Elias Biryabarema

Ugandan police disperse backers of lawmaker with presidential ambitions

22 Apr 2019

KAMPALA Ugandan police fired teargas and water cannon on Monday to disperse supporters of popular musician and lawmaker Bobi Wine after they gathered at a beach resort near Kampala where he was planning to hold a news conference and stage a concert.

Uganda's top court upholds ruling on extending president's rule

18 Apr 2019

KAMPALA Uganda's supreme court on Thursday backed constitutional changes that allow long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni to extend his time in office.

Uganda says it is willing to consider asylum for Sudan's ousted leader Bashir

17 Apr 2019

KAMPALA Uganda will consider offering asylum to ousted Sudanese leader Omar al-Bashir despite his indictment by the International Criminal Court (ICC), a foreign affairs minister said on Wednesday.

Uganda makes arrests in kidnap of American tourist and her guide

09 Apr 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said Tuesday some suspects had been arrested in connection with last week's kidnap of an American tourist and her tour guide in a national park while a minister told a local TV that a ransom had been paid to free them.

U.S. tourist, guide kidnapped in Uganda freed after 'settlement': tour firm

09 Apr 2019

KAMPALA An American tourist and her guide who were abducted in Uganda last week were released after a "negotiated settlement" was reached with the kidnappers, the firm that organised her safari told Reuters on Monday. | Video

Corrected: American tourist kidnapped in Ugandan park rescued

08 Apr 2019

(In April 7 story, corrects date of kidnap in para 2 to April 2 not April 4)

American kidnapped on Ugandan safari, $500,000 ransom demanded

03 Apr 2019

KAMPALA An American woman and her driver have been kidnapped at Uganda's most popular wildlife park by gunmen demanding a ransom of $500,000, police said on Wednesday.

Uganda returns seized gold consignment to African Gold Refinery

28 Mar 2019

KAMPALA, March 28 Ugandan police have returned a gold consignment worth $149 million to the country's biggest gold refinery after the attorney general dismissed allegations that it had smuggled the metal from sanctions-hit Venezuela.

Uganda probes refinery over alleged smuggling of gold

14 Mar 2019

KAMPALA Ugandan authorities said on Wednesday they are investigating the country's biggest gold refinery over recent imports of an estimated 7.4 tonnes of gold, worth some $300 million.

Uganda accuses Rwanda of imposing trade embargo

13 Mar 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said on Wednesday all its exports of goods to Rwanda were being barred from entering its southwestern neighbor, which it accused of imposing a trade embargo.

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