- Uganda's president cites security as key topic in debate Updated: Feb-13-16 3:22 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - Uganda's long-time president declared Saturday he would deal firmly with any security threats during and after next week's presidential election, brushing aside fears of violence during a televised debate with seven challengers.
- African Children's Choir to perform in Florence Updated: Feb-07-16 11:00 am
FLORENCE, Alabama - Since 1984, the African Children's Choir has been giving kids from across the continent of Africa a chance to improve their lives.
- Local researcher continues grandfather's work on Zika virus Updated: Feb-07-16 9:00 am
FREDERICK, Maryland - As the Zika virus rages through South and Central America, probably causing women to give birth to babies with abnormally small heads, few people understand that the virus has its origins in Africa. And even fewer realize that the man who originally discovered the virus 70 years ago, Alexander John Haddow, has a Frederick and a Fort Detrick connection.
- Dissident general in Uganda charged, faces court-martial Updated: Feb-02-16 9:55 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - A military general who criticized Uganda's longtime president was charged in a court-martial and remanded to jail, but his supporters say he is the victim of state persecution.
- Amnesty International: 5 Possible mass graves in Burundi Updated: Jan-29-16 2:38 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Amnesty International says new satellite images, video footage and witness accounts show that dozens of people killed by Burundian security forces in December were later buried in mass graves.
- South Sudan: Peace accord falters, refugees remain in camps Updated: Jan-28-16 8:48 am
JUBA, South Sudan - When a delegation of South Sudanese rebels returned to the government-controlled capital Juba last month after two years of war, Nyajok Koat thought she would finally return to the home she fled when the fighting began.
- Discovered in Uganda, Zika there not considered a threat Updated: Jan-27-16 7:37 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Ugandan researchers say the mosquito-transmitted Zika virus is not considered a threat in the African country where it was first discovered in a monkey in 1947.
- South Sudan rebel leader says he is not going back home Updated: Jan-26-16 1:42 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - A rebel leader in South Sudan said Tuesday he would not return to his country because the government has violated a peace accord signed last August.
- AP EXPLAINS: Islamic extremists step up attacks in Africa Updated: Jan-22-16 12:32 pm
KAMPALA, Uganda - The number of deadly attacks by Islamic extremists is mounting across Africa, raising questions about the resurgence of armed groups once seen to be in decline. Here is a brief description of the attacks and an explanation of who was behind them and what is driving the surge.
- Activists oppose oil drilling around Congo protected area Updated: Jan-21-16 9:53 am
KAMPALA, Uganda - Conservation groups want Uganda's government to end plans to drill for oil in a lake on Uganda's western border with Congo, saying oil exploration there threatens Africa's oldest national park.
- Ugandan rebel appearing before judges at pretrial hearing Updated: Jan-21-16 6:59 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Fugitive warlord Joseph Kony's feared militia deliberately targeted civilians in its conflict with Ugandan government forces, murdering indiscriminately, abducting children to turn into killers "steeped in blood," forcing girls and women into "marriages" with fighters and even ordering cannibalism, an International Criminal Court prosecutor said Thursday.
- UN council visit to Burundi to push end to violence, talks Updated: Jan-19-16 9:15 pm
UNITED NATIONS - Members of the U.N. Security Council are going to Burundi later this week with three goals - to try to break the cycle of violence and prevent ethnic attacks from erupting, to promote peace talks, and to encourage respect for human rights, France's U.N. ambassador said Tuesday.