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International court orders Uganda to pay $325 million to DR Congo for occupation

Uganda has been ordered to pay $325 million to the Democratic Republic of Congo for its role in the conflict there. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled Uganda had violated international norms as an occupying force between 1998 and 2003. The judges found that Uganda was responsible for the deaths of 10-15,000 people in […]

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World’s largest Rolex sets sets Guinness world record and it isn’t a watch

The world’s largest rolex weighs 204.6kg and is 2.32 metre long. If you’re struggling to imagine how that could fit on your wrist then forget the Swiss watch brand and think East African street food. As Ugandans have been known to say: “We don’t wear Rolex, we eat them.” Rolex – the snack is a […]

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Twitter removes 3,465 accounts citing “state-backed information operations”

Twitter removed 3,465 accounts operating as “state-backed information operations” that it linked to six countries: China, Mexico, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda and Venezuela. Most of the erased profiles, about 2,048 “amplified Chinese Communist Party narratives” related to the treatment of Uighurs in Xinjiang province, the social media giant said in a statement published on Thursday. Another […]

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Uganda: Cleric accused of working with armed group shot dead

Security forces in Uganda shot dead a Muslim cleric accused of working with an armed group linked to suicide bombings in the capital Kampala. Officials said Sheikh Muhammad Abas Kirevu had recruited for cells run by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) rebels who have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group. He was killed just […]

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Uganda: Two explosions rock capital Kampala; at least 3 killed, dozens injured

At least three police officers were killed and more than two dozen people injured in the first of two explosions in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, on Tuesday morning. The two explosions rocked the city center within 30 minutes of each other, according to police and a journalist at the scene of one of the blasts. […]

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Fruit shaped bomb kills two children in Uganda, ISIS suspected

A blast has killed at least two children in a Ugandan village as the country grapples with the third bomb attack in a week. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s incident. According to a senior police official, the device looked like an exotic “jackfruit” and was given to the children while they […]

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Deadly blast in Ugandan capital seems to be a ‘terrorist act’

One person was killed and three others were injured in a bomb explosion in Uganda’s capital, Kampala. The blast went off on Saturday night at a bar, killing a 20-year-old waitress and scattering panicked revelers on to the street outside. Police say three suspected bombers disguised themselves as customers and planted explosives in a plastic bag. […]

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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 […]