APRNEWS - People fleeing violence in an Ebola-hit region of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo are being forced to cross the border illegally into Uganda, risking the virus spreading into the neighboring East African nation, aid groups said on Friday.
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APRNEWS - Security forces deployed to keep Ugandan lawmaker and Afro pop star, Bobi Wine, under preventive house arrest were outsmarted on Thursday when he evaded them.
Bobi Wine, real name Robert Kyagulanyi, managed to leave home to attend the funeral of a prominent politician in the town of Busoga in eastern Uganda.
APRNEWS - The Chief Executive Officer of telecommunication giants MTN’s operations in Uganda was on Thursday evening deported to his home country, Belgium.
Wim Van Helleputte was reportedly booked onto SN Brussels flight after being classed a prohibited immigrant under Ugandan laws.
APRNEWS - Ugandan president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni says he will be unveiling new measures in the fight against corruption in less than a week.
The president in tweets posted on Tuesday pledged to defeat the cancer of corruption which he says was affecting all sectors of the Ugandan society.
APRNEWS - Protests have erupted in Uganda over the re-arrest of popular musician and legislator, Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, who was restricted from travelling abroad on Thursday.
Local newspaper Daily Monitor reported that police and military personnel were engaged in running battles with Bobi Wine’s supporters in Kamwokya, a suburb of the capital Kampala.
APRNEWS - Operatives of Uganda’s presidential guard gravely tortured two serving lawmakers in the wake of a reported attack on the presidential convoy during a by-election in Arua.
APRNEWS - Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni announced on Wednesday up to 10 measures his government will take to secure the population.
The president was addressing a special sitting of parliament that was called after the brutal murder of one of the country’s prominent legislators, Ibrahim Abiriga two weeks ago.
APRNEWS - Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has showed off gifts that were given to him by the Ethiopian prime minister during the latter’s recent state visit.
Abiy Ahmed was the guest of honour at Uganda’s National Heroes Day and was awarded the highest national accolade for his contribution to Africa’s liberation struggle.
AFRICANEWS - Forty eight died in a grisly accident involving a tractor, a bus and a truck on a road in Northern Uganda, the Ugandan Red Cross announced Saturday.
“The death toll is now 48, including 16 children,” Irene Nakasiita, a spokeswoman for the Uganda Red Cross, told AFP.
Reuters- A South Sudanese rebel group said on Monday it had released 15 army soldiers it had been holding to The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), in line with a ceasefire agreed by the government and rebel groups last month.