Jan 5, 2017

14 killed as Ugandan taxi avoiding cow rams bus and truck

Fourteen people were killed when a taxi swerved to avoid a cow and crashed into two large vehicles on what is known as Uganda’s deadliest road, police said Wednesday. Eight people died on the spot, including a journalist, and six others died later in ...

Nov 30, 2016

Cossack songs and Ugandan dance on UNESCO's heritage list

Ugandan traditional music, which is dying out partly because it requires materials from endangered species, has been placed on UNESCO’s protected “Intangible Cultural Heritage” list, along with Portuguese pottery and Ukrainian Cossack songs. A UNESCO world heritage committee, meeting in Addis Ababa Tuesday, decided ...

Uganda's haunted Olympic hero

Jul 29, 2016

Uganda's haunted Olympic hero

When Stephen Kiprotich won the marathon gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics, celebrations reverberated throughout Uganda. The outpouring of joy brought back memories of 40 years previously when another Ugandan great, John Akii-Bua, united a divided country amid the horror of dictator Idi ...

Jul 3, 2016

Uganda expressway pile-up kills 20, leaves several injured

A pile-up on a busy highway outside the Ugandan capital of Kampala left at least 20 people dead Sunday and injured several more, some seriously, police said. “Twenty people have so far died and several are in hospital with major injuries,” area police spokesman ...

Jun 20, 2016

North Korea pulling troops from Uganda as Kampala warms to South

North Korea is pulling its troops from Uganda after Kampala severed ties, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported Sunday, quoting Pyongyang as saying the maneuver was not a forced withdrawal under international pressure but the expiry of a contract. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni pledged ...