Uganda has lost its only international airport to China after it failed to repay its loan. Uganda is the latest African country to fall into China’s debt trap and had to give up national assets to China.
Amid COP26 talks, more than 200 events worldwide demand action for communities already affected by climate change. Protests are under way for a second day in cities around the world as part of a global mobilisation against what campaigners say is a lack of urgency to address global warming at a crunch United Nations climate summit inContinue reading “COP26: Protesters worldwide demand action on climate crisis”
A deadly blast in Kampala late on Saturday appeared to be an act of terrorism, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. He said the explosion in the capital killed one person, although the Uganda Police chief political commissar Asan Kasingye said late on Saturday that two people were killed. At least seven people wereContinue reading “Deadly blast in Ugandan capital ‘seems to be a terrorist act’ – president”
Two athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus in the Tokyo Olympic Village after a team colleague was also infected, officials said on Sunday, raising fears of a cluster just days before the opening ceremony. The first cases involving athletes in the Village come a day after a member of their entourage returned the first positiveContinue reading “Covid-19: Three test positive at Olympic Village, sparking fears of outbreak ahead of Games”
After an unsuccessful bid to become Uganda’s next president, Bobi Wine and his supporters continue to be persecuted by a government they accuse of abductions and torture.
Forced pregnancy and forced marriage are now internationally recognized as war crimes upon the recent conviction of former child soldier Dominic Ongwen at the International Criminal Court of The Hague in the Netherlands. The landmark war crimes case expands the world’s collective understanding of how sexual and gender-based violence is used as a tactic of war. Ongwen, who roseContinue reading “Forced Pregnancy, Marriage Are Now Recognized War Crimes in Latest Hague Conviction”
After a violent Presidential election campaign, Ugandans fear Surveillance, repressions and reprisals will continue.