Uganda

Thousands of Burundi refugees pressured to go home; still not safe: Human rights group

Thousands of Burundi refugees are under pressure to go home where they risk being killed, tortured or raped, an international human rights group said on Friday.

Sep 29, 2017, 08:47 AM IST
Fistfights, chair-throwing erupt in Uganda's Parliament during President's age-limit debate

Fistfights, chair-throwing erupt in Uganda's Parliament during President's age-limit debate

Ahead of a debate on whether to extend the president's decade-long hold on power, a chaotic scene was witnessed in Uganda's parliament on Tuesday. 

Sep 27, 2017, 09:23 AM IST

Headless torso found at sea is reporter from Danish submarine

Danish police confirmed they had made a positive identification of the body, which was found on Monday.

Aug 23, 2017, 22:04 PM IST

More than one million South Sudan refugees in Uganda: UN

The number of South Sudanese who have fled to Uganda has hit one million, the UN said Thursday, with no end in sight to the war behind the world`s fastest-growing refugee crisis.

Aug 17, 2017, 16:47 PM IST

South Sudan rebels say they carried out deadly road ambush

Gabriel claimed the ambush destroyed four military vehicles and nine private ones and killed more than 40 people including civilians "caught in crossfire".
 

Jun 09, 2017, 19:46 PM IST
South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudan forces killed 114 civilians around Yei in six months: United Nations

South Sudanese pro-government forces killed at least 114 civilians in and around Yei town between July 2016 and January 2017.

May 19, 2017, 19:51 PM IST

UN denied access to South Sudan town alleged to be massacre site

South Sudanese authorities are blocking United Nations peacekeepers from visiting a town where soldiers are alleged to have killed civilians including children this week.

Apr 07, 2017, 17:25 PM IST

More than 3,000 South Sudanese flee to Uganda after raid on border town: Refugees

More than 3,000 South Sudanese fled into neighbouring Uganda on Tuesday after government soldiers attacked the border town of Pajok, killing men, women and children indiscriminately, refugees said.

 

Apr 04, 2017, 17:04 PM IST

Ansari pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi at source of Nile river

Vice President Hamid Ansari today paid floral tributes to Mahatma Gandhi at the source of river Nile here in which part of his mortal remains were immersed in 1948, hailing the Father of the Nation as one of the strongest links between India and Africa.

Feb 23, 2017, 17:34 PM IST

Returned detained former Congo rebels to military camp: Uganda

Uganda said on Monday it had returned dozens of former combatants of a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group to a military camp after they tried to sneak back to their own country in disguise last week.

Jan 23, 2017, 17:39 PM IST
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.
 

Nov 27, 2016, 18:40 PM IST

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.

Nov 27, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

14 killed as unrest breaks out in restive Ugandan kingdom

The town of Kasese, home to the king, was under lockdown Saturday evening.

Nov 27, 2016, 03:28 AM IST

Protesters chant ''murder'' in police shooting of black man in California

Friends and supporters said Ugandan-born Alfred Olango​ was mentally ill and may have been suffering a seizure in the moments before his death.

Sep 29, 2016, 08:55 AM IST

Uganda takes on the `world`s most dangerous road`

Wearing pristine white with her woollen socks pulled high, Ugandan traffic police officer Edith Nanteza exudes natural authority at the roadblock, barely lifting a hand as she waves motorists over.

Sep 26, 2016, 09:16 AM IST

Uganda gay pride postponed after minister threats

A gay pride parade in the Ugandan capital planned for the weekend was Friday postponed.

Aug 06, 2016, 07:30 AM IST
Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants launch car bomb, gun attack on Somali police base, 10 dead

Militants set off two car bombs outside a police base in Somalia's capital before gunmen stormed inside on Sunday, leaving at least 10 people dead, police said.

Jul 31, 2016, 18:05 PM IST

More than 37,000 flee South Sudan for Uganda: UN

More than 37,000 people have fled South Sudan for neighbouring Uganda in the last three weeks following intense fighting between rival troops that left hundreds dead, the UN`s refugee body said Tuesday.

Jul 26, 2016, 17:51 PM IST

Ugandan Army says 38,000 evacuated from South Sudan conflict

The Ugandan Army said Wednesday it had evacuated 38,000 civilians caught up in fighting in Juba, the capital of crisis-hit South Sudan.

Jul 20, 2016, 22:25 PM IST
China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China to send special envoy to Africa over South Sudan crisis

China is sending its special envoy for Africa to the continent to help with efforts to resolve the political crisis in South Sudan, China`s foreign ministry said on Wednesday.

Jul 20, 2016, 15:18 PM IST