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South Sudan rebels claim to abduct two Indian engineers

South Sudan rebels claim to abduct two Indian engineers

South Sudan's armed opposition says it has abducted two Indian engineers and accused them of working with the government.

Burundi asks refugees to return home

The Burundian government has started a regional campaign to ask the country`s refugees to voluntarily return home despite tension in the east African country, a media report said.

Ugandan tribal king arrested after clashes kill 55

Ugandan tribal king arrested after clashes kill 55

Violence has been simmering in the region all week, with four militants killed when they attacked a police post on Thursday, a police spokeswoman told AFP.
 

55 killed in deadly clash between Ugandan forces and separatists: Police

At least 55 people have been killed in fierce fighting that erupted in western Uganda between security forces and a separatist militia linked to a tribal king, police said Sunday.

Degree of uncertainty? Turkish row over Erdogan academic record

Turkey`s association of university professors UNIVDER has claimed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not have a full university degree.

Uganda court to give verdict on 2010 Shebab bombing suspects

13 men have faced trial for masterminding a 2010 bombing by the Al Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala.

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.