uganda News

How coffee is helping protect Uganda's endangered mountain gorillas

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

Uganda's Museveni set to extend 30-year rule, opposition cries foul

Museveni, 71, has presided over strong economic growth, but faces mounting accusations at home and abroad of cracking down on dissent and failing to tackle rampant corruption in the nation of 37 million people.