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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.

International brewers looking to Africa to expand

2016-07-15 19:09

International brewers are introducing low-cost beers to beer lovers in Africa to make their products more available.

Ugandan army enters South Sudan to evacuate citizens

2016-07-14 12:04

A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy has crossed into South Sudan to evacuate citizens trapped by recent fighting in the capital Juba.

Uganda opposition leader freed on bail

2016-07-12 13:19

Uganda's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye has been granted bail in his ongoing treason trial.

Bullet scars as Uganda remembers Israel's Entebbe raid

2016-07-04 17:38

Skimming above the choppy waves through the dark the four planes swoop in low over Lake Victoria, packed with over 200 elite Israeli commandos on a daring raid to free hijacked hostages.

Israel's Netanyahu arrives in Uganda to start 4-nation tour

2016-07-04 14:06

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived in Uganda, the first leg of his tour of Africa during which he will also visit Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia.

MTN sees number of Uganda phone operators dwindling

2016-06-29 10:16

Uganda may be poised to lose some of its mobile-phone companies due to a 'highly saturated' voice market that’s causing some operators to halt investment, says MTN.

Uganda to be out of Somalia 'by 2017'

2016-06-23 21:50

Uganda, the largest contributor to an AU mission fighting jihadists in Somalia, will pull out its troops from next year, the head of the military says.

 

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.

President Museveni feeling besieged, insecure - Besigye

2016-07-18 11:31

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has claimed that President Yoweri Museveni's recent roadside telephone conversation is clear evidence that he is feeling insecure and besieged

Ugandan police attack Besigye supporters after his release

2016-07-14 12:48

Ugandan police reportedly attacked former presidential candidate Kizza Besigye's supporters who had gathered to see him after he had been incarcerated for two months on treason charges, a report says.

Don't give up fight for a better Uganda, defiant Besigye tells supporters

2016-07-13 12:52

Hours after being granted bail on charges of treason, Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye has urged his supporters to not give up their fight for a better Uganda, a report says.

Kenya's clampdown on civil society is against its self-interest

2016-07-12 12:04

In the three years since Uhuru Kenyatta became president of Kenya, relations between his government and non-governmental organisations have been repeatedly strained, writes Jennifer Brass.

Netanyahu heads for Africa to find new deals

2016-07-04 17:13

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel is visiting Africa in an attempt to cultivate growth markets while economies languish worldwide.

17 killed in multi-vehicle accident on busy Uganda highway

2016-07-03 07:01

17 killed in multi-vehicle accident on Uganda highway, police say; reckless driving blamed.

SAA let us down, says Uganda's Yoweri Museveni

2016-06-24 12:50

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni feels let down by regional airlines such as SAA, which he says charge exorbitant fares and have failed to service routes into the country.

S Sudan: More than a ton of Asia-bound ivory seized

2016-06-17 19:12

A South Sudanese wildlife official says more than a ton of ivory has been seized at the airport in the capital, Juba.

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