Elias Biryabarema

Five men with Congo rebel ties charged over attempted murder of Uganda minister

Jul 08 2021

KAMPALA Uganda on Thursday charged five more men linked to a Congo-based Islamist rebel group with murder, terrorism and attempted murder offences related to a foiled plot last month to assassinate a minister who is the country's former military chief.

Uganda imposes new anti-coronavirus measures to stem raging pandemic

Jun 18 2021

KAMPALA Uganda's president Yowreri Museveni on Friday introduced sweeping new anti-coronavirus measures including a ban on all vehicular movement except for essential workers to help curb a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic gripping the nation.

Uganda re-imposes lockdown to beat back COVID-19 case surge

Jun 06 2021

KAMPALA Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni on Sunday re-imposed a strict lockdown that included the closure of schools and the suspension of inter-district travel to help beat back a surge in COVID-19 cases in the East African country.

Former Ugandan rebel commander Ongwen sentenced to 25 years in prison

May 06 2021

AMSTERDAM/KAMPALA (Reuters) -The International Criminal Court (ICC) on Thursday sentenced a former Ugandan child soldier who became a commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) to 25 years in prison for crimes including rape, sexual enslavement, child abduction, torture and murder.

Raising fears of COVID surge, Uganda detects Indian variant, official says

Apr 30 2021

KAMPALA Uganda has detected the Indian variant of the novel coronavirus, igniting fears the East African nation could suffer a resurgence of cases just when its outbreak has waned, a senior health official said on Friday.

Uganda says may approach creditors for suspension of debt repayments

Apr 26 2021

KAMPALA Uganda said on Monday it may approach its major creditors including China and the World Bank to negotiate a possible suspension of loan repayments amid a growing default risk after its debt load ballooned 35% in a single year.

Uganda start-up bets big on banana waste

Apr 16 2021

KAMPALA Ugandans have always eaten a lot of bananas. Now a local start-up reckons it can extract even more value from overlooked parts of the crop. | Video

Uganda sees local jobs bonanza after signing of key oil deals

Apr 13 2021

KAMPALA Uganda expects that 60,000 direct and indirect jobs will be created for locals in its petroleum sector by 2025, its energy minister said on Tuesday, a day after the country signed key field and pipeline development deals.

Uganda, Tanzania, oil firms sign accords to build $3.5 billion pipeline

Apr 11 2021

KAMPALA (Reuters) -Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and CNOOC on Sunday signed agreements that will kickstart the construction of a $3.5 billion crude pipeline to help ship crude from fields in western Uganda to international markets.

Uganda told to end abductions of opposition supporters

Mar 11 2021

KAMPALA Uganda should stop abductions of opposition supporters and release those illegally detained, New York-based Human Rights Watch said on Thursday, adding to pressure on President Yoweri Museveni to end a crackdown on dissidents.

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'Pingdemic' puts Britain's food supply under strain

LONDON (Reuters) -British supermarkets said on Thursday that some products were in short supply and petrol stations had been forced to close after the official health app told hundreds of thousands of workers to isolate following contact with someone with COVID-19.