Zimbabwe says Uganda's JLOS is Africa's best

2014-09-04 12:17

Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.

Uganda opposition: Homosexuality is not 'foreign'

2014-02-27 09:49

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has criticised tough new anti-gay laws, saying that homosexuality is not “foreign” and that the issue is being used to divert attention from domestic problems.

Cops arrest Besigye to prevent rallies

2013-07-23 09:47

Police have arrested Uganda's leading opposition figure saying he was about to stage illegal rallies, in what will be seen as the latest crackdown on dissent in the oil-rich African country.

Besigye held again as threat to stability

2013-06-25 16:07

Ugandas leading opposition politician has been arrested by police for the second time in less than a week for trying to destabilise the country.

Uganda celebrates 50 yrs of independence

2012-10-09 16:22

Several African leaders are joining thousands of Ugandans on an airstrip in the capital of Kampala where 50 years ago Uganda announced independence from British rule.

Uganda's Besigye charged after deadly rally

2012-03-28 14:43

A Ugandan court has charged the country’s main opposition leader Kizza Besigye with an offence linked to the killing of a police officer during a rally last week.

Uganda arrests opposition leader

2012-03-21 17:31

Ugandan police have arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye in connection with the killing of a police officer who died during a riot in Kampala.

Uganda police release Besigye

2012-01-20 21:04

Ugandan police say they have released the country’s main opposition leader and several of his allies after detaining the group to stop them leading an anti-government rally in the capital.

Uganda's Besigye to quit as party chief

2012-01-13 22:28

Uganda's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye, who has lost to President Yoweri Museveni in three elections, is to resign as the leader of his party, an official says.

Besigye to stay under house arrest

2011-10-25 19:39

Uganda will keep opposition leader Kizza Besigye under house arrest until he promises to stop participating in anti-government protests that have marred the nation’s image, police say.

Ugandan cops fire teargas at opposition

2011-08-17 16:01

Ugandan police have fired teargas and used water cannons to disperse opposition supporters who had gathered in a Kampala suburb to mourn people killed during demonstrations earlier this year.

Besigye says protests must go on

2011-06-13 14:39

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says cost of living protests must go on despite a lull in recent weeks that coincided with his being out of the country for medical treatment.

Uganda's Besigye 'under house arrest'

2011-05-16 10:30

Uganda’s main opposition leader, who has been leading anti-government protests for more than a month, is under effective house arrest after police surrounded his house, his party says.

Ugandan president sworn in

2011-05-12 15:12

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has been sworn in for a fourth term as his rival Kizza Besigye returned home to a tumultuous welcome following medical care in Kenya.

Uganda: Riots after Besigye's trip halted

2011-05-11 14:21

Riots have erupted in Uganda after opposition leader Kizza Besigye was kicked off a flight from Kenya.

Women protest in Uganda

2011-05-09 22:29

Hundreds of women have demonstrated in Uganda's capital over high food prices and brutal tactics employed by police during recent political rallies.

Uganda protests 'only the beginning'

2011-05-07 17:51

The Ugandan opposition leader who was temporarily blinded during a brutal arrest by security forces says that the political demonstrations sweeping Uganda are only the beginning.

Kampala uneasy as protests continue

2011-05-03 19:32

The brutal government crackdown on the walk to work campaign is provoking their spread and are the first signs that North African-style uprisings could erupt south of the Sahara.

Riots in Uganda after brutal arrest

2011-04-29 18:23

Army troops and police have fired live bullets at rioting demonstrators, and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in Uganda.

Riots erupt in Ugandan capital

2011-04-29 11:19

In a sign that Uganda’s political protests may be gaining steam, security forces have faced off against rioting demonstrators in downtown Kampala.

Uganda opposition leader freed on bail

2011-04-27 17:20

An opposition leader in Uganda who has led four walk to work protests that have mobilised thousands of supporters has been granted bail.

Ugandan forces hold opposition leader

2011-04-21 10:48

Ugandan security forces have arrested opposition leader Kizza Besgye and fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of his supporters marching beside his car as he drove to work, a witness says.

Calm returns to Uganda after clashes

2011-04-15 14:14

Calm has returned to several towns in Uganda affected by clashes between police and opposition supporters that left 57 people injured, officials say.

Uganda: Teargas affects hospital patients

2011-04-14 12:04

A hospital worker says patients have been affected after police fired tear gas into a hospital during a skirmish with stone-throwing protesters in Uganda.

Uganda opposition leader gets bail

2011-04-11 22:56

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was freed on bail after being charged with inciting violence for trying to stage a protest in defiance of a ban.


You can keep your aid, Uganda tells West

2014-02-27 12:00

Ugandans have shrugged off foreign aid cuts and international criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid.

No pay for Ugandan teachers, police

2013-07-24 10:47

More than 83 000 government workers, including teachers and police, have not been paid as the country grapples with a cash squeeze after aid cuts by donors.

Uganda's Besigye freed, protests planned

2013-06-26 13:34

Police have freed Uganda’s leading opposition figure without charge a day after alleging he threatened national stability, his party says.

Ugandan opposition leader detained again

2013-01-26 18:09

Ugandan police say they arrested leading opposition politician Kizza Besigye over plans to restart anti-government demonstrations in Kampala.

Uganda's Kizza Besigye gets bail

2012-03-28 21:26

Uganda's leading opposition leader was released on bail by a court in the capital after being charged in connection with violent anti-government protests that led to the death of a police officer.

Besigye faces 'unlawful assembly' charges

2012-03-22 13:01

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye will be charged with unlawful assembly after his arrest and subsequent release on bail following a demonstration, his lawyer says.

Opposition MPs plan to impeach Museveni

2012-03-16 22:10

Ugandan opposition lawmakers are planning to impeach Yoweri Museveni over corruption, but face an uphill task in removing the veteran president.

Uganda detains Besigye ahead of rally

2012-01-19 14:58

Uganda police have fired tear gas before bundling opposition leader Kizza Besigye and several allies into police vans, witnesses say, shortly before planned anti-government protests.

Uganda's Besigye arrested again

2011-10-31 11:36

Ugandan police have arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye for the second time in a month, his party says, as he was leaving his house to join a protest against soaring food and fuel prices.

Besigye arrested as protests resume

2011-10-18 12:05

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been briefly arrested as he took part in a "walk-to-work" protest against surging consumer prices and wasteful government, his party says.

Uganda cops surround Besigye's home

2011-08-15 14:48

A Ugandan official says heavily armed police have surrounded the home of an opposition leader who last week led a protest march that police dispersed with tear gas and rubber bullets.

Besigye under 'preventive arrest'

2011-05-19 13:51

Uganda’s top opposition leader says police have put him under effective house arrest after a confrontation outside his home.

Uganda police tear gas opposition

2011-05-12 18:02

Police in Uganda sprayed tear gas at rock-throwing opposition supporters after the country's top opposition leader returned home and while the 25-year leader was being sworn in.

1 000s rally for retuning Besigye

2011-05-12 10:59

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has flown back to a tumultuous welcome from thousands of supporters following treatment in Kenya after a police beating during an anti-government protest.

Uganda's Besigye barred from flight

2011-05-11 09:00

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been barred in the Kenyan capital Nairobi from boarding a flight back to Uganda, a party official says.

Uganda 'must probe protester deaths'

2011-05-09 10:58

Human Rights Watch has called on the Ugandan government to investigate the killing of unarmed protesters by security forces during recent marches against rising living costs, a statement says.

Uganda lawyers protest over violence

2011-05-04 15:45

Some 300 lawyers have gathered in Uganda’s capital to protest the arrest of the country’s top opposition leader and a crackdown on demonstrations.

Ugandan leader vows to defeat protests

2011-04-30 19:00

Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has vowed to “defeat” a wave of deadly protests triggered by rising food and fuel prices.

One shot dead in Kampala riots

2011-04-29 14:01

At least one person has been shot dead by security forces as riots over the detention of an opposition leader gripped the Ugandan capital Kampala.

Uganda police arrest Besigye again

2011-04-28 22:59

Ugandan police have arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye for the fourth time this month, after smashing his car windows and tear-gassing him.

Uganda cops arrest leader for 3rd time

2011-04-21 20:37

Ugandan authorities have arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye for the third time this month and sent him to an out-of-town prison.

Uganda's Besigye detained

2011-04-18 10:12

Ugandan police have detained opposition leader Kizza Besigye ahead of a planned protest over spiralling food and fuel prices in Kampala which he set to join, police and party officials say.

Ugandan politician hurt in protest

2011-04-14 13:00

Ugandan opposition politician Kizza Besigye has been injured after the military opened fire to disperse protesters in the capital, Kampala, a report says.

Uganda opposition calls for protests

2011-04-12 18:19

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has vowed to press on with demonstrations against rising commodity prices in the country, a day after he was charged for attempting a similar protest.

Uganda cops arrest opposition leader

2011-04-11 14:20

Ugandan police have arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye as he tried to stage a protest in Kampala, a police spokesperson says.

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