Scarred by World Cup attack, Uganda ups security for final

2018-07-15 15:44

Uganda has heightened security for Sunday's World Cup final and pushed a media campaign calling for vigilance among residents, many of whom remain scarred eight years after twin bombings left 76 people dead during the 2010 final.

92 Congolese fishermen 'imprisoned' in Uganda

2018-07-13 10:36

At least 92 Congolese fishermen arrested by the Ugandan navy on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and DRC, have been imprisoned, a Congolese official says, as tensions escalate between the two neighbours.

Sudan summons EU envoy over criticism of Bashir visits

2018-07-12 16:05

Sudan summoned the European Union ambassador to its country to protest against an EU statement criticising Uganda and Djibouti for hosting its President Omar al-Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court.

WATCH: Mom says she was tricked into giving her son up for zero-contact adoption

2018-07-12 11:30

A Ugandan mother says a children's home tricked her into giving her son up for zero-contact adoption. She says she was desperate when she gave birth to her son seven years ago, as she did not have a job.

PICS: Uganda police fire teargas, bullets at social media tax protest

2018-07-11 16:47

Ugandan police fired live bullets and teargas to break up a crowd of demonstrators who had gathered to protest a controversial tax on the use of social media.

Sixteen fishermen 'missing' after clashes on Uganda/DRC lake

2018-07-09 20:02

Sixteen Congolese fishermen are missing on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, after deadly clashes between the Ugandan navy and DRC armed forces, a Congolese official has said.

Ugandan citizens unite against social media tax

2018-07-03 20:57

Politicians, clerics, feminists and others have formed a broad coalition of Ugandans calling for an end to a social media tax the government hopes will raise revenue and silence "gossip".

Africa's pollution killing thousands of infants, study says

2018-06-27 20:30

Modest reductions in air pollution can prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of infants in sub-Saharan Africa each year, according to a new scientific study that investigated the link between breathable air pollutants and premature deaths in 30 countries across the continent.


2018-06-25 13:19

A 48-year-old man is in custody in central Uganda after allegedly moering his brother to death because he took a mielie from his garden without his permission.

Uganda arrests former police chief

2018-06-15 11:19

Uganda's former police chief Kale Kayihura has been arrested and is being held for questioning by the military, an official and his wife say.



2018-07-15 07:00

EVERY teacher working in a church-founded school who is in a relationship but not married must tie the knot in November.

Uganda to protect legislators with military, armoured trucks

2018-07-12 17:08

Uganda's government will deploy military escorts and purchase armoured trucks for each of its more than 400 lawmakers amid a heightened sense of insecurity in the east African country.

Uganda government reviewing controversial social-media taxes after outcry

2018-07-12 13:38

Uganda is reviewing a daily tax levied on users of social-media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp, as well as tariffs on mobile-money transactions.

Uganda to 'review' social media tax after outcry:PM

2018-07-11 18:00

Uganda will review a tax on the use of social media, the prime minister has said after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.

12 fishermen killed in Uganda/DRC lake clashes: official

2018-07-10 10:30

At least 12 fishermen have died and a dozen more are missing after deadly clashes on Lake Edward, which is shared by Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, a Congolese official says.

7 killed in clashes between DRC, Ugandan navies: DRC governor

2018-07-06 08:52

Four Ugandan soldiers and three civilians were killed in clashes on Lake Edward that lies between the two countries, a senior official in the DRC said.

Ugandans angered by new tax for using social media

2018-07-02 17:28

A new tax on social media has taken effect in Uganda, angering many who see the revenue measure as an attack on free speech.

Non-invasive malaria test wins Africa engineering prize

2018-06-25 20:06

Languishing with fever and frustrated by delays in diagnosing his illness, Brian Gitta came up with a bright idea: a malaria test that would not need blood samples or specialised laboratory technicians.

Uganda commissions new Chinese highway to ease congestion

2018-06-15 19:58

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and senior Chinese official Wang Yang have commissioned a new toll road linking the capital to the country's only international airport.

Uganda's military detains powerful former police chief

2018-06-14 21:03

Uganda's military says a former ally of the longtime president who was recently fired as national police chief has been taken into custody for unspecified questioning.

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