The Presidents included Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Ethiopia’s Sahle Worke Zewde and Alpha Conde of Guinea. Others were Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, and Hage Geingob of Namibia. The Presidents were received by ministers, officials from foreign affairs at Entebbe International Airport.
Thirty three people are confirmed to have died and 27 others rescued. The exact cause of the boat accident is still unknown. However, reports show that the boat was in sorry state and wasnt worthy to operate.
Uganda has three Battle Grounds in Somalia situated in Afgooye District, 30 kilometers from Mogadishu, Ceelijalle, Merca District, 125 kilometers from Mogadishu and Barawe - south west of lower Shabelle, 240 kilometres from Mogadishu.
Hundreds of mourners on Friday gathered at Rubaga Cathedral to eulogize fallen Goodlyf Crew Musician Mowzey Radio. Radio who sings alongside his partner Douglas Mayanja aka Weasel died on Thursday morning at Case Hospital. Radio was receiving treatment at Case for injuries he sustained in a bar altercation in Entebbe, January 22. URN was at Rubaga and brings you the story in pictures.
Since 2011, the Nile Project with its music has emerged as one of the options available. It is hoped that through music, it will promote change at grassroots connecting the people in the Nile Basin. The performers under the Nile Project were among the hundreds of participants at the just concluded Nile Basin Development Forum in Kigali. We captured the performance in pictures.
Police on Thursday evening fired live bullets and tear gas to disperse a rowdy crowd who had gathered to attend to a joint consultation meeting in Nateete, Kampala to discuss proposed presidential age limit removal. URN brings you the pictures from Nateete in Lubaga South, where the Opposition were meant to consult.
In just the past year, the overall refugee population in Uganda has more than doubled from 500,000 to more than 1.25 million making the East African country host to the worlds fastest growing refugee emergency.
They were under instruction to arrest or kill the self-styled mystic and prophet, who launched a bloody rebellion three decades ago in northern Uganda. The United Nations says the LRA has slaughtered more than 100,000 people and abducted 60,000 children since it was set up in 1987.
The day is commemorated on June 3 every year in honor of the martyrdom of 45 young men who converted to Christianity between 1885 and 1887. The conversions annoyed the then King of Buganda, Mwanga II who ordered that they are burnt to death.
Paul Moru, a businessman at the popular Chap-Chap market at Kalokool trading center, about 40 kilometers North of Lodwar town says the situation is alarming. According to Moru, fishermen go for days without catching any fish from the lake.
The down pour that that started at 4am left trenches overfilled, roads impassable and houses are submerged in water in the suburbs of Kyebando, Bwaise, Kamwokya, Mulago and Kalerwe. Some temporary bridges were also washed away.
Turkana girls and women are famous far and wide for their necklace decorations. On a sunny day, they sparkle from a distance making the girls movement conspicious. A Turkana woman will only remove her necklaces if she is seriously ill or in mourning. Otherwise necklaces are worn night and day throughout their life.