Ugandan leader says ICC is 'useless', praises SA, Burundi

2016-10-25 11:15

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has described the International Criminal Court as “useless”, as he praised South Africa and Burundi’s move to leave the tribunal.

Top critic Uganda says 'undecided' about leaving ICC

2016-10-21 16:21

Uganda says it remains "undecided" about whether to leave the International Criminal Court after two African states this week decided to pull out.

At least 10 dead 'as army, Ugandan rebels clash in DRC'

2016-10-10 12:42

At least 10 people have been killed in clashes between the army and suspected Ugandan rebels in east DRC, a local activist says, in an area that has suffered a string of massacre since 2014.

US tried to deport slain refugee twice, Uganda didn't want him

2016-09-29 21:11

US authorities tried twice to deport the unarmed black man fatally shot by police in El Cajon, California, but his native Uganda refused to take him back, resulting in his release.

Uganda: Police stop gay pride parade deemed illegal

2016-09-24 17:10

Ugandan police have prevented organisers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who says such an event is illegal.

Ugandan wildlife dying in national park from drought

2016-09-21 18:51

A Ugandan wildlife official says scores of animals have died in a national park because of drought.

South Sudan forces some fleeing fighting to pay bribes: UN

2016-09-21 16:15

South Sudan forces some fleeing refugees to pay bribes before crossing border, UN says

Tops Africa news: Zim, Boko Haram, Kenya

2016-09-15 20:42

Zimbabwe has announced the introduction of "bond notes" equivalent to the US dollar in October and Ugandan youths drop piglets at Parliament in protest.

WATCH: Ugandan youths drop piglets at Parliament in protest

2016-09-15 18:01

Two members belonging to pressure group the Jobless Brotherhood have dropped piglets at the Ugandan Parliament in protest of government's decision to award Members of Parliament with Shs200m each for new cars.

Ugandan rebel leader charged with treason

2016-09-08 10:00

Ugandan rebel leader, Jamil Mukulu has been sentenced to 14 months at the Luzira high security prison in Kampala after being formally charged with treason and murder.


South Sudan 'rebels' demand ransom for 41 abducted Ugandans

2016-10-24 18:00

A suspected South Sudan rebel group has reportedly demanded a ransom for the safe return of 41 Ugandans who were kidnapped in the east African country early this year.

Uganda central bank takes over key commercial bank

2016-10-20 19:32

Uganda's central bank says it has taken over management of the country's largest locally owned commercial bank, Crane Bank, adding that its lack of capital posed a risk to the financial system.

A ranger, poacher and investigator explain pangolin trade

2016-10-06 19:22

Commercial trade in the pangolin, a scaly anteater with a distinctive coat of hard shells, is now forbidden following decisions made last week at a conservation meeting in Johannesburg.

Aids pageant in Uganda seeks to stem stigma, discrimination

2016-09-26 12:35

An 18-year-old Ugandan woman has been crowned winner of a beauty pageant for young people living with HIV, the virus that causes Aids.

Uganda says police will arrest planners of gay pride parade

2016-09-21 19:00

A Ugandan official says police will arrest organisers who are planning a gay pride parade in the capital Kampala.

Diplomats robbed after being followed from OR Tambo airport

2016-09-21 16:28

A Kenyan diplomat was followed from the OR Tambo International Airport and robbed outside of an upmarket estate in Centurion, says a security expert.

PHOTO: Python invades Museveni's farm on eve of his birthday

2016-09-16 15:09

A large python was shot dead on Wednesday after it was found to have invaded the farm of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni.

Museveni a 'blessing' to Uganda, wife says in birthday message

2016-09-15 19:00

Ugandan First lady Janet Museveni has hailed her husband as a "blessing" to the east African country, a report says.

East Africa driving the continent's growth

2016-09-11 06:04

Improved rules and greater investment in infrastructure are laudable, but are these measures adequate?

Do more for S Sudan refugees, top UN official says

2016-08-30 17:05

The international community must respond to the refugee crisis caused by fighting in South Sudan in the same way it responded to the crisis in Europe, the UN refugee chief has said.

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