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Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni attends the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2019. REUTERS-Arnd Wiegmann

Yoweri Museveni vows ‘Uganda is safe’ after tourist kidnap

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday insisted his country was safe for travellers, after the kidnapping of a US tourist, but vowed to further strengthen security in national parks.
Nearly one in 10 Rwandans lost their lives in the 100 days of violence in 1994 [Jean Bizimana-Reuters]

Rwanda mourns the dead, 25 years since genocide began

Rwanda on Sunday began 100 days of mourning for more than 800,000 people slaughtered in a genocide that shocked the world, a quarter of a century on from the day it began.
FILE PHOTO- An MTN starter kit pack on display at a retail stand in Abuja, Nigeria November 17, 2015. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde-File Photo

MTN Uganda responds to government queries, says ‘we are tax compliant’

Uganda’s biggest telecommunications company MTN has denied government accusations it has been understating its revenues, insisting that it was fully meeting all its tax obligations.
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Uganda deports MTN chief executive over security concerns

Uganda’s security agencies and immigration department have deported the chief executive of the largest telecommunications company in the country over security reasons.

Six Ugandan police chiefs on trial over stoning of President Museveni’s car

Six senior police officers were arraigned Wednesday on charges of neglect of duty leading to the stoning of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's vehicle in northwestern town of Arua in August last year.

Yoweri Museveni: No organised authority in Somalia

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has called Somalia a country with no state and which lacks “organised authority” in a televised speech in the capital, Kampala.
Fred Enanga

Uganda deports third foreign telecom employee

Ugandan police on Thursday announced the expulsion of another foreigner working for telecom giant MTN, following the deportation earlier this week of two of the company's expatriate staff.
Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, has encouraged the newly crowned Miss World Africa, Quiin Abenakyo, to wear her natural hair.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni asks Miss World Africa to stop wearing ‘fake’ hair

Ugandan president, Yoweri Museveni, has encouraged the newly crowned Miss World Africa, Quiin Abenakyo, to wear her natural hair.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni under fire for saying men shouldn’t cook

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni came under fire Monday for saying he had not stepped into the kitchen since he got married, and that it was not a man’s role to cook.

At least seven civilians killed in DR Congo

Rebels killed at least seven civilians and abducted 15 others, including children, in fresh overnight raids in the far eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, civilian and military sources said Sunday.

Femi Falana drags Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni to UN over alleged rights violations

A Nigerian human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, has appealed to the United Nations (UN) to investigate Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni over alleged grave human rights violations in Uganda.

Fourteen found dead in DR Congo’s restive east

Ten men and four women kidnapped by suspected Ugandan rebels were found dead in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s restive east, military sources said Tuesday.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 21, 2018, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Competing claims of troops violating the country’s latest cease-fire seem to indicate a shaky start to the latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s devastating five-year civil war. (Mulugeta Ayene, FILE/Associated Press)

South Sudan foes agree to withdraw forces from ‘urban areas’

South Sudan's government and rebels agreed on Friday to withdraw troops from urban areas, a Sudanese official said, as they signed a security deal aimed at ending a four-and-a-half year war.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, June 21, 2018, South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir, left, and opposition leader Riek Machar, right, shake hands during peace talks in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Competing claims of troops violating the country’s latest cease-fire seem to indicate a shaky start to the latest attempt at ending South Sudan’s devastating five-year civil war. (Mulugeta Ayene, FILE/Associated Press)

South Sudan rivals reach new security arrangement deal

South Sudan's warring sides have signed an accord on security arrangements after talks in neighbouring Sudan's capital, a step that could lead to a power-sharing deal.

South Sudan’s Salva Kiir, Riek Machar agree ‘permanent’ ceasefire within 72 hours

South Sudan President Salva Kiir and arch-foe Riek Machar agreed on Wednesday to a "permanent" ceasefire to take effect within 72 hours, raising hopes of a deal to end their country's devastating war.

Sirleaf knocks Africa’s sit tight presidents, tells them to leave power

African leaders resisting “democratic transformation” must heed their citizens’ calls for change, former Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said on Saturday after receiving an award aimed at promoting good leadership on the continent.

Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni speaks out on domestic violence

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is urging men to stop physically abusing their wives, in official remarks on Thursday while marking International Women's Day.

Senator Aliyu Wamakko bags Ugandan university honorary award

The International Islamic University, Mbali, Uganda, has honoured Senator Aliyu Wamakko for his meritorious service to humanity, especially his penchant for the education of the youths.

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President Buhari felicitates with Prince Tony Momoh at 80

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The acting Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, who disclosed this when he addressed State House correspondents in Abuja on Sunday, said the order was part of measures to check banditry in the state.

IGP: Police ro start using taser, stun guns, reverts to 8-hour shifts

Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has stated that the police are in the process of acquiring and deploying less lethal weaponry during operations.