US Envoy: South Sudan Government Prepares Attack in Border State

A top U.S. diplomat says the United States has “credible information” that South Sudan’s government is targeting civilians in Central Equatoria state and preparing for “large-scale” attacks within days and weeks.U.S. ambassador Keith Harper told a sp…

Uganda: 149 Alleged Rebels Arrested After Assault on Palace

At least 149 people have been arrested in a restive region of western Uganda where clashes with a tribal militia have killed at least 62 people, a government official said Tuesday as the security forces continued to search the mountainous the area for …

Uganda Rejects Amnesty’s Accusation of Extrajudicial Killings

Uganda on Tuesday rejected charges by rights group Amnesty International that its security forces carried out extrajudicial killings during clashes with the royal guards of a tribal king over the weekend.Officials say at least 46 guards and 16 police d…

Ambassador of Belarus D.Kuptel visits Uganda

On November 24, 2016 during the visit to Uganda, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia and the Republic of Uganda non-resident, Dmitry Kuptel, met with representatives of the …

Rights Groups Urge Restraint in Uganda After Rebel Crackdown

Rights groups on Monday urged Ugandan security forces to show restraint as they violently crackdown on tribal militia in a remote area near Congo.More than four dozen people have been killed in clashes since Thursday, most of them guards protecting a t…

2 Female Artists Blazing Trail in African Pop Music

Modern West African pop music features few female voices, and one won’t find many women on the DJ scene across the continent. But here are two women from opposite sides of Africa who have been busy changing that picture. VOA met them both – one a DJ an…

At Least 54 People Killed in Uganda Fighting

Fierce fighting between security forces and a separatist militia believed to be loyal to a tribal king in Uganda’s Rwenzori western region left at least 54 people dead, authorities said Sunday.Police spokesman Felix Kaweesi said 13 police officers and …