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DRC ex-rebels found in Uganda refugee camp

2014-12-18 11:02

Around 1 000 ex-fighters from a DRC rebel group have been found in a Ugandan refugee camp, a day after fleeing moves to repatriate them, the Ugandan army says.

Uganda nanny gets 4 years for violent child abuse

2014-12-15 11:42

A Ugandan maid has been jailed for four years for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the assault was made public.

DRC rebels not ready to return from Uganda

2014-12-08 20:39

Former DRC M23 rebels are not ready to return from Uganda and are insisting on amnesty for the fighters.

Ugandans won't let me retire, says Museveni

2014-12-08 15:25

Uganda’s veteran President Yoweri Museveni says people don’t want him to retire but that he doesn’t "need power", ahead of a highly anticipated ruling party conference next week.

Ugandan women call for action on childbirth injuries

2014-12-03 11:45

Millions of women in developing countries suffer from from obstetric fistulas, and consequently endure the social stigma arising as a result of it.

Uganda 'HIV nurse' to be released from jail

2014-11-28 14:40

A court in Uganda has upheld the conviction for criminal negligence of a HIV-infected nurse who inserted a needle into a two-year-old child after pricking herself, but ordered she be given early release.

Uganda baby abusing maid arrested

2014-11-24 18:53
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Ugandan police have arrested a maid for attempted murder after she was seen on a film abusing a baby. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT

Uganda suspends wildlife chief after huge ivory theft

2014-11-21 09:09

Uganda's top wildlife official has suspended after seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, state-run media say.

Crocodile eats pregnant woman in Uganda

2014-11-20 14:18

A crocodile has killed and eaten a pregnant woman on the shores of a lake in north-eastern Uganda, a senior wildlife official says, making her the 30th victim of such reptile attacks in the east African nation this year.

Ton of ivory stolen in Uganda

2014-11-17 17:42

Over a ton of elephant ivory has been seized from poachers in Uganda and worth over a million dollars has itself been stolen from government strongrooms.

Uganda free of Ebola-like Marburg virus

2014-11-14 07:38

The World Health Organisation has confirmed that Uganda is free of the Ebola-like Marburg virus after completing a 42-day surveillance period with no new cases.

Uganda draws up new anti-gay law - activists

2014-11-08 16:06
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Uganda's ruling party has drawn up a new anti-gay law and could push it through parliament before the end of the year, rights activists say.

Uganda suspends officers over Somalia sex abuse

2014-11-06 12:55

Uganda has suspended 15 of its senior military commanders over their conduct in Somalia, including allegations of sexual exploitation, the army says.

Army clashes with 'rebels' blamed for DRC massacres

2014-11-04 13:27

The Congolese army clashed Monday with suspected Ugandan rebels blamed for two massacres in the town of Beni in the volatile east of Democratic Republic of Congo, a senior official said.

14 people killed in DRC machete attack

2014-10-31 08:18

Fourteen people have been killed in a machete attack by Ugandan rebels in the Beni region in the DRC, where nearly 100 civilians have already perished, a non-governmental group says.

Uganda 'gay' trial dimissed for lack of evidence

2014-10-22 16:04

A Ugandan judge has dismissed the case of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer says.

Ugandan student shot as cops break up protest

2014-10-20 16:35

Uganda police have fired live bullets and tear gas to break up protests by university students, wounding several people, authorities and witnesses say.

Ugandan Ebola survivors ask to be sent to West Africa

2014-10-16 17:21

Survivors of an Ebola epidemic that killed more than 200 people in Uganda 14 years ago have asked to be sent to West Africa to lend psychological support to sufferers there.

Marburg fever scare in Uganda

2014-10-07 18:03

Eight people in Uganda have developed symptoms of the Ebola-like Marburg haemorrhagic disease and about 90 more people are under observation.

Man dies of Marburg fever in Uganda

2014-10-05 22:07

A man has died in Uganda after an outbreak of Marburg, a highly infectious haemorrhagic fever similar to Ebola, authorities say.

Ugandan piglet protestors arrested

2014-10-01 21:07

Ugandan police have arrested two men over an anti-unemployment protest where they paraded four piglets painted in the ruling party colours.

Ugandan leader sacks PM seen as rival

2014-09-19 12:55

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has replaced his prime minister, the government says, removing a former ally who some analysts had seen as a potential contender for the top job.

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

2014-09-15 15:55

At least six terror suspects have been arrested in a raid on an al-Shabaab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country, a spokesperson says.

US: Uganda foils imminent Shebaab attack

2014-09-13 20:20

Ugandan security forces have stopped a cell of Somalia's al-Qaeda linked al-Shebaab insurgents apparently "planning for an imminent attack", the US embassy says.

 

American accused of counterfeiting $2m in Uganda

2014-12-19 07:51

An American man has been arrested in Uganda and accused by US prosecutors of counterfeiting more than $2m in fake dollars, some of which were to be mailed to the US.

Congolese M23 rebels flee Uganda camp

2014-12-17 08:41

A Ugandan military spokesperson says scores of Congo's M23 rebels have fled the camp where they were being held ahead of repatriation to Congo.

Uganda's Museveni says ICC unfair

2014-12-12 18:32

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has called on African nations to drop out of the treaty establishing the International Criminal Court.

Baby torture nanny pleads guilty

2014-12-08 16:58

A Ugandan nanny has pleaded guilty to torturing a baby in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of her abusing the child was made public.

Uganda MPs ready new anti-gay bill as 'Christmas gift'

2014-12-05 12:45

Ugandan lawmakers drafting new anti-gay legislation say they will submit it to parliament as a "Christmas gift" to the people.

As HIV rises, Uganda activist tries to stop Aids

2014-12-01 15:45

As World AIDS Day is celebrated, a local Ugandan is trying to stem a troubling resurgence of HIV, which now infects more than 500 young women, according to the Uganda AIDS Commission.

Uganda's mobile phone market 'overcrowded'

2014-11-27 15:17

Uganda's mobile phone market has room to grow but is still too small to support all of the country's seven telecommunications companies, says a telecoms executive.

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WARNING: Shocking footage of a nanny in Uganda abusing a toddler under her care has gone viral.

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Ugandan anti-gay bill may be ready by Christmas

2014-11-21 08:47

Ugandan lawmakers say they have drawn up new anti-gay legislation with cross-bench support, and hope to present it before parliament by the end of the year.

Ugandan officials suspended after ton of ivory stolen

2014-11-18 13:01

Uganda's wildlife authority has suspended five top officials after a ton of seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strong rooms, its chief says.

Ugandan priest's remains found in Mexico grave

2014-11-15 10:17

The remains of a Ugandan priest who travelled to Mexico as a missionary have been found along with another 12 bodies in a clandestine grave, officials say.

Abductions by Uganda's LRA rebels on the rise

2014-11-13 15:14

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have launched a string of attacks across central Africa with a "steady increase" in abductions, the UN says.

East Africa leaders push South Sudan peace

2014-11-06 21:31

East African leaders have met in Ethiopia to push warring South Sudanese rivals to end almost 11 months of conflict, amid renewed threats of UN sanctions.

Group: Uganda reprisal attacks after tribal killings

2014-11-05 14:43

Ugandan security forces committed “reprisal killings” in a remote mountain region earlier this year to crush tribal clashes, HRW says, highlighting reports of torture and mass graves.

Ugandan muso guilty of porn

2014-11-03 21:41

A Ugandan musician has become the first to be convicted under a tough new anti-pornography law over a music video featuring a singer writhing in her underwear.

Top N Korean leader in Uganda to boost security ties

2014-10-29 14:33

North Korea’s ceremonial head of state, Kim Yong Nam, is set to visit Uganda with the aim of sealing deals to strengthen security ties, the presidency in Kampala says.

Ugandan rebels spread fear with DRC massacres

2014-10-21 08:29

'You sent soldiers to wipe us out, but here we are.' That was the chilling message from Ugandan rebels during the latest massacre in the northeastern DRC, according to one survivor.

Uganda journalist told to pay fine or face jail

2014-10-18 07:42

A Ugandan journalist has been fined and ordered to pay damages or face jail after he accused a government official of corruption, a case that has raised concern among rights groups.

5 Ugandans in isolation over Marburg virus

2014-10-13 12:54

Ugandan health officials say they are continuing to monitor five people feared to have contracted the Ebola-like Marburg virus, even though all suspected cases so far have tested negative.

Uganda mobilises health teams after man dies of Marburg virus

2014-10-06 11:21

Uganda is mobilising response teams and has issued a public health alert after a man died of the Ebola-like Marburg virus, a senior health official says.

Anti-gay law: Uganda leader warns of economic impact

2014-10-03 14:23

Uganda's president has signalled he is having second thoughts over tough anti-homosexuality legislation, arguing the impoverished east African nation needs to consider the impact of trade and economic growth.

Uganda uncovers 'al-Qaeda prison plot'

2014-09-30 20:02

Uganda has intercepted communications between militants in the east African nation and al-Qaeda groups in north Africa requesting help in a planned attack on a major Kampala prison.

Somalia's al-Shabaab denies Uganda claim

2014-09-16 05:00

Somalia's al-Shabaab militants have denied that Ugandan authorities had foiled an attack by the group.

Shebaab bombers held, Uganda attacks foiled

2014-09-14 16:26

Ugandan police say suspected Islamist al-Shebaab insurgents arrested in weekend raids had planned to carry out bomb attacks.

Gambia allowed to jail gays for life

2014-09-09 08:36
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Gambia's National Assembly has passed a bill imposing life imprisonment for some homosexual acts, worsening the climate for sexual minorities in a country with one of Africa's most vocal anti-gay leaders.

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