Uganda

Fishermen recover 50 bodies from lake in eastern Congo

Congolese fishermen have recovered about 50 bodies floating on a lake in the north-east, officials and civil society activists said on Wednesday.

Ugandan warlord charged with atrocities tells ICC he was a victim

One of the senior commanders of a Ugandan militia that has been blamed for tens of thousands of deaths portrayed himself as a victim at the start of his trial at International Criminal Court on...

Uganda charges king with murder after tribal clashes

Ugandan authorities have arrested at least 150 people - including a tribal king - after more than 60 people were killed in weekend clashes between security forces and separatists in the western...

Dozens dead in Uganda as tribal fighters clash with police

Clashes between tribal fighters seeking independence and Ugandan government soldiers have left 15 people dead, a government spokesman said Sunday.

UN: 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to Uganda since July

At least 70,000 South Sudanese have fled to neighbouring Uganda since renewed violence broke out last month in the war-torn country, a top UN official said Wednesday.

Uganda sends troops to help evacuate nationals from South Sudan

Uganda has sent troops to South Sudan to ensure the security of its citizens who are being evacuated after fighting erupted between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former...

African countries pledge to cooperate with Israel against terrorism

Six African countries pledged to cooperate with Israel against international terrorism, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a new era Monday in relations with Africa as he...

Netanyahu arrives in Uganda on anniversary of Israeli hostage rescue

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived for what he described as a historic visit to Uganda on Monday, kicking off a four-country tour of Africa on the 40th anniversary of Israel's...

Uganda, "birthplace" of the Zika virus, remains free from outbreak

The Zika virus has been declared a global health emergency, but residents of Uganda, where the virus was first discovered nearly 70 years ago, are showing no signs of infection. Local scientists...

Children "killed for rituals" before Ugandan elections

The killings took place between the launch of electoral campaigns in October and immediately after the February 18 poll, said Shelin Kasozi, a child protection worker with Kyampisi Child Care...

Ugandan opposition leader re-arrested after trying to lead procession

Uganda's main opposition leader, who was arrested in the run-up to the presidential elections last week, was re-arrested on Monday as he was about to lead a procession through the capital, Kampala...

Heavy security in Ugandan capital after "irregular" elections

 Soldiers and police patrolled the streets of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Sunday after President Yoweri Museveni's victory in an election marred by violence and irregularities.

Vote tally shows Ugandan president set to extend 30 years in power

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, in power since 1986, was poised to win another term in office Saturday as election results showed him garnering more than 60 per cent of the vote with over half...

Ugandan opposition candidate released while rioting rocks capital

Ugandan police on Friday briefly detained the country’s main opposition leader and 18 people were injured in riots, while incoming election results showed President Yoweri Museveni leading in the...

Riots erupt in Ugandan capital after opposition candidate is arrested

 Rioting erupted in the Ugandan capital on Friday after police arrested the country's main opposition leader while incoming election results showed President Yoweri Museveni leading in the...