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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.

2nd Ebola death in Uganda after outbreak crosses border

June 13, 2019 3:15 pm

Uganda health ministry spokesman Emmanuel Ainebyoona confirmed the death of the 50-year-old woman overnight. Her 5-year-old grandson was the first confirmed death from Ebola in Uganda on Wednesday.

One million South Sudan refugees now in Uganda, United Nations says

August 17, 2017 12:43 pm

The World Food Program cut food rations for some refugees amid funding shortages in June. The UN says at least USD 674 million is needed to support South Sudanese refugees in Uganda this year, although only a fifth of that amount has been received.

Ugandan children dying in hunger and HIV: Report

March 22, 2017 12:39 pm

"The hospital has received 232 children, more than half of all the children on HIV medication in the district. They lack food and have been malnourished since the start of this year," said doctor Loyce Akelo

Congo government says M23 rebel fighters cross over border from Uganda

January 15, 2017 9:21 pm

The M23 rebels were formerly the largest of dozens of armed groups in the country and controlled huge swaths of the country's mining heartland in the east.

15 people killed in Uganda landslides

May 11, 2016 12:52 am

Bridges were washed away and some 200 homes destroyed in heavy rains that have cut off access to some areas.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon concerned about irregularities in Uganda elections

February 24, 2016 8:04 am

Neutral observers criticized Uganda's government for using security forces against opposition candidates and supporters.