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6 children killed playing with old bomb in Uganda: Police

Three children died instantly while three others succumbed to injuries en route to a hospital in Adjumani, a district of West Nile region.
It was the second fatal accident in Adjumani in less than two weeks involving leftover munitions.(Representational Image / Pixabay)
It was the second fatal accident in Adjumani in less than two weeks involving leftover munitions.(Representational Image / Pixabay)
Published on Feb 18, 2021 04:21 PM IST
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Uganda presidential polls: Bobi Wine claims Museveni committed electoral fraud

  • Wine accused Museveni of fabricating the results and called the poll "the most fraudulent election in the history of Uganda".
Ugandan presidential candidate and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine addresses a news conference at his house in Magere neighbourhood of Kampala, Uganda. (REUTERS)
Ugandan presidential candidate and singer Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, known as Bobi Wine addresses a news conference at his house in Magere neighbourhood of Kampala, Uganda. (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 16, 2021 05:44 PM IST
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Uganda bans social media ahead of presidential election

The govt had made clear to executives at telecoms companies that the social media ban was in retaliation for Facebook blocking some pro-government accounts.
Users complained on Tuesday that they were unable to access Facebook and WhatsApp, social media platforms being widely used for campaigning.(AP (Representative Image))
Users complained on Tuesday that they were unable to access Facebook and WhatsApp, social media platforms being widely used for campaigning.(AP (Representative Image))
Published on Jan 12, 2021 07:39 PM IST
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Reuters | , Kampala

Uganda accuses Facebook of 'interfering' in tense polls

Presidential spokesman Don Wanyama said that Facebook's action was evidence of what Ugandan authorities see as outside support of Bobi Wine, the leading opposition candidate in presidential elections.
In a statement e-mailed to AP, Facebook said it removed a network of accounts and pages that “used fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people's content, impersonate users, re-share posts in groups to make them appear more popular than they were.
In a statement e-mailed to AP, Facebook said it removed a network of accounts and pages that “used fake and duplicate accounts to manage pages, comment on other people's content, impersonate users, re-share posts in groups to make them appear more popular than they were."(Reuters File Photo)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 07:40 PM IST
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Scientists surprised to spot 2 dwarf giraffes in Namibia, Uganda

Footage taken by the foundation showed the Ugandan giraffe standing on thick, muscled legs in the dry savanna of Murchison Falls national park in northern Uganda, while a taller animal with the usual long, stick-like legs walked behind it.
In both cases, the giraffes had the standard long necks but short, stumpy legs, the paper said. Skeletal dysplasia, the medical name for the condition, affects humans and domesticated animals, but the paper said it was rare to see in wild animals. (Representative Image)(via REUTERS)
In both cases, the giraffes had the standard long necks but short, stumpy legs, the paper said. Skeletal dysplasia, the medical name for the condition, affects humans and domesticated animals, but the paper said it was rare to see in wild animals. (Representative Image)(via REUTERS)
Published on Jan 11, 2021 05:11 AM IST
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Two dwarf giraffes discovered in Namibia and Uganda surprise scientists

The giraffes have the standard long necks but short and stumpy legs.
A dwarf giraffe named ‘Nigel’, born in 2014 is seen at an undisclosed location in Namibia.(via REUTERS)
A dwarf giraffe named ‘Nigel’, born in 2014 is seen at an undisclosed location in Namibia.(via REUTERS)
Published on Jan 09, 2021 07:30 AM IST
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Seven-year-old boy who adores Elon Musk is sensation on Ugandan aviation scene

Graham Shema has been interviewed on local television and his name is prefixed in newspapers and on social media with “Captain”.
Ugandan
Ugandan "Captain" Graham Shema, 7, is seen inside the cockpit of a Bombardier CRJ900 aircraft at the Entebbe International Airport.(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 24, 2020 04:26 PM IST
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Entebbe, Uganda | By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav

Time for family fun: Juhi Chawla’s special efforts for Christmas!

The actor talks about memories of celebrating the festival in Uganda and Mumbai and reveals what’s new this year!
Juhi Chawla is looking forward to celebrating Christmas.
Juhi Chawla is looking forward to celebrating Christmas.
Updated on Dec 24, 2020 02:21 PM IST
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Mumbai | By Kavita Awaasthi

‘Music has no language, no boundaries,’ tweets Harsh Goenka while sharing video of Jerusalema dance challenge

“Those are some moves!” read one comment under the post.
The image is a screengrab from the video shared by Harsh Goenka.(Twitter/@hvgoenka)
The image is a screengrab from the video shared by Harsh Goenka.(Twitter/@hvgoenka)
Updated on Nov 23, 2020 09:02 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Budhiraja

Ex-Army Officer Narsi Grewal bags the ‘Responsible Business Leadership’ Award

The AACCI forum witnessed the presence of high ranking diplomats who discussed much about the potential of two continents and different areas of cooperation.
Updated on Oct 22, 2020 05:02 PM IST
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Amid Covid-19 crisis, religious figures worry about losing followers, funding

Some evangelical Christian leaders in Uganda have launched a campaign with the now-universal phrase of protest: “I can’t breathe.”
A church usher sprays disinfectant on pews to curb the spread of the coronavirus before a Sunday mass at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos, Nigeria on August 30, 2020.(AP Photo)
A church usher sprays disinfectant on pews to curb the spread of the coronavirus before a Sunday mass at the Holy Cross Cathedral in Lagos, Nigeria on August 30, 2020.(AP Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2020 06:40 PM IST
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Kampala, Uganda | By Associated Press| Posted by: Harshit Sabarwal

Bwindi national park in Uganda welcomes 2 new gorilla babies

The babies are believed to have been born last month.
A Fully grown Gorilla holding baby in Bwindi National Park Uganda.(AP)
A Fully grown Gorilla holding baby in Bwindi National Park Uganda.(AP)
Updated on Aug 05, 2020 06:56 PM IST
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Kampala, Uganda | By Associated Press | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta

The big threat to Uganda’s president is a 37-year-old pop star

Robert Kyagulanyi, known by the stage name Bobi Wine, has emerged as the biggest threat to President Yoweri Museveni as a hugely popular figure among the majority of the nation’s people.
Ugandan pop-star-turned-politician is on a mission to do what no one else has managed for more than 30 years: topple the president.(Photo: Facebook/Bobi Wine)
Ugandan pop-star-turned-politician is on a mission to do what no one else has managed for more than 30 years: topple the president.(Photo: Facebook/Bobi Wine)
Updated on Sep 11, 2019 12:32 PM IST
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10 killed in Uganda after fuel tanker explodes: Police

The explosion happened on Sunday after a fuel tanker lost control and rammed two commuter taxis and a saloon car, 10 people were killed.
Lethal traffic accidents frequently happen in western Uganda, speeding drivers blamed.(Representational image)
Lethal traffic accidents frequently happen in western Uganda, speeding drivers blamed.(Representational image)
Published on Aug 19, 2019 12:44 PM IST
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Kampala | By Associated Press

Mali become first team to concede 300+ in T20Is, create series of unwanted records

Mali Women cricket team on Thursday created yet another World record in T20Is. Facing off against Uganda, Mali became the first team in history to conceded 300+ runs in a T20 match.
Updated on Jun 20, 2019 05:22 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Indian-origin accountant jailed for fraud in UK

Bharat Suchak, 65, admitted to three counts of fraud abusing his position and was sentenced by the Leicester Crown Court on Thursday. Investigations revealed that he transferred large sums of money from the company’s bank account to his own.
The victims trusted Suchak and felt he was a loyal employee. He abused his position and the victims’ good nature.(HT PHOTO)
The victims trusted Suchak and felt he was a loyal employee. He abused his position and the victims’ good nature.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 14, 2019 10:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, London | By Prasun Sonwalkar

Abducted US tourist, tour guide in Uganda rescued

Ugandan police had said on April 4 that an armed gang kidnapped Kimberly Sue Endicott and her tour guide at gunpoint from the national park and had made frequent demands for a $500,000 ransom.
(Image posted on Facebook by Kimberly Endicott)
(Image posted on Facebook by Kimberly Endicott)
Published on Apr 08, 2019 11:01 AM IST
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Kampala | By Indo Asian News Service

Nigeria, Uganda, Mali, Morocco qualify for Cup of Nations

A total of nine nations have booked places at the newly-extended 24-team finals with hosts Cameroon, Madagascar, Senegal, Egypt and Tunisia securing berths before this weekend.
South Africa's Tiyani Mabunda (L) is tackled by Nigeria's captain Ahmed Musa during the African Cup of Nations qualifier match between South Africa and Nigeria on November 17, 2018 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa(AFP)
South Africa's Tiyani Mabunda (L) is tackled by Nigeria's captain Ahmed Musa during the African Cup of Nations qualifier match between South Africa and Nigeria on November 17, 2018 at Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa(AFP)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 09:00 AM IST
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Johannesburg | By AFP

African ‘super food’ to fight malnutrition among poor children in Gorakhpur region

Known in local parlance as ‘Sunahri Kand’, African super food ‘golden sweet potato’ is loaded with 150% more Vitamin A than carrot and papaya. It is very similar to the Indian sweet potatoin appearance but differs largely in nutritional value.
A farmer in Gorakhpur region showing his yield of golden sweet potatoes, also known as African superfood.(HT Photo)
A farmer in Gorakhpur region showing his yield of golden sweet potatoes, also known as African superfood.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 03, 2018 01:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | By Abdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

A Calmer You, by Sonal Kalra: Under pressure to get married?

Always choose not marrying for the ‘wrong’ reasons over getting married at the ‘right’ time.
Jaise hi best friend ki shaadi hui, the pressure of your own shaadi multiplies by a million in your head, right?
Jaise hi best friend ki shaadi hui, the pressure of your own shaadi multiplies by a million in your head, right?
Updated on Oct 27, 2018 04:04 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | By Sonal Kalra, New Delhi

31 dead in Uganda landslide caused by heavy rains

Disaster also involved a river bursting its banks in the town of Bukalasi in the Bududa district, sending muddy water coursing through a market.
A handout photo released by Uganda Red Cross on October 11, 2018, reportedly shows the damage after a river burst its banks in the eastern town of Bukalasi, in Uganda's Bududa district.(AFP)
A handout photo released by Uganda Red Cross on October 11, 2018, reportedly shows the damage after a river burst its banks in the eastern town of Bukalasi, in Uganda's Bududa district.(AFP)
Updated on Oct 13, 2018 09:13 AM IST
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AFP, Kampala | By HT Correspondent

Your next smartphone could be ‘Made in India’, PM Modi tells Indian diaspora in Uganda

Noting that Samsung recently opened the world’s biggest mobile phone manufacturing plant in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said, “It’s possible that when you buy a smartphone in Uganda next time, you will get the one Made in India.”
The Prime Minister also said India will open 18 new embassies, taking the total number of the country’s missions in Africa to 47.(PTI Photo)
The Prime Minister also said India will open 18 new embassies, taking the total number of the country’s missions in Africa to 47.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 01:59 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Kampala | By Press Trust of India

PM Modi unveils bust of Sardar Patel in Kampala, thanks Uganda president for embracing Indians

Modi arrived in Ugandan capital Kampala Tuesday evening on a two-day visit to the country - the first bilateral tour by an Indian prime minister since 1997.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after unveiling a bust of Sardar Patel in Uganda capital Kampala on Tuesday.(AP photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi after unveiling a bust of Sardar Patel in Uganda capital Kampala on Tuesday.(AP photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 11:12 AM IST
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Kampala | By Agencies

India to lend Uganda $200 million for energy, farming

India, which already has defense cooperation with Uganda, is ready to strengthen its collaboration with Uganda, Modi said in a televised speech in Entebbe.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Ugandan President Yoweri K. Museveni, at the State House in Uganda on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi shakes hands with Ugandan President Yoweri K. Museveni, at the State House in Uganda on Tuesday.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2018 10:36 AM IST
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Bloomberg | By Fred Ojambo

PM Modi to gift 200 cows to village in Rwanda

The locally sourced cows will be a contribution to Rwandan President Kagame’s flagship programme Girinka.
Rwanda is the first stop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day, three-nation tour of Africa which begins Monday.(PTI)
Rwanda is the first stop in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s five-day, three-nation tour of Africa which begins Monday.(PTI)
Updated on Jul 23, 2018 08:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

Uganda imposes tax on social media use

Users will be charged 200 shillings ($0.0531) per day for services such as Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp
The tax was passed on Wednesday as part of an overhaul of an excise duty law due to take effect next financial year which starts in July.(Reuters File Photo)
The tax was passed on Wednesday as part of an overhaul of an excise duty law due to take effect next financial year which starts in July.(Reuters File Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2018 04:35 PM IST
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Reuters, Kampala | By Reuters

48 killed as Uganda bus rams into tractor and truck

At least 48 people including 16 children died in northern Uganda when a bus hit a tractor driving with no lights at night and then a truck
The accident happened last night in Kiryandongo, about 220 kilometres (140 miles) north of the capital Kampala.(Representative Photo)
The accident happened last night in Kiryandongo, about 220 kilometres (140 miles) north of the capital Kampala.(Representative Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2018 07:17 PM IST
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Press Trust of India, Kampala | By Press Trust of India

Uganda says 11 lions killed by suspected poisoning in park

Jossy Muhangi, a spokesman for the Uganda Wildlife Authority, says 11 lions have been found dead in the popular Queen Elizabeth National Park
This handout photo of a Zimbabwean lion called
This handout photo of a Zimbabwean lion called "Cecil" who was allegedly killed by an American tourist on a hunt using a bow and arrow.(AFP File Photo)
Updated on Apr 13, 2018 05:42 PM IST
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Associated Press, Kampala | By Associated Press
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