Tag: Uganda

LRA abduct 700 to replenish ranks

Bloomberg: Uganda’s rebel Lord’s Resistance Army abducted about 700 people, a third of them children, over the past 18 months as the group seeks to replenish its ranks, Human Rights Watch said.

Pakistanis among 20 held in Kampala bombings investigation

Ugandan Police announced on Sunday that they had arrested 20 people, including several Pakistanis who had a shop in a Kampala suburb, in connection with last week’s deadly blasts that left 76 people dead.

2 bomb attacks in Uganda; 20 feared dead

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Bombs exploded at two sites in Uganda‘s capital late Sunday as people watched the World Cup final on TV, and officials at the scene put the death toll at more than 20 and said it could rise…

Uganda/Insurgency: Army Kills Karamoja Warriors

Media reported that Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) opened a fire on Karamoja warriors fleeing from military custody in Moroto District and killing at least two on Sunday.  Residents however put the death toll at eight, adding that the gun battle took place…

LRA rebels killed 10 and kidnapped dozens in Central African Republic

Ugandan Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels raided the villages of Agoumar, Mboki 3 and Zemio in the eastern Central African Republic on Saturday, killing at least 10 people and kidnapping 50 others, local officials confirmed on Monday.

LRA rebels kill two and kidnap 40 in raid

Ugandan rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) raided the town of Rafai in the Central African Republicearly on Friday, killing two people and kidnapping 40 others, local residents and unnamed military sources said.

Uganda’s oil reserves

FROM THE ECONOMIST INTELLIGENCE UNIT A battle is being fought for the rights to Uganda’s burgeoning oil sector. The risks–and rewards–for potential investors are substantial. Uganda has oil–lots of it. Another discovery in the Lake Albert Basin along the Congolese border in fourth-quarter 2009 brought…