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Elias Biryabarema

‘All I can do is pray’: A family in limbo as U.S. slows refugee admissions

03 Oct 2019

NEW YORK/KAMPALA Somali refugee Ramlo Ali Noor will never be reunited with her 16-year-old son in her new home in Columbus, Ohio. | Video

Five Eritrean football players disappear in Uganda - official

03 Oct 2019

KAMPALA, Oct 3 Ugandan security forces are hunting for five Eritreans who disappeared from a hotel in Uganda where their team was playing in a soccer tournament, a Ugandan official said on Thursday.

Ugandan leader calls for eye-for-an-eye-style sentences after nephew murdered

11 Sep 2019

KAMPALA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said he wants courts to hand out eye-for-an-eye-style sentences for all murder convicts, to help stem soaring violent crime that claimed the life of his nephew last week.

Congolese girl, 9, dies of Ebola in Uganda - hospital official

30 Aug 2019

KAMPALA A 9-year-old girl has died of Ebola in the East African nation of Uganda, a hospital official said, a day after she tested positive for the disease after crossing the border from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Uganda rejects planned power plant at Murchison Falls

28 Aug 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said on Wednesday that due to the importance of its famed Murchison Falls as a lucrative tourism attraction it had rejected a hydropower project proposed by South Africa's Bonang Power and Energy.

Relaunched Uganda Airlines hopes to win slice of East African travel

28 Aug 2019

KAMPALA Uganda on Tuesday relaunched its national carrier, Uganda Airlines, hoping to take a slice of the East African aviation business that is dominated by Ethiopian Airlines

Uganda blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper, casting shadow over pact to end tensions

23 Aug 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their busiest border crossing for six months.

Uganda demands financial records, donor lists of NGOs

22 Aug 2019

KAMPALA Non-governmental organizations in Uganda have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities, an official told Reuters on Thursday, in a move rights groups said was another attempt to muzzle criticism.

Uganda's cash-strapped cops spend $126 million on CCTV from Huawei

16 Aug 2019

KAMPALA A forest of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the rubbish-strewn, potholed street corners of the Ugandan capital. | Video

Uganda says malaria prevalence surges, cites climate change and refugees

14 Aug 2019

KAMPALA Uganda said on Wednesday it had recorded a 40% surge in the incidence of malaria, attributing the increase to a range of factors including a refugee influx, climate change and a decline in the use of protective nets.

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