Thursday 17 August 2017

All International wire news

E.g., 2017-08-17

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All International wire news

AFP - 8/17/17

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...

AFP - 7/30/17

Milutin "Micho" Sredojevic resigned as Uganda coach on Saturday, six months after leading the team to the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time in 38 years.

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AFP - 7/1/17

For the last decade Ugandans have known two presidents: Yoweri Museveni, the country's long-time ruler, and musician Robert Kyagulanyi a.k.a. Bobi Wine, a.k.a. His...

AFP - 6/25/17

The international community pledged $358 million at a fundraising summit Friday to help Uganda tackle the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, falling well short...

AFP - 6/23/17

The EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda on Thursday as UN chief Antonio Guterres urged donors to give 20 times that amount to help the country deal...

AFP - 6/1/17

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered an investigation into possible collusion between the country's wildlife agency and two Chinese diplomats in the...

AFP - 5/27/17

Rights groups on Friday accused the Ugandan government of inaction over the deadly assault by security forces on a tribal king's palace six months ago, renewing their...

AFP - 5/17/17

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said the use of torture was "wrong" but faced criticism from a top rights monitor for not demanding an enquiry on alleged...

AFP - 5/17/17

A prominent Ugandan academic charged with cyber harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" is back on social media with more colourful...

AFP - 5/11/17

A Ugandan court ordered the release on bail Wednesday of a prominent academic charged after she called President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" in a Facebook...

AFP - 5/6/17

Thirteen men accused of involvement in the murder of high-ranking police officer Andrew Kaweesi and two aides appeared in court Friday, with some claiming they had...

AFP - 4/25/17

Brutal rebel commander Joseph Kony has sowed terror across four African nations for three decades, even evading capture by US and Ugandan soldiers who have now given...

AFP - 4/21/17

Ugandan motorbike taxi driver Sadiq Agotre grumbles as he waits for a rare client among thousands of South Sudanese refugees hoping to receive food rations in the...

AFP - 4/14/17

Targeted killings of specific ethnic groups in South Sudan's civil war amount to "genocide", according to Britain's International Development Minister Priti Patel....

AFP - 4/12/17

In the no man's land between South Sudan and Uganda wind lashes though scrubland, whipping hot dust into the eyes of David Otong Oroma and his sister as they struggle...

AFP - 4/10/17

A prominent female academic and activist was charged on Monday with cyber-harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" in a Facebook post....

AFP - 4/10/17

A prominent female academic and activist was charged on Monday with cyber-harassment for calling President Yoweri Museveni a "pair of buttocks" in a Facebook post....

AFP - 4/9/17

A prominent academic has been arrested for criticising the wife of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on social media, police said Saturday.

Stella Nyanzi...

AFP - 3/30/17

Uganda's army on Wednesday hailed the surrender of a senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army who was in charge of communication for leader Joseph Kony.

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AFP - 3/28/17

Kenya dominated the World Cross-Country Championships on Sunday, Geoffrey Kamworor defending his men's title, Irene Cheptai leading a historic cleansweep in the women...

AFP - 3/25/17

A plague of crop-destroying fall armyworm caterpillars has spread to East Africa where officials confirmed their presence for the first time in Uganda on Friday....

AFP - 3/18/17

Uganda's second most prominent policeman was shot and killed in his car on Friday along with two other officers as he left his home in Kampala, police said.

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AFP - 3/16/17

Human Rights Watch on Wednesday said 155 people, including 15 children, were killed in fierce fighting that erupted late last year in western Uganda between security...

AFP - 2/24/17

The jagged, ice-capped Rwenzori Mountains stab at the sky above Mpondwe, a bustling border town in western Uganda.

Trucks move slowly and one at a time across...

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