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Uganda introduces social media tax despite criticism

Millions of people in Uganda now have to pay extra to use popular social media platforms such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Twitter as new rules come into force.

Ugandan general arrested over police spokesman’s killing

Ugandan authorities have arrested a former national police chief on suspicion of killing a senior police official, a state-owned newspaper said on Thursday.

Uganda university suspends 23 students over love affairs

Uganda's Islamic University has suspended 23 students on allegations of engaging in sexual relationships contrary to the institution's regulations.

Uganda recalls envoy to US for beating wife

Uganda has recalled its deputy ambassador to the United States after the US State Department kicked him out for beating his wife.

Uganda denies reports of hosting African migrants from Israel

Uganda has denied partnering with Israel to host thousands of African migrants who have been ordered to leave the Middle East country within 90 days.

US concerned for Uganda journalists hit with treason over ‘Rwanda coup’ story

The United States says it is concerned over seeming media clampdown in Uganda after five publishers and three journalists were recently charged with treason.

Uganda detains newspaper editors, directors without charge

Ugandan authorities should immediately release eight employees of the national newspaper Red Pepper who are being held in government detention without charge, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.

Liberia’s Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, John Mahama’s brother named in Paradise Papers

Just like the Panama Papers, the Paradise Papers that were skimmed from the files of a law group, Appleby, were published on Sunday by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, ICIJ.

Six university students killed in Uganda road crash

Six students from Kampala International University (KIU) were Sunday confirmed dead following a road accident in Nakasongola District in central Uganda.

Uganda bans protests amid bid to scrap presidential age limit

Ugandan police have banned a protest set for Thursday when lawmakers debate plans to scrap a presidential age limit, seen as a bid to pave the way for Yoweri Museveni to seek a sixth term as leader.

Ugandan MPs will have final word on presidential age limit – Museveni

President Yoweri Museveni now says Ugandan MPs will have the final say on the presidential age limit.

Uganda varsity moves to recall undeserved degrees

Uganda's pioneer Makerere University has embarked on a comprehensive academic audit aimed at recalling undeserved degrees.

Uganda’s parliament suspended over murders of several women

Uganda's parliament says it will stop meeting until the government presents a report into a string of murders that some fear is the work of a serial killer.

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