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  1. August 17, 2014

    Unlimited presidential terms threaten return to Africa’s dark days

    In 1947, Congress passed the 22nd amendment limiting the number of elected terms a US president can serve to two. The...

  2. August 1, 2014

    Uganda court overturns anti-gay legislation

    A Ugandan court has overturned controversial anti-gay legislation that carried life imprisonment for some homosexual acts,...

  1. March 5, 2014

    The west lays itself a trap over Uganda’s anti-gay laws

    Poor Yoweri Museveni. Like a bear in a cage, goaded and provoked by jeering onlookers, he cuts a sorry figure. The ageing...

  2. February 28, 2014

    Uganda risks western backlash over anti-gay law

    In 1886, King Mwanga II in what is now Uganda burnt to death Christian missionaries who opposed his homosexual predilection...

  3. February 27, 2014

    Uganda’s currency falls after president signs anti-gay law

    Uganda’s central bank intervened for a second day to shore up its currency on Thursday as the financial risks of its...

  4. May 20, 2013

    Ugandan newspaper raided over Museveni plot claim

    Police in Uganda have closed down a Kampala-based newspaper majority owned by Kenyan blue-chip Nation Media Group over its...

  5. November 22, 2012

    Rebels continue Congo offensive

    Congolese rebels pressed on with their military offensive on Thursday, rebuffing a call by three regional presidents to halt...

  6. November 21, 2012

    Kinshasa seeks allies against rebel troops

    Congo’s government in Kinshasa is attempting to assemble a regional alliance to retake parts of the east of the country from...

  7. September 11, 2012

    Thousands flee fighting in eastern Congo

    After being taken from his home and forced to trek a whole day carrying bags for M23 rebels, the 32-year-old man knew he had...

  8. The World

    March 8, 2012

    On meeting Joseph Kony, and the StopKony campaign

    Joseph Kony in November 2006. AP Photo/Stuart Price By Matthew Green The first thing I wondered was ‘who irons his shirts?’...

  9. November 16, 2011

    Tullow Oil set to get Uganda stake sale nod

    Uganda is poised to give final approval to Tullow Oil’s $2.9bn sale of stakes in one of Africa’s most promising oil...

  10. November 16, 2011

    Africa voices anger over Cameron’s aid threat

    David Cameron’s threats to limit aid to countries that fail to relax laws against homosexuality have prompted a backlash...

  11. August 9, 2011

    US bids to break Gaddafi regime

    The US has launched a diplomatic push to win over African leaders who have criticised Nato’s bombing campaign in Libya, in...

  12. beyondbrics

    July 1, 2011

    Uganda shilling: mistaken identity?

    Confusing Uganda for Afghanistan is not in your ordinary order of mistaken identity. After all, the two countries fall on...

  13. beyondbrics

    June 16, 2011

    Uganda's economy: an update

    The Ugandan shilling hit at all-time low against the dollar on Wednesday, the same day remarks about fiscal indiscipline...

  14. June 13, 2011

    Uganda bank governor criticises Museveni ‘Marxism’

    The twin architects of Uganda’s quarter-century economic revival – Yoweri Museveni, president, and Emmanuel...

  15. May 22, 2011

    Museveni’s autumn

    The determination and strategic vision with which Yoweri Museveni sought to resurrect Uganda from the ruin visited on it by...

  16. May 13, 2011

    Uganda’s Museveni sworn in for fourth term

    Yoweri Museveni, Ugandan president, has been sworn in for a fourth term as police fired tear gas at some of the thousands...

  17. April 18, 2011

    Uganda arrests opposition, fires tear gas

    Ugandan authorities have arrested the leader of an opposition party and some of his associates who planned to take part in a...

  18. March 27, 2011

    Gaddafi calls in favours from Africa

    A campaign by Muammer Gaddafi to rally diplomatic and military support in sub-Saharan African has won only limited success....

  19. March 10, 2011

    Tullow Oil nears Uganda tax deal

    Tullow Oil said on Wednesday that it hoped to proceed with its Lake Albert project in Uganda this summer. Tullow Oil 2010...

  20. February 20, 2011

    Opposition rejects Museveni poll victory

    As a tumultuous clamour for democracy sweeps the Middle East and north Africa, Uganda’s president of 25 years has claimed...

  21. July 27, 2010

    Election victor takes power in Somaliland

    Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo, the victor of recent elections in the breakaway republic of Somaliland, was sworn in as president on...

  22. July 15, 2010

    Museveni urges tough AU response in Somalia

    The African Union should quadruple its peacekeeping force in Somalia and launch an “offensive” against the extremists behind...

  23. July 12, 2010

    Somali Islamists claim Uganda blasts

    Militant Islamists from Somalia on Monday claimed responsibility for a series of bomb blasts that killed at least 74 people...

  24. June 30, 2010

    Congo celebrates 50 years of independence

    For a few hours, the Democratic Republic of Congo gave the impression of being a strong, united nation on Wednesday as...

  25. February 23, 2010

    King Ronnie's reign fosters Uganda power struggle with Museveni

    He is the Lion. He is also the Big Drum, or the man with Legs of Iron. King Ronald Mutebi II, leader of Uganda's ancient...

  26. January 26, 2010

    CNOOC favoured as Tullow Uganda partner

    Tullow Oil has presented Uganda with the choice of China’s CNOOC and Total of France as potential investors in the country’s...

  27. January 26, 2010

    CNOOC favoured as Tullow Uganda partner

    Tullow Oil has presented Uganda with the choice of China's CNOOC and Total of France as potential investors in the country's...

  28. January 5, 2010

    Anxiety flares as Uganda taps oil

    As the Tullow Oil car zips past mango trees and down a dirt track that leads to a drilling site, the conversation inside...

  29. January 5, 2010

    Resources refresh volatile mix of guns and money

    At the entrance to the wood-panelled ministerial corridor in Uganda's finance ministry is a polite notice on a gold plaque:...

  30. January 4, 2010

    Anxiety flares as Uganda taps oil

    As the Tullow Oil car zips past mango trees and down a dirt track that leads to a drilling site, the conversation inside...

  31. January 4, 2010

    Fears mount of fresh clash over resources

    At the entrance to the wood-panelled ministerial corridor in Uganda’s finance ministry is a polite notice on a gold plaque:...

  32. December 19, 2009

    Dispute over Uganda anti-gay bill

    The Ugandan government is backing a tough antihomosexuality bill that opposition leaders fear could be used to discredit its...

  33. December 18, 2009

    Ugandan opposition disputes anti-gay bill

    The Ugandan government is backing a tough anti-homosexuality bill that opposition leaders fear could be used to discredit...

  34. September 22, 2008

    Ugandan jailed for taking security bribe

    A Ugandan government official was jailed for 12 months on Monday in a landmark corruption case that centred on the security...

  35. March 12, 2008

    Uganda presses court on rebel

    Uganda yesterday strengthened its effort to eliminate war crimes charges against Joseph Kony, the obscure rebel leader...

  36. March 11, 2008

    Uganda disputes ICC charges against Kony

    Uganda on Tuesday strengthened its effort to eliminate war crimes charges against Joseph Kony, the obscure rebel leader...

  37. February 9, 2008

    Africa's Most Wanted

    Joseph Kony, a self-styled messenger from God, has abducted thousands of Ugandan children over the past 20 years to fight...

  38. February 8, 2008

    Africa’s Most Wanted

    Matthew Green’s book, The Wizard of the Nile: The Hunt for Africa’s Most Wanted, recounts the author’s quest to meet Joseph...

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