Children return to the classroom  at Kitante primary school in Kampala, Uganda, on Monday.  Photograph:  Esther Ruth Mbabazi/The New York Times

Uganda has reopened schools for the first time since March 2020 after the world’s longest Covid-19 related school shutdown, affecting 15 million child(...)

Kakwenza Rukirabashaija is being held in a facility in Entebbe, and his lawyer says there is evidence he has been tortured.

Award-winning Ugandan writer Kakwenza Rukirabashaija remains incommunicado a week after he was detained for insulting the Ugandan president and his so(...)

Fire from the explosion near parliament engulfed cars parked nearby. Photograph: Ivan Kabuye/AFP via Getty

Two explosions have rocked Uganda’s capital of Kampala, killing at least three civilians in what police described as a co-ordinated attack by extremis(...)

New Ethiopian military recruits gather as the mayor of Addis Ababa, Adanech Abebe, bids a farewell to them in the Ethiopia capital. Photograph: EPA

African and western nations have called for an immediate ceasefire in Ethiopia one year the after conflict there began, and as Tigrayan rebels advance(...)

Patients queue prior to being vaccinated on September 29th, 2021 in Kampala, Uganda. Photograph: Luke Dray/Getty

Just five African countries are expected to hit a year-end goal of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of their population, according to the World Health Or(...)

An explosion at a restaurant in Uganda’s capital was an apparent terrorist act, President Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP Photo

An explosion at a restaurant in Uganda’s capital was an apparent terrorist act, Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni said on Sunday. Mr Museveni said t(...)

People wait in the stands to receive coronavirus vaccinations at the Kololo airstrip in Kampala, Uganda, on May 31st. Photograph: Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP

African countries from Uganda to South Africa are buckling under a ferocious third wave of coronavirus infections as the continent falls far behind th(...)

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (centre) gestures while standing on a car during the inauguration ceremony for his sixth term at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds in Kampala, Uganda on May 12th. Photograph: Badru Katumba/AFP via Getty

Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni was sworn in for a sixth term on Wednesday. The 76-year-old has been in control of the east African country since se(...)

Dominic Ongwen:  sentenced  to 25 years in jail for war crimes and crimes against humanity.  Photograph: Peter Dejong/ANP/AFP via Getty Images

The International Criminal Court has sentenced former child soldier-turned rebel commander Dominic Ongwen to 25 years in prison for war crimes and cr(...)

Security officers waiting  for the arrival of re-elected Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni on his way back from his country home in Kampala on January 21st, 2021. Photograph:   Getty Images

Outcry is continuing across Uganda over the disappearances of hundreds of civilians, many of whom were opposition supporters. Local media has been a(...)

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