Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers

KAMPALA, Uganda— Kanye West has met with Uganda’s president during a visit to the East African nation and given the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers. President Yoweri Museveni says he and the American rapper held “fruitful discussions” about promoting tourism and arts. West and his wife, reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West meets Uganda’s president, gifts pair of sneakers

KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West visit Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan officials say Kanye West and his wife, the reality TV star Kim Kardashian West, have arrived in Uganda on a private visit. Information Minister Frank Tumwebaze told The Associated Press late Saturday that West’s visit is “an endorsement of our tourism resources.” Government spokesman Ofwono Opondo said on Twitter that the … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West visit Uganda

United States | Uganda National Day

United States – On behalf of the United States, I wish to congratulate the people of Uganda on the 56th anniversary of your independence. Uganda has long been an important partner of the United States. We have worked together for years to increase global peace and security, combat the spread of infectious diseases, and grow … Continue reading United States | Uganda National Day

KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda — The Latest on capsized ferry in Tanzania (all times local): 10:25 p.m. A regional official in Tanzania says 44 people are confirmed dead after a ferry sank on Lake Victoria. John Mongella, the commissioner of Mwanza, says 37 people have been rescued after Thursday’s capsizing. He cannot say how many people were … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Dozens dead after ferry sinks on Lake Victoria

KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Uganda’s pop star politician vows to fight on

KAMPALA, Uganda— The Latest on Uganda’s pop star politician (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Uganda’s pop star politician Bobi Wine is vowing to continue his fight for more freedom in the country “or we shall die trying.” The singer whose real name is Kyagulanyi Ssentamu spoke to reporters shortly after police escorted him home from … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | The Latest: Uganda’s pop star politician vows to fight on

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

United States | Coders, Technologists, and Conservationists Tackle Wildlife Trafficking Challenges at Zoohackathon 2018

United States – The U.S. Department of State will host the third annual Zoohackathon in Madrid, Spain; Mumbai, India; San Diego, California; and Entebbe, Uganda, September 15-16, 2018; and in New Delhi, India, September 22-23, 2018. The Zoohackathon events bring together coders, designers, university students, and conservation enthusiasts to combat wildlife trafficking through digital and … Continue reading United States | Coders, Technologists, and Conservationists Tackle Wildlife Trafficking Challenges at Zoohackathon 2018