Top Africa stories : Mugabe, Tsvangirai, Uganda

2017-09-19 08:20

Zimbabwe is set to recruit at least 102 Cuban doctors amid 'serious shortage' of specialists, and at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

Fear, confusion as Uganda 'serial killer' murders pile up

2017-09-18 06:19

In a gruesome spate of killings the bodies of at least 20 women have been found dumped in two areas of Uganda's Wakiso district since May.

Child killed in South Sudan when plane strikes house

2017-08-23 21:05

A 5-year-old girl has been killed in South Sudan when a World Food Program-contracted aircraft struck a house while attempting to land in bad weather in the capital, Juba.

Rwandan refugee in Uganda kidnapped in capital: Officials

2017-08-10 18:22

Ugandan officials say a Rwandan refugee has been kidnapped by unknown people in the capital, Kampala.

Earthquake shakes Uganda

2017-07-30 19:08

The US Geological Survey says an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.3 has hit southwestern Uganda.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Zambia, Uganda

2017-07-20 10:00

A 10 year-old girl has been killed by a lion outside her home in south-eastern Zimbabwe, and ex Zambian leader Kenneth Kaunda has been hospitalised.

'God needs dollars, pounds,' pastor tells Christians

2017-07-11 18:35

The Anglican Chaplain for Uganda's parliament, Reverend Canon Christine Shimanya, has reportedly urged Christians to give their regular offerings in dollars and pounds.

Three arrested in Uganda for mock presidential funeral

2017-07-08 19:56

Three people carrying a coffin marked with President Yoweri Museveni's name were arrested in western Uganda and will be charged with "illegal assembly", police have said.

Ugandan govt bans miniskirts, coloured hair

2017-07-06 17:19

Ugandan authorities have reportedly banned non uniformed public servants from wearing sleeveless, transparent and tight clothing at work.

Fears surge of a fresh war in DRC's Nord-Kivu

2017-06-28 16:59

The governor of Democratic Republic of Congo's restive eastern province of Nord-Kivu urged the army to beef up operations against a spate of militia attacks there, saying all-out war may be imminent.


Uganda police detain 11 protesting 'life presidency'

2017-09-19 08:20

Ugandan police have detained a lawmaker and 10 others who were arrested while protesting against a plan that they charge would enable the country's long-term president to rule for life.

Uganda lawmakers plan to remove presidential age limit

2017-09-12 19:45

Lawmakers with Uganda's ruling party have backed plans to remove the presidential age limit, which would allow longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule.

Africa's longest-serving leaders

2017-08-21 19:27

Angolan President Jose Eduardo Dos Santos, in power since 1979, will not contest Wednesday's general election, meaning he will soon lose his place as Africa's second longest-serving leader.

Uganda says al-Shabaab kills 12 soldiers in Somalia ambush

2017-07-31 15:31

Uganda's military says 12 of its soldiers have been killed in an ambush by al-Shabaab Islamic extremists in southern Somalia.

Uganda arrests dozens of opposition activists

2017-07-20 20:00

Police in Uganda have announced the arrests of opposition activists this week amid speculation that longtime President Yoweri Museveni is planning to change the constitution so he can stand for re-election.

Protesters arrested for burning Museveni T-shirts

2017-07-19 16:40

Two people, protesting against a plan by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to change the constitution, have been arrested for burning T-shirts with the president's face on them.

Strict new official dress code sparks anger in Uganda

2017-07-11 15:00

Ugandan public servants have hit out at a list of strict news rules forbidding them from showing cleavage, having long nails, dyed hair or wearing skirts above the knee.

Top Africa stories: Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi

2017-07-07 12:20

Morgan Tsvangirai of the MDC has called for national protests in Zimbabwe, and Twitter has reacted to Zambian leader Edgar Lungu's declaration of a state of emergency.

Uganda's 'Ghetto President' reggae star becomes real life MP

2017-06-30 16:12

For the last decade Ugandans have known two presidents: Yoweri Museveni, the country's long-time ruler, and musician Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a. Bobi Wine, a.k.a. His Excellency the Ghetto President.

Bomb blast kills eight on Kenya-Somalia border

2017-06-27 20:04

Eight people, including four children returning to school after Eid celebrations, were killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Kenya near the border with Somalia, police have said.

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