Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

KAMPALA, Uganda— Ugandan police on Wednesday used tear gas and bullets to break up a street protest against a new tax targeting social media users. Two protesters were arrested in downtown Kampala, the capital, after a scuffle in which some policemen were assaulted, said Luke Owoyesigire, a spokesman for Kampala police. The protest was organized … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda protest over new social media tax turns violent

KAMPALA, Uganda | Africa’s pollution killing thousands of infants, study says

KAMPALA, Uganda  — Modest reductions in air pollution can prevent the deaths of tens of thousands of infants in sub-Saharan Africa each year, according to a new scientific study that investigated the link between breathable air pollutants and premature deaths in 30 countries across the continent. Although few pollution monitoring systems exist in Africa, the … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Africa’s pollution killing thousands of infants, study says

KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda ‘considering’ Israel’s request to take 500 migrants

KAMPALA, Uganda | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News  Uganda is “positively considering” Israel’s request to take in 500 Eritrean or Sudanese migrants rejected by Israel, a senior government official said Friday, the first official confirmation of an agreement to take in African migrants whose planned deportations have caused widespread protests in Israel. The migrants will be … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda ‘considering’ Israel’s request to take 500 migrants

KAMPALA, Uganda  | Uganda’s ‘life presidency’ law faces legal challenge

KAMPALA, Uganda  | April 9, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) A Ugandan court is hearing a case that seeks to overturn a measure that removed an age limit to the long-time president’s rule. Opposition politicians and the local bar association are challenging the law, passed in December, that allows President Yoweri Museveni to potentially hold power for nearly … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda  | Uganda’s ‘life presidency’ law faces legal challenge