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Thousands flee DR Congo fighting for Uganda: UNHCR

New York: Fighting in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has forced at least 11,000 people to flee to neighbouring Uganda since Sunday night, representing the largest refugee influx in a single day for more than a year, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Tuesday.

Uganda: Explosion in Kampala leaves 1 dead

Kampala: A bomb blast in Uganda's Kampala on Saturday left at least one person dead and five others hurt, officials said.

Rights experts sound alarm over Uganda ‘brutal’ election crackdown 

New York: UN-appointed independent rights experts on Tuesday condemned the killing of more than 50 people by “brutal policing methods”, linked to disputed national elections held in January. 

Warlord found guilty of crimes against humanity in northern Uganda - ICC

New York: A former Ugandan warlord whose forces attacked camps for the internally displaced across the country, has been found guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court, judges ruled on Thursday.

Uganda troops kill 189 Al-Shabaab terrorists

Kampala/UNI:  The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF), deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union’s (AU) peacekeeping mission, killed 189 Al Shabaab militants during several military operations, the UPDF said.

Uganda: ‘Deteriorating’ human rights situation in run-up to elections next week

New York: The UN human rights office, OHCHR, is urging authorities in Uganda to ensure elections next week are free and peaceful, noting that the arrest of opposition candidates and their supporters are among several “worrying” developments ahead of the vote.

End arrests of political opponents in Uganda: UN independent experts

New York: A group of independent UN human rights experts called on Ugandan authorities to end the arrest, detention and judicial harassment of political opponents, civil society leaders and human rights defenders.

Uganda: UN food assistance programme hit as COVID-19 dries up funding

New York: The UN World Food Programme (WFP) will have to further reduce food rations and cash assistance for more than 1.2 million refugees in Uganda due to a funding shortfall, the agency has said, calling for urgent resources to sustain aid efforts.

Generations of progress for women and girls could be lost to COVID pandemic, UN chief warns

New York: Highlighting the disproportionate and devastating socio-economic impact of COVID-19 on women and girls globally, The UN chief António Guterres called on Monday for a major push to prevent “years, even generations” worth of progress on women’s empowerment, from being lost to the pandemic.

Uganda registers four new cases of COVID-19, 18 in total

Kampala/Xinhua/UNI: Uganda has registered four new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases in the country to 18, according to the ministry of health.

6 killed in Uganda lightning strike

Kampala/Xinhua/UNI: Six people were killed and 11 others critically injured when lightning struck Thursday the northern Ugandan district of Pader.

Uganda : Two dead,13 missing in boat accident

Kampala, May 20 (Xinhua/UNI) Two bodies have been retrieved and 13 to 15 other people are missing after a boat they were traveling in capsized on Lake Albert in Hoima district, western Uganda, on Sunday evening, the police said.

Uganda: Kidnapped US tourist freed after 5 days of captivity

Kampala, Apr 7 (UNI) A US woman who was abducted along with her driver in Uganda have been rescued by security forces, the local police said in a statement.

Weather reports come to aid of Uganda’s farmers

New York, July 20 (IBNS): Farmers in Uganda are keeping their crop yields high, thanks to improved weather data supplied by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)-backed push to modernize climate monitoring systems.

UN refugee agency scaling up support as ‘horrific’ violence in DR Congo drives thousands into Uganda

New York, Mar 17 (JEN): In the span of just three days – between 10 and 13 March – more than 4,000 people, mostly terrified women and children, have crossed into Uganda from crisis-gripped eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the United Nations refugee agency said Friday.