Ugandan police open fire at opposition rally

2015-07-02 16:23

A Ugandan police officer has opened fire at an opposition rally injuring one person, police and opposition say, prompting critics to accuse the government of using violence to intimidate rivals ahead of next year’s presidential vote.

DRC rebels have terrorist undertones

2015-07-01 23:20

Ugandan rebels blamed for slaughtering hundreds in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo have a 'terrorist aspect' which could draw them closer to African jihadist movements, a UN military leader says.

Uganda opposition age-limit bid to block veteran leader

2015-06-26 17:00

Uganda’s opposition has launched a legal challenge to block President Yoweri Museveni for running in elections next year, claiming he is too old to be eligible to stand again.

Uganda arrests general critical of Museveni

2015-06-19 16:43

Ugandan police have arrested an army general critical of the authorities, escalating a crackdown on opponents of President Yoweri Museveni before elections early next year.

Uganda's ousted PM to run against president

2015-06-15 12:05

A former Ugandan prime minister who was fired last year says he will seek the presidency in elections scheduled for next year.

Almost anarchy in Uganda - President

2015-05-06 19:37

There is so much freedom in Uganda that it's nearly anarchy, the country's president says.

Uganda sitting on a political time bomb – opposition

2015-04-13 15:45

Uganda’s main opposition party says the country is sitting on a "political time bomb" and Ugandans need to stop it from "blasting" by allowing President Yoweri Museveni to retire.

Uganda in talks with US over fate of top LRA rebel

2015-01-08 13:00

Ugandan army officers have met a top commander of the notorious LRA rebels who is wanted by the International Criminal Court and in US custody, Uganda's defence minister says.

Ugandan dissident general under house arrest

2015-01-03 20:12

An outspoken Ugandan general who recently returned to the country after 18 months in self-imposed exile has been placed under house arrest.

More killings follow DRC massacre

2014-12-09 20:13

More civilians have been slain in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo days after the massacre of 36 people by suspected Ugandan rebels.


Uganda opposition chief launches presidential bid

2015-07-02 12:04

Prominent Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has entered next year’s election race against veteran President Yoweri Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, a report says.

Ugandan opposition leader prepares fourth presidential challenge

2015-06-30 22:26

Veteran Ugandan politician Kizza Besigye will seek the opposition's nomination to challenge Yoweri Museveni in presidential elections next year, that could provide the toughest test of the incumbent's almost three decades in power

Uganda bans public meetings for challenger

2015-06-24 19:15

Uganda's police force have barred a former prime minister from holding meetings to promote his challenge to President Yoweri Museveni for power.

Ugandan social media critic of president freed on bail

2015-06-15 15:29

A Ugandan court has released on bail a man accused of criticising President Yoweri Museveni on social media, including comments about the veteran leader’s health.

5 dead in new DRC attack near Beni - official

2015-05-12 11:47

Five people have been killed in a new attack blamed on Ugandan rebels near Beni in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo, officials say.

Uganda activists warn new bill would stifle government critics

2015-04-22 13:53

Activists in Uganda have warned that a “dangerous” new bill seeking to regulate non-governmental organisations would silence critics and “negate the very essence of freedom of association and expression”.

I'm looking forward to stepping down - Tanzanian leader

2015-04-08 16:31

President Jakaya Kikwete has reportedly described his presidential job as "stressful and thankless", saying he can't wait to step down when his tenure comes to an end in October.

Uganda in talks with US over fate of top LRA rebel

2015-01-08 11:20

Ugandan army officers have met a top commander of the notorious LRA rebels who is wanted by the International Criminal Court and in US custody, Uganda's defence minister says.

Uganda's Museveni says ICC unfair

2014-12-12 18:32

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on African nations to drop out of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.

Ugandans won't let me retire, says Museveni

2014-12-08 15:25

Uganda’s veteran President Yoweri Museveni says people don’t want him to retire but that he doesn’t "need power", ahead of a highly anticipated ruling party conference next week.

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