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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.
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Bobi Wine says he is ‘seriously considering’ running for president

Ugandan pop star turned MP Bobi Wine is making plans for a bigger political stage in the country and says he has launched a grassroots movement for young people aimed at challenging the country's long-time leader President Yoweri Museveni.
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Club owner wants betting banned in Kenya over alleged match fixing

Kakamega Homeboyz owner Cleophas Shimanyula has called on the government to ban sports betting in Kenya.

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.
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Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni ‘bans’ sports betting

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has ordered his government not to issue or renew licences for sports betting firms, the country's Finance minister David Bahati has revealed.

Removal of age limit allowing Uganda’s President Museveni contest in 2021 challenged in court

Uganda’s Supreme Court on Tuesday began hearing a petition to challenge a constitutional court decision removing an age limit cap of 75 for presidential candidates.
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Uganda’s Bobi Wine supporters hold protest over banned concert

Supporters of singer-cum-politician Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine held a protest on Friday afternoon in Bugembe Town Council paralysing traffic on the Jinja-Iganga Highway.
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Uganda police under fire for blocking Bobi Wine music show

Police have come under fire from Uganda's opposition leader in Parliament Ms Betty Aol Ochan for blocking the Boxing Day Kyarenga music concert that was organised by Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi better known as Bobi Wine.
Neighbours and relatives of the five civilians killed in an attack in Masiani district in Beni last night by armed men gather at the scene on December 23, 2018. At least five people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by Ugandan rebels over the border with DR Congo, an AFP reporter said on December 23, 2018, quoting witnesses. The attack by Uganda-based Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) targeted the locality of Masiani in Beni region and left at least one soldier dead as well as the civilians.ALEXIS HUGUET / AFP

Suspected rebel attack in DR Congo kills five

At least five people, including four civilians, were killed in an attack by suspected Ugandan rebels in DR Congo, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said on Sunday.
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.

Police: At least 19 NGO workers killed in Uganda bus crash

At least 19 staff members of a non-governmental organisation died and six were injured Tuesday when the bus they were travelling in lost control and hurtled off a cliff in eastern Uganda, police said.
Bobi Wine

Uganda’s popstar MP Bobi Wine ‘hiding’ from police after raid

Ugandan popstar turned opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine is in hiding after police raided a hotel he was staying in ahead of a concert, his lawyer said Sunday.

Uganda traffic police ordered off highways over corruption

Traffic police officers have been ordered off the highways and in Kampala Metropolitan Police area except in areas that are directly involved in control of traffic jam after President Museveni accused them of corruption in his anti-graft campaign.
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Uganda boat accident death toll hits 33

The death toll from a boat accident on Lake Victoria over the weekend rose to 33 on Monday, Ugandan police said, as survivors described moments of heavy drinking and raucous fun before the vessel, slammed by powerful waves, tilted and sank.
Stella Nyanzi

Uganda activist back in jail for insulting president

A prominent Ugandan activist is back in jail, accused of making "obscene comments" on her Facebook page about President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.
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Ugandan activist Stella Nyanzi charged for insulting Yoweri Museveni’s mother

A Ugandan court has charged a controversial university lecturer for abusing President Yoweri Museveni and his late mother.

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Rwanda seizes skin bleaching products worth $46,000

Rwandan authorities have seized skin bleaching products and other illegal products worth $46,000 in a joint operation conducted in different parts of the country, the Rwanda Investigation Bureau said on Friday.

Election: INEC concludes distribution of sensitive materials in Kogi

The Independent National Electoral Commission office in Lokoja, Kogi State, says it has concluded the distribution of sensitive materials for the Presidential and National Assembly elections to all the 21 local government areas of the state.

FIRS lifts restrictions on bank accounts of alleged tax defaulters

The Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) has written to banks, directing them to lift the lien on tax defaulters’ bank accounts for 30 days.
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France probes sexual assault claim against Vatican envoy

French prosecutors said Friday they were investigating a sexual assault complaint made against the Vatican’s envoy to Paris in more unwelcome news for the Catholic church as it looks to turn the page on years of scandal.
[FILE] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a speech before lighting a stylised-menorah during the start of Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Ramat Gan in the suburbs of the Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv on December 2, 2018. – Israeli police on December 2 recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such move against the premier in recent months. Netanyahu immediately rejected the accusations, but the three cases against him have led to speculation that they could eventually force the long-serving prime minister to step down. (Photo by Jack GUEZ / AFP)

Israel denies Benjamin Netanyahu’s Holocaust comment in Poland

Israel has denied reports that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu implicated Poles in the Holocaust during World War II, in an incident that threatened to spark another major spat between the two countries.