaten by leopard in Uganda national park

Kanpala - Ugandan authorities were on Monday hunting for a leopard that snatched and ate the three-year-old son of a female ranger working in the popular Queen Elizabeth National Park.

Uganda says 'considering' deal to accept migrants from Israel

Kanpala - Following months of denials, Uganda said Friday it was "positively considering" a proposal from Israel to accept hundreds of Africans the country wishes to deport.

Four Ugandans killed in Shabaab attack on AU base in Somalia

Mugadishu - Heavily-armed Al-Shabaab militants attacked an African Union military camp outside Mogadishu on Sunday, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers, their army said.

57,000 flee DR Congo province to Uganda: UN

Geneva - More than 57,000 refugees have crossed into Uganda this year after fleeing ethnic strife in the Democratic Republic of Congo's northeastern Ituri province, the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.

Congolese cross a lake to escape an inferno

Ndaro - A daily flotilla of wooden canoes makes the 10-hour eastward crossing of Lake Albert ferrying hundreds of refugees from DR Congo's latest spasm of violence to the safety of Uganda.

Protecting girls from mutilation in rural Uganda

Moroto - Thirty cows sealed 12-year-old Joyce's fate. In exchange she became the third wife to a man as elderly as her father who traded her, never mind she had barely reached puberty.

Ugandan president backs 'frank' Trump after 'shithole' remark

Kanpala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday hailed Donald Trump for speaking "frankly" to Africans, after the US president unleashed a storm by reportedly describing African nations as "shithole countries.

Ugandan army says 29 cattle raiders killed in three months

Kanpala - Uganda's army said Monday it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military operation which has entered its third month.
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