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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

KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

KAMPALA, Uganda — Ugandan authorities have charged a fifth lawmaker with treason over his alleged role in an incident in which the president’s motorcade was pelted with stones. Francis Zaake, an ally of the pop star-turned-lawmaker Bobi Wine, was also charged Monday with unlawful escape from custody. Zaake, who has been hospitalized with injuries allegedly … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Ugandan police charge 5th opposition lawmaker with treason

KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda drops weapons charges against jailed pop star

KAMPALA, Uganda  — Ugandan military prosecutors have withdrawn weapons charges against the jailed pop star and lawmaker who opposes the longtime president. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, also known as Bobi Wine, was charged last week with illegal possession of firearms for his alleged role in an incident in which the presidential motorcade was pelted with stones. Ssentamu … Continue reading KAMPALA, Uganda | Uganda drops weapons charges against jailed pop star