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Review: TIFF 2019: ‘Crazy World’ makes its own rules Special

‘Crazy World’ is a one-of-a-kind movie experience from Uganda, featuring child kung-fu masters, lots of gunfire and an important message.

UN appoints new HIV/AIDS chief after controversy

New York - United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres appointed a new HIV/AIDS chief on Wednesday after the previous incumbent left accused of serious mismanagement.

Uganda begins trial of Ebola vaccine: health officials

Kanpala - Uganda said Monday it had started a trial of an experimental Ebola vaccine that may be used in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, where an outbreak has killed more than 1,800 people.

WHO emergency panel meets on Ebola after Uganda deaths

Geneva - The World Health Organization emergency committee will decide Friday whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

Kanpala - Uganda on Thursday recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DR Congo, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic had now killed more than 1,400 people.

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda: health official

Kanpala - A 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, a health ministry official told AFP Thursday, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo.

WHO considers declaring Ebola 'global emergency' as virus spreads

A 5-year-old boy vomiting blood became the first cross-border victim in the current Ebola outbreak on Wednesday, while his 3-year-old brother and grandmother tested positive for the disease that has killed nearly 1,400 people in Congo.

Boy dies of Ebola in Uganda as virus spreads from DRCongo

Kanpala - A five-year-old boy in Uganda has has died of Ebola, the health minister told AFP Wednesday, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighbouring DR Congo.

Uganda confirms Ebola case as virus spreads from DRCongo

Kanpala - A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since a deadly outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, Health Minister Ruth Aceng said Tuesday.

Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll

The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived.

Ugandan police detain dissident pop star turned MP Bobi Wine

Kanpala - Ugandan police on Monday detained Bobi Wine, a pop star turned MP who became a high-profile government critic, after shutting down one of his concerts and firing tear gas at his fans.

Saudi tourist falls, drowns in Nile while taking selfie

Kanpala - A Saudi tourist drowned after he slipped and fell into the River Nile while apparently attempting to take a selfie, police said Tuesday."The Saudi national was on a tour on Uganda.

US tourist, guide, kidnapped in Uganda freed after ransom paid: safari firm

Kanpala - A US tourist and a safari guide kidnapped by gunmen in a Ugandan national park have been recovered safe and sound after a ransom was paid for their release, a safari firm said on Sunday.

Hero French pilot in Entebbe hijack dies aged 95

Nice - A French pilot hailed for bravery during a hijacking drama targeting Jews on an Air France flight in 1976 has died aged 95, his son told AFP on Wednesday.

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.
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Every day at least five women are brought to the gynaecological ward of Uganda’s Mulago National Referral Hospital in Kampala for treatment for complications caused by crude attempts to terminate their pregnancies.
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The orphans play with balloons outside the facility.
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