American tourist rescued after being kidnapped in Uganda
20 April 2019 | 12:13 pm
An American tourist and her driver have been rescued unharmed after being kidnapped in a national park in southwestern Uganda last week, the Ugandan authorities said on Monday.
13 Oct 2019
Kampala Fashion Week hosts local and regional designers who are increasingly raising the bar in a bid to rival fashion weeks in New York and Paris.
3 Jul 2020
24-year-old Ugandan Hillary Nuwamanya rides his bike around the wider Kampala area, saving lives by delivering antiretroviral drugs to HIV positive Ugandans during the COVID-19 lockdown.
12 Aug 2020
Kamala, the wrestler also known as the Ugandan Giant, who was one of the biggest attractions in the world of professional wrestling in the mid-80s right through to the early part of the 90s, has passed away at the age of 70...and he was not even from Uganda.
28 Dec 2020
It's Christmas Day and following a year which has been harrowing for so many, we've decided to look back at the good news of 2020. We begin in Uganda, where a plastics company that specialises in recycling switched from making building materials to face shields to help hospitals. We also go to Benin, where the closure of the border with Nigeria has led to a push for more locally produced food, some of it on rooftops. And our correspondent in DR Congo looks back at how an NGO is helping Ebola survivors turn their lives around.
9 Jan 2021
Bobi Wine, the opposition presidential candidate in Uganda's upcoming elections, has laid a complaint with the International Criminal Court against President Yoweri Museveni and others, for crimes against humanity, among other accusations.
11 Jan 2021
Uganda's Inspector General of Police, Martin Okoth Ochola, says that police has been using force against journalists to prevent them from going to dangerous places, and refuses to apologize for the violence of security forces against the media.
23 Jan 2021
Ugandan singer turned politician Bobi Wine, whose real name is Robert Kyagulanyi and who came a distant second behind President Yoweri Museveni in recent elections, tells Ugandans that he "rejects" the results of the election, saying that it "has been the most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda."
5 Feb 2021
A former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army is convicted of dozens of crimes, including widespread rape, sexual enslavement, child abductions, torture and murder, including the killing of babies. Also, as Ethiopia focuses on ongoing conflict in the Tigray region, ethnic crisis deepens in the Benishangul-Gumuz region. Tens of thousands of people have fled the scene of repeated massacres. Finally, the team behind Nigerian film "The Milkmaid", about the Islamist sect Boko Haram, are hoping to make the Oscars shortlist.
21 Feb 2021
In tonight’s edition: Nigerian security forces are on the hunt for the Kagara kidnappers. Forty two people are still missing after an attack on a school on Wednesday. And Uganda's military chief apologizes after soldiers were found guilty of attacking journalists. Seven men were sentenced to up to three months behind bars for their actions. And finally, 100,000 people have officially died of Covid 19 across the African continent. We take a closer look at the health situation in the Kenyan capital.
10 May 2021
The international criminal court has sentenced a former militia leader and child soldier from Uganda to 25 years in prison after he was found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity in a landmark judgment.
16 May 2021
In this interview with "The 77 Percent", musician-turned-opposition leader Bobi Wine explains why the African youth are the drivers of political change and his hope for the future.
22 May 2021
This week in Africa Weekly, Chad's military has declared victory over FACT, the rebel group blamed for killing ex-leader Idriss Deby. The International Criminal Court has sentenced Ugandan warlord Dominic Ongwen to 25 years' imprisonment for war crimes as a key commander of brutal group the Lord's Resistance Army. In Egypt, Muslims celebrate Eid with more ceremony than last year, when Covid-19 shut down festivities at the end of Ramadan. Finally, we explore the world of money changers in Djibouti, an unassuming group of women who keep the wheels of the economy turning.
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After speaking with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the German chancellor bristled at his use of the words apartheid and Holocaust with regards to Israel.
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11 Hindu men given life sentences for raping a Muslim woman in 2002 and killing seven of her family have been released from prison. The rape took place during riots in Gujarat state, led at the time by Narendra Modi.
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Officials of the Nigeria Social Insurance Trust Fund (NSITF) currently being questioned by the Nigerian Senate have claimed that some of the payment vouchers relating to the transfer of the sum of 17.16 billion in 2013 have been eaten up by termites.
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The vast majority of Sierran Leoneans — 80 percent in fact — are under 35. But is the government doing enough to empower this young generation? DW's Edith Kimani asks young Sierra Leoneans if they feel powerful enough to make their mark on the global stage.