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  • Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said, "We shall never have troops coming to fight for us. I cannot accept foreign troops to come and fight for me. We have the capacity to fight our wars." He said U.S. personnel will gather intelligence. (Associated Press)

    African leader: 'Personnel' from U.S. to aid but not fight

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Sunday that U.S. military "personnel" being sent to Uganda to help his country against the rebel group the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) will not participate in actual fighting.


  • Yoweri Museveni (Associated Press)

    Uganda's power outages spark scrutiny, criticism

    For nearly a month now, large sections of this East African capital city have been plunged into darkness for 24-hour stretches, causing untold losses in retail, manufacturing and foreign investment.


  • Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (center, wearing a hat) inspects a guard after being sworn in as president at Kololo Airstrip in the capital city of Kampala on May 12, 2011. Mr. Museveni is starting a fourth term that will extend his rule to 30 years. (Associated Press)

    Rival's return upstages Ugandan inauguration

    President Yoweri Museveni's costly inauguration Thursday turned into embarrassment, as thousands thronged the streets to cheer opposition leader Kizza Besigye on his return from Kenya, where he was recovering from a beating by Ugandan police two weeks ago.


  • A woman mourns her son after he was shot by Ugandan police in the capital city Kampala, Uganda, Friday, April 29, 2011, after riots broke out. (AP Photo / Stephen Wandera)

    2 dead in Uganda as riots erupt after politician's arrest

    Two people have been killed and 121 injured in riots that swept across this capital city Friday, a day after an opposition leader was dragged from his vehicle and beaten and pepper-sprayed by security forces.


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Ugandans march in Kampala in an April 21 demonstration sparked by the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye.

    Besigye prescribes reforms for Uganda

    The bookshelves of Uganda's top opposition leader reveal his ambitions: "The Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama. "Winning" by former GE chief Jack Welch. Kizza Besigye's books are mostly about grass-roots mobilization and effective communication - skills that he is putting to the test as he tries to mobilize the masses against President Yoweri Museveni. These efforts have gotten him arrested four times in three weeks, most recently last Thursday, when police fired tear gas to disperse thousands of his supporters.


  • Yoweri Museveni (Associated Press)

    Ugandan protesters ordered shot for walking to work

    Voters who re-elected President Yoweri Museveni in a landslide in February never thought he would repay them by ordering soldiers to shoot them for walking to work.


  • Mr. Museveni shows the ink mark on the thumb after voting in Kiruhura, his home district. Voters in Uganda faced the choice of extending their president's 25-year grip on power or joining the anti-incumbent wave sweeping Africa and the Middle East. (Associated Press)

    Uganda voters still put faith in Museveni

    Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni did the expected over the weekend by winning another five-year term in a landslide victory to add to his quarter-century of rule.


  • A supporter of opposition leader Kizza Besigye displays his poster during a protest in the city of Kampala, Uganda, on Sunday. Uganda's longtime president has won another term, the country's election commission said Sunday, but the top opposition leader alleged the election was fraudulent and vowed to reject the results. (Associated Press)

    Ugandan president wins again; foe rejects results

    Uganda's longtime president has won another term, the country's election commission said Sunday, but the top opposition leader alleged the election was fraudulent and vowed to reject the results.


  • Yoweri Museveni, president of Uganda since 1986, is up for re-election Friday and is leading in the polls. (Associated Press)

    Vote-buying charges taint Uganda election

    Tension is mounting over Uganda's presidential and parliamentary elections on Friday, with charges of outright vote-buying and threats of postelection violence marring the political landscape of this East African nation.


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