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Uganda criminally charges leader of protests over prices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was criminally charged Wednesday by authorities who accused him of inciting violence with his efforts to stage street protests against ri...

For new Somalia government, al-Shabab a threat to authority

A Somali police officer recently received an unexpected summons from the enemy. An unknown caller ordered him to report to a town outside the capital, Mogadishu, where the extremist group al-Shabab wo...

Uganda detains opposition figure urging protests over prices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan opposition figure who is calling for street protests against rising commodity prices is being detained inside his home by police. Kizza Besigye, a fo...

Rise of Ugandan leader's son draws excitement and concern

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Public fetes celebrating the son of Uganda's leader are raising concern that he is aiming for the presidency after years of apparently being groomed to succeed his father, Presi...

Africa sees rise in measles as pandemic disrupts vaccines

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Africa is seeing a surge of outbreaks of preventable diseases as a result of disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. ...

Kenya mediates Congo peace talks, but breakthrough elusive

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Some Congolese armed groups in peace talks in Kenya asked for more time before laying down their weapons, Kenyan authorities said Thursday, signaling the talks had not yet made ...

East African leaders want "urgent" regional force in Congo

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — East African leaders said they are proceeding with an urgent plan to deploy a regional force in Congo, where some areas in the country's east have long been disturbed by sporadi...

Activists urge release of 'Hotel Rwanda' hero Rusesabagina

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rights activists and others are urging Rwandan authorities to free the man who inspired the film “Hotel Rwanda,” saying his health is failing after an appeals court upheld his 2...

Rights groups charge 'ethnic cleansing' in Ethiopia's Tigray

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Widespread abuses against civilians in the western part of Ethiopia's embattled Tigray region amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty In...

Congo joins East African trade bloc, widening the market

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The central African nation of Congo has joined the East African Community, widening the trade bloc's footprint with the admission of its seventh member. Congo ...

Ethiopia declares humanitarian truce in war-ravaged Tigray

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ethiopia's government on Thursday announced what it called an “indefinite humanitarian truce” in its war-ravaged Tigray region, saying the action was necessary to allow unimpede...

East Africa's hunger crisis needs global action, says Oxfam

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Widespread hunger across East Africa could become “a catastrophe” without an injection of funds to the region's most vulnerable communities, the international aid group Oxfam wa...

Rights groups urge Uganda to free 2 detained journalists

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Rights groups urged Ugandan authorities to free two journalists detained for days over allegations of “offensive communication” targeting President Yoweri Museveni. ...

US sanctions Uganda gold dealer, citing illicit Congo origin

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Belgian businessman sanctioned by the U.S. over allegations of illicit gold trade in Congo said Friday the action undermines efforts to improve transparency in a region seeing...

Somaliland's leader makes pitch for autonomy in Washington

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leader of Somalia's semi-autonomous region of Somaliland has urged the international community to recognize his territory's quest for independence, saying negotiations with ...