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Uganda begins oil drilling, hopes for production by 2025

Jan. 24, 2023 11:49 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Oil drilling has begun in a Chinese-operated field in Uganda and the East African country expects to start production by 2025, an official said Tuesday. The spokesman for Uganda's ministry of energy and mineral development, Solomon Muyita, said the beginning...

Islamic State claims church bombing in east Congo; 14 dead

Jan. 16, 2023 07:04 AM EST

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a bombing of a church in eastern Congo as authorities said Monday that the toll from Sunday's attack had risen to at least 14 dead. The Islamic State group and its Aamaq news outlet issued statements saying that...

Congo's army says church bomb kills 10, extremists suspected

Jan. 15, 2023 10:39 AM EST

GOMA, Congo (AP) — A suspected extremist attack at a church in eastern Congo killed at least 10 people and wounded more than three dozen, according to the country's army. A group linked to Islamic extremists was suspected of being responsible for a bomb that went off in the...

WHO, officials say Uganda's latest Ebola outbreak is over

Jan. 11, 2023 07:29 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's latest outbreak of the Ebola virus is over, the government and the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Health Minister Ruth Aceng told journalists that no new cases had been registered in the past 42 days. This outbreak was the...

Bus crash near Uganda-Kenya border kills at least 20

Jan. 08, 2023 12:47 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A bus crash near the border of Uganda and Kenya killed at least 20 people and injured 49 others, police said Sunday. The bus was coming from the Ugandan town of Mbale and it crashed on Saturday night after crossing into Kenya on the way to the capital,...

Ugandan soldier fatally shoots 3 colleagues in Somalia

Jan. 03, 2023 10:08 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan soldier has shot and killed three colleagues serving in Somalia as part of an African Union peacekeeping force, Uganda’s military said Tuesday. Uganda People’s Defense Forces spokesman Brig. Gen. Felix Kulayigye said the soldier woke up Monday...

New Year's organizer charged with murder in Uganda stampede

Jan. 02, 2023 12:30 PM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The death toll in a stampede at a shopping mall during New Year’s celebrations in Uganda’s capital has risen to 10, the country’s vice president said Monday, while police charged the event’s organizer with murder. Vice President Jessica Alupo, who...

Stampede during New Year's event in Uganda kills at least 9

Jan. 01, 2023 06:43 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A stampede during New Year's celebrations at a popular mall in Uganda's capital, Kampala, left at least nine people dead, including children, police said Sunday. The stampede happened at the Freedom City Mall in Namasuba suburb as revelers rushed to watch...

Abduction, torture, rape: Conflict in Congo worsens, says UN

Dec. 27, 2022 06:19 AM EST

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The accounts are haunting. Abductions, torture, rapes. Scores of civilians including women and children have been killed by the M23 rebels in eastern Congo, according to a U.N. report In addition, the M23 rebels have forced children to be soldiers, according...

Uganda gets Ebola vaccine doses for trial on Sudan strain

Dec. 22, 2022 09:29 AM EST

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda’s government says it has received more than 5,000 doses of Ebola vaccines for a clinical trial to assess their protection against the Sudan strain of the virus that caused an outbreak with over 50 deaths. Health Minister Jane Ruth Aceng told...