Uganda


Russian firm wins tender to build Uganda refinery

2015-02-17 11:30

A consortium led by Russian firm RT Global Resources has won the deal to build and operate Uganda's $2.5bn crude oil refinery, according to a report.

Sacked Ugandan bus driver bid to kill 50 passengers

2015-02-07 13:10

Ugandan police have arrested a bus driver who had tried to crash a bus into a crocodile-infested river to kill the 50 passengers on board after he was sacked.

Body of deputy LRA rebel chief may be found

2015-02-02 14:38

Uganda says it is conducting DNA tests to determine whether a body discovered is that of the wanted deputy of Uganda's murderous Lord's Resistance Army rebels.

Uganda: Mass trial over alleged terror ties to start

2015-01-29 20:57

A dozen suspects have appeared in a Ugandan court to face charges, including murder and terrorism, amid what local officials say is the budding threat of Islamic in the east African country.

Uganda sued in landmark ‘brain drain’ case

2015-01-27 10:55

A research institute is suing the Ugandan government for medical ‘brain drain’ after a 22-year-old woman died from internal bleeding, in what could become a landmark public interest litigation case.

Uganda seizes massive ivory, pangolin haul

2015-01-26 08:44

Ugandan wildlife officers have seized a huge haul of elephant ivory and pangolin scales, representing the deaths of hundreds of endangered animals, police say.

US ambassador: Ugandan rebel commander arrives at ICC

2015-01-21 10:08

A commander from a fearsome Ugandan rebel group known for abducting and torturing children has been taken into custody at the ICC, where he faces charges including murder and enslavement.

Ugandan rebels kidnap 10 in DRC

2015-01-17 09:28

A Ugandan rebel group has kidnapped about 10 people in northern Congo, witnesses say.

US gives LRA chief Dominic Ongwen to Ugandans

2015-01-14 13:22

The US embassy in Uganda says US Special Forces in Obo, Central African Republic, have handed over a Lord’s Resistance Army commander who is charged with war crimes to Ugandan troops.

Uganda police officer held for beating journalists

2015-01-13 20:03

A senior Ugandan police officer has been arrested and is accused of beating several journalists, sending two to hospital, as they covered a protest march against high unemployment, police say.

 

Gay Ugandans launch magazine to 'reclaim stories'

2015-02-09 09:57

Uganda's gay community is fighting back against the countries harsh laws against homosexuality by launching a new magazine, Bombastic, to be published and distributed privately.

Kony deputy's remains found

2015-02-02 21:05

The remains of the last lieutenant of Joseph Kony is believed to have been discovered in the Central African Republic.

Uganda charges 18 for murder of Muslim clerics

2015-01-30 15:02

A Ugandan Muslim sheikh and 17 others have been charged with killing two fellow clerics, a case police say is linked to Islamist rebels in the DRC.

Uganda ivory stolen from impound vault

2015-01-27 20:54

A huge haul of elephant ivory seized in Uganda probably includes tusks stolen from government strongrooms last year.

Uganda LRA rebel leader Ongwen faces ICC judges

2015-01-26 11:44

Notorious former Lord’s Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen faces International Criminal Court judges for the first time, charged with war crimes and crimes against humanity.

LRA commander arrives at ICC prison

2015-01-22 06:03

A Ugandan commander of the notorious Lord's Resistance Army has arrived at the International Criminal Court detention centre in The Hague.

Ugandan victims have 'shot at justice' at the ICC

2015-01-17 11:35

Ugandan militia leader Dominic Ongwen's transfer to the International Criminal Court is a welcome development, advocates for global human rights prosecutions say.

AU troops take Uganda rebel chief for ICC transfer

2015-01-14 17:50

Captured Lord’s Resistance Army rebel chief Dominic Ongwen has been handed over to African Union troops to be sent to trial at the ICC for crimes against humanity, Uganda’s army says.

Ugandan rebel commander to face ICC

2015-01-14 09:02

A top commander in a rebel group that has terrorised east and central Africa for decades is to face justice at the International Criminal Court, the US says.

Rebel LRA commander to be handed to ICC – Uganda

2015-01-13 16:16

A senior LRA commander who surrendered last week to the US military in the CAR will be handed over to the ICC in The Hague for trial, a Ugandan army spokesperson says.

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