40-year-old Ugandan woman with 44 children named most fertile

Africa 10/15/19, 05:05

Mariam Nabatanzi, a 40-year-old woman from the Mukono District of Uganda, was named the most fertile woman in the African country after it was confirmed that she had given birth to 44 children. Nabatanzi is known as Nalongo Muzaala Bana (the twin mother that produces quadruplets) in her home village of Kabimbiri, ...

As Uganda targets a pop star rival, media under pressure

World 05/18/19, 04:37

Until recently the Ugandan pop star and opposition figure known as Bobi Wine could count on news crews trailing him. As his popularity grew in the past year, his activities were increasingly covered live by broadcasters satisfying public interest in his anti-government movement known as People Power.Now that has changed.As ...

Australian leader denies 2 Rwandans are massacre suspects

Asia & Pacific 05/17/19, 02:37

Australia's prime minister on Friday denied media reports that two Rwandan refugees resettled in Australia are suspects in the massacre of eight tourists in Uganda 20 years ago. U.S. news outlet Politico reported that former Hutu rebels Leonidas Bimenyimana and Gregoire Nyaminani spent more than a decade in a Virginia state ...

Uganda targets journalists on World Press Freedom Day

Africa 05/03/19, 11:45

As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Friday, television and radio stations in Uganda were being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in court.Journalists have protested the ordered suspension of news leaders at 13 stations over what the Uganda Communications Commission called "repeated breach of minimum broadcasting ...

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is freed on bail

Africa 05/02/19, 08:52

Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine was freed on bail Thursday after spending three nights in a maximum-security prison.The lawmaker, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, is charged with disobeying statutory authority. He faces trial over staging a street protest in July against a tax on social media.Prosecutors ...

Uganda: Opposition pop star Bobi Wine jailed over protest

Africa 04/29/19, 10:55

The Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine was remanded to a maximum-security prison on Monday after being charged over his role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media.Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, and others led an anti-government protest in ...

Uganda acquires 2 new jets, seeks to revive national airline

Africa 04/23/19, 09:58

Uganda's government has taken delivery of two new passenger jets in a bid to revive the national carrier that collapsed years ago.Uganda Airlines is set to begin operations in June. It will fly to regional destinations at first.Fanfare marked the arrival on Tuesday of two jets from Canadian aerospace company ...

Salah’s Egypt faces Congo, Uganda & Zimbabwe at African Cup

Soccer 04/12/19, 15:50

Mohamed Salah and host Egypt will face Congo, Uganda and Zimbabwe in the group stage of an historic African Cup of Nations this year, the first time the tournament will field 24 teams and be held in the European summer.As host, Egypt was one of six seeded teams for Friday's ...

US to start warning travelers about kidnapping risk abroad

Politics 04/10/19, 11:22

The risk of being kidnapped or taken hostage is being added to the travel advisories issued by the State Department. State Department advisories have until now included warnings about such things as crime, civil unrest or the potential for terrorism. The new "K" indicator for the potential to be kidnapped is ...

Uganda says arrests made for kidnapping of American tourist

Africa 04/09/19, 12:20

Ugandan police say they have arrested some people over the kidnapping last week of an American tourist who has since been freed. Police did not specify how many people were arrested but said they are "actively investigating" the kidnapping which took place on April 2 in a national park. The victims — ...

25 years after genocide, Rwanda’s Kagame is praised, feared

Africa 04/09/19, 03:33

A quarter-century after Rwanda's brutal genocide, President Paul Kagame remains a constant figure atop the country's politics, feted by those who say it needs his visionary leadership and loathed by others who see a firm authoritarian with a malicious streak.Kagame is so little-questioned that he speaks openly about the apparent ...

Trump urges Uganda to find kidnappers of freed US tourist

Politics 04/08/19, 08:07

United States President Donald Trump on Monday urged Uganda to find the kidnappers of an American tourist who has been freed, amid conflicting reports over whether a ransom was paid for her release. Kim Endicott was released by her abductors over the weekend and will be turned over to the U.S. ...

Uganda police say kidnapped US woman and driver are freed

U.S. 04/07/19, 16:44

Ugandan police said on Sunday they had rescued an American woman and her driver who had been kidnapped by gunmen in a national park. The two "are in good health" and "in the safe hands" of security officials, police said in a Twitter update. Although authorities provided no details about how the ...

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