Dominic Ongwen was a senior commander in a brutal Ugandan rebel group (Michael Kooren via AP)

Former Ugandan rebel commander convicted of war crimes


The International Criminal Court has convicted a former commander in the Ugandan rebel group the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) of dozens of war crimes and crimes against humanity ranging from multiple murders to forced marriages.

Soldiers patrol outside opposition challenger Bobi Wine’s home (Nicholas Bamulanzeki/AP)

Uganda’s opposition party says police blocking entry to HQ


The opposition party of Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine said that police have prevented top officials from going to their headquarters in the capital, Kampala, as they prepare to launch a legal challenge to free Mr Wine from house arrest.