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Congo and Uganda presidents vow to boost trade

Nov. 9, 2019 2:56 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Congo's President Felix Tshisekedi is visiting Uganda to promote trade between the neighboring countries, after Rwanda closed its border with Uganda. After meeting with Congo's leader in Uganda's capital, Kampala, on Saturday Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said the two countries...

South Sudan rival leaders delay forming coalition government

Nov. 7, 2019 11:30 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir and opposition leader Riek Machar have agreed to postpone the formation of a coalition government for 100 days. The rival leaders were to have formed a unity government by Nov. 12, but after meeting in Uganda for six hours Thursday, they said that...

Ugandan forces are accused of targeting journalists at work

Nov. 4, 2019 7:04 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police fired tear gas on Monday to break up a demonstration by journalists protesting alleged abuse by the police, highlighting what some see as an attack on press freedom in the East African country. The placard-bearing journalists were stopped by armed police while trying...

Ugandan police detain 16 men over suspected homosexuality

Oct. 24, 2019 11:11 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police have detained 16 men on suspicion of homosexuality and human trafficking, a rights group said Thursday, as activists fear an increase in targeted attacks against LGBT people. The arrests took place in a neighborhood just outside the capital, Kampala, on Monday as the...

As China builds up Africa, some in Uganda warn of trouble

Oct. 24, 2019 5:16 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — China's assertive, large-scale investments in Africa are starting to find pushback in Uganda, where some critics worry the East African nation is using oil it hasn't even begun to produce to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars for infrastructure projects. Longtime President Yoweri...

Putin aims to boost Moscow's clout with Russia-Africa summit

Oct. 23, 2019 2:17 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin courted dozens of leaders of African nations Wednesday at the first-ever Russia-Africa summit while a pair of nuclear-capable bombers made an unprecedented visit to the continent, reflecting Moscow's new push for clout. Speaking at the two-day summit attended...

Chinese snooping tech spreads to nations vulnerable to abuse

Oct. 17, 2019 4:44 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When hundreds of video cameras with the power to identify and track individuals started appearing in the streets of Belgrade as part of a major surveillance project, some protesters began having second thoughts about joining anti-government demonstrations in the Serbian capital....

Ugandan official says new bill will target homosexuals

Oct. 11, 2019 7:45 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A bill proposing harsh penalties against gay sex is set to be introduced in Uganda's national assembly, according to a senior official who has expressed regret over the failure of an attempt years ago to punish homosexuals. Lawmakers supporting anti-gay legislation have "remobilized"...

Ugandan leader questions US sanctions against former protege

Sep. 23, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's longtime leader is disputing United States sanctions targeting a former protege accused of rights violations during his role as police boss between 2005 and 2018. President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday said Gen. Kale Kayihura's alleged offenses "will be handled in Uganda." The...

'Everybody cries here': Hope and despair in Mexican shelter

Sep. 22, 2019 12:09 AM EDT

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Long after midnight, when the heat has finally relented and the walled courtyard is scattered with men sleeping in the open, someone begins to sob. The sound is quiet, muffled. The only light comes from streetlights shimmering above the razor wire. It's impossible to see who is...