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Ugandan Helicopters Go Missing in Kenya

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 6:30 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan officials say search teams are looking for three Ugandan military helicopters that went missing in central Kenya. Bad weather is hampering rescue efforts in the Mount Kenya area, but officials say the pilot of one of the helicopters has made radio contact. The helicopters are part of a force Uganda is sending to bolster […]

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Museveni Urges Ugandans to Limit Contact After Ebola Outbreak

Posted July 30th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda’s president is urging people to avoid physical contact because of an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The highly-contagious virus has killed at least 14 people in western Uganda. Authorities say there are at least 20 confirmed cases in the Kibaale district. During a state broadcast Monday, President Yoweri Museveni called on the public […]

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Ebola Outbreak Kills 14 in Uganda

Posted July 28th, 2012 at 4:45 pm (UTC-5)
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Health officials say the deadly Ebola virus has killed 14 people in western Uganda. World Health Organization representative in Uganda said Saturday there were 20 reported cases in Kibaale district, nearly 200 kilometers west of the capital, Kampala. There is no cure or vaccine for Ebola, which manifests itself as a hemorrhagic fever, is highly […]

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New Fighting in DRC Sends Refugees Spilling Into Uganda

Posted July 10th, 2012 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The sounds of shuffling feet and the occasional wheelbarrow fill the air on the road to Goma, with hundreds of civilians in the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing new fighting between rebels and the Congolese army. Many of them carry all they own on their backs as they pass government troops, and eventually United Nations […]

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UN Chief Reacts to Peacekeeper’s Killing in DR Congo

Posted July 7th, 2012 at 12:35 am (UTC-5)
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A spokesman for U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is seriously concerned over the killing of a U.N. peacekeeper in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo. Mr. Ban is calling for an immediate end to the violence carried out by armed groups there. He has extended condolences to the family of the victim and to […]

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DR Congo Rebels Take Town Near Uganda Border

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.N. peacekeeper has been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where rebels fought government troops and seized a key border crossing Friday. A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo says a peacekeeper from India was hit and killed during fighting in the town of Bunagana, near the Ugandan border. Vianney Kazarama, […]

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DR Congo Rebels Take Town Near Uganda Border

Posted July 6th, 2012 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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A U.N. peacekeeper has been killed in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where rebels fought government troops and seized a key border crossing Friday. A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Congo says a peacekeeper from India was hit and killed during fighting in the town of Bunagana, which the rebels, known as M23, […]

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Uganda Halts Search for Landslide Survivors

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 5:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Although scores of people remain missing, Ugandan authorities have called off a search for survivors from a landslide that struck the eastern Mount Elgon area Monday, killing at least 18 people. Uganda’s minister for disaster relief, Stephen Malinga, said there is “no hope of finding any more survivors.” He said workers, joined by the Ugandan […]

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Uganda Halts Search for Landslide Survivors

Posted June 26th, 2012 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan authorities have called off a search for survivors from a landslide that killed at least 18 people in the eastern Mount Elgon area. Although scores of people remained missing on Tuesday, Uganda’s disaster relief minister said there was “no hope of finding any more survivors.” Instead emergency teams are working to recover bodies and […]

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Uganda Leader Attacks Opponents, Media

Posted June 7th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has spoken out against his political opponents and the media while taking credit for economic improvements in his country. In his State of the Nation address at the opening of the second session of parliament in Kampala Thursday, Mr. Museveni focused his attention on the economy including Uganda’s double-digit inflation and […]

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