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KAMPALA, Uganda | At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda  — At least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims were likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mount Elgon, said … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | At least 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda — At least 34 people have died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in a mountainous area of eastern Uganda that is prone to such disasters, a Red Cross official said Friday. More victims are likely to be discovered when rescue reams access all the affected areas in the foothills of Mountain Elgon, … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | 34 die in Uganda mudslides triggered by heavy rains

KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

KAMPALA, Uganda — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

KAMPALA, Uganda | 127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda — Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The official death toll was 127 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day of searching neared … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | 127 dead after Tanzania ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzanian ferry sinks in Lake Victoria, at least 44 dead

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Tanzanian passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria and the death toll of 44 was expected to rise when rescue efforts resume Friday, an official said. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The Associated Press. “I cannot speculate” how many people had been … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzanian ferry sinks in Lake Victoria, at least 44 dead

KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzanian ferry sinks in Lake Victoria, at least 44 dead

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Tanzanian passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria and the death toll of 44 was expected to rise when rescue efforts resume Friday, an official said. Thirty-seven people were rescued after the sinking Thursday afternoon, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella told The Associated Press. “I cannot speculate” how many people had been … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Tanzanian ferry sinks in Lake Victoria, at least 44 dead

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s pop star politician Bobi Wine vowed Thursday to continue his fight for more freedom in the country “or we shall die trying,” shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture. The opposition lawmaker, who has emerged as a popular … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star vows to fight on after arriving from US

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star taken into custody on arrival home from US

KAMPALA, Ugandan— Ugandan security forces took pop star and opposition lawmaker Bobi Wine into custody when he arrived from the United States on Thursday, angering his supporters while authorities barred public gatherings they said threaten public order. The singer was “unlawfully detained by military officers” on arrival, his U.S.-based lawyer Robert Amsterdam said on Twitter. … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star taken into custody on arrival home from US