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Sylvia Owori Introduces Late Night Shopping In Kampala!

By Ronnie Mayanja, KAMPALA | Sylvia Owori one of Uganda’s leading fashion icons, publisher, and entrepreneur launched a new phenomenon at her Garden City Shop called “Late Night Shopping” in what was a colorfu...


Southern Sudan government minister shot dead by driver in apparent family dispute

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Southern Sudanese government minister was shot dead by his personal driver on Wednesday, an army spokesman said. The driver then killed himself, said Col. Philip Aguer. The cause of the shooting was n...



Uganda police warn of election terrorist attack

KAMPALA (AFP) | Uganda has credible information that “terrorists” plan to attack the country on or immediately before its February 18 voting day, the police chief said in a statement Saturday. “We have recei...



INTERVIEW – Uganda opposition leader Besigye warns against unfair poll

By Barry Malone | ARUA, Uganda (Reuters) | Ugandans may try to overthrow long-standing President Yoweri Museveni with Tunisia and Egypt-style street protests if elections next month are not fair, the main opposition leader told...


Complete preliminary results show 99% vote to split in Southern Sudan

(CNN) | Nearly 99% of Southern Sudanese voted to split from the north, organizers reported Sunday, marking the first complete preliminary results. With 100% of votes counted, an overwhelming 98.83% voted to split, the Southern ...



An African/Arab Revolution ~ U.S. must choose sides in Egypt

(CNN) ~ By Blake Hounshell | This is the big one | For years, Egyptian demonstrators raged against Hosni Mubarak’s military regime, calling on their fellow citizens to take to the streets and oust the agents of their oppr...



Use of extrajudicial rendition in Uganda terror case sparks controversy

CS Monitor | The ongoing detention of nine Kenyans in Uganda in connection with a July 11 suicide bombing is raising concerns about the use of extrajudicial rendition in Africa as a tool to fight Islamic terrorism. They came fo...


Dispatch from Kampala | The Election Fever – Uganda Decides

By Ronnie Mayanja | UNAA Times Online | It has been about two weeks since I arrived back in Kampala and I must say this time I was greeted by alot of changes. The last time I was in Kampala was towards the end of February of la...



Thousands vote in Southern Sudan as violence flares in disputed region

Juba, Sudan (CNN) — Thousands more people streamed to polling places in a historic referendum on independence for Southern Sudan on Monday even as violence flared in a disputed region between north and south. Former U.S. ...


Photos: George Clooney in Southern Sudan, An Advocate

Global Post | George Clooney is the most persuasive voice for the independence of South Sudan. He recently visited southern Sudan to draw attention to the dangers that the area could return to war over the issue of the independ...



George Clooney, MTV Team Up To Help Monitor Sudan Vote

Actor/activist George Clooney has been telling the world about the dire situation in the Sudan for years. And now, as the citizens of the northeast African nation line up for a crucial week-long vote that could determine whethe...



United Nations (UN) | Southern Sudanese head back home

(CNN) | Southern Sudanese have been steadily trickling back home from their country's northern region ahead of next week's historic election, the U.N. refugee agency said on Friday.


Will independence vote bring war or peace to south Sudan?

By Peter Martell, BBC News, Juba | It is a common message plastered on posters and banners here in the southern capital, Juba, as the war-damaged region prepares for a historic vote due on 9 January 2011. Excitement is high, wi...



Referendum | Sudan’s Bashir Pledges to Aid South If it Secedes

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir says he is prepared to assist southern Sudan if the region votes for independence on Sunday as expected. In a rare visit to the southern capital of Juba Tuesday, Bashir said his government want...



Dr. Rugunda’s last Press Conference at the UN Security Council

Press conference by H.E. Mr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations, to brief correspondents upon completion of Uganda’s two-year term in the Security Council.    





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