On patrol with Uganda's controversial 'crime preventers'

2016-02-10 19:44

As night falls in Uganda's capital Kampala, some 240 members of a vast volunteer "crime preventer" force parade outside a police station.

Ugandan opposition general to spend polls in jail

2016-02-09 19:34

A former Ugandan intelligence chief and critic of President Yoweri Museveni has been denied bail days before elections in which the veteran leader is seeking to extend his 30-year rule.

Ugandan polls: Army warns against violence

2016-01-29 17:12

The Ugandan army has warned against violence after the east African country's presidential elections on February 18.

South Sudan crisis: Machar turns to Museveni for help

2016-01-27 14:56

South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, has appealed to Ugandan President Museveni to help persuade President Salva Kiir to implement the peace deal signed last year in June, a report says.

Museveni spends $7m on election campaign in just 2 months - report

2016-01-22 14:28

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has spent at least $7m on his 2016 election campaign in only two months, a report says.

Presidential debate: Ugandans disappointed over Museveni no-show

2016-01-19 13:24

Ugandans have expressed disappointment over President Yoweri Museveni's absence from the country's first ever live presidential debate, a report says.

Suspend Uganda's volunteer police force: rights groups

2016-01-13 13:38

Uganda's government should immediately suspend volunteer police recruited in the run-up to next month's elections, rights groups say, accusing them of brutal assaults and extortion.

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

2016-01-10 11:39

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".

Rwanda sets date for referendum

2015-12-09 20:58

Rwanda will vote on December 18 on a referendum to allow President Paul Kagame to run for re-election when his current seven-year term ends.

Ugandan rebels 'kill' at least 12 in east DRC

2015-11-30 15:41

At least 12 people have been killed in an attack blamed on Ugandan rebels in the restive east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to a witness and local NGO.


I have a duty to protect black people - Museveni

2016-02-10 14:32

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has vowed to leave power only after the east African region is united, adding that he has a duty to "protect black people and to make sure they embrace unity", a report says.

Intimidation, bribery stand in way of Besigye victory

2016-02-09 15:34

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye says he has accumulated significant support in many parts of the country, as the elections draw near.

Museveni ally likens him to sugarcane

2016-01-28 12:08

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's ally, Badru Ssebyala, has reportedly spoken highly of the east Africa head of state, likening him to a sugarcane.

Uganda elections: US issues security alert to its citizens

2016-01-26 13:50

The United States government has issued a security warning to US citizens living in Uganda or anyone intending on travelling to the east African nation ahead of the February 18 presidential elections, a report says.

Museveni to get 51% of votes, new poll shows

2016-01-21 13:15

An opinion poll indicates that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will win the upcoming presidential election with 51% of the votes.

Uganda holds first presidential debate, without Museveni

2016-01-15 21:57

Uganda has held its first ever presidential candidates' debate but veteran leader Yoweri Museveni did not attend.

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls - HRW

2016-01-11 08:21

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

Burundi rivals in Uganda for peace talks

2015-12-28 16:01

Rival Burundi factions have arrived in Uganda to resume long-stalled talks aimed at ending months of violence that has raised fears of a return to civil war.

Uganda democracy shrinking - AI

2015-12-07 20:24

The Ugandan government is reducing democratic space ahead of February polls says AI.

US envoy in Uganda to help start Burundi peace talks

2015-11-13 15:55

Uganda’s deputy foreign minister says a US envoy is in the country to encourage talks to resolve Burundi’s crisis.

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