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Uganda News

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.

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.

Video: Nanny from hell kicks, stomps on toddler for throwing up

Kampala - Ugandan police have arrested a nanny after she was caught on hidden CCTV camera viciously assaulting a two-year-old girl because she threw up her dinner.

Uganda jails five for genital mutilation

Kampala - Five men and women in Uganda have been jailed for mutilating the genitals of girls, a rare conviction in the country which is trying to stamp out the often deadly practice.

Ugandan lawmakers draw up new anti-gay bill

Kampala - Ugandan lawmakers said Thursday they have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support, and hope to present it before parliament by the end of the year.

Ugandan priest found dead in Mexico denounced violence

Chilapa - Ugandan priest John Ssenyondo loved his adopted country of Mexico and preached against violence until his body was found in a mass grave between fields of corn and beans.

Uganda suspends officials after ton of ivory stolen from vault

Kampala - Uganda's wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, its chief said Tuesday.

Uganda draws up new anti-gay law: Activists

Kampala - Uganda's ruling party has drawn up new anti-gay legislation and could push it through parliament before the end of the year, rights activists said on Saturday.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia conduct, sex abuse

Kampala - Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army said Thursday.

Rebels kill 26 in DRC machete attack as UN chief told to leave

Goma - Rebels killed 26 people with machetes in an attack in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo as the authorities in Kinshasa demanded the recall Thursday of the top UN human rights official in the country.

Uganda president warns of economic impact of anti-gay bill

Kampala - Uganda's president on Friday signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the east African nation needed to consider the impact on trade and economic growth.

Uganda says fight against AIDS affected by too small condoms

A Parliamentary Committee for HIV/AIDS in Uganda has issued urgent calls for larger sized condoms in the nation's fight against AIDS.

Arrested Shebab insurgents 'planned Uganda bomb attacks'

Kampala - Ugandan police said Sunday that suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks, as the US embassy said the immediate threat had been "countered".

Uganda foils Somalia Shebab cell plotting 'imminent attack': US

Kampala - Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's Al-Qaeda linked Shebab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack," the US embassy said Saturday.

UN-funded African troops raped vulnerable Somalis: HRW

Nairobi - Internationally-funded African Union troops in war-torn and impoverished Somalia have gang raped women and girls as young as 12 and traded food aid for sex, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday.

Uganda anti-gay law to be re-introduced in parliament: Speaker

Kampala - Ugandan lawmakers will vote on reinstating a severe anti-gay law just weeks after it was scrapped by the country's constitutional court, the parliamentary speaker said on Tuesday.

Uganda gay pride party after tough law overturned

Entebbe - Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed."This event is to bring us together.

Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Kampala - Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament.

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan state lawyers sought on Thursday to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn anti-gay legislation condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Uganda activists launch court bid to overturn anti-gay law

Kampala - Ugandan activists launched a petition Wednesday at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

South Sudan rebel bid for Uganda troop pullout fails

Kampala - South Sudanese rebels who travelled to Uganda pleading for Kampala to pull troops out of the war-torn nation left without meeting officials, the foreign minister said Tuesday.

Ugandan officer takes down 'aggressive' tortoise with gunshot

Reports of a police officer shooting a tortoise are circulating on environmental sites. This may herald an unexpected wave of focus on Ugandan animal abuses.

Clash between army, 'tribal gunmen' leaves 65 dead in Uganda

Kampala - At least 65 people have been killed in clashes between tribal gunmen and Ugandan government troops in the west of the country near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials said Sunday.

Uganda parliament piglet protest pair freed on bail: lawyer

Kampala - A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DR Congo

New York - The UN Security Council decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels Allied Democratic Forces, who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats said.

Lord's Resistance Army chief Kony 'promotes son to deputy leader'

Kampala - Uganda's notorious rebel chief Joseph Kony has named his son as deputy of his Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrila force infamous for its extreme savagery, the army said Sunday.

Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

Kampala - Uganda police raided a US-funded HIV project for "training youths in homosexuality", the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticised anti-homosexuality law.

251 Congolese perish in Lake Albert boat disaster: DRC

Kinshasa - More than 251 Congolese refugees perished in the weekend sinking of a crowded boat on Lake Albert, between the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, Kinshasa said Thursday.Government spokesman Lambert Mende also declared three days of national mourn...
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