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Are Kony’s Days Numbered? ~ Obama sends 100 U.S. troops to help chase down LRA ‘Rebel’ leader

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama is sending about 100 U.S. troops to Africa to help hunt down the leaders of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army in and around Uganda. “I have authorized a s...


Beggars forced to Choose ~ “UK to reduce aid to Africa’s anti-gay regimes”

By Joseph Ngugi in London, DAILY NATION ~ African countries which persecute gays will have their aid cut, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell has said. Mr Michael was quoted by the Britain’s Mail on Sunday say...



The young nation of South Sudan has chosen English as its official language

By Rosie Goldsmith, BBC ~ The young nation of South Sudan has chosen English as its official language but after decades of civil war, the widespread learning of English presents a big challenge for a country brought up speaking...



Uganda’s LRA rebel chief likely in Central Africa: Says US Africa Command

AFP ~ Accused war criminal Joseph Kony, the fugitive head of Uganda’s Lord’s Resistance Army rebels, has likely taken refuge in Central Africa, the head of US Africa Command said Tuesday. “My best estimat...


BBC ~ Uganda Chogm ministers face fraud charges

BBC ~ A Ugandan court is to charge three ministers with corruption in relation to the 2007 Commonwealth summit. The announcement came after angry complaints about selective justice when ex-Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya was tak...



Rescue official: Truck bomb planted by Al-Shabab in Somalia kills 70

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Islamist militants detonated a truck bomb Tuesday in front of the education ministry in Somalia’s capital as students and parents crowded around to learn about scholarships, killing at least ...



Uganda Police arrest Writer; Wife says he criticized President in new book

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police say they’ve arrested a man whose wife says wrote a book criticizing the longtime president and the ruling party. Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba said Tuesday that police arreste...


LIBYA: African Union refuses to recognize new Libyan government

LA Times ~ The African Union refused to recognize Libya’s oppositional National Transitional Council on Friday. The group’s Peace and Security Council called instead for the creation of an authority before the next elec...



Images Show Mass Graves in Sudan, Group Says

By JOSH KRON, NYT, KAMPALA, Uganda — A satellite imagery project monitoring parts of Sudan says it has found new evidence of mass graves in the troubled Nuba Mountains region, where the government has recently waged a fierc...


Wounds of war linger in Northern Uganda

By Teviah Moro, THE PACKET & TIMES | AGAGO ~ The boys are too young to have been forced to fight for the insurgency that terrorized northern Uganda for two decades, but the war is very much on their mind. They meet once a w...



A Changing of the Old Guard ~ Libya on the Brink

An Opinion and Reflection Piece ~ It was’t too long ago that we were cracking up at the impersonation of the Ghadafi’s Female Body guards and the old man himself in this comedy video clip by the well known Ugandan C...



Deaths in South Sudan cattle raid rise to more than 600

KAMPALA, Uganda — The death toll from a cattle raid in an estranged region of weeks-old South Sudan rose significantly Monday with the United Nations saying more than 600 people had been killed in what was a retaliatory attac...


Meet Peter Waldron, the Former Ugandan Prisoner and Accused Spy Working for Michele Bachmann

By Chris Rovzar, New York Magazine ~ Peter Waldron has been a Republican operative since the eighties, according to the Atlantic — and a lot’s happened in that period of time. In February of 2006, he was arrested for po...



Uganda, Eritrean Leaders Hold Talks Over Regional Strategic Issues

KAMPALA (Dow Jones) ~ The presidents of Uganda and Eritrea met on Tuesday in the Ugandan capital to discuss strategic and political issues in East Africa as well as the crisis-stricken horn of Africa, the Ugandan presidency sai...



Ugandan police break up opposition vigil

Ugandan police have fired tear gas and water cannon filled with a pink dye to break up an opposition vigil near the capital, Kampala. Several hundred opposition supporters gathered for a “light a candle” ceremony to...


South Sudan accuses Uganda of education document forgery

NEWS 24 ~ Juba – South Sudan said on Wednesday that fake college degrees, most of them from Uganda, were posing a critical challenge to the development of Africa’s newest state. The Ministry of Public Service said i...



A terror suspect kidnapped in Kenya and detained in Uganda, to sue the British government

PRESS TV ~ A terror suspect is to sue the British government over claims that British and American interrogators tortured him after he was kidnapped in Kenya and detained in Uganda. According to lawyers of Kenyan business man O...


Uganda invites reclusive Eritrea leader for visit

By Elias Biryabarema, KAMPALA (Reuters) ~ Uganda has invited Eritrea’s leader, President Isaias Afewerki, accused by the West of stoking Somalia’s Islamist rebellion and destabilizing the east African region, to a...



BBC ~ Uganda anger at opposition’s ‘Twitter ‘insurrection

BBC News ~ Uganda’s Security Minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa has accused the opposition of using social media in a “grand plan” to topple the government. His comments came as opposition parties vowed to relaunch...



Ugandan court dismisses charges against opposition leader

By Elias Biryabarema | KAMPALA (Reuters) – A court on Tuesday dismissed charges against Uganda’s main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, related to his participation in violent protests against high food and fue...


Rwanda and Uganda downplay reports of tension

AFP, KIGALI, RWANDA ~ The presidents of Uganda and Rwanda said they remain close allies at a weekend meeting clouded by rumours that Uganda has reached out to exiled Rwandan dissidents working against the Kigali regime. Pre...






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