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With key deals, Uganda's nascent oil sector nears maturity

Apr. 11, 2021 08:53 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda, Tanzania and French oil company Total signed agreements Sunday on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coast. Construction of the pipeline, which would be the world’s longest at 897 miles, is expected to begin...

Visiting Uganda, rap star Akon seeks business opportunities

Apr. 02, 2021 08:32 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — American rap artist and singer Akon is visiting Uganda Friday in search of investment opportunities that would extend his business footprint in Africa, where his efforts include a planned futuristic city. Akon's arrival in the East African...

Ugandan police detain American man over alleged subversion

Mar. 23, 2021 03:24 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police said an American man has been detained over alleged involvement in “subversive activities” against the government. Police said the man identified as Guy Smith was arrested Sunday in a remote town in the country’s west and is...

Africans rethink big, bountiful weddings as pandemic bites

Mar. 18, 2021 08:57 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The moment of truth for Ivan Arinaitwe came when he had to choose among many relatives and friends whom to invite to his wedding. An initial 150 people swelled to 300 as he agonized. No matter how he tried, it would be hard to achieve Uganda's recommended...

Uganda's Bobi Wine arrested while protesting in the capital

Mar. 15, 2021 08:24 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine was arrested Monday while leading a protest against the detention of many of his supporters in the aftermath of a presidential election. Police arrested Wine near a public square in the capital and then drove...

Uganda's Bobi Wine calls for peaceful protests after polls

Mar. 09, 2021 09:35 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine is calling for peaceful protests in the aftermath of presidential elections, charging that electoral authorities are “grappling with forged results” that showed victory for President Yoweri Museveni. Wine,...

Facing critics, Total to minimize oil work in Uganda park

Mar. 08, 2021 08:29 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The French oil company Total says it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to less than 1% of the protected area, seeking to assuage the concerns of activists who oppose the project. Total said it would support funding a...

Uganda's Wine withdraws court challenge to election results

Feb. 22, 2021 11:06 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election. Wine said Monday that he has instructed his attorneys to start the...

UN urges Uganda to probe reporters' beating at rights office

Feb. 17, 2021 14:04 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United Nations on Wednesday called for an investigation into allegations that Ugandan military police used “excessive force" during an attack against journalists covering a prominent opposition figure filing a complaint at the local office of the U.N.'s human...

Allegations of abductions grip Uganda after tense elections

Feb. 15, 2021 10:05 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine on Monday released a list of 243 people who have allegedly been abducted by the security forces, piling pressure on the government to find those missing amid continuing political tensions after last month's elections. ...