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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...

US senator urges Kenyan president to aid peaceful transition

Aug. 18, 2022 12:48 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A visiting U.S. senator says he has encouraged Kenya’s outgoing president to participate in a “peaceful transition of power” amid the latest election crisis in East Africa’s most stable democracy. “I’ll let the president speak for himself, but that...

EXPLAINER: Why Kenya's presidential election is important

Aug. 06, 2022 14:23 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyans are voting Tuesday to choose a successor to President Uhuru Kenyatta after a decade in power. The race is close and could go to a runoff for the first time. One top candidate is Raila Odinga, an opposition leader in his fifth run for the presidency who...

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,...

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...

Ugandans protest rising prices as police warn of trouble

Jul. 25, 2022 06:47 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandans protesting the rapidly rising cost of living barricaded streets in the eastern city of Jinja, a major center on the busy highway to the country's border with Kenya. Police tried to remove molten tires from the middle of the road, according to photos...