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A Ugandan judge has dismissed the case of two men accused of having homosexual sex, the first since tough laws were repealed, their lawyer says.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

Ugandan jobless in court over piglet protest

2014-09-06 06:00

Two jobless Ugandan men appeared in court on Friday on charges of infiltrating piglets into the east African nation's parliament in a protest over corruption and unemployment.

Ugandan MPs working to reintroduce anti-gay law

2014-09-03 14:35

Ugandan MPs have begun work on reintroducing tough anti-gay legislation, a month after the east African nation’s constitutional court declared a previous law “null and void”, a report says.

Uganda oil bonanza growing

2014-08-29 22:29

Uganda's estimated oil reserves have almost doubled to more than 6.5 billion barrels based on new estimates.

Rwanda delays verdict in 'attack plot' officer trial

2014-08-29 16:04

A Rwandan court says it would consider potential fresh evidence in the trial of an ex-army officer accused of plotting attacks on the state, delaying expected verdict.

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

2014-08-18 05:59

Ugandan gays who have fled to Kenya still feel in danger, despite court striking down anti-gay laws.

Museveni wants to water down anti-gay law

2014-08-12 16:04

Uganda's President Museveni wants to issue a watered-down version of a divisive anti-gay law, stripping out tough penalties for consenting adults, a ruling party lawmaker says.

Lack of experience fuels Ebola crisis

2014-08-08 22:47

Five months ago, deep in the steamy forests of southern Guinea, people began developing fevers with body aches, diarrhoea and vomiting.

Ugandan lawmakers in campaign to revive gay law

2014-08-06 20:07

A Ugandan lawmaker says he has started a campaign to re-introduce a recently invalided anti-gay measure and will have it passed within weeks.

DRC and UN rescues Uganda Muslim kidnap victims

2014-08-04 16:36

More than 300 Congolese civilians abducted by Ugandan Muslim rebels have been rescued by soldiers and United Nations peacekeepers.

Uganda Anti-gay law: 'Justice prevails'

2014-08-01 17:00

"Justice prevailed, we won," says the lawyer who led the challenge in Uganda's constitutional court after it overturned controversial anti-gay laws.

Uganda to rule on legality of anti-gay law

2014-08-01 10:40

A Ugandan court is expected to rule on a petition by activists who say the country's new anti-gay measure is invalid because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.

Uganda activists launch bid to overturn anti-gay law

2014-07-30 14:52

Ugandan activists have opened a petition at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

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.

 

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.

Zimbabwe says Uganda's JLOS is Africa's best

2014-09-04 12:17

Zimbabwe has reportedly hailed Uganda's Justice Law and Order Sector (JLOS) saying the east African country runs one of the best JLOS on the continent.

Uganda overseas baby adoptions boom

2014-09-02 22:54

Authorities in Uganda have raised fears that the east African nation's children are being left vulnerable to abuse and exploitation by a staggering increase in overseas adoptions.

Uganda's oil reserves double

2014-08-29 19:30

Uganda's estimated oil reserves have almost doubled to more than 6.5 billion barrels based on new estimates by international oil companies prospecting.

S Sudan rebels accept presence of Ugandan troops

2014-08-22 12:46

South Sudan rebels have agreed to let Uganda maintain its forces on South Sudanese soil until a regional body deploys a peacekeeping force, a spokesperson says.

Uganda president not keen on rushing anti-gay law

2014-08-12 18:05

A lawmaker with Uganda's ruling party says President Yoweri Museveni is urging parliamentarians not to rush to reintroduce a controversial anti-gay law.

Uganda gays holding pride parade

2014-08-09 15:01

Ugandan homosexuals are holding a pride parade on a beach after a court nullified the harsh anti-gay law.

Ugandan anti-gay law overturn win for president

2014-08-07 11:26

Uganda's overturning of anti-gay laws is a win not a defeat for President Yoweri Museveni, analysts say, with the veteran leader thawing donor relations while burnishing a strongman image at home.

Uganda parliament set to re-introduce anti-gay law

2014-08-06 13:11

Uganda's parliament will try to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality law that was thrown out by a court, a lawmaker leading the effort says, a move that could once again damage relations with the West.

Uganda court gay ruling may open door to aid

2014-08-04 10:14

Uganda's constitutional court has overturned an anti-homosexuality law which was condemned by Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid in protest.

Uganda court invalidates anti-gay law

2014-08-01 13:13

A Ugandan court has invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, saying it was illegally passed and is therefore unconstitutional.

Uganda judges debate bid to overturn anti-gay law

2014-07-31 14:00

Ugandan state lawyers have sought to dismiss a petition by activists at the constitutional court seeking to overturn tough anti-gay laws that have been condemned by rights groups as draconian.

Bodies found after Uganda tribal clashes

2014-07-26 07:06

Uganda says 9 bodies have been discovered in western Uganda following deadly tribal clashes.

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.

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