(InformAfrica) — A high ranking delegation from Uganda lead by the country’s Minister for Defense Dr. Crispus Kiyonga arrived in Somalia’s capital city, Mogadishu, for talks on how to double Uganda’s mission to secure the fragile Somali Transitional Federal Government (TFG) from its rival groups including fighters loyal to the hard-line group, al-Shabab islamist militants.
Niger moved within one victory of a first Africa Cup of Nations appearance after defeating South Africa Sunday while Uganda lost in Angola to squander a chance of qualifying.
Mobile telephones went on sale for the first time when Uganda last qualified for the Africa Cup of Nations. The ‘Cranes’ went all the way to the 1978 final before failing against hosts Ghana and they can end 33 years in the wilderness by dodging defeat away to Angola Sunday.
(InformAfrica) — The presidents of Eritrea and Uganda, seen as the main allies of Somalia’s feuding government and Islamist rebels respectively, held rare talks Tuesday, only days after the insurgents pulled out of Mogadishu.
(InformAfrica) — A Ugandan court on Tuesday dropped two cases against opposition leader Kizza Besigye for his anti-government protests in April.
(“InformAfrica”) — A team of Ugandan and French paleontologists announced Tuesday they had found a 20-million-year-old ape skull in northeastern Uganda, saying it could shed light on the region’s evolutionary history.
Coffee farmers in Uganda are missing out on improved, disease-resistant varieties developed three years ago, because of a lack of government funding to roll them out, say scientists. New coffee varieties are resistant to fungal coffee wilt disease (CWD) — which has destroyed around 200 million plants in the country, costing US$27 million annually, according [...]
Scuffles broke out between locals and friends of a murdered Ugandan gay activist at his funeral on Friday after the pastor conducting the service berated gay people and villagers refused to bury the coffin.
David Kato was beaten to death with a hammer on Wednesday, police said. His photo was printed on the cover of a newspaper last October that called for gays to be executed under a headline that read: “Hang them”.