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Ugandan activist living in Vermont gets deportation reprieve

Nov. 18, 2022 12:39 PM EST

ST. ALBANS, Vt. (AP) — Authorities in Vermont say a Ugandan activist who fled his home country after he says he was repeatedly tortured for his human rights work and would fear for his life if he was deported can stay another year. Steven Tendo, a 37-year-old pastor, was granted a...

Digital activists challenge Uganda's harsh new internet law

Oct. 17, 2022 10:20 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan activists launched a legal challenge Monday to controversial new legislation criminalizing some internet activity in the East African country. Their petition to the constitutional court argues that the description of computer-related crimes in the...

Uganda locks down 2 districts in bid to stem spread of Ebola

Oct. 15, 2022 15:06 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities on Saturday imposed a travel lockdown on two Ebola-hit districts as part of efforts to stop the spread of the contagious disease. The measures announced by President Yoweri Museveni mean residents of the central Ugandan districts of...

New law in Uganda imposes restrictions on use of internet

Oct. 13, 2022 13:03 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has signed into law legislation criminalizing some internet activity despite concerns the law could be used to silence legitimate criticism. The bill, passed by the legislature in September, was brought by a lawmaker who said...

Uganda's president fires military son after offensive tweets

Oct. 04, 2022 12:31 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired his son as commander of the nation's infantry forces Tuesday after the son tweeted an unprovoked threat to capture the capital of neighboring Kenya, drawing widespread concern in East Africa. Lt. Gen. Muhoozi...

Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine objects to oil pipeline

Oct. 04, 2022 08:38 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A planned pipeline to export oil from Uganda is likely to entrench the long rule of President Yoweri Museveni, opposition figure Bobi Wine said Tuesday, voicing his opposition to a project that's increasingly controversial over environmental concerns. Wine,...

Testing trouble adds to disorder in Uganda's Ebola response

Oct. 01, 2022 07:28 AM EDT

MUBENDE, Uganda (AP) — The nurse wanted the toddler with a high fever transferred at once from a private clinic in Uganda to a public hospital even though the child tested positive for malaria amid an Ebola outbreak that has rattled health workers. But the clinic's owner wasn't...

Ugandan military helicopter crashes in eastern Congo

Sep. 28, 2022 09:39 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A Ugandan army spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the crash of one of the country’s military helicopters in eastern Congo. The spokesman, Felix Kulayigye, told The Associated Press “we are still waiting” for more details about the crash earlier this...

Uganda reacts angrily to EU resolution slamming oil pipeline

Sep. 16, 2022 16:07 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's leader warned Friday that his government could “find someone else to work with” as French partner TotalEnergies faced mounting pressure to pull out of a partnership to construct a pipeline opposed by climate activists. The comments by Ugandan...

South Sudan in peace milestone graduates 1st unified forces

Aug. 30, 2022 13:36 PM EDT

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan has reached a milestone in its recovery from civil war, graduating its first group of unified armed forces from former rival groups on Tuesday. President Salva Kiir called on the more than 20,000 new troops and other forces to refrain from...