Uganda: News Updates

GULU, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - Economic and social recovery in northern Uganda has been slow, despite more than US$600 million having been spent in foreign aid in the years since the LRA was active there. According to development agencies and local communities, many are still living in abject...

November 22, 2011

GULU, 22 November 2011 (IRIN) - At 26, Kilama Otto was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) from his home in northern Uganda’s Nwoya district. After fighting with the insurgency for nine years, he escaped in 2001 and surrendered to the Ugandan army.

He now lives with his wife...

November 22, 2011

KAMPALA, 29 April 2011 (IRIN) - After weeks of demonstrations against the rising cost of living in Uganda, the situation in the capital, Kampala, deteriorated on 29 April, with riots breaking out in the city centre in protest at the brutal arrest of an opposition leader a...

April 29, 2011

“I’m voting for change,” he said.

Mr. Kibwami, along with many others here in Uganda’s capital, voted for the leading opposition candidate, Kizza Besigye, who is trying to unseat President Yoweri Museveni, in power for the past 25 years.

But while the...

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and JOSH KRON
February 18, 2011

KAMPALA, Uganda — Fresh from fighting in the bush, Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni, a former rebel commander, electrified the crowd at his inaugural address in 1986 when he declared that “the problems of Africa, and Uganda in particular, are caused by leaders who...

By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN and JOSH KRON
February 17, 2011

(Kampala) - Ugandan police and Resident District Commissioners are intimidating civil society activists seeking to expose and condemn allegations of government corruption, Human Rights Watch said today.

Outside Kampala, some officials are also intimidating...

February 10, 2011

GULU, 9 February 2011 (IRIN) - Hundreds of thousands of former internally displaced persons (IDPs) in northern Uganda have registered to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on 18 February, but many doubt the outcome will improve their livelihoods.

"Our...

February 9, 2011

 

LONDON, 15 December 2010 (IRIN) - On Christmas eve two years ago, the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) launched attacks in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo and Southern Sudan, killing more than 600 people over a three-week period. Hundreds more were abducted and thousands...

December 15, 2010

On 14 October 2009 the draft Anti Homosexuality Bill was introduced to the Parliament of Uganda by Ndoorwa West MP David Bahati. Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill stipulates the death penalty for repeated same-sex relations and life imprisonment for all other homosexual...

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)
October 18, 2010

Munyonyo, Uganda (CNN) -- Citing increased complaints from Ugandans, mainly from the war-ravaged northern region, the prosecutor at the International Criminal Court (ICC) said Thursday he plans to investigate the country's army over alleged crimes against humanity.

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Samson Ntale
June 3, 2010