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Uganda: Unease after alleged election abductions

February 11, 2021 2:46 pm

A spate of disappearances linked to January's general election have raised alarm among members of the opposition and the families of those kidnapped.

Ugandan army says it has killed 189 al Shabaab fighters in Somalia

January 23, 2021 3:29 pm

Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia, whose aim is to support the central government and stop al Shabaab’s efforts to topple it.

Uganda's Museveni wins sixth term, rival alleges fraud

January 17, 2021 1:40 pm

The 76-year-old Museveni, in power since 1986 and one of Africa’s longest-serving leaders, dismissed the allegations of fraud in an evening address to the nation, saying Thursday’s election may turn out to be the “most cheating free” in Uganda’s history.

Explained: Why has the arrest of a pop star and presidential hopeful sparked violent protests in Uganda?

November 21, 2020 7:29 am

Bobi Wine, who is challenging Uganda’s long-time President Yoweri Museveni, is very popular among the country’s youth.

Uganda: Deadly protests break out after new Bobi Wine arrest

November 19, 2020 12:09 pm

Three have died in clashes during protests at the latest arrest of presidential candidate Bobi Wine, Ugandan police say. Young protesters in Kampala disrupted traffic with fires and barricades as they called for Wine's release.

Explained: Who was Sajid Hussain, the Pakistani journalist found dead in Sweden?

May 05, 2020 1:51 pm

Sajid Hussain, 39, hailed from Pakistan’s restive Balochistan province, and was the editor and publisher of the Balochistan Times, an online magazine he started in 2015.

Uganda says no plan to bring bill punishing homosexuals

November 04, 2019 4:30 pm

Esther Mbayo, the minister in charge of the presidency, said in a statement Monday that the government "does not have any plans of reintroducing the anti-homosexuality bill on the floor of Parliament."

How coffee is helping protect Uganda's endangered mountain gorillas

September 05, 2019 2:00 pm

Uganda is home to almost half of the world's estimated 1,000 surviving mountain gorillas.

Uganda clears three experimental Ebola treatments, watches for spread

June 18, 2019 3:20 pm

The treatments approved for shipment to Uganda were Mapp Biopharmaceutical's ZMapp, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc's Regeneron and Remdesivir, made by Gilead Sciences , said WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic.

For third time, WHO declines to declare Ebola outbreak an emergency

June 15, 2019 5:33 pm

With more than 2,100 infected and 1,400 dead, the outbreak centered in eastern Congo is surpassed only by the 2013-16 West Africa outbreak in which more than 28,000 were infected and 11,000 died.