Africa East Africa World 

Uganda: Militants attack school killing over 40 people including pupils

Militants linked to Islamic State have attacked a school in western Uganda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, killing at least 40 people including pupils. The terrorists also abducted six others in the attack on Lhubiriha secondary school in Mpondwe, the military said on Saturday in a statement. A further eight people remain in a critical condition… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Ugandan President denies death rumours

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has denied rumours about his death as he self- isolates after testing positive for Covid 19. The social media statement followed rumours that he had died after contracting Covid-19. President tested positive for the virus on 7 June and said the following day that he was taking “forced leave”. Rumours have emerged on Twitter over the… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Uganda: President’s son loses army post after Twitter spree

– – The Ugandan president’s son, Muhoozi Kainerugaba, has lost his position as the commander of the country’s land forces after going on a twitter spree on Monday. On Monday, Gen Kainerugaba tweeted that it would take him and his army just two weeks to take over Kenya’s capital Nairobi. He then said on Tuesday morning that he had spoken… Read More
Africa East Africa World 

Tanzania’s President in Uganda for her first official state visit

– – Tanzania’s President Samia Suluhu Hassan arrived in Uganda on Sunday for her first foreign trip and state visit since becoming President. President Hassan inspected a guard of honor shortly on her arrival, honoring an invitation from her Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni. The Tanzanian leader held talks with President Museveni ahead of the signing of a deal for the… Read More

Ugandans celebrate Museveni’s win

Positive reactions from Uganda following the declaration of the presidential result. The 76 years old Yoweri Museveni retained his seat at the president after defeating the pop star turned musician Bobi Wine. Uganda’s Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, extending his 35-year rule after an election which took place under heavy security and an internet blackout, and… Read More
East Africa Leaders 

Yoweri Museveni blasts Ugandan Politicians making money from COVID-19

ATLANTA, MaraviPost: It is morally reprehensible for MPs to give themselves money for personal use when the country is in such a crisis; totally unacceptable to me and the NRM. They have entered themselves into a trap and the best way out is to donate the money to the districts where they come from. I heard that some MPs went… Read More

African groups call for the African Union to urgently respond to gender and sexuality rights violations in Africa, and particularly to anti-gay laws

As African civil society organisations whose members live and work to improve the lives of all Africans, we condemn in the strongest terms, the disturbing increase in sexuality and gender-related rights violations and abuses, especially those aimed at women and gender non-conforming people, and people in same sex relations including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans-identifying African people. Specifically, we condemn... Read More