Toddler-abusing Uganda maid gets four-year term

Dec 15, 2014

Toddler-abusing Uganda maid gets four-year term

by Amy Fallon

A Ugandan maid was jailed for four years Monday for abusing a toddler in a case that shocked the country after a graphic video of the assault was made public. The 22-year-old maid, Jolly Tumuhiirwe, originally pleaded guilty last week to torture, but later ...

Nov 21, 2014

Uganda suspends wildlife chief after huge ivory theft

Uganda’s top wildlife official was suspended Thursday after seized ivory worth over a million dollars vanished from government strongrooms, state-run media said. The suspension of Andrew Seguya as executive director of the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) follows that of five other top officials earlier ...

Nov 18, 2014

Uganda hunts for missing ivory worth $1 million

More than a ton of ivory has disappeared from a Ugandan government vault, a police official said Monday as a corruption watchdog agency launched an investigation of Uganda’s wildlife protection agency over the missing tusks. Ugandan detectives recently questioned officials from the Uganda Wildlife ...

Sep 15, 2014

Uganda seizes explosives, suicide vests from suspected al-Shabaab cell

Police in Kampala seized “substantial amounts of explosives” and suicide vests in raids on a suspected al-Shabaab cell that was planning an imminent attack, a Ugandan official said in an interview on Sunday. Police arrested 19 people in the operation on Saturday, and Information ...

Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law that halted Western aid

Aug 2, 2014

Ugandan court overturns anti-gay law that halted Western aid

Uganda’s constitutional court on Friday overturned an anti-homosexuality law that punished gay sex with long prison sentences and which drew stern criticism from Western and other donors, some of whom withheld aid. The new ruling, which can be appealed, voids a statute signed into ...

U.S. terror warning puts airports worldwide on alert

Jul 4, 2014

U.S. terror warning puts airports worldwide on alert

United States-bound travelers from Europe and the Middle East faced tighter security at airports Thursday over fears that Al-Qaida-linked militants are developing new explosives that could be slipped onto planes undetected. The stepped-up checks were ordered as the U.S. Embassy in Uganda warned of ...