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Two Plead Guilty in 2010 Uganda Bomb Attacks

Posted September 13th, 2011 at 9:57 am (UTC-5)
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Two Ugandans have pleaded guilty to charges stemming from twin explosions that killed 76 people in the capital, Kampala, in July of last year. Edris Nsubuga pleaded guilty to three counts of terrorism during a Ugandan High Court hearing Monday. Muhamoud Mugisha admitted to one charge of conspiracy to commit acts of terrorism. The duo […]

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Uganda Bans North-African Solidarity Rally

Posted August 31st, 2011 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda have banned an opposition rally planned to congratulate North Africans for overthrowing oppressive leaders. A police spokesman said Wednesday that the rally in the capital Kampala could incite violence. The organizers of the protest said the demonstration, planned for Friday, would celebrate the power of people in North Africa following the overthrow […]

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Landslide Kills 23 in Eastern Uganda

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 7:05 am (UTC-5)
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A landslide in eastern Uganda has killed at least 23 people after heavy rains fell on the area. The Red Cross said Monday the landslide happened in Mabono and another village in Bulambuli district, about 230 kilometers northeast of the capital, Kampala. A spokeswoman said so far workers have recovered 15 bodies, but have confirmed […]

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Uganda Police Fire Tear Gas on Opposition Rally

Posted August 17th, 2011 at 11:05 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan police fired tear gas and water cannons Wednesday to disperse an opposition rally, called to remember people killed in protests earlier this year. Witnesses say several hundred people had gathered for the rally in a suburb of the capital, Kampala. But they say police moved in soon after the event started and broke up […]

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Eritrean President Begins 3 Day Visit to Uganda

Posted August 16th, 2011 at 10:05 am (UTC-5)
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Eritrea’s President Isaias Afewerki, who rarely travels abroad, has begun a three day visit to Uganda. Uganda provides most of the African Union peacekeeping troops in Somalia, a country that President Afewerki has been accused of destabilizing by allegedly financially supporting al-Shabab militants. Mr. Afewerki has called those accusations from the United Nations, “ridiculous and […]

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Uganda Police Surround Opposition Leader’s Home

Posted August 15th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda have surrounded the home of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, who was arrested several times earlier this year for leading protests against rising prices. Officials with Uganda’s main opposition party say police surrounded Besigye’s Kampala home early Monday and put up roadblocks in the area. There has been no explanation from Ugandan police. […]

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Ugandan Court Throws Out Charges Against Opposition Leader

Posted August 9th, 2011 at 2:00 pm (UTC-5)
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A Ugandan court has thrown out charges against opposition leader Kizza Besigye, who was accused by the government of inciting protests that turned violent. A magistrate said Tuesday that there was insufficient evidence to convict Besigye. The opposition leader had been charged with rioting, incitement to violence and disobeying police orders. The charges stemmed from […]

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Fire Ravages Uganda’s Largest Market

Posted July 31st, 2011 at 8:45 am (UTC-5)
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An overnight fire has gutted one of Uganda’s largest markets, devastating traders who lost all of their merchandise in the blaze. Local officials say the fire in Kampala’s Parkyard market broke out in the early hours of Sunday morning, when the market was empty. There were no reported injuries but the flames burned through thousands […]

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Ugandan Baseball Team Strikes Out on US Visas

Posted July 29th, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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The first African baseball team to qualify for the Little League World Series has been called out before ever getting a chance to take the field. The team from Kampala, Uganda had hoped to play in the annual tournament held in the United States after winning the Middle East and Africa regional tournament earlier this […]

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Uganda Opens First War Crimes Trial

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 6:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Uganda on Monday opened its first war crimes trial of a top rebel commander. Thomas Kwoyelo, a leader of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army , is facing 53 counts of murder, kidnapping and destruction of property. He has denied the charges. Kwoyelo was captured in March 2009 in the Democratic Republic of Congo during […]

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