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Uganda activists warn new bill would stifle government critics

2015-04-22 13:53

Activists in Uganda have warned that a “dangerous” new bill seeking to regulate non-governmental organisations would silence critics and “negate the very essence of freedom of association and expression”.

Uganda anger at medic brain drain

2015-04-15 23:49

A Ugandan court has dismissed an injunction sought by furious activists trying to prevent the controversial 'export' of over 250 medics to the Caribbean.

Ex-Gitmo detainee held in Uganda over killing of prosecutor

2015-04-08 13:47

Ugandan authorities have arrested a Ugandan man who once was detained at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of playing a role in the killing last month of a local prosecutor who handled terror cases, police say.

Prosecutor in Shabaab bombing trial shot dead

2015-03-30 22:33

Gunmen have shot dead a top Ugandan state prosecutor whose cases include the trial of 13 men accused of involvement in al-Shabaab bomb attacks that killed 76 people in 2010.

Uganda confirms Shabaab threat

2015-03-26 10:12

Uganda says it is boosting security over threats by Somalia’s al-Shabaab militants, hours after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Typhoid sickens hundreds in Kampala

2015-03-25 22:25

Ugandan officials say a typhoid outbreak has infected hundreds in the capital and is likely to spread.

Uganda confiscates 500kg ivory

2015-03-17 19:47

Ugandan authorities have confiscated 500kg of ivory tusks destined to be smuggled to Singapore.

Uganda parliament wants new reporters

2015-03-11 19:54

Uganda's parliament has angered the media by ordering the replacement of all reporters who have been covering the institution for more than five years.

Russian firm wins tender to build Uganda refinery

2015-02-17 11:30

A consortium led by Russian firm RT Global Resources has won the deal to build and operate Uganda's $2.5bn crude oil refinery, according to a report.

Sacked Ugandan bus driver bid to kill 50 passengers

2015-02-07 13:10

Ugandan police have arrested a bus driver who had tried to crash a bus into a crocodile-infested river to kill the 50 passengers on board after he was sacked.

 

Toll from DRC machete attack rises to 19

2015-04-17 09:21

Nineteen people, including a pregnant woman, have been killed in a machete attack in a region of the DRC that has been repeatedly attacked by Ugandan rebels, according to an updated death toll.

Uganda sitting on a political time bomb – opposition

2015-04-13 15:45

Uganda’s main opposition party says the country is sitting on a "political time bomb" and Ugandans need to stop it from "blasting" by allowing President Yoweri Museveni to retire.

Uganda prosecutor killing - 3 arrested

2015-04-07 20:26

Uganda police has arrested 3 over the killing of a senior prosecutor who handled terror cases.

Uganda police hunt terror suspect

2015-03-27 22:29

Police in Uganda are hunting a terrorist suspect they believe is linked to Somalia's Shabaab militants and was planning an attack in the capital Kampala.

US issues emergency terror attack warning in Uganda

2015-03-26 05:47

The US embassy in Uganda has issued an emergency warning to its nationals, saying a terrorist attack may take place soon in the capital Kampala.

Uganda shuts down 5 madrassas over training extremists

2015-03-23 14:37

A Ugandan police official says five madrassas across Uganda have been shut down over allegations they are training students to become extremists.

Uganda hit by aid threat over medical 'brain drain' case

2015-03-16 18:59

Uganda is standing by plans to send more than 240 of its health workers to the Caribbean despite a Belgian threat to cut €11m in aid.

Uganda denies massing troops along Sudan border

2015-03-04 07:15

Ugandan troops based in South Sudan are not massing along the Sudan border, Ugandan military officials say.

Gay Ugandans launch magazine to 'reclaim stories'

2015-02-09 09:57

Uganda's gay community is fighting back against the countries harsh laws against homosexuality by launching a new magazine, Bombastic, to be published and distributed privately.

Kony deputy's remains found

2015-02-02 21:05

The remains of the last lieutenant of Joseph Kony is believed to have been discovered in the Central African Republic.

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