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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".

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

14 killed as unrest breaks out in restive Ugandan kingdom

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

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.

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.

Uganda gay pride postponed after minister threats

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ugandan army enters S.Sudan to evacuate citizens: AFP

A heavily-armed Ugandan military convoy crossed into South Sudan on Thursday to evacuate citizens trapped by recent fighting in the capital Juba, an AFP reporter at the border said.

Netanyahu says Israel, Kenya share terrorist threat

Israel and Kenya should work hand-in-hand against terrorism says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Uganda switches sides, dumping North Korea for South

Uganda has been one of North Korea`s allies in Africa with diplomatic relations since 1963. 

Uganda court upholds President Museveni's election win

Ugandan judges dismissed Thursday a legal challenge to President Yoweri Museveni`s fifth-term election victory last month, which sparked claims of foul play.