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UN refugee agency probing corruption in Uganda, Kenya

2020-01-09 18:00

The UN refugee agency says it is probing new allegations of fraud in its resettlement programme in Kenya and Uganda after a report in German magazine Stern alleging graft.

Rebels 'hack civilians to death' in eastern DRC attack, number expected to rise

2019-12-31 15:15

Distrust in government grows after 23 people die in an attack by ADF, which has killed hundreds since late October.

Uganda's Museveni leads much-derided walk against graft

2019-12-04 22:00

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has led thousands of civil servants, supporters and police officers on an anti-corruption walk through the capital in move derided by critics as a meaningless stunt.

67 Ugandans arrested in gay-friendly bar charged with 'nuisance'

2019-11-12 22:03

Sixty-seven people arrested by police in a Kampala bar popular with gays have been charged with "common nuisance", but rights activists say it was a bid to intimidate the LGBT community.

16 Ugandan LGBT activists given forced anal exams: rights group

2019-10-24 21:12

Sixteen Ugandan LGBT activists were subjected to forced anal examinations after being arrested, the country's leading gay rights organisation said Thursday.

Homosexuality to be punishable by death in Uganda

2019-10-11 14:00

Uganda has announced its plans for a Bill to be passed that will impose the death penalty on homosexuals, according to a report.

Crossing closed: How women on the Uganda-Rwanda border are coping

2019-10-05 13:40

Uganda and Rwanda are embroiled in an ongoing diplomatic row that has seen major border crossings between the countries closed since late February.

Red beret banned, jail time for those who wear it in Uganda

2019-10-01 12:37

Uganda has designated the red beret and tunic as official military clothing that could land civilians who wear them in jail, essentially banning the uniform of opposition leader Bobi Wine and his supporters.

How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media

2019-09-10 14:32

Activists who use digital media are protected by international law and protocols that guarantee freedom of expression.

Uganda, Rwanda leaders sign pact aimed at ending standoff

2019-08-22 14:24

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed an agreement in Angola to end months of tensions after the two leaders exchanged accusations of spying, political assassinations and meddling.

 

Uganda's Museveni begins jungle march to highlight liberation struggle

2020-01-04 15:22

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Saturday began a six-day march through the jungle to re-trace the route through which his guerrilla forces seized power three decades ago, which critics dismissed as a bid to rally support ahead of 2021 elections.

Floods kill 12 people in western Uganda

2019-12-07 18:28

Twelve people have been swept to their deaths by floods in western Uganda, the Red Cross says, as the East African country is battered by torrential rain.

Condoms recalled in Uganda over quality concerns - Marie Stopes charity

2019-11-20 20:26

Global health charity Marie Stopes says it has recalled hundreds of thousands of faulty condoms on sale in Uganda, where HIV rates are among the highest in the world.

'You can't put yourself morally above others' - Mabuza declines to condemn Ugandan anti-gay law

2019-11-07 22:03

Deputy President David Mabuza refused to condemn human rights violations against members of the LGBTQ+ community across Africa during a question session in the National Council of Provinces.

Criminalising same-sex relations is a violation of international human rights law

2019-10-14 12:13

We urge the SA government to condemn this colonial-style Ugandan law and to be as vocal about it as they are about matters concerning discrimination based on race.

Ugandan pop star-turned-politician escapes arrest on motorbike

2019-10-10 06:28

Local media sources report that Wine was on his way to his Independence Day concert but was "intercepted by police".

Bobi wine denounces Uganda's red beret ban as 'sham'

2019-10-01 19:28

Bobi Wine, a Ugandan pop star turned leading opposition politician, has announced the government's move to outlaw the civilian use of red berets, a signature symbol of his "People Power" movement.

Russia to help Uganda develop nuclear energy

2019-09-18 16:13

Russia and Uganda have agreed to work together in the field of nuclear energy, the Russian nuclear agency Rosatom says, as Moscow seeks to strengthen its influence in Africa.

Girl, 9, dies from Ebola in Uganda - official

2019-08-30 12:06

A 9-year-old girl who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda after travelling from the Democratic Republic of Congo has died, a Ugandan health official says.

19 killed in Uganda fuel truck blast - police

2019-08-19 22:21

Nineteen people died when a fuel truck barrelled into other vehicles in a busy town in western Uganda and exploded, police say.

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