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Uganda: Three Journalists charged with treason

Three journalists, who work for the Red Pepper newspaper in Uganda, are facing treason charges after the publication of a story alleging that President Yoweri Museveni was planning to overthrow Paul Kagame’s government in Rwanda. The three journalists, Ben Byarabaha (Managing Editor), Richard Kintu (News Editor) and Francis Tumusiime (also News Editor) are also charged […]

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Tanzania, Uganda condemn ICC Burundi investigation

Tanzania and Uganda have opposed a plan by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate alleged human rights abuses in Burundi, a statement from the office of Tanzanian President John Magufuli said. According to the two leaders, who are both members of the East African Community (EAC), the Hague-based court’s decision “compromises efforts” of an […]

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Turkey sends 450 locally made MPT-76 assault rifles to Somalia

The Turkish government has sent 450 of its first locally designed MPT-76 assault rifles to Somalia to fight al Shabaab, weeks after the militant group killed over 300 people in Mogadishu, one of the most lethal terrorist acts anywhere in the world for many years. According to Turkish news agency Anadolu, the government of President […]

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Uganda eyes up to $20 bln oil sector investment by 2020

Uganda’s petroleum authority on Tuesday said it expect investments of $15 billion to $20 billion in its oil industry in the next three to four years. Ernest Rubondo, executive director of Uganda’s petroleum authority made the statement during a conference in Cape Town, South Africa. The discovery of large oil reserves in Uganda led to […]

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Uganda inks $287 million power deal with China Exim Bank

The Ugandan government has announced that it will borrow $287 million from Exim Bank of China, as part of its electrification process. According to the country’s finance minister David Bahati, the funds will enable electricity supply to 287 settlements in the landlocked regions of the East African nation, as well as the counties of Karamoja […]

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Uganda to export electricity to South Sudan

Uganda will soon supply power to South Sudanese border towns as part of the East Africa Community agreement to help member states, state-run news agency Sudan Tribune reports. According to Uganda’s energy minister Simon D’janga, the 400 kilo-volts of power will be supplied to the towns of Kaya and Nimule in South Sudan to boost […]

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Uganda: Police fires teargas as parliament extends Museveni’s rule

Police in Uganda on Thursday fired teargas to disperse protesters outside the East African nation’s parliament. The move comes as legislators of the ruling party vote a draft legislation that could extend long-time leader Yoweri Museveni’s rule. Groups of demonstrators from Makerere University in the capital Kampala were dispersed with teargas on their road to […]

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Uganda: MPs to remove presidential age limit

Lawmakers of the Ugandan ruling party on Tuesday announced plans to remove the presidential age limit to allow longtime President Yoweri Museveni to extend his rule. The move of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party is seen as paving the way for President Yoweri Museveni re-election in 2021. Under the current constitution, the age limit […]

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Terrorism surge: Uganda court jails Muslim leader, others for life

A court in Uganda on Tuesday sentenced a Muslim group leader, Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga, and three associates over conviction on terrorism charges, local media reports. Sheikh Mohammad Yunus Kamoga, leader of a radical Muslim faction Tabliqs, was arrested along with 13 other associates after a dozen senior Muslim figures in the East African nation […]

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Tanzania’s first quarter growth slows to 5.7 %

Tanzania’s economic growth slowed to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of this year from 6.8 percent previously, the statistics office of the East African nation said on Thursday. Tanzania’s annual GDP growth rate averaged 7% over the past 5 years, making it one of the 20 fastest growing economies in the world and beating […]

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