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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ugandan Activist Bobi Wine Freed from Kampala Hospital

Ugandan Activist Bobi Wine Freed from Kampala Hospital

A Ugandan legislator allegedly tortured by security officials will be allowed to travel to the United States for medical care, a Ugandan political activist has told VOA.

Kiwanuka Lawrence Nsereko, who lives in New York …

Uganda Police Shut Down Capital After Opposition Figure Re-Arrested

Uganda Police Shut Down Capital After Opposition Figure Re-Arrested

Protests broke out in Uganda's capital Friday after police arrested a prominent opposition figure who was trying to leave the country for medical treatment.

Pop star-turned-lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, was arrested …

Q&A: Congo Ebola outbreak at critical juncture, says top WHO official

Q&A: Congo Ebola outbreak at critical juncture, says top WHO official

It's too soon to say the outbreak of Ebola that has infected 116 people and claimed 77 lives in a conflict-prone eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo is fully under control, but great …

Uganda Opposition Pop Star Blocked from Flying to US for Aid

Uganda Opposition Pop Star Blocked from Flying to US for Aid

Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday after police blocked a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture.

The action by security forces has escalated a political dispute …

Uganda Opposition Pop Star Blocked from Flying to US for Aid

Uganda Opposition Pop Star Blocked from Flying to US for Aid

Protests erupted in Uganda's capital on Friday after police blocked a pop star-turned-opposition lawmaker from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture.

The action by security forces has escalated a political dispute …

UGANDA: POP STAR-TURNED POLITICIAN ‘RE-ARRESTED AT AIRPORT’

UGANDA: POP STAR-TURNED POLITICIAN ‘RE-ARRESTED AT AIRPORT’

KAMPALA-- Ugandan pop star and MP Bobi Wine has been prevented from leaving the country to seek medical treatment despite being granted bail, his lawyers say.

He was charged with treason last week, following the …

WFP launches emergency food aid to Ebola victims in Democratic Republic of Congo

WFP launches emergency food aid to Ebola victims in Democratic Republic of Congo

GOMA � In partnership with the international relief agency, Caritas, WFP has started distributing food to patients and other people directly affected by the outbreak of Ebola virus in the North Kivu province, Democratic Republic …

WFP launches emergency food aid to Ebola victims in Democratic Republic of Congo

WFP launches emergency food aid to Ebola victims in Democratic Republic of Congo

GOMA � In partnership with the international relief agency, Caritas, WFP has started distributing food to patients and other people directly affected by the outbreak of Ebola virus in the North Kivu province, Democratic Republic …

UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak

UN food relief agency airlifts aid to DR Congo province hit by Ebola outbreak

Emergency food aid is being delivered to people affected by the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the World Food Programme (WFP) reported on Thursday.

The UN …

Investigate mega scandals, Oulanyah asks Committees

Investigate mega scandals, Oulanyah asks Committees

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah wants accountability Committees to focus their efforts on queries involving huge sums of money.

Oulanyah, who opened the annual Accountability Sector Review in Munyonyo, said it is unnecessary to pursue minor …

Investigate mega scandals, Oulanyah asks Committees

Investigate mega scandals, Oulanyah asks Committees

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah wants accountability Committees to focus their efforts on queries involving huge sums of money.

Oulanyah, who opened the annual Accountability Sector Review in Munyonyo, said it is unnecessary to pursue minor …

Ugandan Pop Star Bobi Wine Has Kidney Problem After Jail

Ugandan Pop Star Bobi Wine Has Kidney Problem After Jail

Bobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star who opposes the long-time president, has "a kidney problem'' that needs urgent medical attention abroad, his lawyer said Wednesday, two days after the singer was freed from detention on …

Ugandan Pop Star Bobi Wine Has Kidney Problem After Jail

Ugandan Pop Star Bobi Wine Has Kidney Problem After Jail

Bobi Wine, the Ugandan pop star who opposes the long-time president, has "a kidney problem'' that needs urgent medical attention abroad, his lawyer said Wednesday, two days after the singer was freed from detention on …