U.N.: Fighting in cholera-hit part of South Sudan forces 100,000 to flee

Apr 21, 2017

U.N.: Fighting in cholera-hit part of South Sudan forces 100,000 to flee

A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100,000 civilians, the United Nations said Thursday, causing aid workers to relocate from an area that has dire humanitarian problems. A report from the U.N’s office of humanitarian affairs said that fighting ...

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 ...