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Seven days of terror

Monday, June 27th 2016, 10:48
related countries: Israel Israel

Forty years ago Sara Guter Davidson was one of the hostages taken to Entebbe Airport in Uganda by hijackers, and rescued in an audacious operation by the Israeli military.
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Uganda witness for Muslim cleric murder 'castrated'

Monday, June 20th 2016, 11:37

A state witness in a trial over a spate of murders of Muslim clerics in Uganda has been castrated and other witnesses have received death threats, prosecutors say.
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Ugandan soldier shoots seven dead in Kampala barracks

Thursday, June 16th 2016, 16:15
related places: Kampala

A Ugandan soldier kills seven people, including three children, in a shooting spree at a military police barracks in the capital, Kampala.
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Uganda bombers given life sentences

Friday, May 27th 2016, 17:07
related places: Kampala

Five people convicted of terrorism over the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people, are given life sentences.
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Uganda World Cup bomb mastermind guilty

Thursday, May 26th 2016, 17:32
related places: Kampala

The mastermind of the 2010 bomb attacks in Uganda's capital, Kampala, which killed 74 people as they were watching the World Cup final, is found guilty.
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Uganda bans smoking in public places

Thursday, May 19th 2016, 16:37

Tough new anti-smoking laws come into effect in Uganda, banning smoking in or near public places and outlawing e-cigarettes and flavoured tobacco.
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Ugandan Asians dominate economy after exile

Sunday, May 15th 2016, 0:30

How Ugandan exiles are thriving once more
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Envoys walk out of Uganda inauguration

Thursday, May 12th 2016, 21:53

Western diplomats walk out of Ugandan President Museveni's inauguration over disparaging comments he made about the International Criminal Court.
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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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