Uganda


WATCH: Ebola crisis 'accelerating' says field coordinator in DR Congo

2019-06-14 06:53

The World Health Organisation is set to decide whether or not to declare Ebola a public health emergency after a 5-year-old died in Uganda.

One case of Ebola confirmed in Uganda: WHO

2019-06-11 20:57

A five-year-old boy is being treated for Ebola in Uganda, the first case since an outbreak in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo 10 months ago, the World Health Organisation says.

Rwanda blocking pilgrims from commemoration, says Uganda

2019-06-03 20:06

Rwandan troops blocked about 200 of their citizens from crossing into Uganda to attend a Christian pilgrimage, a Ugandan government official says, amid a spat between the neighbours.

Feud between Rwanda, Uganda strongmen takes toll

2019-05-15 15:18

The people living on either side of the Ugandan-Rwandan border at Katuna never much considered the boundary: Children crossed for school, workers moved freely and trade thrived.

Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freed

2019-04-08 12:31

Ugandan police say they have rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped in a national park.

Uganda deports MTN chief over 'national security'

2019-02-15 19:55

Uganda has deported the Belgian head of South African telecoms giant MTN's local branch, the company said Friday, making him the fourth employee to be kicked out of the country this year.

Uganda shuts main independent news website

2019-02-07 15:51

Uganda's communications regulator has ordered the country's main independent newspaper the Daily Monitor to shut down its website.

Uganda seizes 750 pieces of ivory, arrests 2 Vietnamese

2019-01-31 20:18

Ugandan authorities have seized 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales being smuggled from neighbouring South Sudan, the revenue agency has said, in one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband in the East African country.

Uganda deports third foreign telecom employee

2019-01-24 19:53

Ugandan police have announced the expulsion of another foreigner working for telecom giant MTN, following the deportation earlier this week of two of the company's expatriate staff.

Ugandan troops enter South Sudan in possible violation

2019-01-22 18:46

Observers say a number of Ugandan forces briefly entered South Sudan's Central Equatoria region last week in a possible violation of a United Nations arms embargo.

 

Second patient dies of Ebola in Uganda, as death toll climbs in DRC

2019-06-13 20:56

Uganda has recorded its second Ebola fatality since the virus spread from neighbouring DRC, where officials said a 10-month-old epidemic has now killed more than 1 400 people.

Uganda's first wet season causes destruction

2019-06-11 08:44

The short rains have again caused landslides and flash-flooding in the east-central African country.

Uganda media in court after Bobi Wine coverage

2019-05-17 08:00

Media groups are challenging a decision by the country's communications regulator to remove dozens of senior journalists from their news management roles over coverage of music star turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

Trump urges Uganda to find kidnappers of freed US tourist

2019-04-09 06:00

US President Donald Trump has urged Uganda to find the kidnappers of an American tourist who has been freed, amid conflicting reports over whether a ransom was paid for her release

Uganda's ruling party endorses Museveni for sixth-term run

2019-02-20 13:01

Uganda's ruling party has endorsed President Yoweri Museveni, 74, as its candidate in 2021 elections, which could see him seek re-election for a sixth term, a party resolution said Wednesday.

Uganda: Pageant to showcase women's 'curves' draws outrage

2019-02-07 18:01

Uganda beauty pageant purports to promote local women's 'curves' has outraged critics who say it demeans the dignity of women

Uganda seeks return of 'extremist' suspects from Mozambique

2019-01-31 21:16

Ugandan authorities have said they were planning to seek the extradition of six suspected Islamist extremists being held in Mozambique.

3 Ugandans held over attacks in Mozambique's gas-rich north

2019-01-30 10:42

Mozambican police say they have arrested three Ugandans on suspicion of leading attacks in the country's gas-rich Cabo Delgado province which has been rocked by an Islamist insurgency.

Uganda deports French, Rwandan nationals in security threat

2019-01-23 11:40

Uganda says it has deported a French national and a Rwandan accused of compromising national security.

Managing life after war: how young people in Uganda are coping

2019-01-14 13:04

For over two decades between 1986 and 2006, northern Uganda experienced a prolonged conflict pitting government forces against the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels, writes The Conversation.

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