American rap artist and singer Akon has attracted criticism from rights activists over his meetings with Uganda’s president as he pursues the development of a futuristic city in the East African country.
An Aberdeen-based charity will benefit from a £50,000 UK Government grant to improve end-of-life care in northern Uganda.
Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine has been arrested while leading a protest against the detention of many of his supporters in the aftermath of a presidential election.
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.
A judge has ruled that Ugandan security forces cannot detain presidential challenger Bobi Wine inside his home, and rebuked authorities for holding the candidate under house arrest following a disputed election result.
Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine has emerged from last week’s disputed election as the country’s most powerful opposition leader after his party won the most seats of any opposition group in the national assembly.
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.
Uganda’s opposition party has dismissed the results of the country’s presidential election as “fraud” and called for the release of their leader, Bobi Wine, who has allegedly been under house arrest since polling day.
Uganda’s president Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term in office, election officials have confirmed, despite his top challenger Bobi Wine dismissing the results as “cooked-up” and “fraudulent”.
Uganda’s longtime president Yoweri Museveni has won a sixth term, the country’s electoral commission said, while top opposition challenger Bobi Wine has alleged rigging.
Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine says the military has entered and “taken control” of his home and “we are in serious trouble”.
If nothing else shames our broken immigration system then surely the death, due to extreme poverty, of Ugandan refugee Mercy Baguma should shame us all.
The headmaster of a Ugandan school at the centre of a north-east fundraising drive has said having improved facilities is a “dream” for him.
An Aberdeen couple backing the renovation of a school for African orphans are encouraging readers to support a fundraising auction.
To help the clubs reach their target figure, an online auction has been launched, where people can bid on a range of different items that have been generously donated by businesses from across the north-east - including a stay at the Marcliffe, a Loch Lomond cruise and four-ball golf at St Andrews’ Dukes course
A north-east schoolboy is appealing for donations of clothes and old computers as he prepares for a volunteering and fundraising trip to Uganda.
Houston, Doha, Mexico, Halifax (Canada), Karamay (China) and Pemba (Mozambique) have also been identified in the council’s travel plan for the next financial year.
Researchers at Chester Zoo have captured “momentous” footage of rare giant pangolins, sometimes known as scaly anteaters for their protective armour, revealing new insights into the secretive nocturnal species only found in equatorial Africa.
Hundreds of thousands of books have been donated to Africa this year by a north-east charity.
A woman named as one of the world’s top 50 future leaders has graduated from an Aberdeen university.
Kanye West handed Uganda’s president a pair of his autographed trainers during a visit to the East African nation in which the rapper is said to be recording music in a tent.
Musicians including Coldplay star Chris Martin have condemned the “vicious” treatment suffered by a Ugandan pop star turned MP who was severely beaten while in custody.
Aberdeen primary pupils have helped a charity sort donations bound for a school in Africa.
A Balmedie lawyer has raised thousands after completing a brutal marathon - in the 25°C heat of Uganda.