Veteran Museveni leads count in chaotic Uganda election

Partial results in Uganda's chaotic election gave veteran president Yoweri Museveni a solid lead as the US urged him to "rein in" the police after his main challenger was detained for the third time this week.

Thirteen Ugandans drown in Lake Victoria during X-mas revelry

At least 13 people drowned in Uganda's Lake Victoria, when sudden waves swamped them as they celebrated the Christmas holiday, Ugandan police said Tuesday.

Ugandan Police arrest presidential aspirants on way to meetings

Ugandan police arrested on Thursday a former prime minister who wants to challenge President Yoweri Museveni for the ruling party`s candidacy ahead of 2016 elections, while he was on his way to meet supporters at a town near Kenya`s border.

Ugandan ex-prime minister to challenge president in polls

 Sacked Ugandan prime minister Amama Mbabazi announced Monday that he will challenge his former ally, veteran President Yoweri Museveni, in elections due next year.

Uganda holds suspect in top prosecutor assassination

Police in Uganda said Thursday they have arrested a man suspected of involvement in the assassination of a top prosecutor engaged in high-profile cases including the trial of alleged bombers from Somalia`s Shebab Islamist group.

Uganda police hunt terror suspect planning attacks on foreigners

Police in Uganda on Friday said they were hunting a terrorist suspect they believe is linked to Somalia`s Shebab militants and was planning an "imminent" attack in the capital Kampala.

Uganda boosts security after US attack warning

Uganda said on Thursday it was boosting security over threats by Somalia's Shebab militants, after the US embassy in Kampala warned its citizens of a possible imminent terror attack.

Uganda shuts down 5 madrassas over training extremists

A Ugandan police official says five madrassas across Uganda have been shut down over allegations they are training students to become extremists.

Slippery slope? Heated debate in Uganda over super crops

With his half-acre banana plantation, Charles Semakula can put his family`s favourite food on the table every day.

Uganda takes on the chocolate market

On a sprawling, lush cocoa plantation in Mukono outside the Ugandan capital Kampala, farmers have been sampling chocolate for the first time ever.

1,000 DRC ex-rebels break out of Uganda camp: Army

About 1,000 former fighters from a former Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group broke out Tuesday from a camp where they being held in Uganda just as soldiers were about to repatriate them, the Ugandan army said.

For Uganda`s women, action on traumatic childbirth injury

After suffering the tragedy of giving birth to a stillborn child nine years ago, Anna Grace Amuko was left with a debilitating condition.

Ugandan priest`s remains found in Mexico grave

The remains of a Ugandan priest who traveled to Mexico as a missionary were found along with another 12 bodies in a clandestine grave there, religious officials said Friday.

Uganda declared free of deadly Marburg fever

Uganda`s Ministry of Health on Tuesday declared the East African country officially free of the deadly Marburg epidemic, which killed one health worker and left 197 people quarantined.

10 suspects charged in Uganda over al-Shabab ties

Ugandan authorities on Wednesday charged 10 suspects of Somali origin with terror-related offenses following their arrest in a raid on a suspected al-Shabab cell in this East African country.

Uganda holds 6 terror suspects, seizes explosives

A Uganda military spokesman says six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country.

Ugandan Parliament set to re-introduce anti-gay law

Uganda`s parliament will try to re-introduce an anti-homosexuality law that was thrown out by a court, a lawmaker leading the effort said on Wednesday, a move that could once again damage relations with the West.

93 killed in Uganda tribal attacks

At least 93 people were killed, including 10 security officers, in tribal attacks in the western part of Uganda, police said Sunday.

Uganda warns US sanctions over anti-gay law hits vulnerable

Uganda warned on Monday that US sanctions slapped on the country over its tough anti-gay laws would harm the "most vulnerable" in the country.

Uganda in terror piglet probe

Police in Uganda said Saturday they were testing two piglets for "terrorism related material" after they were sneaked into the country`s parliament by two anti-corruption protesters.