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Anti-corruption demonstrations break out in Uganda's capital as people note Kenya's protest success

Jul. 23, 2024 14:03 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan security forces on Tuesday arrested dozens of people who tried to walk to the parliament building to demonstrate against high-level corruption in protests that authorities said were illegal. Police and the military deployed heavily in various parts of...

US cricket team advances to second round in Twenty20 World Cup debut at Pakistan's expense

Jun. 14, 2024 23:49 PM EDT

LAUDERHILL, Fla. (AP) — The United States cricket team made more history by reaching the second round in its Twenty20 World Cup debut after its last group game against Ireland was washed out on Friday. Rain meant the match at Broward County Stadium was abandoned without a ball...

The University of Cambridge returns 39 traditional artifacts to Uganda in a major act of restitution

Jun. 12, 2024 23:14 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The University of Cambridge has repatriated more than three dozen traditional artifacts to Uganda in a major act of restitution welcomed by the local officials who sought them. Some of the objects were shown exclusively to AP journalists on Wednesday. The...

A growing community of breast milk donors in Uganda gives mothers hope

Jun. 02, 2024 08:09 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Early last year, Caroline Ikendi was in distress after undergoing an emergency Caesarean section to remove a stillborn baby and save two others. Doctors said one of the preterm babies had a 2% chance of living. If the babies didn’t get breast milk — which...

US sanctions Uganda's parliament speaker, her husband and others over corruption and rights abuses

May. 30, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Uganda's parliamentary speaker, her husband and several other officials over corruption and serious abuses of human rights. Parliament Speaker Anita Among was sanctioned “due to involvement in significant...

Uganda tackles yellow fever with new travel requirement, vaccination campaign for millions

May. 28, 2024 01:07 AM EDT

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda has rolled out a nationwide yellow fever vaccination campaign to help safeguard its population against the mosquito-borne disease that has long posed a threat. By the end of April, Ugandan authorities had vaccinated 12.2 million of the 14 million...

A rural Ugandan community is a hot spot for sickle cell disease. But one patient gives hope

May. 12, 2024 02:08 AM EDT

MBALE, Uganda (AP) — Barbara Nabulo was one of three girls in her family. But when a sister died, her mother wailed at the funeral that she was left with just one and a half daughters. The half was the ailing Nabulo, who at age 12 grasped her mother’s meaning. "I...