Uganda police shoot 2 for violating movement ban

2020-03-27 18:28

Ugandan police have said that two men were in hospital after being shot for violating restrictions on transport in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Summit urges Uganda to probe 'anti-Rwanda' activity to end tensions

2020-02-21 22:50

Uganda has been urged to look into allegations that anti-Rwandan rebels are operating on its territory before the long-shuttered border between the neighbours can be re-opened, during a summit of regional leaders.

'Open an embassy in Jerusalem', Netanyahu tells Uganda

2020-02-03 22:57

Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday held talks with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and called for the opening of missions in each others' countries, during a visit aimed at boosting ties.

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.


Delays and shattered hopes: Uganda still waiting for oil riches

2020-03-27 13:26

It was the promise of oil - billions of barrels of black gold, discovered locked beneath Lake Albert - and the riches to follow that brought electricity to Buliisa.

Will Kagame and Museveni resolve their dispute?

2020-02-20 21:08

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is set to meet his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame on Friday at the central African countries' shared border in a bid to resolve a continuing dispute between the two leaders.

'Dangerous' to crop African voices on climate: Uganda activist

2020-01-28 21:30

Africa is on the frontlineof climate change, and it is crucial to listen to voices from the continent in global discussions about the crisis, Ugandan activist Vanessa Nakate has said.

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.

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