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.

Campaigning kicks off for Uganda's 2016 polls

2015-11-09 12:37

Uganda’s presidential campaign season has opened ahead of a vote pitying the country’s veteran leader against a long-time challenger and a sacked prime minister.

Ugandan leader and rival get green light to run

2015-11-03 19:02

Uganda's electoral commission has approved veteran leader Yoweri Museveni's bid to extend his three decades in office, kicking off campaigning for the presidential election.

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate held as state crackdown grows

2015-10-15 14:38

Ugandan police have arrested opposition presidential aspirant Kizza Besgiye as he prepared to travel to the country’s eastern region for a rally.

Ugandan leader says Somali rebels may be holding his troops

2015-09-12 09:20

The leader of Uganda has conceded that Islamic extremists in Somalia may have taken some of his country's troops as prisoners, and blamed his own commanders for being 'asleep' in allowing a recent attack on an African Union base.

Ugandan police fire teargas at President's rival

2015-09-09 22:30

Police in northeastern Uganda has fired teargas to disperse a campaign rally held by Amama Mbabazi, the country's former prime minister.

East African leaders head to S Sudan to witness peace deal

2015-08-26 11:09

East African leaders are set to witness President Salva Kiir’s expected signing of a peace deal with rebels, amid threats of the UN sanctions in the absence of an accord.

Ugandan MPs get bumper travel payout

2015-07-27 16:27

Ugandan members of parliament have been awarded a one-off payment of four times their monthly pay to supplement their travel expenses.

Uganda: Groups say proposed law could gag them for polls

2015-07-20 23:45

Civil society organisations in Uganda say a proposed new law to regulate their activities is intended to stifle freedoms and blunt criticism of government ahead of presidential elections next year.

Museveni leaves Burundi crisis talks without deal

2015-07-15 17:09

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has left crisis talks between Burundi's rival political factions without a deal.


Al-Shabaab video shows executions of AU troops

2015-11-10 13:32

Al-Shabaab has released a video showing its members executing African Union soldiers during an attack on their base in Somalia in September.

Uganda to vote for president on February 18

2015-11-05 11:01

Uganda’s electoral commission has set February 18 as the date for presidential polls, with eight candidates approved to run for office, reports say.

Uganda troops begin South Sudan pull-out - official

2015-10-20 14:06

Uganda’s army has begun its pull-out from neighbouring South Sudan, in line with a peace deal aimed at ending nearly two years of civil war, an official says.

Uganda's Museveni gets nod to run again

2015-09-21 16:31

Uganda’s veteran president Yoweri Museveni has got the formal go-ahead from his party to stand again in elections next year, setting him up for a possible tough confrontation with ally-turned-adversary, former PM Amama Mbabazi.

Ugandan police again teargas Museveni rival rally

2015-09-10 22:55

Ugandan police have fired tear gas for a second consecutive day to disperse supporters of presidential contender Amama Mbabazi, who is seeking to unseat veteran leader Yoweri Museveni in next year's elections.

Uganda govt trains militias to harass them - opposition

2015-09-08 20:32

Uganda's opposition and rights groups have accused President Yoweri Museveni's government of training militias to intimidate opposition supporters during next year's elections, a claim denied by the government.

Uganda leader, in power for 3 decades, seeks re-election

2015-07-31 18:00

Uganda's long-serving president has declared his bid for re-election in 2016, saying he is backed by the historical leaders of the former rebel movement that has been in power since 1986.

US should cut security aid to Uganda - HRW

2015-07-24 08:05

Human Rights Watch has reportedly urged the US to cut back security assistance to Uganda in response to the country’s recently enacted anti-gay law.

Uganda's Museveni slams UN for failing to take on rebels

2015-07-18 07:04

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has accused United Nations peacekeepers of failing to disarm rebels in the east of neighbouring Congo and says his army should be allowed to hunt them down instead.

Burundi crisis talks as Ugandan president pushes deal

2015-07-15 14:10

Burundi’s rival political factions have met for crisis talks mediated by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, a last-ditch effort following months of violence ahead of polls next week.

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