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.

Uganda's president starts mediation role in Burundi unrest

2015-07-15 09:50

Uganda’s president has started mediating talks between Burundi’s government and opposition groups that are opposed to President Pierre Nkurunziza’s controversial bid for a third term.

Ugandan presidential challengers freed after arrests

2015-07-10 10:31

Police have released two Ugandan presidential challengers after they were arrested for planning campaign rallies without permission.

Ugandan police arrest presidential aspirants

2015-07-09 12:24

Ugandan police have arrested a former prime minister who wants to challenge President Yoweri Museveni for the ruling party’s candidacy ahead of 2016.

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.


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.

Uganda's president to mediate in Burundi

2015-07-13 17:01

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni will fly to Burundi to mediate between government and opposition leaders, underlining the scale of regional alarm.

Ugandan president tightens firm grip on power

2015-07-09 18:07

Ugandan police have detained the president's 2 top challengers including a former prime minister.

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.

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