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S Sudan rebel team quits Uganda

2014-07-22 18:52

South Sudanese rebels who want to mend ties with Uganda and press for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from South Sudan left Kampala without meeting the president.

Ugandan cops abuse street kids – HRW

2014-07-17 13:48

Ugandan street children face constant abuse from police and government officials, who beat and extort bribes from them, HRW says.

Uganda anti-gay ruling criticised as 'flawed'

2014-07-11 15:42

Human Rights Watch is criticising a Ugandan court's decision against gay activists who sued a Ugandan official for violating their rights.

Museveni: Guerrillas tried to take barracks

2014-07-08 15:19

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says gunmen carried out 13 co-ordinated attacks against security forces near the country’s border with DRC but were repulsed.

Uganda says anti-gay bill misunderstood

2014-07-08 05:00

International donors who withheld aid over Uganda's anti-gay bill 'misinterpreted' the law whose main focus was to stop promotion of homosexuality to children and others.

Uganda troops kill 41 'tribal gunmen'

2014-07-06 09:41

Ugandan troops have killed 41 gunmen in a major battle with tribal gunmen in the western district of Bundibuguyo near the border with the DRC, Uganda's army spokesperson says.

Chimp talk 'understood'

2014-07-04 12:05

Researchers looking at wild chimpanzees in Uganda say they have succeeded in translating the signals apes use to communicate.

Africa doesn't need 'sinful' Western aid - Museveni

2014-07-03 11:40

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly urged Africans to avoid “sinful” Western aid after donors cut funding over anti-gay laws enacted in his country.

Dollars protect Ugandan gorillas

2014-06-29 11:00

Uganda's mountain gorillas are unaware that they are protected by the economic lifeline they create for remote communities.

Ugandan anti-gay minister wins case

2014-06-24 15:30

A Ugandan minister has won a case brought by gay rights campaigners after he stormed a workshop they had been holding, in the wake of tough new anti-gay laws, activists say.

Uganda probes 'terror piglets'

2014-06-21 16:10

Police in Uganda are testing two piglets for "terrorism related material" after they were sneaked into the country's parliament by two anti-corruption protesters.

US bars Ugandan officials for gay rights abuses

2014-06-20 10:58

The US is imposing visa bans on Ugandan officials who are involved in corruption and are violating the rights of gay people and others.

2 held over piglets in Ugandan Parly

2014-06-19 17:10

Two men have been detained for smuggling piglets into the Ugandan parliament in an anti-corruption protest, police say.

Uganda wins key UN post despite anti-gay laws

2014-06-12 08:05

Uganda's foreign minister has been elected president of the UN General Assembly despite concerns about his country’s recently adopted anti-gay legislation.

Controversial Ugandan official may get UN post

2014-06-09 21:05

A controversial Ugandan official may rise to presidency of the UN general assembly.

Shabaab threatens US, Kenya with attacks

2014-05-22 16:21

A senior member of Somalia’s al-Qaeda-linked extremist rebels says his group will carry out more attacks in Kenya and then in the US.

Uganda: opposition must wait 40 years

2014-05-20 18:21

The government of Uganda has told the country's opposition that it will have to wait until 2056 before it stands any chance of winning an election.

Orange sells mobile division in Uganda

2014-05-19 13:25

Orange has moved to sell its operations in Uganda by signing an agreement with Africell Holding for the sale of its majority stake.

Anti-gay law: Violations surge in Uganda

2014-05-15 12:35

Uganda's tough new anti-gay law has sparked a "surge in human rights violations", including arrest, job loss, eviction and the killing of at least one transgender person, campaign groups say.

US warns of plot to attack churches in Uganda

2014-05-07 10:57

The US has received intelligence of a "specific terrorist threat" against churches and other places of worship in the Ugandan capital, its embassy says.

Uganda to criminalise 'wilful' HIV transmission

2014-05-02 18:24

Lawmakers in Uganda are set to pass a measure criminalising the intentional transmission of the virus that causes Aids.

UN could have stopped S Sudan massacre - Uganda

2014-04-23 20:19

Uganda's army, backing its neighbour South Sudan against a four-month-old rebellion, says UN peacekeepers should have done more to stop insurgents slaughtering hundreds of civilians.

Uganda: Islamist rebel leader flees DRC

2014-04-22 21:11

The leader of an Islamist rebel group has fled his hideout in the DRC after a UN-backed offensive destroyed several camps belonging to his militia, Uganda's military says.

Uganda suspends athletics coach over sex abuse

2014-04-21 15:04

An official with Uganda's athletics body says a coach who faces charges of sexual harassment has been suspended.

Ugandan nurse accused of spreading HIV

2014-04-14 07:52

A Ugandan nurse has been dubbed “the killer nurse” after the HIV-infected medical worker was accused of deliberately injecting her blood into a 2-year-old patient.

 

Ugandan police abuse homeless kids

2014-07-17 18:59

Ugandan police beat and abuse homeless children living on the streets Human Rights Watch claims.

Uganda lifts TV station's 'sleeping president' ban

2014-07-17 09:49

Uganda’s government says it is lifting a ban on a TV station’s coverage of presidential events imposed after the media outlet aired images it said showed President Yoweri Museveni asleep in parliament.

Uganda leader blames attacks on tribal rivalry

2014-07-09 04:00

Uganda's president says deadly attacks on its security forces near its new oil fields in the west have been sparked by a power tussle between local tribes.

Golden rice: modified to 'save' millions

2014-07-08 07:35

Scientists in the early 90s had the idea of genetically modifying rice crops to produce more vitamin A. After two decades the scientists now believe that by 2016 the rice will be ready for commercialisation.

Ugandan army says kills 60 gunmen

2014-07-07 18:46

Uganda’s army says it has killed more than 60 gunmen who attacked police and army posts in the west over the weekend.

Uganda Parly piglet protest pair freed on bail

2014-07-04 16:12

A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.

'Specific threat' of attack at Kampala airport

2014-07-03 14:02

The US embassy in Uganda has warned of a “specific threat” by an unknown group to attack the international airport serving the capital Kampala.

UN to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels in DRC

2014-07-02 07:35

The UN Security Council has decided to slap sanctions on Ugandan rebels who are active in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, diplomats say.

Torture by Uganda cops ongoing despite new law

2014-06-27 08:53

Incidents of torture by Uganda’s police continue to be reported despite the introduction of a 2012 law banning the practice, the country’s human rights commission says.

Uganda: US sanctions hit vulnerable hardest

2014-06-23 12:36

Uganda has warned that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the “most vulnerable” in the country.

We can’t force US to give us money – Uganda

2014-06-20 12:30

Uganda's government says US sanctions slapped on the country for tough anti-gay laws would have little impact and rejected rights groups’ reports that the legislation had led to a rise in assault.

Uganda: We won't be blackmailed over anti-gay law

2014-06-20 07:50

Uganda says any threats to cut aid would not alter its decision to toughen laws against homosexuals, after US officials said they would announce new measures against Kampala over the issue.

'Super' banana to 'save' Africa

2014-06-17 12:53

A super-enriched banana genetically engineered to improve the lives of millions of people in Africa will soon have its first human trial, which will test its effect on vitamin A levels.

Ugandans jailed for tourist murder

2014-06-11 16:47

Four Ugandans have been jailed for up to 30 years for murdering a Belgian tourist hiking in a national park over six years ago.

Is homosexuality really a 'white' thing?

2014-06-06 10:30

Tauriq Moosa gives his opinion on the controversial anti-gay bill signed by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni

Uganda: Crocodiles develop a taste for humans

2014-05-21 07:48

Overfishing has depleted the crocodiles' food supplies in Uganda, but human populations around fishing waters have grown, causing the reptiles to become man-eaters.

Jump in Uganda coffee exports

2014-05-19 13:25

Uganda's coffee exports in April have jumped year-on-year, helped by rising global prices, says a source at the state agency.

Uganda nurse gets 3-yrs for spreading HIV

2014-05-19 12:51

A court has sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence in a case stemming from allegations she intentionally tried to infect her patient with HIV.

1st Uganda 'gay sex' trial since tough new law

2014-05-08 13:22

Uganda court has begun hearing the case against two men accused of engaging in gay sex – the first trial of homosexuals in the country since a severe law was passed in February.

DRC rebels sign amnesty to end fighting

2014-05-06 21:27

Defeated DRC rebels who fled to Uganda have signed amnesty papers vowing not to fight again, a leader of the group says, marking a key step in peace efforts.

Pupil held for giving letter to Museveni - report

2014-04-23 13:32

Ugandan police are reportedly holding a 6-year-old pupil and her mother after the young girl sneaked through President Yoweri Museveni’s security and handed him a letter.

African troops capture junior rebel commander

2014-04-22 13:45

Uganda’s military says it has captured a junior commander with the LRA and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.

Museveni praises N Korea security training

2014-04-17 19:48

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has thanked North Korea for providing military training, reports say, dismissing those who criticise a security deal which included training police and special forces.

Ugandan soldier kills 9 people, himself

2014-04-13 14:30

Nine people have been shot dead and 12 injured by a drunken soldier in a brawl over a woman in western Uganda, officials say.

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