Pope Francis seeks to bridge Christian-Muslim faultlines
Pope Francis seeks to bridge Christian-Muslim faultlines

'We are living at a time when religious believers, and persons of goodwill everywhere are called to foster mutual understanding and respect.'

US warns Burundi leaders over killings, urges dialogue

The US envoy to Africa's Great Lakes region today urged Burundi's government and the opposition to start internationally mediated talks without pre-conditions in order to end the country's political crisis.

FIFA change Uganda-Togo 2018 World Cup qualifying ties
FIFA change Uganda-Togo 2018 World Cup qualifying ties

FIFA has rescheduled the dates of the 2018 World CUP first round qualifying matches between Uganda and Togo.

African Union suspends Burkina Faso and slaps sanctions on coup junta

The African Union suspended Burkina Faso and slapped sanctions on the leaders of its military coup Friday as troops tried to stop protesters from marching on the capital`s Revolution Square.

African Union admits Somali civilian wedding killings

 The African Union force in Somalia apologised Friday for the "tragic" killing of seven civilians at a wedding last month, an attack it previously denied, saying three soldiers had been charged.

Forget egos, sign peace deal: Uganda tells South Sudan leaders

Uganda told South Sudan`s warring factions on Tuesday to put their egos aside and make peace, a day after President Salva Kiir refused to sign a deal to end a 20-month-old conflict.

IAAF offers Uganda's Kiplagat wildcard to China Worlds

 The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has offered Uganda's long distance runner Benjamin Kiplagat a wildcard to take part in the 2015 World Championships in Beijing from August 22-30.

Uganda gay pride party after tough law overturned

Ugandan activists gathered for a gay pride rally Saturday, celebrating one year since the overturning of a strict anti-homosexuality law but fearing more tough legislation may be on its way.

Uganda basketball coach goes missing in US
Uganda basketball coach goes missing in US

The assistant coach of Uganda's national basketball team Gad Eteu has gone missing in the US, a media report said.

Obama rules out sending troops to Somalia

 US President Barack Obama said that his government would not consider sending troops to Somalia, as he sees regional allies Ethiopia, Kenya and Uganda as being highly qualified to lead an anti-terrorism operation on the ground.

Cipla to pay $26 mn upfront for 51% stake in Ugandan firm

Drug major Cipla has re-negotiated payment terms for acquiring majority stake in Uganda's Quality Chemicals and now decided to pay USD 26 million (around Rs 166 crore) upfront to the shareholders of the African firm.

Burundi crisis talks suspended days before election

Talks between Burundi`s government and opposition aimed at resolving a major crisis over President Pierre Nkurunziza`s controversial re-election bid were suspended on Sunday less than 48 hours before the central African nation goes to the polls.

Uganda president leaves Burundi crisis talks without deal

 Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni left crisis talks between Burundi`s rival political factions Wednesday without a deal, but last-ditch efforts following months of violence continued ahead of polls next week.

Nine killed in Ugandan rebel attack

Ugandan rebels shot dead or burned alive nine people during an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the military and humanitarian sources said Wednesday.

Ugandan presidential challengers freed after arrests

Police released two Ugandan presidential challengers late Thursday after they were arrested for planning campaign rallies without permission.

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.

Better medicine packaging can help lower infant mortality rate

Improved packaging could significantly increase the usage of key medicines such as ORS in developing countries like India, which can help lower infant mortality rates, according to a new study.

Uganda bans presidential challenger from holding rallies
Uganda bans presidential challenger from holding rallies

 Uganda`s police chief has blocked presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi from holding public meetings across the country, saying they are "illegal".

Uganda`s `Uber for motorcycle taxis` shows it pays to be safe
Uganda`s `Uber for motorcycle taxis` shows it pays to be safe

 When Silver Tumwesigye, a sharply-dressed Ugandan motorbike taxi driver known by his nickname `Silverstone,` had an accident six years ago it was a double blow.

Ugandan police arrest potential presidential hopeful

Uganda police arrested on Friday an outspoken general believed to be planning to run in presidential elections, and who recently returned to the country after 18 months in self-imposed exile.