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In Uganda, special court offers justice for rape

2018-11-16 21:18

Courts across Uganda have begun trying hundreds of stalled sexual violence cases, including many of child rape, in an effort to provide long-overdue justice for victims.

Ugandan police say 10 students killed in arson attack

2018-11-14 21:02

Ugandan police say 10 students were killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory in central Uganda

At least 11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

2018-11-12 17:10

At least 11 boys perished and another 20 suffered severe burns in a fire that gutted their dormitories in Uganda while they slept, police say.

PICS: Ugandan pop star turned opposition leader Bobi Wine performs concert as police watch on

2018-11-11 10:16

Ugandan pop star turned opposition MP Bobi Wine appeared on stage on the outskirts of the capital Kampala on Saturday, in a concert attended by several members of the opposition and watched on by a heavy police presence.

Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics

2018-11-07 18:38

Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo.

Turkey recalls Uganda envoy over ancient Greek costume 'scandal'

2018-11-04 16:13

The Turkish foreign ministry has recalled its ambassador to Uganda after she was photographed at a reception for Turkey's annual Republic Day wearing a dress reportedly inspired by ancient Greece.

'We won't tell African leaders what to do but we'll push for good governance, says Mo Ibrahim foundation

2018-11-01 13:06

The Mo Ibrahim foundation says it won't tell African leaders what to do but it would continue to focus on what constitutes good leadership on the continent.

Top Africa stories: Zim war veterans, Chamisa vows mass protests

2018-10-30 08:02

War veterans have besieged Zimbabwe's ruling party headquarters, demanding the sacking of top officials, and MDC's Nelson Chamisa says his party is planning mass protests to force President Emmerson Mnangagwa out of power

Top Africa stories: Zimbabweans queue for hours for fuel, polygamy persists across Africa

2018-10-25 06:04

Zimbabweans are having to queue for hours simply to get petrol for their vehicles, and Zanu-PF bigwigs reportedly 'owe their farm workers thousands of US dollars in unpaid wages and allowances'.

Migingo Island: a rocky marriage between Uganda and Kenya

2018-10-24 16:15

A rounded rocky outcrop covered with metallic shacks, Migingo Island rises out of the waters of Lake Victoria like an iron-plated turtle.

 

Top Africa stories: Mugabe 'was warned about coup', toddler dies from zebra cobra snake bite

2018-11-15 08:00

Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe was forewarned about the coup that toppled him from power', a former aide says, and a 2-year-old toddler has died from a zebra cobra snake bite in Namibia.

The ‘fainting’ dance craze taking over South Africa is now infecting Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania – and has already hit China

2018-11-12 17:57

Others in Africa already Idibala, and it looks like the fad may have the legs to go further still.

Rebels kill six, kidnap five in east DRC

2018-11-12 12:48

Suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people, hacking one to death, and kidnapped five others - mostly children - in the DRC's restive east, officials say.

Uganda activist back in jail for insulting president

2018-11-08 12:41

A prominent Ugandan activist is back in jail, accused of making "obscene comments" on her Facebook page about President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.

Uganda's Museveni under fire for saying men shouldn't cook

2018-11-06 05:49

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has came under fire for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man's role to cook.

Uganda to vaccinate health workers against Ebola

2018-11-02 21:21

Uganda will begin vaccinating frontline health workers against Ebola next week as the threat increases of the deadly virus spreading from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, the health minister has said.

South Sudan rebel leader Machar back in Juba after two years

2018-10-31 11:30

South Sudan's rebel leader Riek Machar has returned to the capital Juba for the first time in more than two years, to take part in a peace ceremony.

WATCH: Woman, 21, fights malaria with soap in Uganda

2018-10-29 08:29

As a child, Joan Nalubega, 21, was frequently ill from malaria - prompting her to tackle Uganda's number one infectious disease killer through a long-lasting mosquito-repellent soap. WATCH

Polygamy persists across Africa, to activists' dismay

2018-10-24 16:15

Millions of women across sub-Saharan Africa are still living in the complex relationships of polygamy, a centuries-old practice once the norm among African men seeking large families to cultivate the land.

Top Africa stories: Zimbabweans react angrily to Mnangagwa's pic, Man kills granny over witchcraft claims

2018-10-19 07:57

Zimbabweans have reacted angrily to a picture of President Emmerson Mnangagwa being vaccinated against cholera, and a Malawian man has reportedly been arrested for killing his 105 year-old grandmother over witchcraft allegations.

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