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Al Shabaab recruited dozens of Americans: U.S. report

By Jeremy Pelofsky, WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An al Qaeda-affiliated group in Somalia, al Shabaab, has recruited more than 40 Muslim Americans to its battle in the war-ravaged country and at least 15 have been killed, a co...


Ugandan official says more than 100 refugees have fled eastern Congo violence

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Police say more than 100 people have fled into Uganda after a military operation in volatile eastern Congo. Kisoro district commander Rauben Wansiima says 119 people have been counted in the border regi...



Uganda drops charge against opposition leader, Kizza Besigye

By Marc Hofer | AFP ~ Uganda’s chief prosecutor on Wednesday withdrew a charge of incitement to violence against opposition leader Kizza Besigye for leading anti-government protests in April. The Director of Public ...



Uganda, Kenya Resume Talks Over Disputed Island in Lake Victoria

KAMPALA: A delegation of Ugandan ministers and surveyors is set to travel to Nairobi for a meeting with Kenyan officials to resolve the territorial dispute between the two countries over the island of Migingo in Lake Victoria. ...


Uganda president calls for help fighting Somali militants as country marks 1 year after attack

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is calling for more international help to combat the Somali militant group that claimed responsibility for a deadly terrorist attack in Uganda one year ago. Ugandans o...



Uganda charges rebel commander in war crimes trial

By Tony Karumba  |  AFP ~ Uganda on Monday opened its first war crimes trial against a commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels accused of brutal civilian killings during a 20-year war in the north of the c...



Southern Sudan Independence ~ National Congress Party in Khartoum announces it will join SPLM

By Gregg Carlstrom ~ Juba, Sudan — The southern branch of Sudan’s ruling National Congress Party (NCP) has said it will split with the northern party and join the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM), the rul...


Uganda police issue terror alert as 1-year anniversary of last attack approaches

AP ~ KAMPALA, Uganda – Ugandan police are issuing a terror alert, days before the one-year anniversary of the East African nation’s worst terror attack. Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakooba says police have learned o...



Jacob Zuma snubs Michelle Obama during First Lady’s South Africa visit

By Aislinn Laing, Johannesburg, The Telegraph ~ South Africa President Jacob Zuma has snubbed the visiting Michelle Obama by sending his prisons minister to meet the first lady at the airport and failing to see her during her t...


Libya Statement by the Permanent Representative of Uganda to the UN

STATEMENT BY H.E. DR. RUHAKANA RUGUNDA, permanent Representative of Uganda to the United Nations at a meeting between the UN Security Council and African Union High Level Ad hoc Committee on Libya.



Somali premier resigns under Kampala accord

MOGADISHU (AFP) – Somali Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed on Sunday announced he was resigning following an agreement ending the troubled country’s transitional administration. “Considering the interest of...



BBC ~ Gilbert Bukenya: Uganda ex-VP charged with CHOGM fraud

Uganda’s former Vice-President Gilbert Bukenya has been charged with fraud. He denies that he benefited from a $3.9m (£2.4m) deal to supply cars to the 2007 Commonwealth summit in Kampala. A parliamentary committee last ...


Uganda: Civil Society Seeks Independent Inquiry Into April Killings

Human Rights Watch ~ (Kampala) ~ Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni should ensure independent and transparent investigations into killings which occurred during the “Walk to Work” protests and hold security forces ac...



Clinton Presses Africans to Abandon Authoritarian Rulers, Singling Out Qaddafi

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton bluntly warned African leaders on Monday that authoritarian governments ruled by aging despots were “no longer acceptable,” saying that those w...



CNN INTERVIEW ~ Video of Ugandan Opposition Leader Kizza Besigye

This is a video interview that was featured on CNN with Ugandan Opposition Leader Kizza Besigye saying that protests in the Arab world are resonating in the heart of Africa. The interview covers a range of questions and delves ...


VIDEO ~ Kintu Nyago defends Ugandan goverment from Opposition accusations

Voice of America ~ Straight Talk Africa on June 8, 2011 – VOA’s “Straight Talk Africa” Guest, Kintu Nyago, Deputy Principal Private Secretary to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni joined host Shaka Ssali ...



VOA Video ~ Dr. Kizza Besigye talks about his arrest in”Walk to Work” protests

Voice of America ~ Straight Talk Africa on June 8, 2011 – VOA’s “Straight Talk Africa” host Shaka Ssali is joined by Dr. Kizza Besigye, President of Uganda’s main opposition party, Forum for Democr...


VOA VIDEO ~ Opposition’s Role in Uganda’s “Walk to Work” Protests

Voice of America ~ Straight Talk Africa on June 8, 2011 – VOA’s “Straight Talk Africa” Guest Host, Shaka Ssali takes a closer look at the opposition’s role in Uganda’s “Walk to WorkR...



Somali leaders agree to postpone elections by a year to fix security and political issues

NAIROBI, Kenya — Somalia’s squabbling leaders have agreed to postpone their country’s upcoming presidential vote by one year to help the government deal with security and political issues. The deal calls for Prime Ministe...



Ugandan Government ~ Museveni Names New Cabinet

By Ronnie Mayanja ~ For his 4th term in Office, President Museveni has named a New Cabinet to steer Uganda for the next 5 years. Here is a list of both New and Old faces including professionals that will form perhaps the larges...


Uganda says on alert over Al Shabab attack plot

KAMPALA (AFP) – Ugandan police Friday warned of an increased threat of attacks by Somali Islamists in the country, claiming new intelligence showed that members of the Al-Shebab group may have crossed into Uganda. “Ther...






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