Uganda confirms hundreds of Congolese M23 rebels missing

2017-01-19 17:04

Hundreds of members of a Congolese rebel group have fled a military camp where they had been awaiting amnesty since the signing of a peace deal with Democratic Republic of Congo's government in 2013, says Uganda's government.

Kenya, Rwanda ban poultry from Uganda over bird flu

2017-01-18 22:31

Kenyan and Rwandan authorities have said they had banned poultry products from neighbouring Uganda, where a virulent H5 strain of avian flu has broken out.

Al-Shabaab video appears to show killing of Ugandan soldier

2017-01-18 09:10

Somalia's al-Shabaab extremist group has released a video that appears to show the killing of a Ugandan soldier who had been held captive since an attack on an African Union peacekeeping base in 2015.

Trial resumes of Ugandan LRA warlord

2017-01-16 22:31

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen is back in the dock as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years.

Uganda detects bird flu

2017-01-16 10:30

Uganda has announced it has detected bird flu among migratory birds, without specifying whether it is the particularly virulent H5 strain detected this season in countries worldwide.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, Malawi

2017-01-12 20:24

A private plane crashed in southern Zimbabwe while transporting gold worth nearly a million dollars, and Gambia's Jammeh says only the court can declare who's president.

Top Africa stories: Zim, DRC, Ethiopia

2017-01-05 21:03

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly taken his globetrotting escapades to China and at least 10 000 prisoners have been pardoned in Ethiopia.

14 dead as Ugandan taxi avoids cow

2017-01-05 09:00

Fourteen people have been killed after a taxi swerved to avoid a cow and crashed into two large vehicles on what is known as Uganda's deadliest road, police say.

At least 6 hacked to death in fresh 'rebel' attacks in DRC

2017-01-02 21:00

At least six people were hacked to death in troubled northeastern DRC in two attacks last week, blamed on Ugandan rebels, a regional official says.

Rebels blamed for killing 25 with machetes in DRC

2016-12-27 09:00

Authorities in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo say Ugandan rebels have hacked more than two dozen people to death in a Christmas massacre.


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2017-01-19 14:17

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UN says ready for talks with Congolese rebels

2017-01-18 20:30

The UN has said it had no confirmation Congolese rebels sheltering in Uganda had crossed back into the Democratic Republic of Congo, but that it was ready for talks with the group if so.

Uganda military denies M23 rebels left camp

2017-01-17 13:30

Uganda's military has denied that armed Congolese rebels sheltering in the country have crossed back into the DRC, saying they are still in their camp.

Top Africa stories: Zim, Gambia, DRC

2017-01-16 20:31

President Barack Obama has extended sanctions against Zimbabwe, and fearful of a looming political violence, Gambians are fleeing their tiny west African nation.

DRC's M23 rebels cross over from Uganda, take village

2017-01-15 19:00

Congolese rebels who had taken refuge in neighbouring Uganda crossed the border overnight armed with weapons, the Democratic Republic of Congo's government has said.

BIZARRE! Man, 52 buried with $5 700 to 'bribe God'

2017-01-12 08:30

A deceased Ugandan man was reportedly buried with at least $5 700 which he said he wanted to offer as an "offertory" for God to "forgive him" of his sins and "save him from hell fire".

Uganda opposition members ask ICC to investigate killings

2017-01-05 17:05

A group of opposition members in Uganda's parliament has petitioned the International Criminal Court to investigate the killing of dozens of people in clashes between a traditional king's guards and security forces in November.

Ugandans at Chinese company strike over alleged sexual harassment

2017-01-04 18:07

At least 400 Ugandan workers at a Chinese-owned construction company have gone on strike to protest alleged sexual harassment by managers and poor pay.

Top Africa Stories: Grace Mugabe, Gabon, Nigeria

2016-12-27 19:00

Zimbabwean First Lady Grace Mugabe has reportedly been embroiled in yet another controversy and Gambian president-elect has told Jammeh to step aside like the British did

Fleeing war, South Sudanese create booming camps in Uganda

2016-12-26 20:00

More than one million refugees have fled South Sudan, spilling across borders in east Africa as the international community warns that the conflict and its ethnic violence could destabilise the region.

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