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Africa welcomes COVAX doses but warns against 'selfishness'

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Urgent calls for COVID-19 vaccine fairness rang through African countries on Friday as more welcomed or rolled out doses from the global COVAX initiative, with officials acutely...

Watchdog urges release of media workers held in Ethiopia

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Committee to Protect Journalists is urging Ethiopian authorities to free journalists and media workers detained in the Tigray region, where government troops and their allie...

Ethiopia rebuffs US call to pull outside forces from Tigray

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopia's government is rebuffing calls by the United States to withdraw troops from the embattled Tigray region. In response to U.S Secretary of State Antony...

Medical oxygen scarce in Africa, Latin America amid virus

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A crisis over the supply of medical oxygen for coronavirus patients has struck nations in Africa and Latin America, where warnings went unheeded at the start of the pandemic and ...

Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election...

UN urges Uganda to probe reporters' beating at rights office

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday called for an investigation into allegations that Ugandan military police used “excessive force" during an attack against journalists covering a ...

Allegations of abductions grip Uganda after tense elections

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Monday released a list of 243 people who have allegedly been abducted by the security forces, piling pressure on the government to find th...

Digital siege: Internet cuts become favored tool of regimes

LONDON (AP) — When army generals in Myanmar staged a coup last week, they briefly cut internet access in an apparent attempt to stymie protests. In Uganda, residents couldn't use Facebook, Twitter and...

Uganda eases social media curbs, but Facebook still off

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities on Wednesday lifted restrictions on social networks imposed ahead of a presidential election last month, but Facebook remains blocked in the East African cou...

Tensions rise in Uganda over abductions during elections

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities face pressure to find more than two dozen people allegedly abducted by security forces before or after last month's presidential election, whose outcome has ...

Uganda's Bobi Wine urges 'strong action' over Uganda polls

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is urging the international community to back up concerns over the country's disputed elections with “strong actions" against President Yower...

Victim, perpetrator, or both? ICC verdicts in Uganda case

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Judges at the International Criminal Court are passing judgment Thursday on a senior commander in the brutal Ugandan rebel group Lord's Resistance Army who is charged wit...

Uganda's president orders suspension of European-backed fund

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the suspension of a multimillion-dollar fund backed by European nations that supports the work of local groups focusing on democrac...

Red Cross: 32 killed in motor accident in remote Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Red Cross in Uganda says 32 bodies have been recovered from the scene of a traffic accident involving five vehicles. The crash happened Tuesday night in a ...

Uganda's Bobi Wine goes to court to dispute president's win

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine on Monday launched a court case seeking to overturn the re-election of President Yoweri Museveni, who has been in power for 35 years. ...