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 the ...

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 to ...

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 to ...

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni wins disputed polls; rival detained

/ Feb 21, 2016

Uganda's Yoweri Museveni wins disputed polls; rival detained

Long-time Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni was on Saturday declared the winner of the country's disputed presidential election, but his main rival rejected the results as fraudulent and called for an independent audit of the count. Museveni got more than 60 percent of the votes, and ...

Jul 6, 2015

Fugitive African warlord Joseph Kony is reportedly ill

The fugitive leader of the Lord's Resistance Army is sickly and in retreat from an international manhunt that includes U.S. forces, a Ugandan military spokesman said Monday, citing the accounts of recent defectors who are backing up reports that the rebel group is in ...