Museveni warns against foreign interference in Uganda’s politics
President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda has warned against foreign interference in the country’s politics days after an opposition urged the U.S. to suspend military aid over the government’s human rights record.
Ugandan Pop Star MP Rearrested While Seeking Treatment Abroad
Ugandan singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was being held at a government hospital Friday after being rearrested while attempting to seek medical treatment abroad. Kyagulanyi -- who faces treason charges alongside 32 others after President Yoweri Museveni's car window was allegedly broken by a tossed stone -- was released on bail on…
Teargas, warning shots as Ugandans protest lawmaker arrest
Ugandan police and soldiers closed off parts of Kampala for several hours on Monday and fired teargas and shots into the air to break up protests over the arrest of a prominent opposition lawmaker.
Ugandan police shoot driver, arrest singer-turned-politician
Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was arrested Tuesday after an incident in which security officers shot his driver dead, a police spokesman said.
Nigeria to share lessons from ‘One Family under God’ grassroots campaign
Nigerian leaders will share lessons in opening channels of dialogue, mediating conflict, and establishing community-based peace accords in conflict regions at a convening of leaders in Kampala, Uganda of August 1-2, 2018. The Global Peace Leadership Conference: East Africa-Great Lakes Region is a two-day strategic summit for educators, business leaders, clerics, and parliamentarians to explore…
Uganda to 'review' social media tax after outcry
Uganda will review a tax on the use of social media, the prime minister said Wednesday after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.
7 killed in clashes between DR Congo, Ugandan navies
Four Ugandan soldiers and three civilians were killed Thursday in clashes on Lake Edward that lies between the two countries, a senior official in the Democratic Republic of Congo said. Other clashes in the region between DR Congo forces and Ugandan rebels as well as a local militia claimed eight more lives, the army said.…
In Uganda, football fever causes betting flutter
On a pot-holed street by Uganda's sprawling central jail, young men stream into a luminous betting shop that stands out from the surrounding dingy grocery stores lit by paraffin lamps. Inside, dozens of men clasp handfuls of betting slips as they huddle around a flat-screen television blasting out live commentary from the opening game of…
Prominent Ugandan member parliament shot dead
Ibrahim Abiriga, a leading politician from Uganda's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party, was shot dead Friday along with his bodyguard, police said. Abiriga, known for wearing all-yellow suits and driving around in a yellow VW Beetle -- the colour of President Yoweri Museveni's NRM party -- was "assassinated this evening near his home in…
Uganda imposes controversial ‘WhatsApp tax’ for social media users
The Ugandan parliament on Thursday passed a law imposing a tax on people using mobile social media networks in an attempt to increase revenue, but rights groups say the levy is actually aimed at silencing dissent.