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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 ...


US Military Involvement in Uganda Yields Mixed Results

By Hillary Heuler, VOA ~ KAMPALA — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was in Uganda Friday to talk with President Yoweri Museveni about regional security and American-Ugandan military cooperation. Hillary Heuler reports...



Hillary Rodham Clinton flew from Senegal to Uganda & South Sudan ~ Urges Reconciliation with North

By MATTHEW LEE Associated Press, JUBA, South Sudan August 2, 2012 (AP) ~ U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged leaders of South Sudan and their counterparts in the north to quickly reach agreements on o...



AP: DRC Conflict ~ Congo Rebels Wearing Ugandan Army Fatigues?

Uganda denies that Ugandan soldiers are fighting alongside Congolese army deserters mounting Congo’s latest rebellion but says it is investigating reports that some Congolese rebels are wearing Ugandan army uniforms. Army...


The Monitor Newspaper – Uganda needs strategic national Diaspora development policy

At least 10 per cent of Uganda’s population of 30 million live and work abroad. This translates into a formidable engine of direct foreign exchange remittances to lubricate the country’s development machinery. According to ...



Washington Post | A power struggle breaks out in Uganda amid speculation over long-time leader’s future

KAMPALA, Uganda — The party of Uganda’s long-serving ruler appears to have split up into rival factions jostling for power in anticipation of the president’s possible exit, officials and analysts said Wednesday. They pred...



Africa’s Fatou Bensouda is new ICC chief prosecutor

By Farouk Chothia | BBC Africa ~ With the African Union (AU) having been a fierce critic of outgoing International Criminal Court chief prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo, it will be hoping for a better relationship with his success...


Carlos the Jackal, Cold War terror chief, Raid on Entebbe Participant, on Trial

Washington Post ~ PARIS — Once among the world’s most feared masterminds of terror, the man known as Carlos the Jackal is now a graying convict who has been behind bars for 17 years. On Monday, he goes on trial for four dea...



South Sudan rebels warn U.N., residents to leave border state before attacks

(CNN) — A South Sudan rebel group warned the United Nations and residents to leave a remote border state within three days or risk coming under fire as it launches an attack on the local government. The South Sudan Liber...


Somalia, Libya, Uganda: US military increases focus on militant threats from Africa

By Associated Press, Washington Post ~ NAIROBI, Kenya — While putting few U.S. troops at risk, the United States is playing a growing role in Africa’s military battles, using special forces advisers, drones and tens of mill...



NPR, USA ~ Activists Support U.S. Move Against Uganda Rebels

By MICHELE KELEMEN ~ Human rights groups don’t usually cheer military forays. But they have offered loud applause for the Obama administration’s decision to send 100 military advisers to several countries in Africa ...



The New Yorker ~ Obama and Uganda: Limbaugh’s Army

By Alexis Okeowo | The New Yorker ~ When President Obama announced his plan a week and a half ago tosend a hundred United States troops to central Africa to aid in the search for Lord’s Resistance Army rebels, the Ame...


US troops to advise front-line units on Uganda rebels

By Jim Mannion ~ US special forces will be deployed with front-line units as advisors to central African militaries hunting down the leaders of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army, a senior US official said Tuesday. ...



Many in Sub-Saharan Africa Mourn Qaddafi’s Death

By JOSH KRON, NAIROBI, Kenya — While Libya’s former rebels and many Western nations welcomed the end of the country’s long and brutal dictatorship, many sub-Saharan Africans are mourning the death of Col. Muammar el-Qadd...



Mysterious al Qaeda ‘envoy’ dispenses aid in Somalia

By Paul Cruickshank, CNN Terrorism Analyst ~  The mysterious visitor stands in a patch of scrubland in Somalia, surrounded by Islamic militants wielding AK-47s. His face is covered by a white-and-red headscarf; he is slim and ...


12 hurt in grenade attack in Nairobi night club

By Jack Maddox, (CNN) — Twelve people were injured when someone either placed or threw a grenade into a Nairobi night club early Monday morning, Kenyan police said. Police have not linked the attack to any particular gro...



Libya: Moammar Gadhafi’s Billions May be Unaccounted For

By SUSANNA KIM | ABC News ~ Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi’s war chest might have been large enough at one point to support fighting against rebel forces, but how much Libya’s Transitional National Council can ex...


Moammar Gadhafi’s Life From ‘King of Kings’ to Dead Dictator

By JOEL SIEGEL | ABC News ~ He was one of the world’s most ruthless heads of state. He also was one of the most outlandish. Rarely has the leader of such a small nation played such a large role on the international stage...



A Ugandan’s Perspective ~ Mahmood Mamdani, “What does Gaddafi’s fall mean for Africa?”

By  Mahmood Mamdani ~ Al Jazeera ~ “Kampala ‘mute’ as Gaddafi falls,” is how the opposition paper summed up the mood of this capital the morning after.Whether they mourn or celebrate, an unmistakable s...



Kenya vows to hit Al-Shabaab across Somali border

By David McKenzie, Nairobi (CNN) — Kenyan troops are pursuing suspected Islamic militants from Al-Shabaab across the border into Somalia, Kenyan government spokesman Alfred Mutua told CNN Sunday. The move marks a dramat...


Senator McCain on sending troops to Africa: Be careful ~ Uganda, DRC, CAR

By Ashley Killough, Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona on Sunday questioned the president’s recent order to send American troops to central Africa, saying the move could put the United States on a s...






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