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Uganda president explains reported kidnaps after public uproar

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni late on Saturday explained the alleged kidnaps of people by security forces before and after the Jan. 14 presidential elections. ...
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Uganda faces foreign pressure amid election process

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The U.S. envoy to Uganda has been denied access to the country's opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, who was incumbent President Yoweri Museveni's closest rival...
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Museveni takes big lead in Uganda presidential poll

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dpa/GNA – Incumbent Yoweri Museveni took a strong lead in Uganda’s hotly contested presidential election, the electoral commission said on Saturday. Long-time autocrat Museveni,...
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Uganda set to elect president in tight race between Museveni and Wine

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dpa/GNA – Uganda is set to elect a president on Thursday, in a hotly contested poll in which long-time President Yoweri Museveni faces...
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Yoweri Museveni: The president who refused to let go of power

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dpa/GNA – When Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was voted into the highest office in 1986, he proclaimed that Africa's main problem is that leaders...
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Ugandan president promises free, fair elections

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni late on Tuesday assured his countrymen that the presidential and parliamentary elections slated for Thursday would be free and fair. Museveni...
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Uganda protests Facebook’s closure of accounts of supporters

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Uganda on Monday protested Facebook's closure of accounts belonging to supporters of incumbent President Yoweri Museveni ahead of the Thursday general elections. ...
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Uganda arrests security officers after fire guts country’s top university

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Ugandan police have arrested security officers who were on duty when a fire gutted Makerere University, Uganda's top university on early Sunday, a...
Photo taken on Aug. 28th, 2015 shows two flights landed at Kisumu International Airport in Kisumu, western Kenya, on Aug. 28th, 2015. The economy of Kenya's western region has experienced a dramatic revival following the modernization of Kisumu International Airport by a Chinese company. Located on the edge of Kenya's third largest city, the upgraded Kisumu International Airport is now a busy transport hub connecting the country to the wider eastern African region.(Xinhua/Sun Ruibo)

Uganda to resume international flights on Oct. 1

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Uganda will resume international flights on Oct. 1, about six months after the government closed airports in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, an...
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Uganda reopens health training institutions to address human resource gaps amid COVID-19 pandemic

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has approved the reopening of health training institutions to enable final year students to complete their studies to help...
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Ugandan president warns politicians against violating COVID-19 guidelines

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni warned late Thursday that government ministers and politicians could get arrested for violating COVID-19 guidelines. Some ministers...
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Ugandan leader declares Aug. 29 national prayer day against COVID-19

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As Uganda continues to register a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases, the country's leader Yoweri Museveni on Thursday announced that Aug....
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Ugandan president to announce new measures to curb COVID-19 spike

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is to introduce new measures to curb the recent spike of COVID-19 infections and deaths in the East African country,...
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Uganda flies flags at half-mast to mourn former Tanzanian leader

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Friday ordered flags to fly at half-mast for three days starting Saturday to mourn former Tanzanian President Benjamin Mkapa. ...
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Ugandan president urges officials not to hold public gatherings amid COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday urged government officials to avoid convening gatherings as the country battled the COVID-19 pandemic. In a...
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Uganda’s Museveni picks party nomination forms to run for presidency

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has picked nomination forms to represent the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party as its presidential candidate during the 2021...
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Ugandan president urges citizens to continue fighting COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has urged his countrymen to continue fighting COVID-19, noting that the virus remains dangerous. The disease is one...
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Uganda mulls releasing 4,000 people arrested for violating COVID-19 restrictions

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday said the government is discussing the possibility of releasing over 4,000 people arrested for violating COVID-19 restrictions and...
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Uganda conditionally eases COVID-19 lockdown restrictions

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday eased some of the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, but tied the relaxation to wearing of face masks that government...
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Uganda to provide free face masks to citizens in COVID-19 fight

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday announced that the government will distribute free face masks to all citizens as the country strives to combat...
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East African leaders call for support for production of essential medical products

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Heads of state of the East African Community (EAC) on Tuesday urged member states to support local production of essential medical products and supplies...
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Ugandan leader speaks to regional counterparts over cross-border COVID-19 infections

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday said he has spoken to his counterparts in the East African region about the rising number of cross-border...
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Ugandan president warns against domestic violence amid COVID-19 lockdown

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday warned against domestic violence among families amid COVID-19 lockdown in the country. Museveni in a televised...
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Uganda extends COVID-19 lockdown for 14 days, eases some restrictions

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday extended the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown for another 14 days, while easing some of the 35 restrictions aimed at...
A health worker disinfects tent where people's temperature are checked at China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Kampala in Uganda, March 27, 2020. Uganda has registered four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18, according to the ministry of health. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda to relax lockdown restrictions after finishing assessment on COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said the country would lift lockdown after the ministry of health concludes a rapid assessment of the prevalence...
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EAC ministers hold meeting over cross-border COVID-19 infections

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East African Community (EAC) health ministers on Friday held a virtual meeting over the increase of cross-border COVID-19 infections, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said. ...
An elderly man participates in the anti-corruption walk in Kampala, capital of Uganda, Dec. 4, 2019. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday led an anti-corruption walk in the capital city of the East African country. (Xinhua/Nicholas Kajoba)

Uganda extends lockdown to contain COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday announced the extension of the nationwide lockdown for 21 more days to contain COVID-19 pandemic. Museveni...
A general view of the Blue Nile river as it passes through the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), near Guba in Ethiopia, on December 26, 2019. - The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, a 145-metre-high, 1.8-kilometre-long concrete colossus is set to become the largest hydropower plant in Africa. (AFP)

Ugandan and Ethiopian leaders call for African solutions to Nile dam dispute

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his visiting Ethiopian counterpart Sahle-Work Zewde on Friday said the discrepancies surrounding the construction of the Nile power dam...
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Uganda mulls production of protective gear to curb COVID-19

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Tuesday said the country is studying the possibility of locally manufacturing personal protective gear for health workers who are...
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Uganda’s president urges social distancing to prevent virus spread

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Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday called on citizens to maintain social distancing in order to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus after...