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Free cancer therapy for 400 Ugandans

Tuesday, April 19th 2016, 13:23
related countries: Kenya Kenya

A Kenyan hospital is to provide free cancer treatment to 400 patients from Uganda as the neighbouring country's only radiotherapy machine has broken.
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Uganda's only radiotherapy unit breaks

Friday, April 8th 2016, 11:44

Uganda's only radiotherapy machine used for treating cancer is broken beyond repair, the country's main cancer unit says.
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Uganda to jail parents over missed jabs

Friday, March 25th 2016, 18:33

Parents who fail to vaccinate their children in Uganda will face six month in jail, according to a new law recently signed by President Yoweri Museveni.
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The schoolboy wrongly accused of two murders

Tuesday, March 1st 2016, 0:36
related countries: United States United States

How a US lawyer cleared a Ugandan schoolboy's name
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Museveni rival held over protest march

Monday, February 22nd 2016, 12:17

Uganda's defeated presidential candidate Kizza Besigye is arrested after vowing to lead a protest march against President Yoweri Museveni's election victory.
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Ugandan challenger claims poll fraud

Sunday, February 21st 2016, 4:35

The main opposition leader in Uganda, Kizza Besigye, rejects the result of presidential polls which saw Yoweri Museveni win a fifth term in office.
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Uganda's Museveni wins fifth term

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 14:52

Uganda's electoral commission announces that Yoweri Museveni has won a fifth term as president amid allegations of intimidation and vote rigging.
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Uganda's Museveni set to extend rule

Saturday, February 20th 2016, 11:31

Ugandan leader Yoweri Museveni takes a strong lead in presidential elections, results show, with main rival Kizza Besigye meanwhile put under house arrest.
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Ugandan leader's main rival detained

Friday, February 19th 2016, 15:46
related places: Kampala

Police in Uganda say they have arrested the main opposition presidential candidate to prevent him from announcing his own election results.
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VIDEO: Uganda's Besigye detained by police

Friday, February 19th 2016, 14:01
related places: Kampala

Uganda's main opposition presidential candidate is detained following a raid on his party's Kampala headquarters, one day after tightly contested elections.
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Uganda social media blocked during vote

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 14:40

Social media has been blocked in Uganda as people vote in presidential polls to stop people "telling lies", says the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.
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VIDEO: Delays but 'excitement' at Uganda vote

Thursday, February 18th 2016, 10:20

Polls open in Uganda's presidential election, with incumbent Yoweri Museveni seeking to extend his 30-year rule.
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Uganda police detain opposition candidate

Monday, February 15th 2016, 12:50

One of Uganda's main opposition candidates is briefly detained by police ahead of presidential elections on Thursday.
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Uganda's leader in poll debate U-turn

Saturday, February 13th 2016, 16:06

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is to take part in his first televised debate ahead of Thursday's poll after earlier saying such events were for schoolchildren.
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Uganda candidate makes Idi Amin pledge

Wednesday, February 10th 2016, 16:14

A candidate in Uganda's presidential vote promises to repatriate the remains of the former dictator, Idi Amin, and build a museum in his honour.
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Uganda ex-spy chief court-martialled

Tuesday, February 2nd 2016, 16:02

Uganda's former intelligence chief, who is a strong critic of President Yoweri Museveni, is charged with insubordination at a military court.
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Africa's 'first solar bus' unveiled

Monday, February 1st 2016, 16:48

A solar-powered bus described by its Ugandan makers as the first in Africa is driven in public for the first time.
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VIDEO: Zika: In the forest where virus was discovered

Friday, January 29th 2016, 10:53

The Zika virus, which is said to be spreading "explosively", was forest discovered in a forest in Uganda.
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Rebel accused of ordering cannibalism

Thursday, January 21st 2016, 17:19

International prosecutors at The Hague accuse former Ugandan rebel Dominic Ongwen of ordering his men to kill, cook and eat civilians.
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Catholic Church linked to Uganda child labour

Tuesday, January 5th 2016, 2:14

Catholic Church accused of profiting from underage labour
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Uganda's Uber for dirty laundry

Tuesday, December 15th 2015, 13:52

and other inventions coming out of Uganda's tech hub
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VIDEO: Huge crowds for Pope's Uganda Mass

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 21:54

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in front of huge crowds in Uganda on the second stage of his three-country Africa tour.
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Pope remembers martyrs in Uganda

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 18:21

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at a shrine where dozens of Ugandan Christians were martyred for their faith on the latest stage of his African trip.
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Pope remembers martyrs in Uganda

Saturday, November 28th 2015, 8:12

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at a shrine where dozens of Ugandan Christians were martyred for their faith on the latest stage of his African trip.
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VIDEO: Pope gives last address in Kenya

Friday, November 27th 2015, 11:44
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

The Pope has been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd at a youth rally at Nairobi's Kasarani Stadium, his last public event in Kenya before travelling to Uganda, as Anne Soy reports.
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VIDEO: Acid attack victim's voice of defiance

Wednesday, November 11th 2015, 1:47
related countries: Singapore Singapore

Namale Allen was attacked with acid at her home in Uganda - she has travelled to Singapore for treatment and says she wants to be a voice for other victims.
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VIDEO: No safe haven for gay Ugandans in Kenya

Tuesday, November 10th 2015, 21:14
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Hundreds of Uganda's LGBT community, fearing persecution, have fled to Kenya where they say the situation is not much better.
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