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Oct 08, 2017
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Nigeria beat Zambia to cement finals spot; Ghana knocked outA 73rd-minute strike by Arsenal forward Iwobi handed the Nigeria a 1-0 success over Zambia in Uyo, ensuring top spot in Group B with a game to spare.
Sep 19, 2017
Spain, Mexico, Egypt among 7 nations that have curtailed diplomatic relations with North Korea amid nuclear threatIn response to Pyongyang’s nuclear test, several countries have announced they have expelled the North Korean ambassador accredited to their capitals
Aug 05, 2017
IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017 medal tally: Mo Farah wins gold on Day 1 to put Great Britain on topHere's a look at the medals tally after day 1 of IAAF World Athletics Championships 2017.
Jun 23, 2017
South Sudan food crisis: UN says aid dwindling in world's fastest-growing refugee crisisFood aid soon will run out for nearly a million South Sudanese sheltering in Uganda in what has become the world's fastest-growing refugee crisis, the United Nations refugee chief said
Mar 30, 2017
Attacks on African nationals: India must curb racism, protect image from miscreantsIt would be unfortunate if the hard work of African nations and India and their reputation is damaged because of miscreants who are unable to move past their colour bias
Feb 19, 2017
Vice President Hamid Ansari embarks on Africa tour, will hold bilateral talks in Rwanda and UgandaVice President Hamid Ansari on Sunday left on a five-day visit to Rwanda and Uganda, where he will hold bilateral talks with the leadership of the two East African nations besides attending a host of events.
Nov 27, 2016
Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes | ReutersBy Elias Biryabarema | KAMPALA KAMPALA The Ugandan authorities said on Sunday 41 tribal insurgents and 14 police officers were killed in clashes in the west of the country, and the tribal king of the area near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo was detained.The police, who announced the death toll on Twitter, said the clashes took place in the Rwenzori region, where there has been unrest since a disputed presidential election in February that was won by veteran leader Yoweri Museveni.Police said the people it simply described as "attackers" were fighting to create an independent state in the area.Army spokesman Paddy Ankunda told Reuters that Charles Wesley Mumbere, the king of the Rwenzururu Kingdom who supports the opposition, was detained for questioning. There are several tribal kings in Uganda who have a largely ceremonial role with some modest regional powers.The opposition has accused the government of stoking tensions in the region, where the opposition has strong support, with a clamp down on political activity."The attackers used IED (improvised explosive devices as) grenades, guns, and spears to attack security personnel," the police said, adding a police vehicle at a security post was burned during the fighting. "So far we have arrested 15 key ring leaders," police said.According to the Daily Monitor, a leading local daily, a group of security personnel on patrol in Kasese, the biggest town in the region, was attacked by Mumbere's royal guards on Saturday, sparking a firefight that led to clashes.
Nov 27, 2016
55 killed in Uganda fighting between rebels, army: OfficialsScores of people have been killed in fighting between Ugandan forces and a tribal militia in a remote district near the border with Congo, Ugandan officials said on Sunday as security forces battled armed men protecting a tribal king who is accused of leading the rebels.
Nov 19, 2016
Ten dead in Uganda ferry accidentTen people died when an overcrowded ferry on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert capsized in strong winds, local police said
Oct 16, 2016
Danny Faure sworn in as new president of Seychelles | ReutersBy George Thande | VICTORIA VICTORIA Danny Faure was sworn in as the new president of Seychelles on Sunday, after thousands marched through the capital of the East African island nation to support him after the previous president resigned. Former vice-president Faure, 54, will complete the five-year term of outgoing President James Michel, who announced his resignation last month amid growing public frustration over economic inequality.