UPDATE: Tanzania ferry disaster toll rises to 151

2018-09-22 11:00

The death toll after a ferry capsized in Lake Victoria has risen to 151, state-run TV station TBC has said as rescue workers pressed on with the search to find scores more people feared drowned.

Zambia orders arrest of DRC rhumba star Koffi Olomide

2018-09-21 18:30

A court in Zambia has ordered the arrest of rhumba star Koffi Olomide, who is from Democratic Republic of Congo, for allegedly assaulting a photographer six years ago.

Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

2018-09-20 19:22

Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine has vowed to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture.

Heavy security, arrests as Ugandan pop star set to come home

2018-09-20 10:11

Ugandan security forces have deployed heavily before the return of pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine from the United States.

WATCH: the sanctuary where Uganda's rhinos can breed in safety

2018-09-15 13:41

There were no southern white rhinos left in Uganda until the Rhino Fund imported a few and started a breeding program. Now they have multiplied, kept safe by a large team of rangers.

Uganda's Museveni blames 'external forces' for opposition unrest

2018-09-10 15:26

Uganda's president Yoweri Museveni has accused "external forces" of trying to foment trouble by funding his political opponents in a bid to undermine the country's image abroad.

Ugandan pop star says he is fighting for 'the oppressed'

2018-09-07 07:38

Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine has said he would return to Uganda to continue his struggle on behalf of "the oppressed" after allegedly being tortured by members of the presidential guard.

Uganda opposition pop star says soldiers beat, tortured him

2018-09-04 09:37

Ugandan soldiers beat up pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine and squeezed his genitals until he passed out, he has charged, three days after he departed for the US for medical care for the injuries he allegedly sustained while in detention.

Why Bobi Wine represents such a big threat to Museveni

2018-09-02 11:11

Whether the enduring face of this new politics is Bobi Wine or someone else, Ugandan politics is clearly changing, writes The Conversation.

Uganda's pop star MP rearrested seeking treatment abroad

2018-08-31 13:59

Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, better known as Bobi Wine, was being held at a government hospital after being rearrested while attempting to seek medical treatment abroad.


Lake Victoria, African lifeline regularly hit by sinkings

2018-09-21 20:36

Lake Victoria is the biggest lake in Africa and crossed every day by scores of boats that are often poorly maintained and overloaded, making them vulnerable to poor weather.

Africa youth boom on display as Uganda leader faces pop star

2018-09-21 17:06

Africa's youth boom on a display as Uganda leader faces pop star; money handouts in the 'ghetto'.

Uganda pop star put into police van on arrival

2018-09-20 13:19

A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition activist Bobi Wine says his client has been out into a police van and driven after arriving home for the US.

Uganda's opposition pop star Bobi Wine set to return home

2018-09-19 16:14

Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker is returning home after seeking treatment in the United States for injuries suffered during alleged state torture.

Bobi Wine: US should stop military aid to Uganda

2018-09-12 06:11

Uganda's Museveni has warned against foreign interference as pressure mounts on the US to cut military aid to Kampala over allegations of the torture of political dissidents.

Official: Prominent police officer in Uganda is shot dead

2018-09-09 09:20

A spokesperson for Ugandan police says gunmen have killed a prominent police officer and his wife.

Uganda reinstates festival cancelled over sex, gays and the devil

2018-09-05 15:46

A Ugandan music festival has been reinstated following a public outcry after the country's ethics minister banned it as an orgy of homosexuality, nudity and drugs akin to "devil worship".

Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

2018-09-03 19:43

Ugandan authorities have charged a fifth lawmaker with treason over his alleged role in an incident in which the president's motorcade was pelted with stones.

Ugandan opposition pop star Bobi Wine flies abroad for treatment

2018-09-01 12:40

A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker has flown out of the country for medical treatment after alleged torture while in detention, his lawyer says, a day after security forces blocked him from boarding a flight to the US and set off a new round of protests.

Injured Ugandan lawmaker prevented from traveling abroad

2018-08-30 21:23

An injured Ugandan opposition lawmaker who allegedly was tortured while in detention was blocked from traveling abroad for treatment because he had no clearance from police, his lawyer has said.

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