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Authorities in Uganda suspend prominent LGBTQ rights group

Aug. 06, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan authorities have suspended the work of a prominent LGBTQ rights group, calling it an illegal entity. Sexual Minorities Uganda has been the East African nation's most prominent support group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people...

US: Africa can buy Russian grain but risks actions on oil

Aug. 04, 2022 16:23 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — African nations are free to buy grain from Russia but could face consequences if they trade in U.S.-sanctioned commodities such as Russian oil, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday. “Countries can buy Russian agricultural products,...

US envoy: Africa trip isn't to compete with Russia, China

Aug. 04, 2022 02:52 AM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations headed to Africa on Wednesday, saying she was going to focus on how the United States can help Uganda, Ghana and Cape Verde deal with the food crisis that has hit the continent particularly hard — not to compete with China and...

Police disperse anti-UN protesters in Congo amid tensions

Aug. 01, 2022 18:39 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — Police dispersed about 100 demonstrators in Congo’s eastern town of Beni on Monday, a day after U.N. peacekeepers returning to duty killed three people and wounded more than a dozen at the border with Uganda. Dalzon Mikundi, president of the Beni Urban Youth...

U.N. peacekeepers kill 2, wound 15 at border post in Congo

Jul. 31, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

BENI, Congo (AP) — U.N. peacekeepers returning from leave opened fire at a border post between Congo and Uganda, killing at least two people and wounding at least 15 more, the U.N. mission and Congo government officials said Sunday. Tensions between the population in restive...

Red Cross: 10 killed in flooding in hilly eastern Uganda

Jul. 31, 2022 12:49 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Heavy rains in hilly eastern Uganda triggered flooding that burst river banks and submerged homes and roads, killing at least 10 people, the Red Cross said Sunday. The victims of the Saturday night downpour lived in the neighboring districts of Kapchorwa and...

Africa sees some artifacts returned home but seeks far more

Jul. 31, 2022 04:14 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Apollo John Rwamparo speaks forlornly of the eight-legged stool, a symbol of authority for his ancient kingdom in Uganda, now glimpsed through a glass barrier at a museum thousands of miles away in Britain. The wooden stool is permanently exhibited at the...

Isolation complication? US finds it's hard to shun Russia

Jul. 29, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration likes to say Russia has become isolated internationally because of its invasion of Ukraine. Yet Moscow's top officials have hardly been cloistered in the Kremlin. And now, even the U.S. Is talking to them. Russian President Vladimir Putin...

'New Cold War': Russia and West vie for influence in Africa

Jul. 28, 2022 08:48 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Russian, French and American leaders are crisscrossing Africa to win support for their positions on the war in Ukraine, waging what some say is the most intense competition for influence on the continent since the Cold War. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey...

Russia's Lavrov urges UN reforms to raise Africa's voice

Jul. 26, 2022 10:10 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Russia's foreign minister said his country supports reforming the U.N. Security Council to give a more powerful role to developing nations, including African countries. Sergey Lavrov spoke Tuesday in Kampala, the Ugandan capital, after meeting with Ugandan...