KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan security forces are holding a retired army general and presidential aspirant for allegedly urging a foreign government in the region to help oust President Yoweri...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan academic who was imprisoned after insulting the president was freed Thursday by a judge who said she had been wrongfully convicted.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police on Wednesday arrested pop star turned opposition leader Bobi Wine after preventing him from holding a meeting with his supporters.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan judge ruled that the government should have arrested Sudan's former president Omar al-Bashir when he visited while indicted by the International Criminal Court....
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.
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.
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...
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...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan pop star and opposition figure whose trademark red beret has been banned by the government is urging supporters to defy the order that he calls a...
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...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's national airline has launched commercial operations with a flight to the Kenyan capital.
Uganda Airlines' inaugural flight to Nairobi on Tuesday carried...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of Uganda and Rwanda agreed on Wednesday to re-open the border between the two countries following a summit mediated in Angola, ending months of tensions that...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan academic who once called the president "a pair of buttocks" has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after being found guilty of cyber harassment.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine formally launched his presidential bid for the 2021 election on Wednesday, calling the country's longtime leader a dictator...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said Monday he will challenge longtime President Yoweri Museveni in a 2021 election "on behalf of the people."
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — As World Press Freedom Day was celebrated on Friday, television and radio stations in Uganda were being targeted over coverage of an opposition figure's appearance in...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine was remanded to a maximum-security prison on Monday after being charged over his alleged role in a street...
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A lawyer for Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine says the singer has been detained in his house on the outskirts of the capital, Kampala.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government has taken delivery of two new passenger jets in a bid to revive the national carrier that collapsed years ago.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's top court has upheld a law that removed an age limit for the presidency and cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to extend his long rule.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's president is denying support for rebels opposed to Rwanda's government as tensions between the two East African neighbors persist, raising fears of a possible armed...
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The highest decision-making body of Uganda's ruling party has endorsed longtime president Yoweri Museveni to be its nominee for president in the 2021 elections.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Can one of Africa's longest-serving leaders be talked into giving up power?
A new movement in Uganda wants to find out, encouraged by the president's tentative embrace of a so-called "national dialogue" as the government is in a showdown with an opposition pop star whose popularity with disaffected young people is unsettling the ruling party.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The United States and others are urging Ugandan authorities to fully investigate a military attack on a tribal king's palace two years ago that killed over 100 civilians and was widely condemned.
At least 15 children were among the victims of the November 2016 assault targeting a kingdom known as Rwenzururu, whose leader for years has been politically opposed to Uganda's longtime President Yoweri Museveni, according to Human Rights Watch.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent.
The 74-year-old President Yoweri Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" on Monday about promoting tourism and arts. He also gave West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, "Ugandan" names, the State House said in a Facebook post.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Kanye West handed Uganda's president a pair of his autographed sneakers on Monday during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent.
The 74-year-old President Yoweri Museveni said he and West held "fruitful discussions" about promoting tourism and arts. He also gave West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, "Ugandan" names, the State House said in a Facebook post.
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Popular young opposition leaders from East Africa are uniting with like-minded colleagues in West and Southern Africa to form a movement to challenge the misrule that has plagued the continent.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan pop star and opposition figure Bobi Wine said on Monday he is concerned about his safety four days after returning from the United States, where he sought medical care for injuries sustained during alleged state torture.
Bobi Wine, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, told reporters "I don't feel safe at all ... My family lives in fear."
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Call it a struggle for the soul of the ghetto.
Uganda's longtime president this month went on a whirlwind tour of some of the capital's poorest slums, handing out checks totaling over a quarter-million dollars.
The next day, residents turned up in the red colors of the opposition and instead gave thanks to President Yoweri Museveni's newest and biggest challenger, a crusading pop star and rookie lawmaker who styles himself as the "ghetto president."
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Latest on Uganda's pop star politician (all times local):
Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine is vowing to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying."
The singer whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu spoke to reporters shortly after police escorted him home from the airport amid heavy security. He says that "I didn't know where they were taking me. They just grabbed me."
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker is returning home on Thursday after seeking treatment in the United States for injuries suffered during alleged state torture, while police say they will meet him at the airport.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker whose treason charge has outraged the country after he alleged torture in detention has been blocked from leaving for the United States for treatment, lawyers said late Thursday, while a colleague was stopped from traveling to India.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — To chants of "People power! Our power!" Ugandan pop star turned government critic Bobi Wine was freed on bail Monday, ending days of incarceration during which he and some of his co-accused allege they were tortured by security forces.
The 36-year-old lawmaker, whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, was on crutches as he left the courthouse in the northern Ugandan town of Gulu. He claims he was injured by severe beatings by security forces while he was in detention.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A military general who recently commanded Uganda's national police has been charged over his role in the illegal repatriation to Rwanda of refugees wanted there.
Gen. Kale Kayihura also was charged with "failure to protect war materials." He denied the charges before a military court on Friday.
Kayihura was fired in March after falling out of favor with longtime President Yoweri Museveni amid reports he was building his own power base within the security forces.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The Ugandan government filed a charge of treason Thursday against a pop star-turned-lawmaker who has emerged as a major critic of the long-serving president and whose jailing drew outrage from top musicians around the world.
Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, popularly known as Bobi Wine, was visibly weak and struggled to walk into court from what his lawyer said was a severe beating while in custody. The government denied it.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president was charged with treason in a civilian court on Thursday, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A pop star-turned-lawmaker is in "a lot of pain" after being beaten while in custody, the deputy speaker of Uganda's parliament said Wednesday, as dozens of top musicians including Angelique Kidjo and Chris Martin condemned the "vicious" treatment.
Pressure was mounting on the government to free Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, who has emerged as an influential critic of longtime President Yoweri Museveni after winning a parliament seat last year.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police fired bullets and tear gas Monday to disperse a crowd of protesters demanding the release of a jailed pop star who is a prominent critic of President Yoweri Museveni.
There were no deaths in the riots in a downtown market in the capital, Kampala, as the security forces chased rioters who had barricaded roads, police spokesman Emilian Kayima said. Footage by local broadcasters showed soldiers and police arresting scores of people and bundling them onto trucks.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A prominent opposition figure in Uganda has been detained after violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade was pelted with stones, a military official said Tuesday.
Lawmaker Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was held overnight in the northwestern town of Arua, where he and other politicians, including Museveni, had been campaigning for a lawmaker, said Capt. Jimmy Omara, a spokesman for the Special Forces Command.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A court in Uganda has validated a law that removed an age limit for the country's presidents and cleared the way for President Yoweri Museveni to remain in power.
Three of five judges on the panel rejected a legal challenge to a constitutional amendment that jettisoned a clause preventing anyone 75 and above from holding the presidency.
Museveni, who is 73 now and backed the amendment, would have been ineligible to run again when his current term expires in 2021.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda is deploying military escorts and buying armored trucks for each of its more than 400 lawmakers while blaming growing insecurity, but critics blast the decision as too expensive for a poor country that long has been considered one of Africa's more stable nations.
Longtime President Yoweri Museveni issued the directive in a June 29 letter to the finance minister that cites "shallow criminality and terrorism" in recent years.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — The leaders of South Sudan's warring sides have agreed in principle on key issues for a possible accord to end the country's civil war, now in its fifth year.
According to a post on Facebook by South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, he met with rebel leader Riek Machar in Uganda Saturday for 10 hours of negotiations mediated by Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and Sudan's President Omer al-Bashir.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A new tax on social media has taken effect in Uganda, angering many who see the revenue measure as an attack on free speech.
The tax on users of sites such as Facebook was first proposed by long-time leader Yoweri Museveni, who complained of online gossip in a March letter that urged the finance minister to raise money "to cope with the consequences."
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan President Salva Kiir met again with rival Riek Machar on Monday in neighboring Sudan amid fragile efforts to end their country's five-year civil war, while the new U.S. ambassador to Juba told The Associated Press the U.S. is skeptical of the latest talks.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's military says a former ally of the longtime president who was recently fired as national police chief has been taken into custody for unspecified questioning.
The army says in a statement that Gen. Kale Kayihura is being held at a military barracks in the capital, Kampala.
The case signals apparent efforts by President Yoweri Museveni to remove people in his security forces thought to be disloyal.
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — South Sudan's troubled ruling party is trying to pull itself together ahead of a new round of peace talks on the country's civil war, with high-profile assistance from Egypt and Uganda.
The attendance on Thursday of Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni at a special party conference came amid reported friction inside the administration of South Sudan President Salva Kiir.
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court is hearing a case that seeks to overturn a measure that removed an age limit to the long-time president's rule.
Opposition politicians and the local bar association are challenging the law, passed in December, that allows President Yoweri Museveni to potentially hold power for nearly five decades.
"We shall get justice" before an independent panel of judges, said Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago, a member of the petitioners' legal team.