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MUKONO, Uganda | 30 dead in Ugandan boat accident, toll expected to rise

MUKONO, Uganda — Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital, Kampala. The boat overturned and sank at about 7 p.m. Saturday night, said senior police officer Zurah Ganyana. She said that 27 people were rescued overnight, lower than … Continue reading MUKONO, Uganda | 30 dead in Ugandan boat accident, toll expected to rise

MUKONO, Uganda | Ugandan divers pull bodies from Lake Victoria boat accident

MUKONO, Uganda — Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital, Kampala. The boat overturned and sank at about 7 p.m. Saturday night, said senior police officer Zurah Ganyana. She said that 27 people were rescued overnight, lower than … Continue reading MUKONO, Uganda | Ugandan divers pull bodies from Lake Victoria boat accident

KAMPALA, Uganda | Kenyan police optimistic about finding kidnapped Italian

KAMPALA, Uganda— Kenyan authorities are optimistic they will find an Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen this week, the national police chief said Friday, citing “very valuable information” given by people in custody. Three “persons of interest” are among 20 people held as police investigate Tuesday’s attack on a trading center in the coastal area of … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Kenyan police optimistic about finding kidnapped Italian

KAMPALA, Uganda | World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda— Poor countries around the world are facing a dangerous shortage of toilets that puts millions of live at risk, according to campaigners marking World Toilet Day by urging governments and businesses to invest more in sanitation. The toilet crisis is most severe in parts of Africa and Asia facing extreme poverty and seeing … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | World Toilet Day highlights global sanitation crisis

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailing

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan pop star and opposition politician Bobi Wine performed his first concert since he was charged with treason and jailed, a show of defiance Saturday punctuated by anti-government slogans and barbs aimed at the long-time president he is challenging. Thousands of Ugandans attended the lakeside event held outside the capital, Kampala, many … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan pop star-politician performs 1st show since jailing

KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics

KAMPALA, Uganda  — Uganda has started vaccinating health workers against Ebola in a border district near the outbreak in Congo, where the highly infectious viral disease has killed 189 people. The inoculations, using an experimental vaccine, began on Wednesday and are part of a wider Ebola prevention plan in a country that has faced multiple … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda, at high risk for Ebola, starts vaccinating medics

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