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ICC hands fmr Ugandan child soldier 25 years for war crime

The International Criminal Court sentenced Ugandan former child soldier Dominic Ongwen,  who turned into a brutal rebel commander to 25 years’ imprisonment Thursday, with judges saying that his own abduction as a schoolboy and history as a child soldier prevented...

Singer Akon under political fire after Uganda business trip

The American rap artist and singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country.Akon was accused of helping to rehabilitate...

Ugandans not too impressed with Akon’s futuristic city

Ugandans have reacted to the announcement that government has allocated a mile square land to Senegalese-American singer Akon to build a city that will operate on his Akoin cryptocurrency.Akon said he had identified the preferable piece of land after...

Uganda to US: Fix your own elections before lecturing us

Uganda government spokesman Ofwono Opondo, has urged the US should to "fix its own elections" rather than give "lectures" to Uganda about its elections, this is according the state-linked Newspaper, New Vision.His comments came after the US said it...

US considers options against Ugandan forces over abuses

The US State Department says it's considering a range of targeted options against members of the Ugandan security forces it holds responsible for abuses against opposition candidates and civil society.The run-up to January's election was marked by a series...

Uganda orders suspension of European-backed fund

Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the suspension of a multimillion-dollar fund backed by European nations that supports the work of local groups focusing on democracy and good governance.Museveni, who was re-elected last month in a disputed vote, in...

Uganda block US envoy visit to Bobi Wine, accuse them of subversion

Uganda government spokesman accused the USA on Tuesday of trying to subvert last week’s presidential elections after the ambassador attempted to visit an opposition leader being held under house arrest.The military surrounded the home of popstar-turned-legislator Bobi Wine, whose...

President Museveni declared winner of Uganda election

Uganda's long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, electoral officials say, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine.Mr Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%, the Electoral Commission...

Uganda’s Bobi Wine rejects official poll results

Ugandan opposition candidate Bobi Wine has rejected the results declared so far and calls himself the president-elect, despite the electoral body saying not all votes have yet been counted.Bobi Wine alleges Thursday's polls saw the worst vote-rigging in Uganda's...

Uganda general election hailed as a success

The chairman of Uganda electoral commission, Simon Mugenyi Byabakama, has hailed the fiercely contested presidential and parliamentary as a success.At a news conference in the capital Kampala, he said Ugandans had turned up in large numbers and voted peacefully...
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U.S envoy arrives Sudan to mediate in Ethiopia’s dam dispute

The U.S envoy for the Horn of Africa was in Sudan on Friday with the aim of resolving the...
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