Africa: Uganda
Dominic Ongwen, a former commander in the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), pictured at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, on December 6, 2016.  By Peter Dejong (ANP/AFP/File)

Trial Of Ugandan Lra Warlord Dominic Ongwen Resumes In The Hague

Monday, January 16, 2017 The Hague (AFP) - Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen was back in the dock Monday as the first witness appeared in the trial of the Ugandan ex-commander of the Lord's Resistance Army due to last several years. Abducted as a child and pressed into the ranks of the LRA, Ongwen has de ...
Ducks are unloaded at a farm in southwest France on January 6 ahead of their slaughter, part of a mass bird cull to stem the spread of bird flu.  By REMY GABALDA (AFP/File)

Uganda detects bird flu

Sunday, January 15, 2017 Kampala (AFP) - Uganda announced Sunday it had detected bird flu among migratory birds, without specifying whether it was the particularly virulent H5 strain detected this season in countries worldwide. The agriculture ministry said bird flu had been detected in two spots, one near Entebbe, on th ...

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Ugandans facing Cup blackout

Saturday, January 14, 2017 Kampala (AFP) - Uganda's state owned Uganda Broadcasting Corporation will be unable to broadcast Africa Cup of Nations matches live for a lack of funds, a senior official said Friday. We needed about 600,000 euros ($650,000) to acquire the rights but this has not been possible for now, UBC Mana ...
Uganda's Luwagga Kizito celebrates after scoring a goal during their 2017 Africa Cup of Nations qualifying match against Botswana, at the Francistown Stadium in Botswana, on 4 June, 2016.  By Monirul Bhuiyan (AFP/File)

When Uganda last played Africa Cup, Idi Amin ruled

Thursday, January 12, 2017 Kampala (AFP) - In an era when dictator Idi Amin would interrupt football training to offer advice and bundles of cash, Uganda made it all the way to the 1978 Africa Cup of Nations' final. However in the nearly 40 years that followed that surprise success, the Cranes -- named after the national ...
The Ivory Coast team, including forward Wilfried Zaha (top, second from left) beat Uganda 3-0 in a warm up for the 2017 African Cup of Nations.  By Nezar Balout (AFP)

First goal for Wilfried Zaha as Ivorians crush Uganda

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Johannesburg (AFP) - Wilfried Zaha scored his first goal for African champions the Ivory Coast as they trounced Uganda 3-0 Wednesday in a warm-up match for the 2017 Cup of Nations. The Crystal Palace and former England winger struck with a low shot after a superb solo run during the second half i ...

BBC Heads To Uganda For A Week Of Live Broadcasts

Tuesday, January 10, 2017 BBCFocus on Africa television and radio, along withthe BBC Swahili TV programme, Dira ya Dunia, will hit the road together in January to broadcast live from Uganda for a week from 23rd to 27th January. This will be the first time the programmes will come together to broadcas ...
Shafik Batambuze (R), who plays with the Kenyan champions Tusker FC, has been named in Uganda's 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations.  By Fethi Belaid (AFP/File)

Uganda name Africa Nations cup squad

Thursday, January 5, 2017 Kampala (AFP) - Uganda coach Milutin Sredejovic has named only four home-based players in his 23-man squad for the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon. The Serbian-born coach, who has successfully managed to steer the Ugandan team to their first Nations Cup in 39 years, has included 18-year-old strike ...
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Uganda Speeds Visa Issuance And Strengthens Border Security With Gemalto Visa Management System

Thursday, January 5, 2017 AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, 5 January 2017 -/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Gemalto (Euronext NL0000400653 GTO), the world leader in digital security, is supplying Uganda 39;s Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC) with its Coesys Visa Management that combines swift issuance of all ...
Uganda Police divers and local fishermen search for victims of a boat disaster on Lake Albert near Kitebere on March 23, 2013.  By Michele Sibiloni (AFP/File)

At least 30 drown in Uganda Christmas drama on Lake Albert

Monday, December 26, 2016 Kampala (AFP) - At least 30 Ugandan members of a village football team and their fans drowned on Sunday when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a party, police said Monday. There was a party on the boat, the passengers were dancing and others were drunk. The boat was overloaded with 45 pe ...

German Assistance to refugee situation in Uganda Increased to 32.5 million Euros (approx. 120.25 billion UGX) in 2016

Thursday, December 22, 2016 On 19th December 2016 the German government announced the provision of a grant of 10.0 million Euros for a project: Support for South Sudanese Refugees and Host Communities in Uganda. This shows the commitment of the German government to support Uganda in addressing the ...
A man reads newspaper headlines at a Kampala news-stand.  By Isaac Kasamani (AFP/File)

Uganda genocide cartoon sparks anger in Rwanda

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 Kampala (AFP) - A state-owned Ugandan newspaper on Wednesday apologised and retracted a cartoon about the Rwandan genocide which sparked a furore in the neighbouring country. Ugandan daily New Vision published a cartoon Tuesday showing Rwandan President Paul Kagame sitting inside a confessional, ...

UK company presents proposal for new Ugandan airport

Friday, December 16, 2016 On 2 December 2016, SBC - a joint venture between UK company Colas and local company SBI Uganda - formally presented its proposal for the Kabaale International Airport project to the Ministry of Works and Transport. The SBC team submitted its proposal to the Ugandan Minister for Works and Transp ...

Sweden contributes nearly $4 million to support maternal and child health in Uganda

Friday, December 16, 2016 The Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) through the Swedish Embassy in Kampala has contributed 35 million krona - about 4 million US dollars - to support maternal, newborn and child health programmes in Uganda rsquo;s West Nile region. The support is expected to reach an estimate ...
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