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Topic - Yoweri Museveni
Congolese officials were in talks Sunday with representatives of M23, the rebel group that last week took control of the eastern Congo city of Goma, according to Ugandan officials.
African leaders joined thousands of Ugandans on Tuesday on an airstrip in the capital of Kampala, where 50 years ago Uganda announced its independence from British rule.
Doctors were slow to respond to an outbreak of Ebola in Uganda because symptoms weren't always typical, but a World Health Organization official said Friday that authorities are halting the spread of the deadly disease.
The Ugandan government is seeking to ban 38 nongovernmental organizations that it accuses of promoting homosexuality — a move that critics say aims to divert attention from the administration's political troubles.
An exiled Rwandan general, testifying under oath in South Africa on Wednesday, feared he would be arrested as a political prisoner in his homeland, so he fled to Johannesburg, where he was shot.
JOHANNESBURG | An exiled Rwandan general, testifying under oath in South Africa on Wednesday, feared he would be arrested as a political prisoner in his homeland, so he fled to Johannesburg, where he was shot.
Influential church leaders are calling for an end to the 26-year rule of President Yoweri Museveni, who is resisting efforts to restore term limits on his office and is facing record-low public-approval ratings.
The intensifying conflict between Sudan and South Sudan is threatening to drag in neighboring countries and undermine regional security and economic interests.
The ever-intensifying conflict between Sudan and South Sudan is threatening to drag in neighboring countries and undermine regional security and economic interests.
Uganda's parliament is aiming to limit the presidency to two five-year terms in a move widely seen as a rebuke of President Yoweri Museveni's longtime rule over this East African nation.
President Yoweri Museveni has banned the social protest group whose "Walk to Work" campaign last year focused outrage over skyrocketing food and fuel prices, and embarrassed his longtime government.
The African Union last month announced a plan to improve coordination to end atrocities by Joseph Kony's Ugandan rebel group, the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Efforts to arrest Kony and other LRA leaders wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) and to end LRA abuses are needed urgently. But that is only half of the picture; addressing the legacy of the LRA and Ugandan army abuses is the other.
Grace Asamo was shocked when soldiers from South Sudan detained her and eight other members of the Uganda parliament.
The Ugandan government has come under fire for its handling of a mysterious disease that has killed hundreds of children in the northern part of this impoverished East African nation.
Ugandans increasingly are comparing their current president to their former "president for life" — Idi Amin, whose ruthless dictatorship during the 1970s earned him the nickname "the butcher of Uganda."
Delays in confirming Ebola allowed the disease to spread to more villages deep in the western district of Kibaale, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said.
"The doctors in Kibaale say the symptoms were a bit atypical of Ebola," Museveni said in a national address Monday. "They were not clearly like Ebola symptoms. Because of that delay, the sickness spread to another village."