Survivor recounts terror of Uganda party boat disaster
Before Alex Niyonzima was pitched into the lake waters, before other partygoers fell on top of him driving him deep below the surface, before drowning hands grabbed at his body, there had been a moment's lull.
22 dead, scores feared drowned after Uganda boat sinks
Twenty-two people have died and more than 60 are feared drowned after a pleasure boat sank on Lake Victoria, Ugandan police said Sunday.
Asaba braces for ‘crowd control’ as Nigeria, Uganda clash in friendly
Officials of Delta Sports Commission may be having a sleepless night ahead of today’s international friendly match between the Super Eagles and Crane of Uganda, following the large turn out of fans recorded on daily basis at the team’s training ground.
Paul Biya’s scandalous seventh term
President Paul Barthelemy Biya’a bi Mvondo (Paul Biya) of Cameroon won an unprecedented seventh term in office in the polls that were conducted recently in that country. Although the elections were marred by irregularities, the Biya-controlled election machinery went ahead to declare him winner. This again is a scandalous development for Africa. At 85 years,…
Crowds protest latest deadly rebel raid in DR Congo
Crowds protested in the streets in Beni, eastern DR Congo, after rebels killed at least 11 people and abducted 15 others, including children, in an overnight raid, local officials said. The attack, thought to have been carried out by members of the Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), targeted Beni, the regional army spokesman Captain Mak…
At least 34 dead after Uganda landslide
At least 34 people have been killed after a river in eastern Uganda burst its banks, sending thick sludge and rocks barrelling into homes, disaster officials said Friday.
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…
Uganda's ex-police boss charged in military court
Uganda's once-powerful police boss on Friday pleaded not guilty in a military court to a raft of charges, including arming a criminal gang and allowing refugees to be abducted by police.
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.