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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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Uganda refuses to pull its troops out of South Sudan

Ugandan soldiers. Photo: File Kampala/Juba, September 29, 2015 (SSNA) — Ugandan military Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Paddy Ankunda said Kampala is not preparing to pull its troops out of south Sudan, citing lack of military withdrawal request from South Sudanese government. The recently signed power sharing deal stipulates that all foreign forces must leave South Sudan within […]

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Uganda’s Interior Minister Dies Suddenly During Trip Abroad

From ABC News By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, ASSOCIATED PRESS Uganda’s interior minister died suddenly while traveling home from an official trip in South Korea, the government announced on Saturday. Gen. Aronda Nyakairima, who was 56, died while transiting through Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda said in a statement. Nyakairima died early Saturday, according to […]

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Uganda’s Museveni to visit Sudan next week, as Kenyatta and Bashir holds talks

From the Sudan Tribune The visit comes amid strained relations between Khartoum and Kampala as the two countries trade accusation of support to rebel groups. Sudan accuses Uganda of harbouring rebel groups member of the Sudanese Revolutionary Front (SRF) while Uganda claims that the rebels of the Lord Resistance Army (LRA) are in western Sudan. […]

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Uganda: Number of Presidential Aspirants Hits 43

From The Monitor By Albert Tumwine Kampala — As the deadline for presidential nominations draws nearer, the number of aspirants in the 2016 general election has reached a staggering 43 and more persons are expected to pick nomination forms at the electoral body. The latest person to pick nomination papers is Mr Hamza Kazungu, who […]

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Uganda hands Kenya tough deadlines on oil pipeline

Workers on a Kenya Pipeline Company extension project. Uganda is playing tough on the crude oil pipeline, with fresh demands that Kenya must first meet its pre-conditions before construction begins. PHOTO/FILE In Summary As the announcement was made in Uganda last month, Uganda’s Energy minister Irene Muloni noted that Kenya contested some of the conditions set […]

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Burundi Officials Blame Museveni for Stalled Peace Talks With Opposition

From The East African By Trevor AnaloSenior Burundian officials say they are in support of dialogue between the government and opponents of President Pierre Nkurunziza’s administration, adding that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has failed to bring both sides to the negotiating table. Last week, President Nkurunziza sent emissaries to Kampala, following his surprise inauguration last […]

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