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Systematic rape continues on Congo-Angola border: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – Systematic sexual violence continues to be carried out against Congolese women and girls caught up in mass expulsions from Angola to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a U.N. envoy said on Friday...


Security Challenges | Fighting in south Sudan kills more than 100

By Josh Kron THE NEW YORK TIMES | Fresh battles between renegade soldiers and the Southern Sudanese military in recent days have left more than 100 people dead in Southern Sudan, sending tremors through a heavily militarized re...



Child soldier trauma in Uganda shares similarities with Northern Ireland

By Claire O’Callaghan | Queen’s University Belfast | Psychology students at Queen’s University have discovered similarities between child soldier trauma in Uganda and those children caught up in Northern Irela...



Pittsburgh | Harrison City church aid team traveling to Uganda

By Norwin Star | Pittsburgh Tribune-Review | A team of 10 members from Community Church in Harrison City will travel to Uganda for a mission trip Feb. 24 to March 26. They will be traveling with a total of 33 mission workers fr...


UGANDA: Northerners skeptical about tangible benefits of upcoming elections

GULU (IRIN) – Hundreds of thousands of former internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda have registered to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on 18 February, but many doubt the outcome will impr...



Tororo man threatens to eat a rat in front of Ugandan President

KAMPALA (Reuters) – A man who ate a rat in front of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in 2005 is threatening to repeat what he says is a traditional form of protest used to bring change. John Ojim Omoding, 79, told the Daily ...



Ugandan president congratulates southern Sudan upon successful referendum

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over the weekend congratulated the people of southern Sudan upon attaining autonomy through the referendum that was conducted to secede from the northern part. Museveni said here on Sunday said...


Uganda Receives `Credible Information’ on Terror Attacks Before Election

By Fred Ojambo and Sarah McGregor | Ugandan police received “credible information” that “terrorists” are preparing to carry out attacks before national elections this month, said Major General Kale Kayihura, the Inspect...



UIA | Uganda Licensed $122 Million of Investment Plans in January

By Fred Ojambo | Uganda licensed investment projects worth $122 million last month, said Maggie Kigozi, the executive director of the Uganda Investment Authority. The agency licensed 29 projects which are expected to create 2,5...


Uganda Army: Eastern Congo Instability Threatens Oil Region

By Nicholas Bariyo | KAMPALA, Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Instability in the Eastern Congo poses a threat to Uganda’s plans to start exploiting oil reserves on its side of the Lake Albertine rift basin, which straddles the commo...



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...



Maurice Kirya singing for the kids in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea

During Maurice Kirya’s African tour, the band visited a less privileged school to sing for the children at Sagrada Familia school. We were very inspired and touched by their voices. Maurice is on tour sponsored by the RFI...


5th East African Petroleum Conference & Exhibition Opens in Kampala

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala | The the 5th East African Petroleum Conference and Exhibition began at the Kampala Serena Hotel with this year’s theme focusing on harnessing East Africa’s Oil and Gas Pote...



Uganda To Resume Oil Exploration Licensing In Albertine Rift

KAMPALA Uganda -(Dow Jones)- Uganda will open a new round of licensing for oil exploration companies to operate in its oil-rich Lake Albertine rift basin later this year as it seeks to accelerate the development of its oil sect...



A ranger killed, another seriously injured in second FDLR attack

Virunga National Park Dispatch | We have suffered a second major attack by FDLR militias in less than a week. Ranger Muhindo Mburungani was killed instantly with two bullets through the chest as their unit was ambushed on the K...


Cipla’s Ugandan Venture Plans to Invest $80 Million in Expansion Program

By Fred Ojambo | Quality Chemicals Industries Ltd., a Ugandan pharmaceuticals manufacturer partly owned by India’s Cipla Ltd., said it plans to invest $80 million in two separate expansion programs over the next two years. A ...



Uganda’s King of Hip Hop, Navio in the ‘Nawuliranga Concert’ Do!

By Ronnie Mayanja | Dispatch from Kampala | Uganda’s Number One hip-hop artist Daniel Kigozi a.k.a Navio returned for an explosive show dubbed ‘The Nawuliranga Concert’ at the Lugogo UMA Show grounds on 29th J...


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...



UK Dispatch ~ Judge in Britain Halts Deportation of Ugandan Woman

NYTIMES | LONDON — A 29-year-old Ugandan woman who says she is a lesbian won a last-minute stay of deportation on Friday night from a British High Court judge who heard her lawyers plead that her life would be at risk if she ...



Photographer Penny Tweedie, expelled from Uganda in 1972, dies at Age 70

The Australian | PENNY Tweedie was a pioneering photographer who covered war and conflicts across the world, from Bangladesh and Vietnam to Uganda and East Timor. English born and an Australian citizen, she was also a great por...


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 ...






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