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S Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

2014-08-22 12:46

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesperson says.

Uganda president not keen on rushing anti-gay law

2014-08-12 18:05

A lawmaker with Uganda's ruling party says President Yoweri Museveni is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law.

Uganda gays holding pride parade

2014-08-09 15:01

Ugandan homosexuals are holding a pride parade on a beach after a court nullified the harsh anti-gay law.

Ugandan anti-gay law overturn win for president

2014-08-07 11:26

Uganda's overturning of anti-gay laws is a win not a defeat for President Yoweri Museveni, analysts say, with the veteran leader thawing donor relations while burnishing a strongman image at home.

Uganda parliament set to re-introduce anti-gay law

2014-08-06 13:11

Uganda's parliament will try to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality law that was thrown out by a court, a lawmaker leading the effort says, a move that could once again damage relations with the West.

Uganda court gay ruling may open door to aid

2014-08-04 10:14

Uganda's constitutional court has overturned an anti-homosexuality law which was condemned by Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid in protest.

Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

2014-08-01 13:13

A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

2014-07-31 14:00

Ugandan state lawyers have sought to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Bodies found after Uganda tribal clashes

2014-07-26 07:06

Uganda says 9 bodies have been discovered in western Uganda following deadly tribal clashes.

Ugandan police abuse homeless kids

2014-07-17 18:59

Ugandan police beat and abuse homeless children living on the streets Human Rights Watch claims.

Uganda lifts TV station's 'sleeping president' ban

2014-07-17 09:49

Uganda’s government says it is lifting a ban on a TV station’s coverage of presidential events imposed after the media outlet aired images it said showed President Yoweri Museveni asleep in parliament.

Uganda leader blames attacks on tribal rivalry

2014-07-09 04:00

Uganda's president says deadly attacks on its security forces near its new oil fields in the west have been sparked by a power tussle between local tribes.

Golden rice: modified to 'save' millions

2014-07-08 07:35

Scientists in the early 90s had the idea of genetically modifying rice crops to produce more vitamin A. After two decades the scientists now believe that by 2016 the rice will be ready for commercialisation.

Ugandan army says kills 60 gunmen

2014-07-07 18:46

Uganda’s army says it has killed more than 60 gunmen who attacked police and army posts in the west over the weekend.

Uganda Parly piglet protest pair freed on bail

2014-07-04 16:12

A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.

'Specific threat' of attack at Kampala airport

2014-07-03 14:02

The US embassy in Uganda has warned of a “specific threat” by an unknown group to attack the international airport serving the capital Kampala.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DRC

2014-07-02 07:35

The UN Security Council has decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats say.

Torture by Uganda cops ongoing despite new law

2014-06-27 08:53

Incidents of torture by Uganda’s police continue to be reported despite the introduction of a 2012 law banning the practice, the country’s human rights commission says.

Uganda: US sanctions hit vulnerable hardest

2014-06-23 12:36

Uganda has warned that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the “most vulnerable” in the country.

We can’t force US to give us money – Uganda

2014-06-20 12:30

Uganda's government says US sanctions slapped on the country for tough anti-gay laws would have little impact and rejected rights groups’ reports that the legislation had led to a rise in assault.

Uganda: We won't be blackmailed over anti-gay law

2014-06-20 07:50

Uganda says any threats to cut aid would not alter its decision to toughen laws against homosexuals, after US officials said they would announce new measures against Kampala over the issue.

'Super' banana to 'save' Africa

2014-06-17 12:53

A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels.

Ugandans jailed for tourist murder

2014-06-11 16:47

Four Ugandans have been jailed for up to 30 years for murdering a Belgian tourist hiking in a national park over six years ago.

Is homosexuality really a 'white' thing?

2014-06-06 10:30

Tauriq Moosa gives his opinion on the controversial anti-gay bill signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda: Crocodiles develop a taste for humans

2014-05-21 07:48

Overfishing has depleted the crocodiles' food supplies in Uganda, but human populations around fishing waters have grown, causing the reptiles to become man-eaters.

 

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

2014-08-18 05:59

Ugandan gays who have fled to Kenya still feel in danger, despite court striking down anti-gay laws.

Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law

2014-08-12 16:04

Uganda's President Museveni wants to issue a watered-down version of a divisive anti-gay law, stripping out tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker says.

Lack of experience fuels Ebola crisis

2014-08-08 22:47

Five months ago, deep in the steamy forests of southern Guinea, people began developing fevers with body aches, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Ugandan lawmakers in campaign to revive gay law

2014-08-06 20:07

A Ugandan lawmaker says he has started a campaign to re-introduce a recently invalided anti-gay measure and will have it passed within weeks.

DRC and UN rescues Uganda Muslim kidnap victims

2014-08-04 16:36

More than 300 Congolese civilians abducted by Ugandan Muslim rebels have been rescued by soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers.

Uganda Anti-gay law: 'Justice prevails'

2014-08-01 17:00

"Justice prevailed, we won," says the lawyer who led the challenge in Uganda's constitutional court after it overturned controversial anti-gay laws.

Uganda to rule on legality of anti-gay law

2014-08-01 10:40

A Ugandan court is expected to rule on a petition by activists who say the country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

Uganda activists launch bid to overturn anti-gay law

2014-07-30 14:52

Ugandan activists have opened a petition at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

S Sudan rebel team quits Uganda

2014-07-22 18:52

South Sudanese rebels who want to mend ties with Uganda and press for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan left Kampala without meeting the president.

Ugandan cops abuse street kids – HRW

2014-07-17 13:48

Ugandan street children face constant abuse from police and government officials, who beat and extort bribes from them, HRW says.

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticised as 'flawed'

2014-07-11 15:42

Human Rights Watch is criticising a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Museveni: Guerrillas tried to take barracks

2014-07-08 15:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says gunmen carried out 13 co-ordinated attacks against security forces near the country’s border with DRC but were repulsed.

Uganda says anti-gay bill misunderstood

2014-07-08 05:00

International donors who withheld aid over Uganda's anti-gay bill 'misinterpreted' the law whose main focus was to stop promotion of homosexuality to children and others.

Uganda troops kill 41 'tribal gunmen'

2014-07-06 09:41

Ugandan troops have killed 41 gunmen in a major battle with tribal gunmen in the western district of Bundibuguyo near the border with the DRC, Uganda's army spokesperson says.

Chimp talk 'understood'

2014-07-04 12:05

Researchers looking at wild chimpanzees in Uganda say they have succeeded in translating the signals apes use to communicate.

Africa doesn't need 'sinful' Western aid - Museveni

2014-07-03 11:40

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged Africans to avoid “sinful” Western aid after donors cut funding over anti-gay laws enacted in his country.

Dollars protect Ugandan gorillas

2014-06-29 11:00

Uganda's mountain gorillas are unaware that they are protected by the economic lifeline they create for remote communities.

Ugandan anti-gay minister wins case

2014-06-24 15:30

A Ugandan minister has won a case brought by gay rights campaigners after he stormed a workshop they had been holding, in the wake of tough new anti-gay laws, activists say.

Uganda probes 'terror piglets'

2014-06-21 16:10

Police in Uganda are testing two piglets for "terrorism related material" after they were sneaked into the country's parliament by two anti-corruption protesters.

US bars Ugandan officials for gay rights abuses

2014-06-20 10:58

The US is imposing visa bans on Ugandan officials who are involved in corruption and are violating the rights of gay people and others.

2 held over piglets in Ugandan Parly

2014-06-19 17:10

Two men have been detained for smuggling piglets into the Ugandan parliament in an anti-corruption protest, police say.

Uganda wins key UN post despite anti-gay laws

2014-06-12 08:05

Uganda's foreign minister has been elected president of the UN General Assembly despite concerns about his country’s recently adopted anti-gay legislation.

Controversial Ugandan official may get UN post

2014-06-09 21:05

A controversial Ugandan official may rise to presidency of the UN general assembly.

Shabaab threatens US, Kenya with attacks

2014-05-22 16:21

A senior member of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked extremist rebels says his group will carry out more attacks in Kenya and then in the US.

Uganda: opposition must wait 40 years

2014-05-20 18:21

The government of Uganda has told the country's opposition that it will have to wait until 2056 before it stands any chance of winning an election.

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