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Uganda and Rwanda sign extradition treaty

The foreign ministers of Rwanda and Uganda have just signed an extradition treaty at the conclusion of the summit at the common border presided over by the two countries presidents.The summit welcomed the release of dozens of each other...

Freed Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi faints amid supporters, police scuffle

Freed Ugandan academic and activist Stella Nyanzi, fainted after a scuffle ensued between her supporters and police officers after her acquittal.Ms Nyanzi, who was ordered to be released immediately by a judge on Thursday, fainted after the trouble between...

Ugandan activist jailed for insulting Museveni acquitted

A Ugandan academic and activist who was imprisoned after insulting the president was freed Thursday by a judge who said she had been wrongfully convicted.Frank Baine, a spokesman for the prisons service, said Stella Nyanzi was driven back to...

Uganda parliament summons first lady Janet Museveni

Uganda's parliamentary speaker has issued fresh summons for First Lady Janet Museveni, who is also the country's education minister, following a row over how a new curriculum should be introduced according to BBC.Mrs Museveni had failed to appear before...

Ugandan girl who featured in a Disney chess film dies at 15

A Ugandan student. Nikita Pearl Waligwa who played a memorable role in a 2016 Disney film about a local chess prodigy has died at the age of 15.Waligwa died on Saturday at a hospital near the Ugandan capital, Kampala....

Sudan army says Burhan-Netanyahu meeting will boost security

Sudan's military said Wednesday it backed a surprise meeting between the country's leader and Israel's prime minister in Uganda this week, saying the opening would help boost national security.General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, chairman of Sudan's ruling sovereign council, met...

Netanyahu meeting with Sudan leader in Uganda stirs controversy

A surprise meeting between Sudan’s leader and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stirred controversy in Sudan on Tuesday, with the government saying it wasn’t notified ahead of time and critics lambasting the talks on social media.Others said the meeting...

Israel’s Netanyahu arrives Uganda to strengthen ties

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has arrived Uganda for what he described in a speech as he left Ben-Gurion International Airport, as Israel ”returning to Africa in a big way.”“I am leaving now on another visit to Africa, my fifth...

Ugandan MP punches rival in the parliament

Ugandan MP, Odonga Otto from Aruu County was rushed to the hospital on Thursday after he was allegedly punched by his Kilak North counterpart, Anthony Akol.The two lawmakers exchanged blows at Parliament over claims that Mr Otto was telling...

Uganda and Rwanda presidents to meet in London

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni and his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame are expected to meet in London on the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit 2020 which starts today.If it goes ahead, this will be the first meeting for the Presidents...
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