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Ugandan Troops Kill Kony Bodyguard

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan troops have killed a top bodyguard of Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. A Ugandan army official said Monday that the rebel, known as Brigadier Binani, was killed Friday during a firefight in the eastern part of the Central African Republic, near South Sudan. Army spokesman Felix Kulayigye said Ugandan troops were deployed to […]

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Ugandan Troops Kill Kony Bodyguard

Posted January 21st, 2013 at 5:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan troops have killed a top bodyguard of Lord’s Resistance Army leader Joseph Kony. A Ugandan army official said Monday that troops killed the rebel known as Binani during an operation Friday in the eastern part of the Central African Republic, near South Sudan. Ugandan troops have been working as part of an African Union […]

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Uganda Returns $5 Million in Stolen Funds to Ireland

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda has returned more than $5 million in looted aid money from Ireland back to the Irish government. Irish Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore said Tuesday he is confident the restitution will contribute to the Ugandan efforts to fight corruption. He says Irish officials will now consider restarting its frozen aid program for Uganda. More than […]

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Uganda Blasts New Allegations of Helping Congo Rebels

Posted October 17th, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda is denouncing a leaked United Nations report that says both Uganda and Rwanda are supporting rebels in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo — a charge both countries have denied. Reuters news agency said Wednesday that it obtained a copy of the 44-page report prepared by the Group of Experts, a U.N. Security Council […]

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Besigye: Ugandan Gov’t Squelching Opposition Protests

Posted October 5th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda’s main opposition leader says the government is trying to prevent protests during the country’s 50th anniversary of independence next week. Kizza Besigye spoke to VOA after police arrested him for the second time this week in Kampala on Thursday. He was later released without charge. Besigye says a majority of Ugandans live in desperate […]

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Uganda President Promotes Son to One-Star General

Posted August 27th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has made his son a brigadier-general and chief of the country’s Special Forces Command. Mr. Museveni — one of Africa longest-serving leaders — announced the promotion on Monday, along with the reshuffling of other military leaders. President Museveni’s son, Colonel Muhoozi Kainerugaba, is now a one-star general who oversees protection for […]

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Rescue Efforts Continue for Crashed Ugandan Helicopters

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A Kenyan official says two Ugandan soldiers are confirmed dead from the crash of a Ugandan military helicopter on Mount Kenya late Sunday. Simon Gitau, deputy warden of Mount Kenya National Park, says searchers found the two bodies outside the wreckage of the aircraft, which he said was still burning Tuesday and might contain other […]

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Rescue Efforts Continue for Crashed Ugandan Helicopters

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in central Kenya are continuing efforts to reach two Ugandan military helicopters that crashed on Mount Kenya. Kenyan military officials said Tuesday the wreckage has been spotted by air, but that the fate of the crew on board the helicopters is not known. On Monday, rescuers found a third helicopter that made an emergency […]

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Rescue Efforts Continue for Crashed Ugandan Helicopters

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 4:25 am (UTC-5)
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Rescuers in central Kenya are continuing efforts to reach two Ugandan military helicopters that crashed on Mount Kenya. Kenyan military officials said Tuesday the wreckage has been spotted by air, but that the fate of the crew on board the helicopters is not known. On Monday, rescuers found a third helicopter that made an emergency […]

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Uganda Military Helicopters Crash in Kenya, 5 Injured

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 1:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A Kenya police spokesman says two Ugandan military helicopters crashed in central Kenya, injuring five people on board. The spokesman told a news conference that rescuers found the two missing helicopters on Mount Kenya Monday. He said the injured, including a seriously injured pilot, were taken to a hospital. Earlier, rescuers found a third Ugandan […]

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