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Uganda and Tanzania agree to build a more than 14,000 km pipeline to transport oil

It is a project feared by some for its consequences on tens of thousands of people who will have to be displaced and its impact on the environment, but desired by the Ugandan and Tanzanian leaders for its economic benefits. This Sunday, September 13, the presidents of the two countries signed an agreement on the […]

Uganda: The country recalls its ambassador to Denmark because of financial scandal over Covid-19 funds

Uganda recalled its ambassador to Denmark and her deputy after the release of a recording suggesting that the two diplomats conspired during a videoconference to share funds to address the Covid-19 crisis. During the videoconference, a video of which circulated on social networks, Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani, her deputy and other members of the diplomatic staff […]

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Uganda: Historic opponent Kizza Besigye won’t enter 2021 presidential race

While Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni was nominated by his party at the end of July to be its candidate in the presidential election to be held in early 2021, his historic opponent Kizza Besigye, revealed his intentions on WednesdayAugust 19. Kizza Besigye, a four-time disappointed candidate, announced at the headquarters of his party, the Forum […]

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Uganda: US Treasury announces sanctions against an alleged adoption trafficking ring

The US Treasury announces sanctions against four Ugandans accused of being part of an adoption trafficking ring. Two judges, as well as a lawyer and her partner and husband, are subject to a freezing of assets and ban on entry into the country. A court case is also pending in the United States. The network […]

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Rwanda denounces presence of Ugandan soldiers on its soil

The conflict between Rwanda and Uganda has witnessed a new turning point with Kigali denouncing the fraudulent entry of Ugandan troops onto its territory. The conflict between Rwanda and Uganda is far from reaching its end. On August 12, the Rwandan government, through its Minister of Foreign Affairs, Vincent Biruta, expressed concern about the presence […]

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Uganda: President Yoweri Museveni stands for re-election after 5 terms in office

In Uganda, general elections are due to be held in early 2021. And the presidential party, the National Resistance Movement (NRM), unsurprisingly invested President Yoweri Museveni. In Uganda, 80% of the population has known only Yoweri Museveni at the head of the country. He is now one of the longest-serving presidents in power on the […]

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Somalia: head of the defense forces survived Shebabs attack against his convoy

Shebabs carried out an attack against the head of the defense forces, General Odowaa Yusuf Rageh. In Mogadishu, his convoy was targeted by a suicide car bomb attack. The operation failed but the explosion killed between one and five people, according to sources. The general, who is known for his relentless fight against the Islamists, […]

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Dr Denis Mukwege resigns from Covid-19 monitoring committees in DR Congo

The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner announced it on the website of his Panzi Foundation. At the end of March, he was appointed president of the health commission and vice-president of the multi-sectoral commission in charge of monitoring the progress of the coronavirus and coordinating the fight in South Kivu. After presenting his “response strategy” […]

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Coronavirus Pandemic update in Africa

Africa had 54 027 confirmed cases of Coronavirus as of Friday, May 8. Covid-19 has already claimed the lives of 2 074people on the continent, according to the African Union Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. South Africa and Egypt are the two most affected countries, with 8 232 and 7 981cases respectively. They are […]

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Uganda: Chinese Firm Seeks to Build Dam on Nile River

In Uganda, Chinese firm POWERCHINA International Group Limited (PIGL) has requested for a license to develop a $1.4bn Hydroelectric Power Station. According to their application, the Chinese firm plans to raise funds for the project through a 25-75 percent mix of equity and debt. If approved, the plant will expand the East African country’s power […]

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