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Ugandan gold medal winner gets $80,000 check, hero's welcomeupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 05:22:00

A Ugandan marathoner who won the nation's first Olympics gold medal in 40 years returned home to a hero's welcome and a check for $80,000.

Dozens injured as opposition leader returns to Ugandaupdated: Thu May 12 2011 13:09:00

Dozens of people were injured Thursday when supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye clashed with security forces and police who were accompanying his convoy from the airport to the capital.

Shadow of Idi Amin raised amid Ugandan crackdown on protestsupdated: Wed May 04 2011 06:15:00

A violent reaction by Ugandan authorities to ongoing protests against high food prices has put a spotlight on President Yoweri Museveni's 25-year rule over the East African country and raised the fear of a return to the brutal days of Idi Amin.

Ugandan opposition leader is in Kenya for medical treatmentupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 18:17:00

Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye remained at a private hospital here on Saturday for treatment and observation following his arrest earlier this week, his sister said.

Uganda's Besigye arrestedupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 18:17:00

Ugandan opposition leader is pepper-sprayed and arrested in Kampala.

Riots erupt in the streets of Uganda's capitalupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 16:57:00

Hundreds of angry protesters faced off with security police in the streets of Uganda's capital city of Kampala on Friday morning.

Ugandan opposition leader arrested againupdated: Thu Apr 28 2011 06:12:00

A top Ugandan opposition leader was arrested again Thursday during a "walk to work" campaign to protest rising food prices and increased cost of living.

Ugandan opposition leader arrested againupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 14:30:00

Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye was arrested again Thursday -- the second time this week -- during a "walk to work" campaign protesting the high rate of inflation as well as the increased cost of commodities such as fuel.

Ugandan opposition leader arrested againupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 14:30:00

Ugandan opposition leader Dr. Kizza Besigye is arrested again for protesting alleged government price manipulation.

Riots engulf Ugandan cityupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 19:11:00

Shots are heard and smoke canisters seen as riot police patrol the streets of Kireka, Uganda.

Ugandan opposition leader arrestedupdated: Mon Apr 18 2011 19:11:00

The leader of Uganda's main opposition party was arrested Monday on unspecified charges by police ahead of a planned walk to protest sharp increases in inflation and commodity prices.

Ugandan opposition leader hurt in protest marchupdated: Fri Apr 15 2011 03:33:00

The leader of Uganda's main opposition party was taken to a hospital in Kampala on Thursday after being shot in the hand, apparently by a rubber bullet allegedly fired by a member of the military police during a protest march.

Opposition defiant after Uganda body says president wins re-electionupdated: Sun Feb 20 2011 19:02:00

Uganda's electoral commission on Sunday declared that President Yoweri Museveni had won another term, an election that an opposition leader blasted as a "sham" and an international observer claimed was marred by bribes and various "failures."

Opposition charges widespread fraud in Ugandan electionupdated: Sat Feb 19 2011 14:15:00

Uganda's incumbent leader appeared destined Saturday to extend his 25 years in office but as results trickled in, the opposition front-runner charged fraud in the East African nation's presidential election.

Ugandans vote in presidential electionupdated: Fri Feb 18 2011 07:36:00

Ugandans voted Friday in a presidential election that could extend the term of the incumbent, who has been in power for 25 years.

Somalia receives first head of state visit in nearly 20 yearsupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 14:19:00

A surprise trip from Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to Somalia has made him the first head of state to visit the war-torn country in almost 20 years, according to the African Union Mission for Somalia.

Punchlines and presidentsupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 08:00:00

A comedian in Uganda earns the support of his government. CNN's Isha Sesay reports.

Uganda political comic proves surprise hit with presidentupdated: Thu Oct 21 2010 08:00:00

Herbert Ssegujja has what some might consider a high-risk occupation -- making fun of Uganda's president.

Can democracy thrive in Africa?updated: Tue Aug 17 2010 10:08:00

When African countries gained independence from 1960 onwards, they faced the challenge of building their structures from scratch.

Uganda bombings overshadow African Union summitupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 11:21:00

Heads of 35 African nations observed two minutes of silence Sunday to honor more than 70 people killed in terrorist bomb blasts in Uganda earlier this month as the African Union summit opened.

Somali militants claim responsibility for Uganda bombingsupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 18:50:00

A Somali Islamist militant movement on Monday claimed responsibility for a trio of bombings that killed at least 74 people Sunday at two venues in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, where crowds had gathered to watch the World Cup final.

FBI team helping with bomb investigation in Ugandaupdated: Mon Jul 12 2010 18:36:00

An FBI team is assisting in the investigation of the Uganda bombings, government officials said Monday.

Sudanese leader not invited to African Union Conference, Uganda saysupdated: Sun Jun 06 2010 17:37:00

Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has not been invited to attend the African Union Conference in Uganda next month as he faces charges for alleged war crimes in Sudan's restive Darfur region, Ugandan officials said Sunday.

Iran leader leaves Uganda without oil dealupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 13:50:00

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad left Uganda without striking a deal on the African nation's oil, President Yoweri Museveni indicated Sunday.

Critics eyeing Ahmadinejad in Africaupdated: Sun Apr 25 2010 13:50:00

Iran's leader talks business in Africa, but critics call the trip a political scandal. CNN's David McKenzie reports.

Uganda leader to engage U.S. over Iran sanctionsupdated: Sat Apr 24 2010 23:12:00

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said Saturday that he will seek clarification from the Obama administration over possible sanctions against Iran to get a better understanding of the debate over the country's contested nuclear program before making a decision on the dispute.

Fire guts Ugandan tomb site, police shoot 3 deadupdated: Wed Mar 17 2010 14:59:00

At least three men died from their wounds Wednesday after they were shot in a confrontation with Ugandan security forces at a destroyed historic site, the Ugandan government said.

Rain, terrain slow recovery efforts after Uganda landslideupdated: Thu Mar 04 2010 11:59:00

Heavy rain, hilly terrain and inadequate equipment slowed efforts to recover hundreds of people feared killed by a massive landslide in eastern Uganda, officials said Thursday.

Uganda criticized over anti-gay proposalsupdated: Thu Dec 10 2009 15:43:00

Protesters called on the worldwide community to take action against Uganda Thursday as the African nation considers stricter laws against homosexuality.

Why is Uganda attacking homosexuality?updated: Tue Dec 08 2009 06:50:00

As a gay man in Uganda, Frank Mugisha is used to the taunts, the slurs and the daily harassment of neighbors and friends.

At least 21 people died in Ugandan riots, police sayupdated: Mon Sep 14 2009 17:00:00

At least 21 people were killed and more than 80 others injured during three days of rioting here last week, a police spokeswoman said Monday.

Riots erupt in Uganda for third dayupdated: Sat Sep 12 2009 07:48:00

Gunshots rang out in Uganda's capital Saturday in a fresh burst of unrest after loyalists of a traditional kingdom battled with government forces for a third day.

Uganda ethnic, political tension erupts in riots, government saysupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 17:10:00

At least four people have been killed in two days of rioting in Uganda's capital after radio broadcasts encouraged listeners to violently take to the streets against the government, officials said Friday.

Uganda seeks to ban female circumcisionupdated: Thu Jul 09 2009 14:16:00

In many cases it's a woman that grips the blade -- maybe clean, maybe dirty -- that cuts a girl's path to womanhood.

Guards for African leaders battle; dozen injuredupdated: Thu Mar 20 2008 11:26:00

A fight between Ugandan and Libyan presidential guards sparked chaos during a ceremony attended by the heads of state from 11 African nations on Wednesday.

Uganda accused of sponsoring 'state homophobia'updated: Fri Aug 24 2007 03:08:00

An international human rights group has accused President Yoweri Museveni's government of promoting "state homophobia" in Uganda and urged the repeal of a colonial-era law against sodomy.

Uganda leader's victory challengedupdated: Sat Feb 25 2006 05:41:00

Uganda's longtime incumbent leader Yoweri Museveni has won the country's presidential race, but the closest runner-up says he plans to challenge the results.

Ugandans begin presidential voteupdated: Thu Feb 23 2006 01:48:00

Ugandans have turned out to vote in the nation's first multi-party presidential elections in 25 years.

Treason case pressed at summitupdated: Fri Nov 25 2005 09:42:00

Supporters of jailed Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye plan to question Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Besigye, as well as Museveni's dedication to democracy, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting Museveni is attending in Malta, a spokesman said Friday.

Uganda rebels kill nearly 200updated: Sun Feb 22 2004 07:47:00

Rebels engaged in a nearly two-decade long insurgency are reported to have attacked a refugee camp in northern Uganda, killing more than 190 people.

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