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Uganda’s Election Results May Be Genuine, but the System is Dying

From Chatham House Ben Shepherd Consulting Fellow, Africa Programme Given voters’ lack of options, Yoweri Museveni can command real support, but his style of politics cannot survive the country’s coming demographic change. A woman walks past a Ugandan soldier and election posters in Kampala on 19 February 2016. Photo by Getty Images. Uganda’s election results […]

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30 Years in Power, Ugandan Leader Faces Challenge in Polls

New York Times By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KAMPALA, Uganda — On the eve of Uganda’s presidential elections, Kampala resembles an armed camp with armored vehicles and police patrolling the capital city’s streets. President Yoweri Museveni, in power for 30 years, is facing his tightest race ever and appears to be responding with a show of military […]

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South Sudan’s Kiir, Machar should face sanctions: UN experts

January 26, 2016 (JUBA) – South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir and the armed opposition (SPLM-IO) leader, Riek Machar should face sanctions since they control forces that have committed atrocities against innocent civilians, a United Nations panel of experts said in a report issued Monday. South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, and rebel leader Riek Machar signed […]

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South Sudan’s Machar heads to Uganda to ask help from Museveni

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle January 24, 2016 (ADDIS ABABA) – The chairman and commander-in-chief of the armed opposition group, the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM/A-IO), Riek Machar, has left for the Ugandan capital, Kampala, to meet president Yoweri Museveni. The opposition leader left the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, to Kampala on Sunday night to meet the […]

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Uganda feels the strain of the Burundi crisis

By Samuel Okiror KAMPALA, 11 January 2016 (IRIN) – For the past three years, the war raging across Uganda’s northern border in South Sudan has been pushing its refugee-hosting abilities to breaking point. But it is now the simmering violence to the south in Burundi that could tip the situation over the edge. “We are […]

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Ugandan troops withdraw from South Sudan’s Jonglei state

From The Sudan Tribune October 20, 2015 (BOR) – South Sudanese military leadership has announced that all foreign troops of the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) will complete their withdrawal from Bor, Jonglei state’s capital, by Friday. An unidentified man sits in the gun turret while leading a convoy of armoured vehicles from both the […]

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Ugandan presidential candidate arrested

From Reuters By: Elias Biryabarema Kampala – Ugandan police arrested opposition presidential candidate Kizza Besigye as he prepared to travel to a rally on Thursday, in what his supporters called an escalating crackdown before next year’s elections. Television footage showed an officer detaining Besigye outside his home on the edge of the capital, Kampala, days after […]

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Ugandan army declares withdrawal from South Sudan

From the Sudan Tribune October 12, 2015 (JUBA) – Ugandan government has on Monday finally declared to withdraw its troops, the Ugandan People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), from South Sudan, but the South Sudanese army (SPLA) said the foreign forces should stay a little bit longer until security arrangements were made with the armed opposition faction […]

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Uganda: United States Contributes U.S.$9 Million to WFP to Support Refugees in Uganda

  “This generous contribution has arrived just in time, as a funding shortfall was threatening to force WFP to reduce rations for refugees, including the new South Sudanese arrivals,” said acting Country Director Michael Dunford. “Those cuts will not be necessary now, and we are extremely grateful to USAID for its lifesaving support for people […]

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US Africa Command boss discusses regional security in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The head of the U.S. military’s Africa Command, on a visit to Uganda, on Wednesday awarded the U.S. Legion of Merit to six Ugandan military officers, including the country’s top military commander, according to the U.S. Embassy in Uganda. Gen. David M. Rodriguez bestowed the awards, including to Uganda’s top commander, […]

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