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Uganda readies for tense presidential polls, but few doubt winner

2016-02-04 10:14

As the only female presidential candidate in Uganda, a male-dominated country where the leader is eyeing a fourth decade in power, Maureen Kyalya admits the odds are stacked against her.

Ugandan polls: Army warns against violence

2016-01-29 17:12

The Ugandan army has warned against violence after the east African country's presidential elections on February 18.

Zika virus not considered a threat in Zambia

2016-01-27 17:31

Ugandan researchers say the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is not considered a threat in the country where the virus was first discovered in a monkey in 1947.

Uganda elections: US issues security alert to its citizens

2016-01-26 13:50

The United States government has issued a security warning to US citizens living in Uganda or anyone intending on travelling to the east African nation ahead of the February 18 presidential elections, a report says.

Museveni spends $7m on election campaign in just 2 months - report

2016-01-22 14:28

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has spent at least $7m on his 2016 election campaign in only two months, a report says.

LRA 'spear tip' in court

2016-01-21 18:30

Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen was the 'tip of the spear' of the group which sowed terror in northern Uganda prosecutor says.

Museveni to get 51% of votes, new poll shows

2016-01-21 13:15

An opinion poll indicates that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will win the upcoming presidential election with 51% of the votes.

Presidential debate: Ugandans disappointed over Museveni no-show

2016-01-19 13:24

Ugandans have expressed disappointment over President Yoweri Museveni's absence from the country's first ever live presidential debate, a report says.

Uganda holds first presidential debate, without Museveni

2016-01-15 21:57

Uganda has held its first ever presidential candidates' debate but veteran leader Yoweri Museveni did not attend.

Uganda media intimidated ahead of presidential polls - HRW

2016-01-11 08:21

Government intimidation of journalists and activists in Uganda is having a "chilling effect" on free speech ahead of elections next month, Human Rights Watch says.

 

Dissident Ugandan general arrested ahead of elections

2016-01-31 17:32

A lawyer for a military general who opposes Uganda's long-serving president says his client has been arrested ahead of presidential elections next month

Museveni ally likens him to sugarcane

2016-01-28 12:08

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's ally, Badru Ssebyala, has reportedly spoken highly of the east Africa head of state, likening him to a sugarcane.

South Sudan crisis: Machar turns to Museveni for help

2016-01-27 14:56

South Sudan opposition leader, Riek Machar, has appealed to Ugandan President Museveni to help persuade President Salva Kiir to implement the peace deal signed last year in June, a report says.

Uganda bans housemaids from working in Saudi Arabia

2016-01-23 20:05

The Ugandan government has banned its citizens from taking jobs as domestic workers in Saudi Arabia, claiming they are often abused by their employers.

Groups call for stop to new oil drilling threat to Africa’s oldest park

2016-01-22 12:18

More than 60 environmental and tourism groups have called for UNESCO and the governments of Uganda and the DRC to reach a deal to stop new oil drilling licences from being awarded in Virunga National Park and the surrounding area

Ugandan rebel appearing before judges at pretrial hearing

2016-01-21 15:29

A commander in the fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's brutal Ugandan rebel militia is facing a crucial hearing at the International Criminal Court to assess whether evidence against him is strong enough to merit making him stand trial.

Ugandan police boss wants Besigye out of presidential race

2016-01-20 13:53

A Ugandan police boss is determined to block opposition party presidential candidate Kizza Besigye's bid to become the east African nation's president.

Ugandan court says no to parliament’s move on journos without degrees

2016-01-18 12:53

The Ugandan High Court has moved to block a parliamentary directive that sought to ban journalists without university degrees from covering its proceedings, a report says.

Suspend Uganda's volunteer police force: rights groups

2016-01-13 13:38

Uganda's government should immediately suspend volunteer police recruited in the run-up to next month's elections, rights groups say, accusing them of brutal assaults and extortion.

Uganda president urges voters to re-elect the 'old man'

2016-01-10 11:39

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he needs more time to develop the country as he looks to enter a fourth decade in power, urging voters to re-elect the "old man".

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