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Landlocked country in eastern central Africa

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Uganda: Landlocked country in eastern central Africa
Uganda, officially the Republic of Uganda, is a landlocked country in East-Central Africa. It is bordered to the east by Kenya, to the north by South Sudan, to the west by the Democratic Republic of the Congo, to the south-west by Rwanda, and to the south by Tanzania. The southern part of the country includes a substantial portion of Lake Victoria, shared with Kenya and Tanzania. Uganda is in the African Great Lakes region. Uganda also lies within the Nile basin, and has a varied but generally a modified equatorial climate.

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Uganda to hold elections in early 2021, campaign rallies banned

Uganda will hold a presidential election between Jan. 10 and Feb. 8, 2021, authorities said on Tuesday, introducing restrictions it said were aimed at slowing the spread of the new coronavirus.
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Uganda health workers say they lack vital equipment to fight COVID-19

Ugandan medical workers say they lack adequate supplies of personal protective equipment for tackling COVID-19 and the risk of infection is making some reluctant to treat patients.
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Uganda to lose $1.6 billion in tourism earnings as a result of COVID-19

Uganda will lose $1.6 billion a year in earnings from tourism as visitors stay away due to the impact of the coronavirus, President Yoweri Museveni said.
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Forty villagers killed in massacre in northeast Congo

Suspected Islamist militants have killed at least 40 people in northeastern Congo, a rights group said on Wednesday, the latest in a wave of attacks against civilians in the mountainous jungles near..
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Uganda detains prominent academic protesting coronavirus lockdown

Ugandan police on Monday arrested prominent academic Stella Nyanzi, a vocal critic of President Yoweri Museveni, for allegedly inciting violence as she protested against lockdown measures to curb the..
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"Madness" to hold Uganda vote if virus persists: Museveni

Uganda's long-serving President Yoweri Museveni has said it would be wrong to hold a presidential election due early next year if the coronavirus persists, signalling for the first time a possible..
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Kenya and Uganda hit by power blackout, electricity back in most of Kenya

Kenya and Uganda were hit by power blackouts on Saturday, and Kenya Power said the outage on its grid was caused by a fault on a high voltage line but that it had restored supply to most parts of the..
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Kenya and Uganda hit by power blackout

Kenya and Uganda were hit by a power blackout on Saturday, and Kenya Power said the outage on Kenya's grid was caused by a fault on a high voltage line.
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Ugandan hospital, Somali town washed away by East Africa floods

Flooding washed away roads, bridges and a hospital in Uganda and an entire small town in Somalia as torrential rain across East Africa compounded problems for governments struggling to respond to the..
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Uganda restricts truckers on busy trade route to curb coronavirus

Uganda has stepped up restrictions on trucks passing through its territory - limiting them to one driver and banning them from stopping over in hotels - in a bid to curb the spread of the new..
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Lesbians, gays live in fear of attacks in Kenyan refugee camp

Eva Nabagala hoped she and her young son would be safe from her family when they fled Uganda for a Kenyan refugee camp - but instead, the 28-year-old says she was attacked and raped there as punishment..
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Uganda detains prominent journalist for 'subversive' activities

Police in Uganda said on Tuesday they had arrested a prominent journalist and news anchor at one of the country's biggest TV stations for alleged subversive activities.
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Ugandan leader, who once belted out a rap, releases workout video

Uganda's 75-year-old leader, known for his folksy style, released a workout video on Thursday, saying it shows citizens how to exercise in confined spaces as they stay at home during a national..
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In Uganda, mothers in labour die amidst coronavirus lockdown

Scovia Nakawooya's unborn child died inside her as she struggled to reach a hospital on foot. She died hours later - one of at least seven women in labour to become casualties of Uganda's coronavirus..
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Angola, Eritrea, Uganda confirm first cases as coronavirus spreads in Africa

Angola, Eritrea and Uganda confirmed their first cases of coronavirus, while Mauritius recorded its first death as the virus spreads across Africa despite measures by governments to hold it back.
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Uganda charges foe of president with treason, illegal weapons possession

A retired Ugandan general seeking to unseat veteran President Yoweri Museveni was charged on Wednesday with treason and unlawful possession of weapons, a case underscoring an ongoing crackdown on..
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Uganda jails filmmaker doing documentary on opposition hopeful

A Ugandan court sent an independent filmmaker to jail on Wednesday after he was accused of singing subversive songs while producing a documentary about a pop star seeking to unseat the long-serving..
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'Traumatised' Africans stranded by coronavirus plead to be brought home

When Margaret Ntale Namusisi's three daughters called her in Uganda to say they were being quarantined at their university in Wuhan, China, because of the coronavirus outbreak, she sent money and told..
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Thousands bid farewell to Kenya's veteran leader Moi

African leaders in Kenya for the state funeral of Daniel Arap Moi, the country's longest ruling president who died last week at 95, hailed his role as a peacekeeper who tried to mediate conflicts..
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Sudan's Burhan casts doubt on rapid normalization of ties with Israel

The head of Sudan's ruling council on Tuesday cast doubt on any rapid normalization of ties with Israel a day after meeting the Israeli prime minister in Uganda, saying that his country's position on..
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Sudan's sovereign council head confirms meeting Israeli PM in Uganda

The head of Sudan's sovereign council on Tuesday confirmed that he held a meeting with the Israeli prime minister in Uganda on Monday.
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Israel and Sudan will push to normalize relations: Israeli officials

Israel and Sudan have agreed to move towards forging normal relations for the first time, Israeli officials said on Monday after the leaders of the two former foes met in Uganda.
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Uganda 'studying' opening embassy in Jerusalem, Museveni tells Netanyahu

Uganda is "studying" the possibility of opening an embassy in Jerusalem, President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday, during a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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Netanyahu meets Sudan's leader in Uganda, agree to start normalizing relations: Israeli official

Israel and Sudan agreed to start normalizing relations, a senior Israeli official said on Monday after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Sudan's leader during a visit to Uganda.
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Israeli PM hopes Uganda will open embassy in Jerusalem in 'near future'

Israeli Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that he hopes long-standing African ally Uganda will open an embassy in Jerusalem soon, becoming the third nation to do so after the United States and..
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Uganda police disperse Bobi Wine supporters with tear gas

Police in Uganda on Monday fired tear gas to disperse supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine when he tried to hold a rally, underscoring the hurdles he faces in seeking to unseat..
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Eritrean soccer players go missing in Uganda again

Seven players from Eritrea's national soccer team have gone missing after playing at a tournament in Uganda, an official said, the second time in two months its footballers have disappeared while..
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Suspected Islamist militants kill 19, burn church in eastern DR Congo

Islamist militiamen killed at least 19 people overnight in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, stepping up attacks on civilians in response to a military campaign against them in border areas with..
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Uganda protests police killing of two nationals in Rwanda

Uganda on Tuesday protested to Rwanda over the killing of two of its nationals by Rwandan security personnel and demanded that they be punished in a further sign of fraying relations between the..
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South Sudan president, ex-rebel leader agree to delay unity government: Uganda

South Sudan's president and a former rebel leader agreed on Thursday to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline, Uganda's presidency said, buying time after concerns..
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Uganda police detain journalists protesting rights violations

Eight Ugandan journalists were detained on Monday as they marched in the capital Kampala to protest what they said were police abuses, including beatings and detentions, during coverage of student..
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Uganda detains supporters of presidential hopeful over banned red berets

Ugandan security personnel on Thursday detained six supporters of pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine for wearing red berets, a banned symbol of his "People Power" pressure group, a spokesman..
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Ugandan presidential hopeful Bobi Wine denounces government ban of his 'red beret' symbol

Ugandan's pop star and presidential hopeful Bobi Wine has denounced the government's banning of civilian use of red berets, a symbol of his "People Power" movement that he hopes to use to oust longtime..
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U.S. sanctions former Ugandan police boss for rights violations

The U.S. Treasury has frozen all assets in the United States owned by the former inspector general of Ugandan police, Kale Kayihura, accusing him of engaging in serious human rights abuses in the East..
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Ugandan leader calls for eye-for-an-eye-style sentences after nephew murdered

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has said he wants courts to hand out eye-for-an-eye-style sentences for all murder convicts, to help stem soaring violent crime that claimed the life of his nephew..
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Supermodel Adut Akech feels 'insulted and disrespected' after photo mix-up

A public relations firm says it is deeply sorry for mixing up a South-Sudanese Australian model with that of a Ugandan-Australian colleague, resulting in the wrong photo being used in a magazine..
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PR agency red-faced after model photo mix-up

A public relations firm says it is deeply sorry for mixing up a South-Sudanese Australian model with that of a Ugandan-Australian colleague, resulting in the wrong photo being used in a magazine..
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Uganda blocks online access to Rwandan newspaper, casting shadow over pact to end tensions

Uganda said on Friday it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their..
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Uganda demands financial records, donor lists of NGOs

Non-governmental organizations in Uganda have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities, an official told Reuters on Thursday, in a move rights..
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Leaders of Rwanda and Uganda sign pact in bid to end tension

The presidents of Rwanda and Uganda signed a pact on Wednesday in Angola's capital aimed at ending a long-running rivalry that has resulted in their busiest border crossing being closed for six months.
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At least 19 dead after fuel truck crash in western Uganda-police

At least 19 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded after losing control and ramming into three cars in western Uganda on Sunday, police said in a statement.
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Ebola spreads to remote, militia-run Congo territory

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have confirmed a new case of Ebola in the remote, militia-controlled territory of Walikale, hundreds of kilometers away from where previous cases near..
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Uganda's cash-strapped cops spend $126 million on CCTV from Huawei

A forest of slender white poles topped with dark, unblinking eyes is quietly sprouting on the rubbish-strewn, potholed street corners of the Ugandan capital.
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Uganda to register, monitor social media influencers

Influencers on Ugandan social media and others with large, commercialized online followings must henceforth register their activities for monitoring by the state, the country's communications regulator..
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Ugandan presidential hopeful says ally dead after abduction, torture

A Ugandan musician-turned-legislator who is seeking to challenge veteran President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday a supporter and fellow singer had died after being abducted and tortured, in what..
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Ugandan academic jailed for 18 months for criticizing Museveni on Facebook

A Ugandan court jailed a prominent academic on Friday for 18 months on cyber harassment charges stemming from a Facebook post that included sexually explicit criticism of long-ruling President Yoweri..
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