Pope to honour Ugandan martyrs on Africa tour

2015-11-28 10:00

Vast crowds of Ugandans are expected to greet Pope Francis as he honours Christians martyred for the faith on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, which he dubbed "the continent of hope".

Pope hails Uganda's 'outstanding' treatment of refugees

2015-11-27 21:31

Pope Francis has hailed Uganda for its "outstanding" response in welcoming refugees as he began a two-day visit to this east African nation.

Pope takes environmental, social messages to Africa

2015-11-25 07:36

Pope Francis heads to Africa for the first time on a trip aimed at pushing the key themes of his papacy but also fraught with security concerns.

Uganda fundraises, spruces up shrine for pope visit

2015-11-23 19:23

An official with the Catholic Church in Uganda says more than two million people are expected to converge near a minor basilica in the Ugandan capital where Pope Francis will celebrate Mass this weekend.

MTN hit with R9.3m fine in Uganda

2015-11-19 13:55

Africa’s biggest mobile network MTN has been slapped with a Ugandan court order to pay damages for alleged anti-competitive behaviour.

Al-Shabaab video shows executions of AU troops

2015-11-10 13:32

Al-Shabaab has released a video showing its members executing African Union soldiers during an attack on their base in Somalia in September.

Uganda to vote for president on February 18

2015-11-05 11:01

Uganda’s electoral commission has set February 18 as the date for presidential polls, with eight candidates approved to run for office, reports say.

Mediators try to restart Burundi crisis talks

2015-10-29 16:37

Uganda’s defence minister is in Burundi in the latest bid to kick-start peace talks between rival factions in the impoverished central African country, presidential officials say.

Uganda troops begin South Sudan pull-out - official

2015-10-20 14:06

Uganda’s army has begun its pull-out from neighbouring South Sudan, in line with a peace deal aimed at ending nearly two years of civil war, an official says.

Ugandan opposition presidential candidate held as state crackdown grows

2015-10-15 14:38

Ugandan police have arrested opposition presidential aspirant Kizza Besgiye as he prepared to travel to the country’s eastern region for a rally.


Uganda passes controversial NGO bill

2015-11-28 07:27

Ugandan lawmakers have passed a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society, which rights groups say will "strangle" criticism of the government, just before Pope Francis arrived on a visit.

'Church is for love': Gay Ugandans send message to Pope

2015-11-27 14:34

A member of Uganda's LGBTI community says he hopes the pontiff spreads a message of love and tolerance during his visit.

Security concerns as Pope Francis makes first Africa tour

2015-11-24 09:04

Security forces are readying for Pope Francis’ three-nation Africa tour this week amid fears of jihadist attacks and violence, with authorities insisting the pontiff’s trip can pass off peacefully.

Ugandan gays put faith in pope

2015-11-23 07:41

Gay activists are hoping Pope Francis will preach tolerance toward homosexuals, and even go so far as to condemn violent attacks against gays during his upcoming visit to Uganda.

US envoy in Uganda to help start Burundi peace talks

2015-11-13 15:55

Uganda’s deputy foreign minister says a US envoy is in the country to encourage talks to resolve Burundi’s crisis.

Campaigning kicks off for Uganda's 2016 polls

2015-11-09 12:37

Uganda’s presidential campaign season has opened ahead of a vote pitying the country’s veteran leader against a long-time challenger and a sacked prime minister.

Ugandan leader and rival get green light to run

2015-11-03 19:02

Uganda's electoral commission has approved veteran leader Yoweri Museveni's bid to extend his three decades in office, kicking off campaigning for the presidential election.

Over 30 killed in fighting between Congolese army and rebels

2015-10-29 15:26

More than 30 people have been killed in eastern Congo in fighting between the army and a rebel group of Ugandan origin, the army says.

Uganda's government denies spying claims

2015-10-16 20:45

The Ugandan government is denying a report cited by Privacy International that it used computer spyware on opponents of President Yoweri Museveni in 2011.

New DRC attacks blamed on Uganda rebels

2015-10-13 17:01

Six civilians have been killed in three separate attacks blamed on Ugandan rebels in the troubled east of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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