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DR Congo | African Leaders Sign Peace Deal To End Conflict In Troubled Eastern Region

Regional African leaders have signed a UN-brokered accord which aims to bring peace to the troubled eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo. The deal was signed in the presence of UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in ...


Inside Politics | Decision Kenya – The Travails Of Raila Odinga

Just when he is so close to the prize – of becoming Kenya’s next president – Prime Minister Raila Odinga’s ranks are being depleted by the desertion of his heavyweight political allies. What, in the name of politics, is...



The Uganda Observer | DP, Bukenya In Talks For 2016

Since he was thrown out of Museveni’s government, former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya has increasingly become his own man. He openly criticises a government he once fiercely defended; he no longer looks and acts like his fo...



Elective Politics | Kenyan Court Rejects Suit Against Presidential Candidate

NAIROBI, Kenya — The presidential election is less than three weeks away, yet a major question that could decide the outcome hangs in the balance: should two top candidates accused of committing grave crimes be allowed to run...


President Barack Obama’s Second Term Inauguration Speech – Full Text

Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice, Members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens: Each time we gather to inaugurate a president, we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitut...



Retired Major General Mugisha Muntu has Clinched The FDC Presidency Defeating Nandala Mafabi In A Hotly Contested Race

A look inside the Man — Mugisha Muntu Gregory Oyera was born in October 1958 at Kitunga village in present day Ntungamo District to the late Enock Ruzima Muntuyera and Aida Matama Muntuyera. He had his early education at ...



DRC Conflict | Museveni, Kagame demand M23 rebels leave Goma – Uganda Media Centre

The joint brief statement issued Wednesday evening reads in full: “President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda, Chairman of the ICGLR, President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and President Joseph Kabila of the DRC have been in a closed meeti...


Al Jazeera – Breaking News | M23 Rebels Capture The Town of Goma In The DRCongo

Rebels in the Democratic Republic of Congo have taken control of Goma, the main city in the country’s mineral-rich east, after several days of fighting with UN-backed government forces, a spokesman for the M23 rebel group...



Statement by H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni President of the Republic of Uganda Following his meeting with the Development Partners

19th November 2012 Greetings to all of you, Excellencies. You cannot talk, seriously or credibly about the fight against criminality and corruption in Uganda in the last 50 years and the period before without talking about the ...


UN News Centre | UN report finds evidence of arbitrary killings in Eastern DR Congo, prompts calls for action

UN News Centre  – Rebel groups in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) arbitrarily executed at least 264 civilians, including 83 children, over a five-month period this year, according to a report by United Nations...



Foreign Policy Magazine | Another case of high-level corruption in Uganda

FP — Recently Ugandans had one small cause to celebrate. The World Bank announced that their country had moved up in the rankings in its annual ease of doing business survey. And not only did Uganda move up — it als...



Uganda Gov’t response on the false allegations by the UN Group of experts that Uganda supports M23 Movement

The Ugandan Government has reacted with disdain to a UN Security Council’s Group of Experts report that has accused Uganda and Rwanda of arming M23 rebels fighting the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) government. In a r...


Reuters Africa | DR Congo demands sanctions over Rwandan and Ugandan support for M23 rebels

Reuters Africa– KINSHASA (Reuters) – Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday demanded targeted sanctions against Rwandan and Ugandan officials accused by a U.N. experts panel of backing a six-month-old insurgency in ...



The Uganda Observer | Mbabazi Confirms 2016 Exit Reports

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has told shareholders of the troubled National Bank of Commerce that he will be leaving politics in 2016, confirming a story earlier carried by this newspaper. During a meeting at his residence in ...



US Presidential Debates | Before Debate, Tough Crowds at the Practice – October 3rd Showtime!

WASHINGTON — In a conference room at the Democratic headquarters, President Obama has been preparing for the debate next week, but the reviews of his staff are already in. Too long, they tell him. Cut that answer. Give crispe...


Defence | Uganda in Talks for More Su-30 Fighter Jets

Uganda is in talks with Russian state arms export company Rosoboronexport over an option purchase of six more Sukhoi Su-30 multirole fighter jets, the company’s Deputy Director Alexander Mikheyev said on Friday at an arms...



The Boston Globe | Uganda’s President elevates his son’s army powers

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni made his son a one-star general and appointed him overall commander of the country’s special forces, leading some Ugandans to conclude that the son is being groomed t...


New US Ambassador to Uganda: Who Is Scott DeLisi?

A career Senior Foreign Service Officer whose career has included two postings to Africa will be the next ambassador to the African nation of Uganda. President Barack Obama nominated Scott H. DeLisi to the post on January 23, 2...



BBC News | Uganda Prime Minister’s Office website hacked ‘over Gay Rights’

  The Ugandan prime minister’s website was attacked by hackers on Tuesday and Wednesday, a government official has confirmed to the BBC. Screen grabs showing the website with messages from gay activists are being ci...



US-trained Congolese troops to aid efforts against M23 rebels

By JOHN VANDIVER, Stars and Stripes | STUTTGART, Germany — A U.S.-trained light infantry battalion of Congolese soldiers, which has been supporting operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army, has been redeployed to help ...


Uganda deploys air force to pursue militants in Somalia

By Elias Biryabarema | KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda’s military, which forms the backbone of the African Union peacekeeping force in Somalia, has deployed an air force contingent to reinforce troops who hope to ...






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