Uganda's Museveni regrets halting death penalty

2018-01-23 06:02

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has said he regretted stopping executions in his "pre-industrial" country, just days after his vow to resume death sentences alarmed rights groups.

After two-year wait, Uganda gets its new cancer machine

2018-01-19 21:22

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine has been officially replaced, nearly two years after the previous one broke down, leaving the country without a crucial tool for treating cancer patients.

Challenge in Uganda against removing presidential age limit

2018-01-18 11:08

Uganda's government says it is preparing a response to the court challenge filed by a lawyers' association against a new law removing a presidential age limit from the constitution.

Rwanda, Uganda deny deal with Israel to take Africa migrants

2018-01-06 07:03

The governments of Rwanda and Uganda are denying any deal with Israel to host thousands of African migrants told to leave that country in the next three months or face incarceration.

Ugandan leader signs bill removing presidential age limit

2018-01-02 18:56

Ugandan media report that President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law a bill that removes a presidential age limit from the constitution and allows him to run for election again.

Uganda charges 45 Rwandans with 'terrorism'

2017-12-29 19:37

Uganda has charged 45 Rwandans with terrorism following their arrest at the border with Tanzania earlier this month, a police spokesperson says.

Uganda lawmakers pass contentious 'life presidency' bill

2017-12-21 08:35

One of Africa's longest-serving leaders could rule until 2031 after Ugandan lawmakers passed contentious legislation that many in the east African nation saw as an attempt by the president to rule until the grave.

6 Ugandan lawmakers suspended over 'life presidency' bill

2017-12-18 21:32

Six Ugandan opposition lawmakers have been suspended from the legislature amid heated debate over a bill to abolish the presidential age limit.

At least 66 journalists 'languishing in African jails' – media watchdog

2017-12-14 11:30

At least 262 journalists have been jailed for doing their job around the world, and 66 of these, are in Africa - as of December 1, says a media watchdog.

Dozens of Ugandan troops withdrawn from Somalia duty

2017-12-07 15:03

Uganda's military has begun withdrawing dozens of its troops from a regional force in Somalia, a military official has said, marking the beginning of the end of an African Union team that has battled violent Islamic extremists.


Ugandan army says 29 cattle raiders killed in three months

2018-01-22 22:34

Uganda's army says it had killed 29 armed cattle raiders in the porous northeastern region bordering South Sudan and Kenya, in a military operation which has entered its third month.

Uganda's leader to sign death warrants again after 19 years

2018-01-18 20:59

Uganda's president has said he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country.

Police: Kenyan Catholic priest arrested for sodomy

2018-01-16 19:32

A Kenyan police report says a Catholic priest is in police custody facing charges of allegedly sodomizing an 18 year old man

Uganda denies it will host expelled migrants from Israel

2018-01-04 18:30

Uganda has denied it had agreed to receive thousands of African migrants as part of a deal with Israel.

Former child soldiers help Uganda's rebel abductees heal

2018-01-02 13:14

Former child soldiers help Uganda's rebel abductees heal; music therapy has 'a lot of peace'

Ugandan army strikes rebel camps in eastern DRC

2017-12-24 07:07

Uganda's army says it has launched attacks on a shadowy rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the militants killed 14 UN peacekeepers earlier this month.

Eight Uganda tabloid staff freed on bail

2017-12-20 06:00

A Ugandan court has released eight editors and directors of one of the country's most popular newspapers, who were charged with treason last month, effectively stalling the tabloid's operations.

Top Africa stories: Zim farm grabbers, Mugabe, al-Shabaab

2017-12-15 08:38

President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government has ordered land grabbers to vacate farms, and ex-president Robert Mugabe is set to miss the Zanu-PF's congress for the first time since 1963.

Uganda controls deadly Marburg fever outbreak, WHO says

2017-12-08 14:00

The World Health Organisation says Uganda has successfully controlled a deadly outbreak of Marburg hemorrhagic fever, an infectious disease related to Ebola.

Top Africa stories: Bona Mugabe, Grace Mugabe, Museveni

2017-12-07 08:30

Work on the multi-million-dollar home of Robert Mugabe’s daughter, Bona has stalled after her father's fall from power, and President Yoweri Museveni has signalled support for a legislation that seeks to extend his long rule.

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