Politics of Uganda

By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Sep 13th, 2012
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By Angelo Izama At Forest Mall, errand boys and girls for Kampala’s wealthy families dash back and forth. The Mall is part of a string of new developments providing office space for banks, coffee shops and expensive boutiques. A cashmere sweater at one of these upscale hangouts costs 1.2 million Ugan...
By IndepthAfrica
In Business
Feb 23rd, 2012
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Chinese state media say one of the country’s largest national oil companies is in negotiations to invest in Uganda’s first ever oil refinery. The China Daily said Thursday that the state-owned China National Offshore Oil Corp (CNOOC) plans to invest in the project, which will be located i...
By IndepthAfrica
In Article
Feb 9th, 2012
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Last Friday (4th Feb), the Ugandan government finally signed Production Sharing Agreements with UK based Tullow Oil. The deal has been in waiting for months as a bargain was struck on the one hand between the government and the oil companies, and on the other between government officials and the Ugan...
By IndepthAfrica
In East Africa
Feb 7th, 2012
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Kampala – A lawmaker in Uganda is re-introducing an anti-gay bill that received wide condemnation, including from President Barack Obama. The bill was re-introduced on Tuesday by David Bahati, the bill’s primary backer. It was originally introduced in 2009 but has never come before the fu...
By benim
In DR Congo
Nov 3rd, 2011
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Kinshasa – A Democratic Republic of Congo army official says Ugandan militiamen launched an overnight attack on a military base in eastern DRC in an attempt to free detained leaders. The army spokesperson, Eric Ruhorimbere said the fighters descended on a Congolese military base in Mukakira aro...
By benim
In East Africa
Jul 12th, 2011
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A leading member of the rebel Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) calls the trial of one of its former commanders a publicity stunt. Justine Labeja is the acting leader of the LRA’s peace team.The timing of the trial, he said, is a government attempt to gain public sympathy after the recent and sometimes vi...
By benim
In News
May 19th, 2011
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In an article, “Ugandan president apologizes for stoning of Nigerian president’s car on inauguration day”, appeared in The Washington Post of May 17, Uganda’s President reaffirm, the Nigerian presidential convoy was stoned, but the Nigerian government had earlier denied reports that Presi...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
May 12th, 2011
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Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye left Kenya on a flight for home on Thursday, 24 hours after being barred from making the journey. His return to Uganda coincides with President Yoweri Museveni being sworn in for a fourth term after winning an election in February in which Besigye was his close...
By benim
In Conflict/Tragedy
Apr 29th, 2011
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KAMPALA, Uganda – Army troops and police fired live bullets at rioting demonstrators Friday, and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in the largest anti-government protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year. Rioters burned tires in downtown streets as security forces fired tear gas and guns,...
By benim
In East Africa
Apr 23rd, 2011
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Police are patrolling the streets of Uganda’s capital, Kampala, in an effort to prevent an escalation of opposition led protest across the east Africa country. Leading opposition leaders are due to spend the Easter holidays in jail after being refused bail or deciding to refuse bail and stay in priso...