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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.
Oct 04, 2016
Mira Nair's next film Queen of Katwe is not your conventional sports dramaMira Nair, who has given us hits like The Namesake and Monsoon Wedding has a new offering.
Aug 14, 2016
Suspected rebels kill at least 36 in eastern Congo | ReutersArray
Aug 05, 2016
World Bank approves new safeguards criticized by some NGOs | ReutersWASHINGTON 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.
Jul 16, 2016
Obama to send up to 200 U.S. troops to respond to South Sudan | ReutersWASHINGTON 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
Jul 07, 2016
India-Africa ties will thrive on warmth between two peoples, not dull DAVP campaignsGiven a trade volume of $200 billion as compared to India's at $70 billion in 2014, China is Africa's No 1 trading partner.