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Police leave Uganda's Daily Monitor

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 30 (UPI) -- A Ugandan newspaper said Thursday that security forces vacated their headquarters and journalists were allowed back to work.

Ugandan newspaper offices reopen

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 30 (UPI) -- The internal affairs minister in Uganda Thursday ordered police to vacate the Daily Monitor newspaper offices, which had been occupied for more than a week.

Uganda news editor cries foul over raid

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 21 (UPI) -- A police raid on a daily newspaper in Uganda is evidence of government-backed media harassment, the newspaper's managing editor said.

Police shut down, search Ugandan newspaper offices

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 21 (UPI) -- Ugandan police closed down the offices of the Daily Monitor after it ran a series of articles about the president making his son successor, journalists said.

Ugandan police shut down media

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 20 (UPI) -- Ugandan police shut down public radio stations and stormed the offices of a major newspaper Monday in response to a political scandal, editors said.

U.N. envoy says she sees 'political will' for eastern DRC peace plan

BUJUMBURA, Burundi, May 3 (UPI) -- A U.N. special envoy, saying she sees a "political will," urged leaders to keep working for success of the new eastern Democratic Republic of Congo peace plan.
Uganda: Kenyans reject ICC 'blackmail'

Uganda: Kenyans reject ICC 'blackmail'

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 9 (UPI) -- Kenyan voters rejected "blackmail" from The Hague by ensuring a presidential victory for Uhuru Kenyatta, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Tuesday.

DRC, Rwanda leaders to discuss violence

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda were meeting Wednesday to discuss fighting in eastern DRC, where rebels seized control of Goma.

Uganda threat to quit Somalia poses danger

MOGADISHU, Somalia, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Uganda's threat to pull its troops out of Somalia in retaliation for allegations it backs rebel forces in Congo could dangerously weaken Somalia's government.

Ebola patients didn't show symptoms

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 30 (UPI) -- Uganda's health minister said the outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever resulting in 14 deaths went undetected because the patients did not show normal symptoms.

Boko Haram and U.S. plans in Africa

ABUJA, Nigeria, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Nigeria is gripped by an escalating uprising by Islamist militants that has triggered massacres of Christians, including a Christmas Day suicide bombing blitz, which the federal government seems unable to contain.
Post-Mubarak Egypt has softer line on Nile

Post-Mubarak Egypt has softer line on Nile

CAIRO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- With the downfall of Hosni Mubarak, Egyptian leaders are showing more willingness to discuss sharing the waters of the Nile River with other African states.

Amid Arab Spring, Israel seeks new friends

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Israel is scrambling to find new friends in the Middle East, the Mediterranean and Africa.

Long-ignored Uganda on oil boom cusp

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- Uganda, a long-ignored by-water in Africa's Great Lakes region, is widely seen as being on the cusp of an oil boom that will make it a medium-sized producer.

Kenya, Uganda snared in battle for Africa

NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Five years after Ethiopia invaded Somalia, Kenya has sent troops into its lawless neighbor with a similar objective: setting up a buffer zone to block Somalia's jihadists.

Uganda: Somali government needs time

KAMPALA, Uganda, June 3 (UPI) -- President Yoweri Museveni says Uganda will withdraw its troops from Somalia unless the interim government is given another year before elections.

Opponents rally during Uganda inauguration

KAMPALA, Uganda, May 13 (UPI) -- Rallies for opposition leader Kizza Besigye upon his return from Kenya overshadowed the inauguration of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, witnesses said.

Political unrest turns bloody in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 30 (UPI) -- Cost-of-living protests in Uganda have escalated and led to at least two civilian deaths as police vowed to use live ammunition to restore peace.

Museveni tightens grip on Uganda's oil

KAMPALA, Uganda, April 7 (UPI) -- President Yoweri Museveni is reported to be tightening his grip on the East African country's emerging oil sector in a region that seems set to become the new frontier for oil and gas exploration.

Ugandan candidate calls for demonstrations

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Uganda's opposition presidential candidate claims the country's election was rigged and he wants residents to peacefully protest its outcome, officials said.

U.S. concerned by Ugandan vote

WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Washington said it congratulated Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on his re-election but expressed concern over voting irregularities.

Opposition rejects Uganda vote as fixed

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 20 (UPI) -- Uganda's opposition Sunday rejected the re-election victory claimed by President Yoweri Museveni, charging systematic fraud.

Museveni has big lead in Uganda vote

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda had a 3-1 lead over his closest rival Saturday, making another five-year term a near certainty, the government said.

Tensions high as Ugandans head to polls

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said his government wouldn't tolerate any large-scale protests as voters head to the polls for national elections.
Voting begins in Uganda

Voting begins in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Voting in Uganda's election began Friday, with observers saying President Yoweri Museveni, in power for a quarter-century, is expected to be re-elected.
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