Uganda: Bobi Wine arrested during rally, his office says
16 March 2021 | 6:43 am
Security forces reportedly surrounded the opposition leader's house after taking him there. Wine had called for protests against the crackdown on his supporters.
A four-month Ebola outbreak has been successfully controlled, Ugandan officials said on Wednesday, despite the lack of a vaccine against the strain in question.
Kampala is abandoning its Chinese partners and turning to Turkey to build a standard gauge railway that will connect to neighboring Kenya. East Africa is keen on improving its railway network as part of integration.
An explosion near a government building in Mogadishu was followed by a shootout between security forces and gunmen that left at least five civilians dead. The al-Shabab terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.
Uganda on Tuesday commissioned the first of its four planned oil rigs and the start of drilling the first production well, a key milestone as the country races to meet its target of first oil output in 2025 after a long delay.
Eddy Kenzo keeps scaling heights in music. The Ugandan who won admiration at home for winning attention at the Grammys is unrivaled among east African singers. Fans say he embodies hope that even the poorest can triumph.
The UN human rights office in Uganda may close soon. The authorities have decided not to renew its mandate, which expires this year. Kampala believes it can do without it. This is a cause for concern for NGOs. Attacks on journalists, imprisonment of lawyers and opposition leaders were the order of the day during the last presidential election. FRANCE 24's Carolyn Lamboley explains.
A project is helping farmers adapt agroforestry for growing coffee beans in a sustainable eco-friendly way. The hope is to increase coffee production without chemicals while keeping the soil healthy and fertile for the future.
For many years, food aid dependency from government and non-government organizations was a trend in Karamoja, northeastern Uganda. But now, stakeholders realize that this is no longer sustainable.
The Anglican Church is one of a global group of signatories to sharply criticize a decision by the Church of England to allow the blessing of same-sex couples.
Uganda's new anti-LGBTQ bill which proposes punishing people who support or fund homosexuality has widespread support from MPs — but rights activists say the bill is a diversion from the real issues affecting citizens.
Lawmakers in Uganda are voting on the bill as President Yoweri Museveni calls for investigations into homosexuality in the country. Uganda already has some of the most draconian anti-LGBT legislation in the world.
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