Uganda's 'Death for gays' debate shelved

A UGANDAN bill that mandated the death penalty for gays who are "repeat offenders" appeared to have been shelved again yesterday when it was not debated in parliament after provoking an international outcry.

Deadly clashes as Ugandan president begins fourth term

ONE person was killed when Ugandan police clashed with opposition supporters who attacked cars carrying African leaders at the inauguration of President Yoweri Museveni yesterday, officials and police said.

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Uganda: Kampala demonstrators fired upon by troops

TROOPS and police fired on rioting demonstrators in the Ugandan capital of Kampala on Friday, killing at least two and wounding 120 in the largest anti-government protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year.

Police open fire on rioters in bid to end Uganda protests

UGANDAN troops and police fired live bullets at rioting demonstrators yesterday, and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in the largest anti-government protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year.

Opposition leader arrested in Uganda

Ugandan police charged the country's main opposition leader and detained others as they prepared to march in protest over rising food and fuel prices in the east African country, police said yesterday.

Uganda's white knight plays race card

THE patient crowd huddled around the shed - young and old, a mosaic of the Katwe slum - to hear the politician speak. They had seen his picture around town. How could anyone forget his face? And now they had a chance to see him in action.

More than 100 Sudanese die as army clashes with rebels

Two days of fighting in Southern Sudan between the region's army and a rebel faction has left 105 people dead, 39 of them civilians, according to a southern army spokesman yesterday.

Opposition leader sings praises of Idi Amin at Ugandan election rally

Uganda's main opposition election hopeful praised former despot Idi Amin at a rally over the weekend, saying he had done more for the country than long-serving president Yoweri Museveni.

Ugandan gay activist's funeral ends in scuffles

Scuffles broke out between locals and friends of a murdered Ugandan gay activist at his funeral yesterday, after the pastor conducting the service berated gay people and villagers refused to bury the coffin.

Ugandan virus labs could arm terrorists

THE laboratories of Uganda's ministry of agriculture, animals, industry and fisheries sit on top of a quiet hill at a turn-off near the airport, behind an eroded fence. At the end of a hallway is a room with an unlocked fridge. That is where the anthrax spores are kept.

Rebels attack Uganda towns and take girls

GIRLS as young as six have been kidnapped in Uganda by one of Africa's most vicious rebel groups.

Uganda deal in Bobby Williamson

BOBBY Williamson is today expected to sign a new four-year deal as manager of Uganda.

Two more charged over Uganda bomb

A UGANDAN court yesterday charged two more suspects in connection with the July bomb blasts that killed 76 people.

Human toll of Ugandan rebels revealed

Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have abducted 697 people in central Africa in the past 18 months, killing many of them, according to a human rights group investigation, despite assurances from the Democratic Republic of Congo's army that the problem is abating.

Williamson eager to ease Uganda pain over bombing

UGANDA manager Bobby Williamson hopes to bring the feelgood factor back to the country's football supporters, who are still reeling from the terrorist attacks which killed 74 people as they watched the World Cup final last month.

Museveni calls for peacekeepers to fight terrorist group

UGANDA wants new rules of engagement allowing its peacekeeping troops in Somalia to go on the offensive against Islamist rebels who claimed responsibility for bomb attacks in Kampala last weekend.

Police unearth suicide vest and arrest six suspected militants over twin bombings

UGANDAN police have found an unexploded suicide vest and arrested six of the more than 20 Somalis and Ugandans suspected of planning twin bombings that killed 76 football fans on Sunday, an intelligence source said.

Security forces patrol streets after riots kill 13

SCORES of soldiers and police patrolled the streets of Uganda's capital in pickup trucks and on foot yesterday following riots that have killed at least 13 people.

Ugandan peace deal

THE signing of a peace deal to end one of Africa's longest wars will happen even if the rebel leader does not show up, the Ugandan government said yesterday.

Dozens of soldiers die in lorry crash

SEVENTY-TWO people, mostly Ugandan soldiers, were killed and another 41 injured, many of them seriously, when a huge lorry transporting them crashed into a concrete barrier in the east of the country.

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