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Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes | Reuters

Updated : Nov 27, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Uganda says 55 police, tribal insurgents killed in clashes | Reuters

By 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. #Business #Europe #markets #Security #Uganda
55 killed in Uganda fighting between rebels, army: Officials

Updated : Nov 27, 2016

By : AP

Category : World

55 killed in Uganda fighting between rebels, army: Officials

Scores 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. #NewsTracker #Uganda #Congo #y #Ugandan ar #President Yoweri Museveni #Charles Wesley Mumbere
Ten dead in Uganda ferry accident

Updated : Nov 19, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Ten dead in Uganda ferry accident

Ten people died when an overcrowded ferry on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert capsized in strong winds, local police said #NewsTracker #Uganda #Ferry accident #Congo #Boat #Lake Albert
Danny Faure sworn in as new president of Seychelles | Reuters

Updated : Oct 16, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Danny Faure sworn in as new president of Seychelles | Reuters

By 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. #United States #Economy #Business #Africa #Argentina #Cuba #Uganda
Mira Nair's next film Queen of Katwe is not your conventional sports drama

Updated : Oct 04, 2016

By : FP Staff

Category : Bollywood

Mira Nair's next film Queen of Katwe is not your conventional sports drama

Mira Nair, who has given us hits like The Namesake and Monsoon Wedding has a new offering. #Uganda #The Namesake #Mira Nair #Lupita Nyong'o #Selma #David Oyelowo #phiona chess prodigy #Madina Nalwanga #Queen of Katwe #Uganda Queen of Katwe
World Bank approves new safeguards criticized by some NGOs | Reuters

Updated : Aug 05, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

World Bank approves new safeguards criticized by some NGOs | Reuters

WASHINGTON The World Bank approved new rules on Thursday that aim to expand protections for people and the environment in projects financed by the bank while making it easier for borrowers to comply with its standards. But the first major update to the World Bank's safeguard policies in nearly 20 years has drawn fire from some non-profit groups for creating "loopholes" with more vague language and more reliance on borrower country laws and standards. "The bank has effectively dismantled thirty years of environmental and social protections for the world’s most impoverished and vulnerable peoples," said Stephanie Fried, executive director of the Ulu Foundation, a non-profit group focussed on forest preservation. #United States #Economy #India #Environment #Middle East #Uganda #loans
Obama to send up to 200 U.S. troops to respond to South Sudan | Reuters

Updated : Jul 16, 2016

By : Reuters

Category : World

Obama to send up to 200 U.S. troops to respond to South Sudan | Reuters

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Friday said he would deploy up to 200 U.S. troops equipped with combat equipment to South Sudan to protect U.S. citizens and the embassy in Juba amid an outbreak of violence between rival troops in the nation #markets #Security #Argentina #United Kingdom #Uganda
India-Africa ties will thrive on warmth between two peoples, not dull DAVP campaigns

Updated : Jul 07, 2016

By : Padma Rao Sundarji

Category : World

India-Africa ties will thrive on warmth between two peoples, not dull DAVP campaigns

Given a trade volume of $200 billion as compared to India's at $70 billion in 2014, China is Africa's No 1 trading partner. #China #Narendra Modi #InMyOpinion #BRICs #South Africa #Africa #Uganda #AmaCde #Mozanbique
Kampala bombing: Court finds Shebab fighter guilty of twin attacks in Uganda

Updated : May 26, 2016

By : AFP

Category : World

Kampala bombing: Court finds Shebab fighter guilty of twin attacks in Uganda

Twin suicide blasts claimed by Somalia's Shebab targeted football fans watching the World Cup final at a restaurant and a rugby club in Kampala. #Al-Qaeda #NewsTracker #Somalia #Uganda #Shebab #Kampala bombing #Issa Luyima