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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.

South Sudan refugees pouring into Uganda: UN

Geneva - Around 110,000 people have fled to Uganda from South Sudan this year, most of them escaping fighting that erupted again last month, the United Nations said Friday.

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.

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.

Ugandan LRA rebel leader to go on trial at war crimes court

Den Haag - The International Criminal Court ruled Wednesday there is enough evidence to try notorious Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen for crimes committed in Uganda, including keeping sex slaves and recruiting child soldiers.

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.

Uganda opposition leader Besigye back in police custody

Kanpala - Uganda's main opposition leader was held by officers on Monday at a police station outside the capital after being taken from his home where he had been under house arrest.

Ugandan election commission lacks 'independence': EU observers

Kanpala - European Union observers on Saturday criticised Uganda's elections, saying the electoral commission lacked transparency and accusing the police of using heavy-handed tactics in detaining an opposition candidate.

Uganda's Museveni wins fifth term: election commission

Kanpala - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni extended his three-decade rule on Saturday after winning a fifth term in polls rejected as fraudulent by his closest rival who was under house arrest.

Ugandan presidential challenger arrested after polls: Party

Kanpala - Uganda's top presidential challenger Kizza Besigye was arrested Friday for a third time in a week, as a chaotic election stretched into a second day.

Veteran Museveni leads count in chaotic Uganda election

Kanpala - Partial results in Uganda's chaotic election on Friday gave veteran president Yoweri Museveni a solid lead as the US urged him to "rein in" the police after his main challenger was detained for the third time this week.

Uganda presidential challenger detained amid anger over poll delays

Kanpala - Ugandan police briefly detained top presidential challenger Kizza Besigye after a day of polling Thursday marred by long delays and police firing tear gas to disperse furious voters in the capital Kampala.

Uganda police fire tear gas at voters angered by delays

Kanpala - Ugandan police fired tear gas to disperse furious voters Thursday in the capital Kampala as the election commission apologised for hours-long delays in delivering ballot papers, AFP reporters said.

Uganda presidential challenger arrested after poll delays

Kanpala - Ugandan police arrested top presidential challenger Kizza Besigye after a day of polling Thursday marred by long delays and police firing tear gas to disperse furious voters in the capital Kampala.

Uganda ready for 'peaceful' polls: Election commission

Kanpala - Ugandan election officials on Wednesday said they were expecting presidential and parliamentary polls to pass off peacefully, a day before seven candidates challenge veteran leader Yoweri Museveni's three-decade grip on power."The stage is set.

Ugandan rivals hold final rallies before presidential polls

Kanpala - Uganda's presidential contenders held their final campaign rallies Tuesday, a day after opposition supporters clashed with police leaving at least one person dead.

Uganda's Museveni looks to a fourth decade in power

Kanpala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni once said leaders who "overstayed" in power were the root of Africa's problems, but 30 years later he is aiming for a fifth term.

One killed as Uganda opposition and police clash ahead of polls

Kanpala - At least one person was killed Monday as Ugandan police fought running battles with opposition supporters, firing tear gas and briefly detaining a top presidential challenger days ahead of polls to elect the head of state.

Uganda readies for tense presidential polls, but few doubt winner

Kanpala - As the only female presidential candidate in Uganda, a male-dominated country where the leader is eyeing a fourth decade in power, Maureen Kyalya admits the odds are stacked against her.

Into Zika's heart: The Ugandan forest where virus was found

Lira - Down winding paths through dense jungles, Gerald Mukisa kicks up the dry leaves noisily with his feet to provide warning sounds, noting that the late afternoon heat is "snake time".The forest is calm.

NGOs seek oil drilling ban in famed mountain gorilla national park

Kinshasa - International environment and rights groups on Thursday launched a joint plea to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Ugandan governments not to allow oil drilling in or around the Virunga National Park, Africa's oldest wildlife reserve famed for its m...
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