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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...

Ugandan rebel chief 'tip of the spear' of LRA, court told

Den Haag - Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen was the "tip of the spear" of the group which sowed terror in northern Uganda, prosecutors told the International Criminal Court Thursday unveiling 70 war crimes charges against him.

Prosecutors to seek war crimes trial for LRA warlord

Den Haag - War crimes prosecutors will Thursday seek to convince the International Criminal Court to put infamous Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen on trial on charges including keeping sex slaves in a rebel army.

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls: HRW

Kanpala - Government intimidation of journalists and activists in Uganda is having a "chilling effect" on free speech ahead of elections next month, Human Rights Watch said Monday.

Uganda president urges voters to re-elect the 'old man'

Kanpala - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he needs more time to develop the country as he looks to enter a fourth decade in power, urging voters to re-elect the "old man.

Uganda presidential rivals fear election violence

Kanpala - Ugandan political candidates raised fears Saturday of violence ahead of presidential polls next month, with accusations of police brutality and claims opposition groups are organising militia forces.

Virus linked to newborn brain shrinkage rampages beyond Brazil

Until this year, Brazil had few cases of microcephaly, a debilitating and ultimately deadly disorder in which newborns are born with abnormally small brains. Then the country recorded almost 3,000 cases after reporting less than 200 cases in 2014.

Burundi rivals head for Uganda peace talks

Kanpala - Rival Burundi factions travelled to Uganda on Sunday ahead of talks aimed at ending months of violence, diplomats said, as the African Union pushes the government to accept a peacekeeping force.

Fierce clashes between UN peacekeepers, Uganda rebels in DR Congo

Kinshasa - Fierce fighting between UN peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels raged in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, a day after a deadly attack by the rebel group.

UN peacekeeper among 24 dead in Ugandan rebel attack in DR Congo

Goma - An attack by Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo has left at least 24 people dead, including a United Nations peacekeeper, the UN said Monday.

At least 12 killed in attack by Ugandan rebels in eastern DR Congo

Goma - At least 12 people have been killed in an overnight attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a witness and local NGO said Monday."I saw four civilians killed by bullets...
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