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    More On: COVID vaccine WHO warns of COVID surge in Indonesia fed by virus variants Dangerous new COVID ‘variant of concern’ investigated in Wisconsin Check the wrist before you hug it out: Bracelets show COVID comfort level as restrictions ease Hundreds of health workers test positive for COVID-19 — despite getting vaccine KAMPALA, Uganda — Hati Maronjei once swore...
    CHICAGO (WLS) -- A Chicago area nonprofit is working to improve lives around the world.The Angel Projects of America has several different initiatives.One of the newest projects is called The Saving Grace Project. It focuses on helping people in the Rubuguri village in Uganda as well as nearby villages.The Angel Projects of America will be building a first aid station...
    (CNN)Three men wearing white hazmat suits carry a dark blue body bag into the back of an ambulance parked next to a soccer field in Uganda's main stadium -- the latest victim of the virulent second wave of Covid-19 that has hit the East African country. Usually teeming with soccer fans, the Mandela National Stadium is now a temporary hospital...
    Kampala, Uganda (CNN)More restrictions will be reinforced in Uganda to curb the spread of a second wave of Covid-19 amid a sharp rise in cases, President Yoweri Museveni confirmed in a televised address Sunday night.All schools and institutions of higher learning will be closed for 42 days starting Monday morning, the president said, adding that all teachers will be required...
    Kampala, Uganda (CNN)The daughter of Ugandan government minister General Edward Katumba Wamala has been killed in a drive-by attack targeting the general outside his home in Kampala on Tuesday, Ugandan police said in a statement.Police said the Minister of Works and Transport was leaving the residence in the upmarket Kampala suburb of Kisasi when unknown assailants on motorcycles opened fire.The...
    At least 22 people have been killed - 13 of whom were beheaded - by ISIS fanatics in the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Militants from the Allied Democratic Forces attacked villagers near the town of Beni, in the country's northeast, late Tuesday, the country's military says.  An unspecified number of women and children are among the dead, officials said, adding...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The American rap artist and singer Akon is drawing criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country. Akon is helping to rehabilitate longtime President Yoweri Museveni’s reputation after an election earlier this year marred by violence, an internet shutdown and...
    Loading the player... Akon will soon have yet another African city that bears his name. Read More: African American COVID-19 vaccinations highest in Mississippi The rapper-turned-business mogul is working to develop a futuristic city in the African country of Uganda. The announcement was made with NBS Uganda on Monday, per Complex. The Ugandan government has given Akon one square mile...
    EMILIE Larter, 29, a primary school teacher, lives in Worcestershire with her adopted son Adam, six. “As I stood up to address the judge in the crowded courtroom in Uganda, I was shaking. 10Emilie Larter, 29, lives in Worcestershire with her adopted son Adam, six "I glanced down at four-year-old Adam, who I’d taken care of since he was...
    A SCHOOLGIRL in Uganda has reportedly given birth during a maths exam after she was lured into sex during a Covid lockdown. The 13-year-old reportedly went into labour at St Balikuddembe Primary School in Buwama yesterday. ???? Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates... 1The 13-year-old reportedly went into labour at St Balikuddembe Primary School in BuwamaCredit: PHOTOS/...
    The BBC reported that six lions have been found dead and dismembered at a national park in Uganda. The lions were found in Queen Elizabeth National Park with heads and paws hacked off in what authorities believe is poisoning. Source: Next Media Uganda/YouTube Authorities and conservationists are working to investigate and the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) said it...
    KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan wildlife officials have detained four men suspected of killing and dismembering lions in one of the East African country's largest national parks, they said on Tuesday. Six carcases, some with severed heads and legs, were discovered in the Ishasha sector of Queen Elizabeth National Park, near the border with Democratic Republic of Congo, on Friday. The...
    Uganda: Lions found dead and mutilated in Queen Elizabeth National Park
    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine has been arrested while leading a protest in the capital, Kampala. The Daily Monitor newspaper published a photo of the moment Wine was taken away by police while he held a poster saying “BRING BACK OUR PEOPLE." Wine is protesting the detention of many of his...
    By RODNEY MUHUMUZA, Associated Press KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The French oil company Total says it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to less than 1% of the protected area, seeking to assuage the concerns of activists who oppose the project. Total said it would support funding a 50% increase in the number of...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The French oil company Total says it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to less than 1% of the protected area, seeking to assuage the concerns of activists who oppose the project. Total said it would support funding a 50% increase in the number of game rangers in Murchison Falls...
    By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) - The Ugandan military on Thursday sentenced seven soldiers to up 90 days in jail after they were convicted of assaulting journalists who were covering an event outside a U.N. office in the capital Kampala. Punishment of security personnel for abuse against journalists is rare and attacks on reporters have escalated in recent months amid...
    “The children were playing in nature on Tuesday afternoon when they discovered an object which exploded while handling it,” regional police spokeswoman Josephine Angucia told .. “The first elements of the investigation suggest that it was a grenade abandoned during the period of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) which raged in the West Nile region and in particular in...
    Facebook has removed another batch of fake accounts it says were trying to manipulate its platform and influence elections. The company published its latest report on “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” which identified two networks in Uganda and Palestine.  The Uganda network used fake accounts to “manage Pages, impersonate at least one public figure in Uganda, comment on other people’s content, and...
    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 been rejected by the main opposition candidate as fraudulent. Internal Affairs Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo told lawmakers on Thursday that at least 31 of 44 alleged kidnapping victims “are...
    By MIKE CORDER, Associated Press 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 with 70 crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. The verdicts will decide whether Dominic Ongwen was a victim of atrocities, or...
    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 with 70 crimes including murder, sexual slavery and using child soldiers. The verdicts will decide whether Dominic Ongwen was a victim of atrocities, or a perpetrator. Or both. Defense...
    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 remote district in the East African country’s western region. Ugandan police in a statement on Wednesday said 10 people died instantly and 33 others were seriously injured....
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s military says it killed 189 suspected Islamic extremists with al-Shabab in Somalia in a “surprise, swift” attack that targeted a meeting of members of the armed group. The army said in a statement Friday that its contingent of African Union troops in Somalia raided al-Shabab “hideouts in the thickets of Sigaale village” about 100 kilometers...
    Ugandan soldiers have “surrounded” the home of opposition leader Bobi Wine, who wrote on Twitter on Monday that he and his wife are being held “captive” inside their house. The military action followed a rigorous presidential campaign by Wine against 35-year dictator Yoweri Museveni, who has since declared victory amid widespread accusations of election irregularities such as the theft of...
    (CNN)Uganda's longtime leader Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected for a sixth term amid allegations of fraud and lack of transparency around the vote count.The country's election commission said Museveni won 58.64% of the nearly 10 million ballots cast, while opposition leader Bobi Wine received 34.83% of the vote.The results follow months of campaigning that was marred by deadly violence and...
    According to the latest results published on Saturday by the Electoral Commission, covering 91.1% of the country’s polling stations, Mr. Museveni won 58.8% of the vote, against 34.5% for Bobi Wine – Robert Kyagulanyi of his real name . The final results of the January 14 presidential election are expected Saturday afternoon. At the same time, the partial results...
    Dwarf giraffe, Nigel, pictured next to an adult male in March, 2018. Emma Wells, Giraffe Consideration Foundation Two dwarf giraffe have been discovered for the first time in Africa by scientists from the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF). One giraffe was found in Murchison Falls National Park in Uganda in 2015 and the other on a private farm in...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says military has entered his home and “we are in serious trouble.” Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Uganda’s electoral commission says President Yoweri Museveni leads in Thursday’s election with 29% of votes counted, receiving 63% of ballots while top opposition candidate Bobi Wine has 28%. Wine, a popular singer-turned-lawmaker half the president’s age, alleges that the vote in the East African country was rigged. The electoral commission on Friday replied that the burden...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandans voted Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring polling stations. Internet access has been cut off. Long lines of voters snaked into the distance in the capital, Kampala. “This is a miracle,” mechanic...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandans are voting Thursday in a presidential election tainted by widespread violence that some fear could escalate as security forces try to stop supporters of leading opposition challenger Bobi Wine from monitoring polling stations. Internet access has been cut off. The vote count will begin when polls close at 4 p.m. local time. More than 17...
    Armed police have been patrolling the streets of Kampala A 38-year-old pop star is challenging one of Africa’s longest serving leaders in Uganda’s hotly contested election. Robert Kyagulanyi, known by his stage name Bobi Wine, says he represents the country’s younger generation, while Yoweri Museveni, 76, says he is standing for stability. The campaign has been marred by serious...
    Ugandans are being called to the polls this Thursday, January 14 to elect their president.
    (CNN)During a live virtual press conference on Thursday, a stunned global audience watched as singer-turned-politician Robert Kyagulanyi, known as Bobi Wine, was forcibly removed from his vehicle by Ugandan police as gunshots were fired. "I have regularly been beaten and pepper-sprayed on the campaign trail," Wine, who escaped unhurt from the incident, told CNN in a phone conversation two days...
    Conservative commentator Glenn Beck has drawn backlash for a comparison of recent social media crackdowns to WWII 'ghettos', while libertarian journalist Glenn Greenwald has blasted Twitter for condemning political internet censorship in Uganda after banning President Donald Trump and his allies. Beck and Greenwald both appeared on the Fox News program Tucker Carlson Tonight on Tuesday, where they pushed their...
    Twitter is now advocating for free expression and sharing of information ... in Uganda.  Amid reports that the East African nation's government has shut down access to social media ahead of scheduled elections Thursday, Twitter's public policy account issued a stern warning Tuesday. TWITTER BANS TRUMP, BUT IRANIAN AYATOLLAH, LOUIS FARRAKHAN, CHINESE PROPAGANDISTS STILL ACTIVE  "Ahead of the Ugandan election, we're hearing reports...
    Twitter has spoken out in favor of free speech, and against the shutdown of the Internet — in Uganda. Twitter’s public policy department tweeted in opposition to reported efforts to shut down internet access ahead of Uganda’s election this week, where President Yoweri Museveni is asking voters for a sixth term. He has been in office for 35 years. Last week,...
    KAMPALA, Uganda— A Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the East African country’s election after several accounts linked to President Yoweri Museveni’s campaign were removed for alleged inauthentic behavior. Presidential spokesman Don Wanyama told The Associated Press on Monday that Facebook’s action was evidence of what Ugandan authorities see as outside support of Bobi Wine, the leading opposition...
    More On: uganda Dwarf giraffes discovered in Namibia, Uganda Crowded mountains can make silverback gorillas more violent Uganda says 219 prisoners escape, some with guns and ammunition Killer of Rafiki, Uganda’s beloved gorilla, sentenced to 11 years in prison KAMPALA, Uganda— A Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the East African country’s election after several accounts linked to...
    Composite of pictures of Yoweri Museveni Ugandans under the age of 35 – and that is more than three-quarters of the population – have only known one president. Yoweri Museveni, who came to power on the back of an armed uprising in 1986, has defied the political laws of gravity which have felled other long-serving leaders in the region....
    JOHANNESBURG — Being tall is the giraffe’s competitive advantage, giving it the pick of leaves from the tallest trees, so scientists were stunned to find two giraffe dwarves on different sides of Africa.  “It’s fascinating what our researchers out in the field found,” Julian Fennessy, co-founder of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, told Reuters in a videocall on Friday. “We were...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Police in Uganda have confronted popular opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during an online press conference. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    The average height of a giraffe is around 18 feet, but scientist stumbled upon two that are half the size. Conservation scientists discovered a Nubian giraffe in Uganda that is nine feet, four inches tall and then an Angolan giraffe that stood just eight and a half feet. Baffled by both observations, the researchers could only come to one conclusion...
    (CNN)Self-defense, an essential tool for women living in Katanga, is a concept Hellen Baleke knows very well. In this slum -- one of the largest in Kampala, Uganda's capital city -- boxing gives women the opportunity to learn a new skill and keeps them off the streets. "You have to fight if you want to survive," says Baleke.As a professional...
    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Deadly violence and repressive measures have alarmed observers as Uganda prepares to vote on Jan. 14, with longtime President Yoweri Museveni challenged by young singer and lawmaker Bobi Wine, who has captured the imagination of many across Africa in a generational clash. Authorities have used the COVID-19 pandemic as a reason to ban rallies in urban...
    BENI, Congo (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed in an overnight raid on a village in a part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo plagued by Islamist rebel attacks, local authorities said on Tuesday. The militants struck late on Monday, killing residents of Mwenda village with machetes and guns, its civil society leader Jeremi Mbweki said. He blamed...
    GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - At least 17 people were found hacked to death in a part of eastern Democratic Republic of Congo ravaged by attacks from Islamist militants, a local official said on Friday. Donat Kibwana, the administrator of Beni territory, blamed the deaths near the town of Eringeti on the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), a Ugandan...
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