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Ugandan Olympic coach tests positive for Covid after arriving in Japan

A member of Uganda’s Olympic team tested positive for COVID-19 in Japan after getting AstraZeneca’s vaccine and testing negative at home. It’s the first detection of the virus in incoming athletes five weeks ahead of the games. The member who tested positive was denied entry into the country and was instead sent to a government-run […]

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Uganda: 6 lions known for their ability to climb trees found dead

Six lions were found dead and dismembered after a suspected poisoning at a national park in Uganda. The lions were found in Queen Elizabeth National Park with their heads and paws hacked off, and their bodies surrounded by dead vultures, officials said. The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said it “cannot rule out illegal wildlife trafficking”. […]

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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni wins sixth term amid allegations of rigged elections

Uganda’s longtime leader Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for a sixth term in a vote his rival has rejected as rigged, calling on the country to dismiss the results. Bobi Wine — a singer-turned-politician, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi — came a far second in the vote, according to the country’s election commission. Wine […]

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Strong winds drown boat in Lake Albert between Uganda and Congo, 26 dead

At least 26 people died after a boat drowned on Lake Albert on the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo on Wednesday, officials said. Strong winds caused the vessel to go under water, AFP quoted an official on scene. The boat was carrying about 50 people when the accident occurred. At least […]

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Killer of Uganda’s best known mountain gorilla jailed for 11 years

The killer of Uganda’s best known mountain gorillas, Rafiki, has been jailed for 11 years. Felix Byamukama pleaded guilty to illegally entering a protected area and killing a gorilla. Byamukama had said the gorilla attacked him and he killed Rafiki in self defence. There are just over 1,000 mountain gorillas in existence and the Uganda Wildlife […]

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Mountain gorilla, Rafiki, popular among humans killed by hunters in Uganda

One of Uganda’s best known mountain gorillas, Rafiki, has been killed. Four men have been arrested, and they face a life sentence or a fine of $5.4 million if found guilty of killing an endangered species. Investigations showed that Rafiki was killed by a sharp object that penetrated his internal organs. There are just over […]

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Flooding kills over 260 people across East Africa

Flooding as a result of recent heavy rains has killed more than 260 people across East Africa. Kenya has been the hardest hit with the government recording 194 deaths. In Rwanda, 55 people have died and floods have killed 16 in Somalia. In Uganda high water levels have trapped an estimated 200 patients inside a […]

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Four mountain gorillas die after being hit by lightning

Four rare mountain gorillas, including a pregnant female, have died in Uganda after being hit by lightning, a conservation group says. The three adult females and a male infant were found in Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park with “gross lesions” on their bodies indicating electrocution. The Greater Virunga Transboundary Collaboration (GVTC) called this a “big loss […]

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Ugandan Climate activist cropped out of photo taken with her white peers

The Associated Press news agency (AP) has apologized after cropping a Ugandan climate activist from a photograph where she had posed with her white peers after a press conference in Davos, Switzerland. Climate activist Vanessa Nakate said she was invited to attend a youth climate science event. When news coverage of the event emerged, she noticed she […]

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Imam suspended from mosque after his wife turned out to be a man

An imam from Uganda was suspended by his mosque, after his newly-wed wife was found to be, in reality, a man. Sheikh Mohammed Mutumba, 27, found out the truth when his ‘wife’ was caught stealing a neighbour’s TV set in Kayunga and was searched by the police. The imposter later admitted that he pretended to […]