U.N. welcomes Uganda talks with rebel army

UNITED NATIONS, April 16 (UPI) -- U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan Friday welcomed the offer of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to negotiate with the Lord's Resistance Army.

Ugandans wreak bloody massacre revenge

LIRA, Uganda, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Protesters in northern Uganda went on a rampage Wednesday, attacking the homes of the ethnic group they blame for a weekend massacre of 200 people.

Ugandan army sends priest packing

KAMPALA, Uganda, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- A Catholic priest has been banned from Uganda's war-torn north for making statements critical of the government's dealings with rebels.

Uganda defeats long-time northern rebels

KAMPALA, Uganda, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- Uganda's president has claimed decisive victory over northern rebels whose signature tactic is child abductions, the Telegraph in London reported Friday.

Ugandan politicians strike over violence

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Members of Uganda's parliament walked off the job Thursday, protesting lack of government action against unchecked, murderous brutality by rebel forces.

Uganda president: Poor nations help rich

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Uganda President Yoweri Museveni says African countries are donors of money, taxes and jobs to the developed world.

400 children rescued in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Uganda says its army rescued more than 400 children held captive by Lord's Resistance Army rebels in a remote village north of the capital of Kampala.

President wants grandchild born in Europe

KAMPALA, Uganda, Oct. 7 (UPI) -- The president of Uganda, a nation ravaged by poverty, spent at least $33,000 in public money so his daughter could give birth in a western hospital.

Ugandan president under fire for spending

KAMPALA, Uganda, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Uganda's president Sunday defended flying his daughter to Europe on his presidential jet, saying she would not be safe in her own country.

Ugandan to face firing squad

KAMPALA, Uganda, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- A Ugandan court martial has sentenced a soldier to death after finding him guilty of cowardice, Johannesburg's The Star reported Monday.

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dead

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, described as age 78 or 80, died after being in a coma for a month, the BBC reported Saturday.

Trial faces Amin on return to Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 22 (UPI) -- Should the ailing former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin return home from Saudi Arabia, he will face trial, a report said Tuesday.

Idi Amin's condition worsens

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, July 21 (UPI) -- Former Ugandan leader Idi Amin's condition worsened Monday after three days on life support systems in a Saudi Arabia hospital.

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin in coma

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, July 20 (UPI) -- The family of former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin say he is in a coma and on life support in a Saudi Arabian hospital.

Bush visits Ugandan AIDS clinic

KAMPALA, Uganda, July 11 (UPI) -- President Bush arrived in the Ugandan capital Friday to speak with AIDS patients.

AIDS to dominate Bush's vist to Uganda

WASHINGTON, July 5 (UPI) -- Uganda's success in controlling AIDS is expected to be a main topic of discussion when President Bush meets with top officials there next week.

Commentary: Joe Bob's Week in Review

Kindergarten suspensions, Boston University's African Presidents in Residence program, and other stories from this week's news.

Uganda criticizes US trade protectionism

WASHINGTON, May 13 (UPI) -- U.S. efforts to protect its farmers are hurting African nations, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said Monday.
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

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