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Congo’s Kabila in Rwanda as Rebel Attacks Roil Mineral Region

The leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda pledged greater intelligence cooperation amid an upsurge in rebel attacks in the east of Africa’s biggest copper producer. Conglese President Joseph Kabila met his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, in the western Rwandan town of Rubavu on Friday. Both sides “hailed the progress made in line […]

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Foiled Kenya Anthrax Plot Hints At Islamic State’s Scramble For Africa

Foreign Policy Outmaneuvered by al-Shabab in Somalia, is the Islamic State gunning for a comeback next door? BY TY MCCORMICK NAIROBI — Kenyan authorities claim to have foiled a “large-scale” biological terrorist plot by militants linked to the Islamic State (IS), raising fears that the Iraq- and Syria-based group may be extending its influence in […]

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Ethiopia’s army has entered South Sudan in search of 100 kidnapped children

From Quartz 32 WRITTEN BY Jason Patinkin Ethiopia’s army entered South Sudan this week to search for over 100 children abducted by a South Sudanese militia during a cross-border cattle raid last month. Ethiopia said the raiders killed over 200 people and blamed the attack on an ethnic Murle militia from South Sudan’s Boma area, […]

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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 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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Uganda’s Would-Be ‘President for Life’ Can Be Beaten

From Foreign Policy BY SUZANNE NOSSEL Uganda’s Would-Be ‘President for Life’ Can Be Beaten “Nobody should be president for life,” declared U.S. President Barack Obama during a pointed speech in July before the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. As parts of Africa boast rising standards of living, more stable democracies, and burgeoning modern industries, […]

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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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