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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...


15 people die in Uganda when bus crashes into a cow

KAMPALA, Uganda(AP) | A Ugandan police spokeswoman says 15 people have died in western Uganda after a bus lost control when it hit a cow on the road and rammed into an oncoming truck. Zura Ganyana says an 8-month-old baby whose...



Wildlife Threats | Bushmeat ~ Chimpanzee and gorilla heads seized in Gabon

BBC | One of the biggest hauls of illegal ape parts in Central Africa has been seized by officials in Gabon, the global campaign group WWF says. Five people were arrested for the cache which included the head and hands of an en...



BBC ~ LRA: Ugandan bishop urges negotiated settlement

By Mike Wooldridge | BBC News, World affairs correspondent | A Ugandan Church leader who has played a key role in efforts to bring an end to the conflict involving the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) has said military strate...


Uganda Vows `More Aggressive’ Support for Currency, Central Bank Says

By Fred Ojambo | Uganda’s central bank said the shilling is “undervalued” versus the dollar and that it plans to “adopt a more aggressive stance” to support the local currency. The shilling has declined more than 19 p...



Uganda President Urges Citizens To See Oil As National Resource

By Nicholas Bariyo | HOIMA, Uganda (Dow Jones) | The Ugandan president, currently on the campaign trail in the oil-rich Bunyoro Kingdom, has said the country’s soon-to-be-developed oil reserves will help provide developme...



Militias threaten Uganda vote, says election chief

KAMPALA (AFP) – At least nine political “militia groups” are threatening to disrupt Uganda’s general elections next month, the country’s election chief said Wednesday. “Certain political parties ...


Baseball becoming popular sport in Uganda

By PAUL POST | The Saratogian | MPIGI, Uganda – Some day this east-central African nation is going to send a player to the big leagues. It might take five years, 10 or even longer, but it will happen. The laws of nature almos...



Actress-singer, KC Concepcion’s memorable experience in Uganda

“As a National Ambassador Against Hunger for the United Nation World Food Program, I represent the UN not only here in the Philippines but also wherever they think I should go, in this case Africa. I’ve gone to Mind...


People & Power – The LRA and Sudan

  How serious a threat are Joseph Kony and the LRA to peace and stability in Sudan. People & Power investigates.



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...



Uganda’s Three Biggest Sugar Producers Increased Output by 3.4% Last Year

By Fred Ojambo | Bloomberg | Sugar output at Uganda’s three biggest producers climbed 3.4 percent in 2010 after they expanded their operations, the Uganda Sugar Cane Technologists Association said. Output increased to 292,052...


Uganda President’s son-in-law named in bribe scandal

KAMPALA, (Reuters) | A row has broken out in Uganda over claims a son-in-law of President Yoweri Museveni offered a prominent opposition politician $630,000 to pull out of national elections next month. Francis Atugonza, a town...



Uganda Rising, the Effect of Kony, LRA on Northern Uganda

  Please note, for those easily disturbed there are graphic scenes in this film. The scramble for Africa never ended, it was renewed, renamed and redefined by the White supremacist power structure. The exploitation of Afri...



Acumen Fund Co-Invests $2.2 Million in Ugandan Cotton Ginnery

BY JENARA NERENBERG | The non-profit social venture assists the Gulu Agricultural Development Company, and aims to “provide more than just capital” as region hopes to recover from years of civil war. The New York-ba...


Massachusetts | Ugandan student thanks Field School community

By Koojo Mathew Apuuli | GateHouse News Service | WESTON — Note: The following was written by Koojo Mathew Apuuli to the Field School community, which has had a global connection to the Kasiisi School in western Uganda since ...



Ugandan Coffee Shipments May Decline by 8.8% in January

By Fred Ojambo | Coffee exports from Uganda, Africa’s biggest producer of the robusta variety, may fall 8.8 percent this month because of low stocks held by traders, the Uganda Coffee Development Authority said. Shipments may...


US official: Sudan not helping rebel leader Kony

By JASON STRAZIUSO, AP | JUBA, Sudan – The leader of the brutal rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army has crossed back into Congo after having been in Sudan, a Ugandan official said Friday, while a U.S. official said h...



Elections | Besigye’s party denies copying Tory election manifesto

By Mike Pflanz, Nairobi | Daily Telegraph | Uganda’s main opposition leader has denied copying swathes of the British Conservative Party’s 2010 manifesto as he attempts to win power in elections next month. A spokes...



Uganda lawyers say president disrespects the law

KAMPALA (AFP) – Ugandan lawyers on Thursday voiced dismay at recent comments by President Yoweri Museveni rubbishing a 2006 Supreme Court ruling that found his operatives guilty of vote-rigging. Bruce Kyerere, president of th...


Photos: Airplane Types that have Landed at Entebbe Airport, 1950s and 1960s

Entebbe, UGANDA | Here is an amazing collection of photos depicting all sorts of interesting airplane models that have landed at Entebbe Airport since the 1950s. The collection was chronicled by Photographer, Daphne Seager and ...






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