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Uganda expects surge in coffee export crop

2016-08-19 12:25

Uganda expects its coffee exports in the 2016/2017 season to increase by 13.5% helped by favourable weather in a major growing area.

'Obscene' British children's book seized from Uganda school

2016-08-11 20:27

Ugandan officials raided a prestigious private school to seize copies of British children's author Jacqueline Wilson's Love Lessons on the orders of a minister who has led several crackdowns on "obscene" conduct.

Solar power plant in African bush brings hope

2016-08-09 21:33

A solar power plant being built in Uganda is bringing hope to parts of the energy-starved country.

Uganda gay pride postponed

2016-08-06 12:05

A gay pride parade in the Ugandan capital planned for the weekend has been postponed after a government minister threatened the LGBTI community.

DRC, Uganda leaders agree on sharing intel to fight rebels

2016-08-05 07:20

Congo, Uganda leaders agree on sharing intel to fight rebels active along countries' border.

Effort underway to allow Uganda president to rule for life

2016-08-03 15:59

A Ugandan spokesperson says officials of Uganda's ruling party want to remove the age limit on the presidency.

Museveni plans to cut down on civil servants

2016-08-01 15:25

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has proposed reducing the number of civil servants in a bid to cut costs and improve service delivery, the Daily Monitor has reported.

Ugandan pastor accused of sexual abuse

2016-07-29 05:33

A Ugandan pastor allegedly sexually abused several women in his congregation in an effort to make them "fertile", the Daily Monitor reports.

LRA rebels in CAR kidnap 344 people in six months

2016-07-21 16:18

Rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army have kidnapped a record 344 civilians in the Central African Republic in the first half of 2016, according to two specialised NGOs.

Ugandan-led rebel group steps up attacks in Central Africa

2016-07-20 19:04

A Ugandan-led rebel group has abducted 498 civilians and killed 17 others in the first half of this year, a watchdog organisation says, suggesting a resurgence of the group whose leader is the target of an international manhunt.

 

Anger in Uganda as MPs set to get new luxury cars

2016-08-17 14:55

There is considerable anger in Uganda over a plan by the government to pay members of parliament up to Sh150 million each to buy new vehicles.

Beetles threaten Ugandan coffee crop

2016-08-10 19:09

Shrinking forest cover and climate change threaten Uganda's coffee industry by creating conditions for the destructive black twig borer beetle to spread into plantations, an official said on Wednesday.

Uganda plans 'rehab programme' for gays

2016-08-08 21:23

Uganda's government says it will continue to suppress the public activities of homosexuals and a rehabilitation programme has been developed to allow them to "lead normal lives again".

Ugandan police break up gay pride event, briefly arrest some

2016-08-05 13:24

Ugandan police break up gay pride event in the capital and briefly arrest about 20 people

Uganda to grant oil licences to Total

2016-08-03 18:56

Uganda's cabinet has agreed to allow the energy ministry to grant three oil production licences to France's Total.

Museveni blames Ugandan opposition leader for police brutality

2016-08-02 13:51

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blamed police brutality in his country on opposition leader Kizza Besigye, according to a report.

Uganda police chief summoned to court over alleged torture

2016-08-01 14:54

Uganda police chief summoned to court over alleged torture of opposition members

26 000 flee South Sudan to Uganda, says UN

2016-07-22 13:30

The United Nations refugee agency reports that 26,000 people have fled South Sudan to Uganda this month

Uganda’s economy shrinks 1.3% in third quarter

2016-07-21 12:08

Uganda's economy has contracted by 1.3% in the third quarter of the financial year ended last month from a growth of 1.7% in the previous quarter.

Thousands have fled into Uganda from South Sudan

2016-07-20 05:36

More than 5 000 people have fled crisis-hit South Sudan into neighbouring Uganda since the latest outbreak of violence began, the UN said, voicing fears that more could follow.

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