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Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

Protesters arrested for burning Museveni T-shirts

2017-07-19 16:40

Two people, protesting against a plan by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to change the constitution, have been arrested for burning T-shirts with the president's face on them.

Uganda's 'Ghetto President' reggae star becomes real life MP

2017-06-30 16:12

For the last decade Ugandans have known two presidents: Yoweri Museveni, the country's long-time ruler, and musician Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a. Bobi Wine, a.k.a. His Excellency the Ghetto President.

Uganda probes Chinese diplomats over ivory trafficking

2017-05-31 21:07

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into possible collusion between the country's wildlife agency and two Chinese diplomats in the trafficking of ivory.

Ugandan leader slams torture after claims of police excesses

2017-05-16 22:01

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says the use of torture was "wrong" but faced criticism from a top rights monitor for not demanding an enquiry on alleged police excesses.

Activist who called Ugandan president a 'pair of buttocks ' gets bail

2017-05-10 16:34

A Ugandan court has released on bail a Ugandan academic who has been jailed for calling the president "a pair of buttocks".

Yoweri Museveni: A five times-elected dictator?

2017-05-01 09:21

The Ugandan president discusses regional relationships, human rights abuses and possible constitutional reform.

Jailed Uganda critic resists forced psychiatric exam: Lawyer

2017-04-14 11:53

A Ugandan academic detained for calling the country's president "a pair of buttocks" resisted attempts to forcibly carry out psychiatric tests on her, says lawyer, describing the alleged incident as an attack on her dignity.

Uganda arrests government minister accused of taking bribe

2017-04-09 09:04

Ugandan police have arrested a government minister for allegedly taking a bribe from a businessman.

Uganda's Museveni slams top cop assassination, calls for camera installations

2017-03-17 20:28

President Yoweri Museveni has condemned the killing of a prominent cop and "directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of Uganda and along the highways," his office says.

 

Uganda arrests dozens of opposition activists

2017-07-20 20:00

Police in Uganda have announced the arrests of opposition activists this week amid speculation that longtime President Yoweri Museveni is planning to change the constitution so he can stand for re-election.

Three arrested in Uganda for mock presidential funeral

2017-07-08 19:56

Three people carrying a coffin marked with President Yoweri Museveni's name were arrested in western Uganda and will be charged with "illegal assembly", police have said.

EU pledges $95m to Uganda for S Sudan refugees

2017-06-22 19:07

The EU has pledged $95m to Uganda, ahead of a summit to raise twenty times that amount to help it deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan.

Rights groups urge Uganda to back probe into deadly clashes

2017-05-26 12:31

Dozens of human rights watchdogs and lawyers have urged Uganda's government to allow an independent investigation into killings by security forces during violent clashes with a tribal kingdom last year that left over 100 dead.

Bailed Ugandan academic doubles down on presidential insults

2017-05-16 20:09

A prominent Ugandan academic charged with cyber harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" is back on social media with more colourful criticism of the country's leader.

The buttocks and the activist

2017-05-07 06:25

The arrest and detention of Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi should be a concern for all. Her crime was simple; she dared speak out against the Ugandan government’s failed promises.

Social media campaign calls for release of Nyanzi

2017-04-27 10:00

Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi has reportedly been remanded in custody as a social media campaign calling for her release kicked off.

Uganda charges, jails academic for insulting the president

2017-04-11 10:44

A prominent academic in Uganda has been remanded to a maximum-security prison after being charged with insulting the president.

Uganda arrests academic who criticised president's wife

2017-04-08 21:00

Uganda has arrested a prominent academic for criticising the wife of President Yoweri Museveni on social media, police say.

India's vice president visits Uganda, meets president

2017-02-22 21:46

India's Vice President Hamid Ansari is meeting with Ugandan officials on the second leg of his African visit.

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