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Uganda Opens Country’s First War Crimes Trial

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 11:50 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda has opened its first war crimes trial with a case against a leader of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. The trial against Thomas Kwoyelo began at Uganda’s International War Crimes Division under tight security in the town of Gulu Monday. Kwoyelo is charged with 53 counts of willful killing, hostage taking, […]

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Uganda Opens Country’s First War Crimes Trial

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda has opened its first war crimes trial with a case against a leader of the notoriously violent Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group. The trial against Thomas Kwoyelo opened at Uganda’s International War Crimes Division under tight security in Gulu on Monday. He is charged with willful killing, hostage taking, destruction of property and causing […]

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Ugandan President Calls for Expanded Somali Campaign

Posted July 11th, 2011 at 4:15 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called for an expanded military campaign against militants in Somalia, saying the country is a threat to the economies of East Africa and the “exporter of terrorism” in the region. In remarks posted on his presidential website, Mr. Museveni said the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia needs air and […]

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Ugandan Police Warn of Terror Attacks

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Uganda have issued a terror alert, days before the one-year anniversary of twin suicide bombings that killed 76 people. A police spokeswoman said Thursday that authorities have received credible information indicating Somalia’s al-Shabab militants may be planning another attack. The spokeswoman, Judith Nabakoba, said the group could strike between Thursday and early next […]

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Ugandan Shopkeepers Strike Over Runaway Inflation

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 11:30 am (UTC-5)
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Shopkeepers in the Ugandan capital of Kampala and around the country shut their doors Wednesday, the start of a two-day strike to protest rising prices. The Kampala City Traders Association called for the strike after talks between traders and the government aimed at easing the growing cost of doing business failed. Ugandan police patrolled the […]

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Death Toll Rises in Ugandan School Lightning Strike

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 3:20 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan authorities say the death toll from a Tuesday lightning strike at a primary school has risen to at least 20. Officials say two more students have died as a result of the lightning strike at the Runyanya Primary School in the Kiryandongo district . A teacher is among the dead. Authorities say 36 other […]

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Local Reports: 18 Children Dead in Uganda Lightning Strike

Posted June 29th, 2011 at 2:45 am (UTC-5)
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Ugandan media reports say that lightning killed 18 children at a primary school in western Uganda on Tuesday, the latest in a series of deadly lightning strikes in the country. State-owned newspaper The New Vision says the students died instantly as they were waiting for a thunderstorm to end at the Runyanya Primary School in […]

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Former VP in Uganda Charged With Corruption

Posted June 16th, 2011 at 9:55 am (UTC-5)
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Uganda’s former vice president has pleaded not guilty to corruption charges in a Kampala court. Gilbert Bukenya told the court Thursday that the charges are “absolutely not true.” He was freed on $20,000 bail. Bukenya is accused of making millions of dollars by inflating rental prices paid for vehicles used to transport visiting heads of […]

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