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  The Baganda, the most powerful tribe in Uganda.
 (SFC, 5/4/96, p.A-10)
  Luganda, Lutoro and Lubukusu are native languages.
 (NH, 6/97, p.38)

21Mil BC    A fossil of a creature called Morotopithecus bishopi, a tree-dwelling, ape-like creature that lived in what is now Uganda, was found in the 1960s and indicated that its transverse process had moved backward, behind the opening for the spinal cord. In 2007 Dr. Aaron Filler authored "The Upright Ape: a new origin of the Species," in which he argued that this common ancestor, and ancestors going back many millions of years before, walked upright. Homo sapiens, the human species, continued upright, while apes evolved back toward all fours.
    (AP, 7/16/07)

20Mil BC    Ugandapithecus Major, a remote cousin of modern great apes, roamed Uganda about this time. The fossilized skull of a male Ugandapithecus Major was discovered in 2011.
    (AFP, 8/2/11)

10000BC -1500AD    The Bachwezi people, also known as the Ancient Cwezi or Chwezi, were a group of people who legends say ruled the Empire of Kitara (Empire of the Sun), which encompassed a vast area including modern day Uganda, Sudan, northern Tanzania, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, Zambia and Malawi during this period.

1858        John Hanning Speke (1827-1864), British explorer, became the first European to visit Lake Victoria, Africa’s largest lake. Its shoreline touched Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

1860        Apr, John Speke and James Grant left England on an expedition to confirm Lake Victoria as the source of the Nile.
    (ON, 10/01, p.9)(WSJ, 5/20/06, p.P9)

1862        Jul, John Speke and James Grant discovered Ripon Falls at the northern end of Lake Victoria (Uganda), which he identified as the source of the White Nile.

1863        Feb 15, Samuel and Florence Baker encountered John Speke and James Grant at the frontier village of Gondokoro (southern Sudan). Speke and Grant said they had found the Nile’s headwaters at a lake they named Victoria (Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda).
    (ON, 10/01, p.9)

1864        Feb 10, Samuel and Florence Baker arrived in the village of King Kamrisi (in Uganda) on their search for a lake called Luta N’Zige, through which flowed a branch of the Nile.
    (ON, 10/01, p.9)

1864        Mar 14, Samuel and Florence Baker arrived at Lake Luta N’Zige and named it Lake Albert. They soon found that the Nile entered the lake at a 130-foot waterfall that they named Murchison Falls (Uganda) after the president of the British Royal Geographical Society. In 2004 Pat shipman authored “To the Heart of the Nile: Lady Florence Baker and the Exploration of Central Africa."
    (ON, 10/01, p.12)(Econ, 4/24/04, p.87)

1886        Jun 3, 24 Christians were burned to death in Namgongo, Uganda.
    (MC, 6/3/02)

1890        A conference in Brussels gave Rwanda and Burundi to the German Empire as colonial spheres of interest in exchange for renouncing all claims on Uganda. The Kingdom of Burundi, believed to date to the 17th century, came under German colonial rule, but was awarded by the League of Nations to Belgium after World War I.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Rwanda)(AFP, 10/14/18)

1892        Jan 25, In Buganda (Uganda) the Battle of Mengo took place. Catholics advanced against Anglicans armed with machine guns just outside what is now Kampala.
    (Econ, 2/14/04, p.16)(www.africa2000.com/UGANDA/tribute.html)

1897        Albert Ruskin Cook (1870-1951), British born medical missionary in Uganda, became the first person to describe buruli ulcers. The disease is primarily an infection of subcutaneous fat, resulting in a focus of necrotic (dead) fat containing myriads of the mycobacteria in characteristic spherules formed within the dead fat cells. Skin ulceration is a secondary event.

1905        Oct 19, Kiotalel arap Samoei was murdered in Kenya's central Rift Valley. He led tribal opposition to the construction of the so-called "Lunatic Express," the Kenya-Uganda Railway, from the Indian Ocean Port of Mombasa through Nandiland in the Rift Valley to Lake Victoria. More than 12,000 people are believed to have been killed in a bloody 10-year struggle over the railroad that began in 1895 when surveyors first marked Nandi territory as a route for the tracks.
    (AFP, 10/19/05)

1917        Nov, The East African Campaign, a series of battles and guerrilla actions, which started in German East Africa (later Tanzania) and spread to portions of Mozambique, Northern Rhodesia, British East Africa, Uganda and the Belgian Congo, all but ended when the Germans entered Portuguese East Africa (later Mozambique) and continued the campaign living off Portuguese supplies.
    (http://tinyurl.com/lcfyagk)(Econ, 2/4/17, p.40)

1919        In central Uganda Semei Kakungule, chief of the Abayudaya, converted to Judaism after the British broke a promise to give him a kingdom. By 1961 membership reached 3,000. In 1972 Idi Amin banned Judaism. Membership in 2004 was about 600.
    (Econ, 1/24/04, p.43)

1922        Uganda's Makerere Univ. was first established in Kampala as a technical school. It grew into a widely respected university.
    (BBC, 9/20/20)

1923        Idi Amin (d.2003) was born into the Kakwa tribe in Koboko, Uganda. Some sources give 1925 as his birth date.
    (SFC, 8/16/03, p.A21)

1924        Dec 28, Apolo Milton Obote (d.2005), later dictator of Uganda (1966-1971 and 1980-1985) was born in northern Uganda.
    (AFP, 10/11/05)

1937        The West Nile virus was 1st identified in the West Nile District of Uganda. It was able to cause fatal encephalitis in humans.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D6)

1947        An Egyptian and Ugandan water agreement led to the construction of Uganda’s Owen Falls Dam and authorized Egyptian engineers to monitor Nile water releases.
    (WSJ, 8/22/97, p.A1)
1947        The Zika virus was first isolated from a monkey in the Zika forest of Uganda.
    (Econ, 1/23/16, p.72)

1951        Idi Amin became the heavyweight boxing champion of Uganda, holding the title until 1960.

1952        Idi Amin of Uganda served in the British action against the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya (1952-56) and was described by officials as "a splendid type and a good (rugby) player, but virtually bone from the neck up, and needs things explained in words of one letter."

1954        In Uganda Owen Falls Dam was built at the source of the Nile River. It used Lake Victoria’s waters to generate power for Ugandan residents and export to neighboring nations.
    (SFC, 6/24/08, p.A14)

1961        May 3, A British Colonial Office telegram stated the general guidance for keeping papers out of the hands of newly elected independent governments. Items should be disposed of if they "might embarrass members of the police, military forces, public servants or others eg police informers; might compromise sources of intelligence" -- or might be used "unethically" by incoming ministers. Under "Operation Legacy", officials in Kenya, Uganda, Malaysia, Tanzania, Jamaica and other former colonial territories were briefed on how to dispose of documents that "might embarrass Her Majesty's government." This was only made public in 2013.
    (AFP, 11/29/13)

1962        Mar 1, Uganda became a self-governing country under PM Benedicto Kiwanuka.

1962        Apr 30, Milton Obote took over as prime minister of Uganda.

1962        Jun 1, The Conference of African Writers of English Expression opened at Makerere, Uganda. The CIA was the original funder of the Makerere conference in an effort to influence the eventual decolonization of east Africa.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Writers_Conference)(Econ, 10/22/16, p.75)

1962         Oct 9, Uganda became an independent state within the Britain Commonwealth.
    (PCh, 1992, p.984)(SFC, 5/4/96, P.A-10)(AP, 10/9/04)

1963        PM Obote abolished Uganda's status as a Commonwealth realm and replaced the post of Governor-General with a figurehead Presidency. Edward Mutesa, king of the Buganda region, was elected president in rigged elections.

1966        Mar 2, Milton Obote stage a coup against Pres. Edward Mutesa (d.1969) and had himself declared president of Uganda. Mutesa, the Baganda king and non-executive president of Uganda, was burned out of his palace and exiled. Mutesa fled Obote’s army and went to London where his son, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi was enrolled in boarding school.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Obote)(WSJ, 12/19/94, A-1,6)(Econ, 7/26/08, p.58)

1966        Pres. Obote of Uganda made Idi Amin military chief of staff.
    (SFC, 8/16/03, p.A21)

1966        Uganda’s traditional kingdoms were banned. They were reinstated in 1993, but President Yoweri Museveni restricted their leaders to a largely ceremonial role to avoid potential political rivals.
    (AP, 9/11/09)

1966-1986    For 2 decades Ugandans lived under the bloody rule of Idi Amin and Milton Obote.
    (SFC, 5/4/96, p.A-10)

1967        The East African Community (EAC) of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda established a common shilling. The EAC lasted only a decade as cooperation fizzled. The project was revived in 1999 and expanded in 2007 to include Burundi and Rwanda.
    (WSJ, 1/13/98, p.A1)(Econ, 9/5/09, p.52)

1967        Uganda’s Pres. Obote banned the countries traditional kingdoms.
    (SFC, 10/20/09, p.A4)

1971        Jan 25, In Uganda Gen. Idi Amin (d.2003) led a military coup that seized power while Pres. Obote was at a summit in Singapore. Obote sought refuge in Tanzania.
    (WUD, 1994, p. 1688)(SFC, 10/12/05, p.B7)

1971        Feb 2, Idi Amin assumed power in Uganda, following a coup that ousted President Milton Obote. Idi Amin Dada (1925-2003) appointed himself president.
    (AP, 2/2/97)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi_Amin)

1972        Aug 4, Uganda’s president Idi Amin gave some 50,000 Asians 90 days to leave the country following an alleged dream in which, he claimed, God told him to expel them.

1972        Sep 18, Thousands of Gujarati Indians began arriving in Britain following their expulsion from Uganda by Dictator Idi Amin. Deprived of its business class the nation soon plummeted into economic chaos.
    (http://tinyurl.com/2lm7n5)(SFC, 8/16/03, p.A21)

1972        In Uganda Idi Amin’s State Research Bureau stuffed the chief justice into the boot of a car, after which he was never heard of again.
    (Econ, 11/26/05, p.60)

1973        In Uganda some 14,300 elephants were in the Murchison Falls National Park at this time. By 1980 only 1,400 were left.
    (NG, May 1985, p.627)

1974        The documentary film “General Idi Amin (A Self Portrait)," head of Uganda, was produced by Barbet Schroeder.
    (WSJ, 9/29/06, p.W4)

1976        Jun 27, An Air France Airbus flight AF139, from Tel Aviv to Paris, was hijacked shortly after departing Athens and taken to Uganda. It was hijacked by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and a German radical group. The hijackers released 148 non-Israeli passengers after the plane landed in Uganda. French pilot Michel Bacos (d.2019) remained with the hostages despite offers of release.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Air_France)(AP, 3/27/19)

1976        Jul 3, Israel launched its daring mission to rescue 103 passengers and Air France crew members being held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by pro-Palestinian hijackers.
    (AP, 7/3/97)

1976        Jul 4, Jonathan Netanyahu, brother of Benjamin, led and was killed in an Israeli raid called Operation Thunderball that rescued the [105] hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda. The raid was by Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s elite counter-terrorist unit led by Muki Betser, and it freed all but 3 of the 104 Israeli and Jewish hostages and crew of an Air France jetliner seized by pro-Palestinian hijackers. A total of 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed during the raid. The events are described by Muki Betser and Robert Rosenberg in "Secret Soldier, The True Life of Israel’s Greatest Commando." The hijacking was linked to Carlos the Jackal, aka Ilich Ramirez Sanchez.
    (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Entebbe)(AP, 7/4/97)(SFC,12/11/97, p.C2)

1976        Jul 9, Uganda asked UN to condemn Israeli hostage rescue raid on Entebbe.

1977        Feb 16, Janani Luwum, the Anglican archbishop of Uganda, and two other men were killed in what Ugandan authorities said was an automobile accident.
    (AP, 2/16/98)

1977        Henry Kyemba, a former Uganda minister in Idi Amin’s government, authored in exile “A State of Blood," a description of his years as a minister under Amin.
    (SSFC, 2/18/07, p.A22)
1977        The East African Community (EAC), founded in 1967, collapsed. In 2000 the regional club was resurrected with six members: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Community)(Econ, 6/11/16, p.51)

1978        Oct 30, Uganda troops attacked Tanzania. Uganda under Idi Amin went on to annex a 700-square-mile section of Tanzania. Pres. Nyerere sent Tanzanian soldiers and Ugandan exile volunteers to push back Amin's forces.
    (SFC, 10/15/99, p.D7)(www.theage.com.au/articles/2003/08/16/1060936102425.html)

1978        Nov 1, Uganda, following its invasion into Tanzania, formally annexed a section across the Kagera River boundary.

1979        Apr 11, Idi Amin was deposed as president of Uganda as rebels and exiles backed by Tanzanian forces seized control. Amin escaped to Libya and settled into exile in Saudi Arabia.
    (AP, 4/11/97)(SFC, 10/15/99, p.D7)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Idi_Amin)

1980        Dec 17, Milton Obote (1924-2005) began serving a 2nd term as president of Uganda.
    (SFC, 8/16/03, p.A21)(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Obote)

1980        In Murchison Falls National Park, Uganda, some 1,400 elephants were left from an estimated count of 14,300 in 1973. No rhinos were known to remain in the park.
    {Uganda, Animal}
    (NG, May 1985, p.627)

1980-1994    Life expectancy in Uganda dropped from 52 to 40 due to AIDS.
    (SFC, 4/3/96, p.A-5)
1980-1994 Uganda averaged an inflation rate of 92%.
    (Econ, 11/2/13, p.82)

1981        Feb, In Uganda Yoweri Museveni, and his armed supporters declared themselves the National Resistance Army (NRA). Museveni led a five-year bush war against Milton Obote. Museveni had trained in a Libya guerrilla camp.
    (http://countrystudies.us/uganda/12.htm)(SFC, 5/11/96, p.A-8)(AP, 12/16/02)

1984-1985    Famine ravaged the Karamoja region of eastern Uganda.
    (Econ, 7/30/11, p.46)

1985        Jan, Alice Auma (1956-2007) became possessed by a spirit she called Lakwena, an Italian army captain who drowned in the Nile in the first world war.
    (Econ, 1/27/07, p.87)

1986        Jan, In Uganda the National Resistance rebel army of Yoweri Museveni swept into power. Paul Kagame of Rwanda served as his head of military intelligence. Museveni defeated Obote and Tito Okello's mainly northern Acholi forces. Many Acholi soldiers fled to the Sudan and some joined the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA).
    (SFC, 3/5/96, p.A9)(SFC, 5/25/98, p.A12)(Econ 7/15/17, p.21)

1986        Aug, In Uganda the Holy Spirit Mobile Forces (HSMF), a Christian fundamentalist revolt, began under the leadership of Alice Lakwena (1956-2007). The movement was crushed by the army and Lakwena fled to Kenya where she was imprisoned in 1987.
    (SFC, 3/5/96, p.A9)(Econ, 1/27/07, p.87)

1986        Yoweri Museveni was shown in photographs as a victorious guerrilla leader. Over the next ten years he brought peace and fast economic growth to most of Uganda. He ruled by cooperating on regional issues, pursuing economic reforms, and stifling the opposition with restrictions on political parties.
    (SFC, 5/4/96, p.A-8)

1987        Jan, Voodoo priestess, Alice Auma Lakwena, set up a rebel group to fight Uganda's new leader, Yoweri Museveni. The following year, Joseph Kony, presented as Lakwena's cousin, took over the group, which was renamed the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and whose mission was to rule by the Bible's Ten Commandments.
    (AFP, 3/10/18)

1989        Jan 12, Idi Amin was expelled from Zaire (later CongoDRC) and forced to return to Saudi Arabia.

1989        Credonia Mwerinde met with Joseph Kibwetere and told him of her vision of the Virgin Mary and her complaint that the world was off course because people had departed from the Ten Commandments."
    (SFEC, 4/2/00, p.A10)

1990        Joseph Kony, a faith healer, revived the Holy Spirit Movement and led his LRA rebels in northern Uganda from training camps in southern Sudan.
    (SFC, 3/5/96, p.A9)

1992        Uganda liberalized its coffee industry.
    (Econ, 3/26/15, p.81)
1992        The Foundation for Int’l. Community Assistance (FINCA) Banking on the Poor, based in Washington, began working in Uganda. It made small loans to women who began small businesses.
    (SFC, 3/24/98, p.A12)
1992        The Lord’s Resistance led by Joseph Kony began kidnapping boys and girls to act as laborers, sex slaves and fighters.
    (SFC,12/11/97, p.A17)

1994         Ronald Muwenda Mutebi returned to Buganda, Uganda, as titular King.
    (WSJ, 12/19/94, A-1,6)

1994        Sudan’s government began funding the (LTA) Lord’s Resistance Army in retaliation for Uganda’s support of the southern-based rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army.
    (SFC, 5/25/98, p.A12)

1994-2000    Ugandans living in absolute poverty fell over this period from 50% to 33%.
    (Econ, 4/16/05, p.41)

1995        Apr, Uganda broke off ties with Sudan.
    (SFC, 12/7/96, p.A10)

1995        May, In Uganda Museveni won presidential elections in a landslide. The rebel group West Nile Bank Front began its campaign against Pres. Yoweri Museveni. Uganda’s population at this time stood at about 15 million.
    (SFC, 3/5/96, p.A9)(SFC, 7/2/96, p.A10)(Econ, 2/14/09, p.58)

1995-2010    Inflation in Uganda fell to 6% over this period compared to an average of 92% for the previous 15 years.
    (Econ, 11/2/13, p.82)

1996        Mar, Presidential elections are scheduled for May 9 and parliamentary elections in June.
    (WSJ, 3/29/96, p.A-1)

1996        Apr, Up to 20% of the residents of Kampala, the capital, were infected with AIDS.
    (SFC, 4/3/96, p.A-5)

1996        Apr 22, Amooti Ndyakira was a Goldman Award winner for his journalism on endangered gorilla habitats in Uganda.
    (USAT, 4/22/96, p.4-D)

1996        May 10, Yoweri Museveni won the elections with about 75% of the vote over Paul Semogerere, a former ally of Obote.
    (SFC, 5/10/96, p.A-8)

1996        Jun 27, Ugandans voted for a new parliament. 814 candidates ran as individuals.
    (SFC, 6/28/96, p.A14)

1996        Jul 1, Rebels fighting for the return of Idi Amin killed 11 people in a nightclub in Koboko.
    (SFC, 7/2/96, p.A10)

1996        Jul 13-1996 Jul 14, In Uganda more than 90 Sudanese refugees were killed in a camp 220 miles north of Kampala. The Lord’s Resistance Army was blamed.
    (WSJ, 7/16/96, p.A1)

1996        Jul 20, Rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army abducted some 80 people, half of them students, 125 miles north of Kampala.
    (WSJ, 7/23/96, p.A1)

1996        Oct 10, The LRA abducted 139 girls from a Catholic school run by Italian nuns. One nun managed to plead for the release of 109 girls but the rebels kept 30, ignoring pleas from Pope John Paul II and other world leaders. In 2014 Susan Minot authored “Thirty Girls," a fictional account based on the girls kept as captives for as long as 13 years.
    (SFC, 5/25/98, p.A10)(SSFC, 3/16/14, p.F5)

1996        Nov 29, A Canadian-led int’l. force won approval to provide humanitarian aid. The force would be based in Uganda.
    (SFC, 11/30/96, p.A12)

1996        Nov, In the Tororo district of southeastern Uganda, Okecho killed a male baboon for damaging his maize and banana plantations. Some 30 baboons mourned the death of their comrade and carried him off. The baboons later returned and killed Okecho and pulled out his heart.
    (SFC, 11/30/96, p.A10)

1996        Dec 6, Rebel groups were forcing tens of thousands from their homes in northern Uganda.
    (SFC, 12/7/96, p.A10)

1996        Uganda abolished fees for primary education and enrollment almost doubled in a year.
    (Econ, 7/15/06, p.76)

1997        Aug 10, The state-owned Sunday Vision reported that its Chinese-built arms factory would stop producing land mines and grenades. The Ugandan army would be supplied but the products would not be exported. Drycells would be produced to replace the land mines and grenades.
    (SFC, 8/11/97, p.A8)

1997        Dec 10, US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright pledged $2.2 million for World Vision, a center that cares for abducted children, and a $2 million grant for Lacor Hospital, where many children receive treatment.
    (SFC,12/11/97, p.A17)

1997        Dec 23, In Uganda Renu Joshi was murdered, allegedly by electrocution, at her home on Martin Road in Old Kampala. In 2000 Her husband Sharma Kooky, an Indian businessman, was convicted and sentenced to die for her torture and murder. In 2009 his sentenced was changed to life in prison. In 2012 he was set free on humanitarian grounds. An independent report indicated that he did not murder his wife.
    (AP, 3/30/12)(http://allafrica.com/stories/201203300998.html)

1997        A government commission, the Uganda Law Reform Commission, recommended that the number of wives a man can marry be limited to 2, and that men prove that they have the resources to support 2 wives if they choose to marry twice. Muslims, who comprise 10% of the people, opposed the ruling because Islamic law allows men to have up to 4 wives.
    (SFEC, 4/6/98, p.A12)

1997        By UN definition 11% of the children were orphans due to AIDS.
    (SFC, 12/2/99, p.A18)

1998        Mar 23-25, Pres. Clinton was scheduled to visit Uganda.
    (SFC, 3/21/98, p.A13)

1998        Apr 6, It was reported that rebels in western Uganda, who were short of food, had abducted a number of villagers and resorted to cannibalism.
    (SFC, 4/6/98, p.A12)

1998        Apr 13, Army forces captured Semdin Sakik, a field commanded of the PKK, Kurdistan Workers Party, in a secret raid in northern Iraq.
    (SFC, 4/14/98, p.C12)

1998        May 15, Three African nations, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, announced plans for an economic, political and social union.
    (SFC, 5/16/98, p.A11)

1998        Jun, Newly elected Kampala mayor Nasser Ntge Sebaggala was arrested in New York for lying to custom's agents, bringing in $108,000 in traveler's checks without declaring them and defrauding the BostonBank. He was convicted in 1999 and sentenced to 15 months in prison.
    (SFC, 3/5/99, p.A12)

1998        Jul 17, Pres. Museveni proposed a single continental army and government for Africa with headquarters in Kampala.
    (SFC, 7/18/98, p.A12)

1998        Aug-Sep, At least 29 Ugandans were killed in bombings on 3 buses outside Kampala following the Museveni’s support of the US cruise missile attacks in Afghanistan and Sudan on Aug 20.
    (SFC, 9/25/98, p.A14)

1998        Sep 18, Uganda’s government closed the Int’l. Credit Bank due to activities "detrimental to the interests of depositors."
    (WSJ, 9/21/98, p.A22)

1998        Sep 19, Police arrested 18 people suspected of planning attacks on diplomatic missions and government installations.
    (SFEC, 9/20/98, p.A24)

1998        In Uganda plant breeder William Wagoira found stem rust on his crops. The fungal wheat rust (Puccinia graminis) had not been seen since the Green Revolution. By 2010 the fungus had spread as far as Iran and South Africa and scientists feared further spread.
    (Econ, 7/3/10, p.57)

1999        Feb 14, Two bombs exploded in Kampala bars and 5 people were killed and 35 injured.
    (WSJ, 2/16/99, p.A1)

1999        Mar 1, Hutu rebels kidnapped 13 tourists and an unknown number of Ugandans at the Bwindi Nat'l. Park. Linda Adams of Alamo, Ca., escaped, the rebels by faking an asthma attack. Separately rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces killed 5 people in a camp near Ntotoro village.
    (SFC, 3/2/99, p.A8)(SFC, 3/4/99, p.A1,C5)

1999        Mar 2, Hutu rebels killed 8 hostages and 4 Ugandans. Among the dead were Americans Robert Haubner and Susan Miller of Hillsboro, Ore. They were there to track the mountain gorillas. Uganda insisted that the 2 Americans, 4 Britons and 2 New Zealanders died in a police rescue bid.
    (SFC, 3/3/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 3/3/99, p.A1)(SFEC, 3/7/99, p.T14)

1999        Mar 3, The Ugandan army killed 15 of the Rwanda Hutu rebels who butchered 8 foreign tourists Mar 2. Another 100 rebels escaped into the bush in side the Republic of the Congo.
    (SFC, 3/5/99, p.A12)

1999        Mar 4, Ugandan soldiers killed 10 more Rwandan rebels inside Congo for the killing of foreign tourists.
    (SFC, 3/8/99, p.A16)

1999        Mar 26, In Uganda it was reported that wheat stem-rust fungus had appeared on a crop. The fungus killed nearly half the world's crop before the green revolution of the 1950s. The black rust disease was named Ug99 and by 2007 had jumped to Yemen. In 2008 it was confirmed in Iran. In 2008 Cornell Univ. received a $26.8 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help combat the new strains of rust disease.
    (WSJ, 3/26/99, p.A1)(WSJ, 4/3/08, p.A16)

1999        Mar 29, Officials reported that the army had killed another 18 of the Rwandan Hutu rebels who had murdered 8 foreign tourists.
    (SFC, 3/30/99, p.F8)

1999        Apr 6, Rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces killed 11 civilians near Bundibugyio by the Congolese border.
    (SFC, 4/8/99, p.A13)

1999        Apr 25, Police reported that a bomb killed 5 people and injured 15 in a poor neighborhood of Kampala.
    (WSJ, 4/26/99, p.A1)

1999        May 11, US Ambassador Nancy Powell expressed regret in a decision to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers from Uganda due to safety.
    (SFC, 5/18/99, p.C12)

1999        May 14, Pres. Museveni offered amnesty to rebel leader Joseph Kony, head of the Sudanese backed Lord's Resistance Army (LRA). Members of the LRA were included in the offer.
    (SFC, 5/15/99, p.A11)

1999        Aug 13, Troops were sent across the northeast to quell ethnic unrest following 155 killings in the past month. A clan of ethnic Karamajongs was attacked 2 weeks earlier by rival Karamajongs and Turkanans from northern Kenya and at least 140 people were killed.
    (SFC, 8/14/99, p.C1)

1999        Aug 17, Rwanda and Uganda agreed to an immediate truce to 4 days of fighting in Kisangani, Congo.
    (SFC, 8/18/99, p.A12)

1999        Sep 29, Pres. Museveni ordered the arrest of homosexuals and said that UN human rights conventions do not necessarily apply to Africa.
    (SFC, 9/30/99, p.D14)

1999        Sep, Wilson Bushara (41) fled after police raided his camp in Bokoko. He led the World Message Last Warning cult and at least 24 bodies had been found buried in his camp. Bushara was arrested in 2000.
    (SFC, 7/20/00, p.C3)

1999        Dec 11, Anti-government rebels killed at least 21 people in 2 attacks. In one the Congo-based Allied Democratic Forces raided police headquarters in Bundibugyo and killed 9 people.
    (SFC, 12/14/99, p.B2)

1999        In Uganda the Kiira Dam was built alongside the 1954 Owen Falls Dam at the source of the Nile River. They used Lake Victoria’s waters to generate power for Ugandan residents and export to neighboring nations.
    (SFC, 6/24/08, p.A14)

1999        The Uganda parliament censured Sam Kutesa and Jim Muhwezi for alleged conflicts of interest.
    (Econ, 7/2/05, p.44)

1999        John Sabunnya was found and taken to the Kamuzinda Christian Orphanage. He had spent the last 4 years in the forest under the care of apes following the murder of his mother when he was 3.
    (WSJ, 10/22/99, p.W15)

2000        Jan 16, A weekend rebel attack by Allied Democratic Forces killed 25 civilians and 3 soldiers at the Kirindi camp, 186 miles west of Kampala.
    (SFC, 1/18/00, p.A12)

2000        Jan 24, Members of the Karamojong tribe attacked and killed 14-100 herders from Kenya's Pokot tribe in the northern Moriat Hills.
    (SFC, 1/28/00, p.A15)

2000        Mar 6, An overloaded boat sank on Lake Victoria and at least 45 people drowned.
    (WSJ, 3/9/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 17, In Uganda some 330 followers of the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments of God, led by Joseph Kibweteree, burned to death in a mass suicide in Kanungu. Children were involved and it was not clear if Kibweteree was killed. More bodies were found at the house of Kibweteree. Foul play was later suspected instead of suicide. 448 other victims were later found. The dead at Kanungu have never been officially remembered. Those who lost family members have never got any answers.
    (SFEC, 3/19/00, p.A19)(SFC, 3/20/00, p.A13)(SFC, 3/24/00, p.A18)(SFC, 7/15/00, p.A13)(AP, 3/17/20)

2000        Mar 24, Authorities found a mass burial site in Rukungiri in a building once frequented by the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments of God. At least 153 bodies in Buhunga village were found hacked to death or strangled including 59 children.
    (SFC, 3/25/00, p.A1)

2000        Mar 27, In Uganda laborers unearthed 73 bodies at Rugazi associated with the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments of God. [see Mar 28]
    (SFC, 3/28/00, p.A10)

2000        Mar 28, In Rugazi, Uganda, 28 bodies were found under the floor of the home of Dominic Kataribabo, leader of the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments. This brought the total dead to at least 591.
    (SFC, 3/29/00, p.A15)

2000        Mar 29, The doomsday sect body count reached 644.
    (SFC, 3/30/00, p.A19)

2000        Mar 30, 80 more bodies were unearthed in Rushojwa. This brought the doomsday sect body count to 724.
    (SFC, 3/31/00, p.A16)

2000        Mar 31, Police revised the number of deaths linked to the doomsday cult to 924.
    (SFC, 4/1/00, p.A1)

2000        Apr 6, Authorities issued 6 arrest warrants for the prominent figures of the doomsday sect: Joseph Kibwetere, Credonia Mwerinde, Dominic Kataribabo, Joseph Kasapurari, John Kamagara, and Ursula Komuhangi. All were charged with 10 counts of murder, representing the first 10 identified victims of 924 corpses.
    (SFC, 4/7/00, p.A16)

2000        Apr 27, Workers in Ggaba, a residential area south of Kampala, exhumed the bodies of 55 more people associated with the Movement for the Restoration of Ten Commandments. Total deaths stood at 979.
    (SFC, 4/28/00, p.D2)

2000        May 5, In Congo Ugandan and Rwandan troops clashed at Kisangani and at least 10 civilians were killed and 100 wounded.
    (SFC, 5/6/00, p.C1)

2000        May 19, Scientists led by Robert Gallo announced plans for an oral AIDS vaccine to be tested in Uganda for less than $1 per dose. Trials might begin within 18 months.
    (SFC, 5/20/00, p.A1)

2000        May, Helen Akongo (27) was awarded the Amnesty Int’l. Ginetta Sagan Award in San Francisco for her work to help child fighters return to a normal life. She was featured in the documentary “Soldier Child" by Neil Abramson.
    (SFC, 5/19/00, p.A18)

2000        Jun 11, In Congo Rwandan troops drove Ugandan forces from Kisangani to end a week of indiscriminate shelling.
    (SFC, 6/12/00, p.A13)

2000        Jun, Some 9 million Arabica coffee trees were destroyed by tracheomycosis, the fungal coffee wilt disease.
    (SFC, 6/10/00, p.A24)

2000        Jul 7, The East African Community (EAC), founded in 1967, was resurrected following its collapse in 1977. The regional club included six members: Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. In 2005 members agreed on a customs union and in 2010 they agreed on a common market.
    (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_African_Community)(Econ, 6/11/16, p.51)

2000        Jul 11, Rival clans of the Karamojong tribe clashed and 63 cattle herders were killed.
    (SFC, 7/14/00, p.D2)

2000        Aug 16, At least 18 people died after a fire ignited while they scooped oil from an overturned tanker.
    (SFC, 8/17/00, p.A16)

2000        Sep 15, The chimpanzee population was estimated at about 3,000 and declining due to refugees from Congo eating small apes.
    (SFC, 9/15/00, p.D2)

2000        Oct 14, It was reported that at least 35 people of the northern Gulu district had died in recent weeks of a hemorrhagic fever possibly caused by the Ebola or Marburg virus.
    (SFC, 10/14/00, p.A16)(SFC, 10/18/00, p.A12)

2000        Oct 22, Death from the Ebola fever climbed to 54 as health officials continued a village by village search for people with contact to the virus.
    (SFC, 10/23/00, p.A12)

2000        Nov 12, Uganda confirmed a new case of Ebola in Masindi, the 3rd district to confirm the deadly virus.
    (SFC, 11/13/00, p.A14)

2000        Dec 5, Dr. Matthew Lokwiya, who diagnosed the Ebola outbreak 2 months earlier, died from the disease.
    (WSJ, 12/6/00, p.A1)

2000        Dec 8, The victims with Ebola reached 400 including 160 dead.
    (SFC, 12/9/00, p.A18)

2001        Jan 15, In East Africa the presidents of Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda formed a regional partnership, reviving one that collapsed in 1978.
    (SFC, 1/16/01, p.A10)

2001        Jan 23, A hospital released its last Ebola patient. 426 people contracted the disease since October and 173 died.
    (WSJ, 1/24/01, p.A1)

2001        Mar 12, Elections were held. Pres. Museveni (56) was challenged by Kizza Besigye (44), a retired army colonel. Vote-rigging charges marred the elections. Museveni won with 69.3% to Besigye’s 27.8%. Reports were made that 12 million ballots were counted with only 10.6 million registered to vote.
    (SSFC, 3/11/01, p.D4)(WSJ, 3/13/01, p.A1)(SFC, 3/14/01, p.C12)(SFC, 3/15/01, p.A13)

2001        Mar 27, Rebels ambushed students on a field trip to Murchison Falls and killed 11 people.
    (SFC, 3/28/01, p.D4)

2001        cApr 29, Pres. Museveni withdrew from a peace pact in anger over a UN report on plundering.
    (WSJ, 4/30/01, p.A1)

2001        May 27, Sec. of State Colin Powell stopped in Uganda and urged the government of Sudan to halt bombing in southern towns and to stop interfering with the delivery of emergency assistance to victims of drought and war.
    (SFC, 5/28/01, p.B12)

2001        Jun 11, An AIDS training center for African doctors was opened in Kampala.
    (SFC, 6/12/01, p.A9)

2001        Jun 15, Villagers in northeast Aru, accused of being witches, began to get hacked to death. Some 200 people were killed over the next 3 weeks.
    (SFC, 7/6/01, p.A18)

2001        Jun 26, In Uganda poll violence left at least 7 people dead.
    (WSJ, 6/27/01, p.A1)

2001        Aug 17, Col. Kizza Besigye left Uganda and claimed that his life was threatened for criticism of Pres. Museveni.
    (SFC, 8/29/01, p.A9)

2001        Sep 2, Namibia confirmed that it had pulled all its troops from all of Congo except the capital. Uganda said it had pulled 6 of 10 battalions.
    (SFC, 9/3/01, p.A10)

2001        Dec 9, In Uganda a gasoline truck crash killed 58 people near Iganga. Many of the victims had tried to gather up fuel when it ignited.
    (WSJ, 12/10/01, p.A1)

2001        Dec, The World Bank approved $175 million in financing for the construction of a $550 million power project on the Nile River in Uganda by AES Corp. of Arlington, Va. The African Development Bank was to provide an additional $55 million. Some $370 million in loans were suspended in June, 2002, over an alleged 1999 bribe to an Ugandan official.
    (WSJ, 7/3/02, p.A4)

2002        Mar, Uganda and the Sudanese government in Khartoum reached an agreement to allow forces into southern Sudan.
    (SFC, 5/16/02, p.A11)

2002        Mar, Ugandan forces in “Operation Iron Fist" pursued the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) into southern Sudan, where the rebels killed at least 470 villagers.
    (WSJ, 5/13/02, p.A1)(SFC, 5/16/02, p.A11)

2002        Apr, Uganda and Sudan restored diplomatic relations.
    (SFC, 5/16/02, p.A11)

2002        May, Uganda began to fear that too much Western assistance might damage its economy by pushing up the value of its shilling. The phenomenon is called Dutch Disease because decades ago massive oil revenues in the Netherlands unsettled the exchange rates and left exports less competitive.
    (WSJ, 5/29/02, p.A4)

2002        Jun 6, Ugandan troops killed 67 rebels in a battle inside southern Sudan as part of a continuing offensive to wipe out the 15-year old rebel group.
    (AP, 6/6/02)

2002        Jun 8, Uganda police reported that more than three dozen people were feared drowned after a wooden boat capsized in Lake Victoria.
    (AP, 6/9/02)

2002        Jun 27, In Uganda guerrillas of the Lord’s Resistance Army killed 7 rangers at Murchison Falls Nat’l. Park and abducted at least 10 others.
    (SFC, 6/29/02, p.A9)

2002        Jul 18, In western Uganda a fuel truck and a bus collided, killing more than 60 people in a fiery explosion near Lutoto.
    (AP, 7/19/02)(SFC, 7/19/02, p.A16)

2002        Jul 24, In northern Uganda a group of Lord's Resistance Army rebels entered Muchwini, 285 miles north of Kampala, and killed at least 42 people.
    (AP, 7/26/02)

2002        Aug 5, In northern Uganda rebels overran a camp for Sudanese refugees, killing an undetermined number of people and destroying equipment and supplies. Authorities have found 30 more bodies at a refugee camp attacked and burned by rebels in northern Uganda, bringing the death toll to 55.
    (AP, 8/5/02)(AP, 8/7/02)

2002        Aug 11, In southwestern Uganda a minibus and a fuel tanker collided near Omukabale, killing at least 17 people and injuring two others.
    (AP, 8/12/02)

2002        Aug 15, Uganda has agreed to withdraw its troops from neighboring Congo, where they were sent four years ago to support Congolese rebels and root out Ugandan insurgents.
    (AP, 8/16/02)

2002        Aug 28, The United Nations confirmed that Uganda and Zimbabwe have begun their pledged troop withdrawals from Congo.
    (AP, 8/28/02)

2002        Oct 21, A UN panel accused criminal groups linked to the armies of Rwanda, Uganda, Zimbabwe and Congo of plundering Congo's riches, and called on the United Nations to impose financial restrictions on 29 companies and 54 individuals.
    (AP, 10/21/02)

2002        Nov 13, Rebels in northern Uganda attacked three villages, hacking and clubbing nine people to death.
    (AP, 11/15/02)

2002        Dec, In Uganda Nile Breweries, owned by SABMiller began selling a new kind of clear lager-like beer called Eagle. Industrial enzymes were used to convert starches in sorghum to sugars. It sold well and expanded to other countries in the region.
    (Econ, 7/12/03, p.59)(Econ, 9/9/06, p.61)

2003        Jan 7, In northeastern Uganda rival tribesmen armed with spears and guns clashed over cattle, leaving at least 52 people dead in two days of fighting. At least 35 Pokot and 17 Karamojong were killed.
    (AP, 1/10/03)

2003        Jan 12, In northeastern Uganda clashes erupted when Pian tribesmen attacked Bokora tribesmen in a bid to steal their cattle. 2 days of fighting left at least 30 people dead.
    (AP, 1/15/03)

2003         Mar 2, In northern Uganda rebels of the Lord’s Resistance Army fighting a 16-year war called a cease-fire and asked to meet Pres. Yoweri Museveni.
    (AP, 3/3/03)

2003         Mar 3, In northern Uganda a military firing squad executed 3 soldiers who had been convicted of murdering civilians.
    (AP, 3/4/03)

2003        Mar 25, In Uganda a gang of ivory poachers killed six adult elephants and one calf in a "gruesome massacre" in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The poachers used acid to remove the tusks.
    (AP, 4/4/03)

2003        Apr 5, Uganda Army troops killed at least 30 LRA rebels in the northern Pader and Gulu districts, days after a three-week cease-fire expired.
    (AP, 4/8/03)

2003        Apr 11, In Uganda hundreds of Pokot tribesmen from Kenya attacked villages in eastern Uganda, killing more than 30 people. Victims were members of the Sabiny tribe.
    (AP, 4/12/03)

2003        Apr 23, In northern Uganda rebels waging a 16-year insurgency attacked two villages and abducted more than 180 people.
    (AP, 4/24/03)

2003        Jun 14, In eastern Uganda a minivan bus plunged into a swamp and sank, killing 18 passengers.
    (AP, 6/15/03)

2003        Jul 11, Pres. Bush met with Pres. Yoweri Museveni in Uganda. Bush and his wife Laura praised Uganda's aggressive prevention and treatment programs to combat HIV.
    (SFC, 7/11/03, p.A8)(AP, 7/11/03)

2003        Jul 23, In Uganda 2 passenger boats capsized in strong winds and rough waters on Lake Albert, and more than 20 people were believed to have drowned.
    (AP, 7/24/03)

2003        Aug 16, In north central Uganda rebels from the shadowy Lord's Resistance Army slashed up to 15 people to death with machetes during an attack on the village of Bata. They also made off with 40 children. All the people killed were formerly abductees who had been rescued. The army said the next day it had killed 20 rebel fighters and rescued 127 abducted children.
    (AP, 8/17/03)
2003        Aug 16, Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, blamed for the murder of tens of thousands of his people in the 1970s, died in a Saudi hospital where he had been critically ill for weeks. In 2006 the film “The Last King of Scotland," was adopted from a novel by Giles Foden that focused on Idi Amin. The film, directed by Kevin McDonald, featured Forest Whitaker as Amin.
    (AP, 8/16/03)(www.moreorless.au.com/killers/amin.html)(WSJ, 9/29/06, p.W1)
2003        Aug 16, It was reported that African swine fever (ASF) had killed half of the pigs in Uganda this year.
    (SFC, 8/16/03, p.A24)

2003        Sep 2, In northeastern Uganda rebels shot or clubbed to death 25 people on a bus and then set the vehicle ablaze.
    (AP, 9/2/03)

2003        Sep 22, In Uganda a speeding bus plowed head-on into a truck loaded with relief food destined for Burundi, killing 46 people and injuring 33 others.
    (AP, 9/22/03)

2003        Sep 27, In northeast Uganda rebels of the LRA fighting a 17-year insurgency raided a village, killing at least 22 people.
    (AP, 9/28/03)

2003        Oct 9, In northeastern Uganda rebels attacked a refugee camp, killing 15 people, including four guards.
    (AP, 10/9/03)

2003        Oct 30, In northeastern Uganda soldiers clashed with rebels, killing 33 insurgents in three separate battles over the last 2 days. 3 soldiers were killed.
    (AP, 10/31/03)

2003        Nov 8, Rebels in northern Uganda killed more than 100 civilians in raids over the last five days. The Lord's Resistance Army raided villages in Lira district.
    (AP, 11/10/03)

2004        Feb 2, In western Uganda a boat overloaded with passengers and cargo capsized in stormy weather on Lake Albert and more than 40 people were feared drowned.
    (AP, 2/3/04)

2004        Feb 5, Ugandan rebels attacked a refugee camp in northern Uganda early, killing 54 civilians and two soldiers.
    (AP, 2/6/04)

2004        Feb 14, In Uganda a tanker truck carrying diesel fuel collided with a packed minibus and burst into flames, killing at least 32 people.
    (AP, 2/15/04)

2004        Feb 18, In northern Uganda government soldiers backed by helicopter gunships attacked a group of rebels in a remote village, killing 36 insurgents.
    (AP, 2/19/04)

2004        Feb 21, In northern Uganda LRA rebels attacked a refugee camp, torching homes and gunning people down as they fled. At least 192 people were killed, some perishing in the flames of their own homes.
    (AP, 2/22/04)(WSJ, 6/28/04, p.A10)

2004        Feb 25, In northern Uganda massive street protests after a massacre by rebels turned violent, with mobs beating rival tribesmen and burning houses and police shooting into the crowd. At least nine people were killed.
    (AP, 2/25/04)

2004        Mar 18, In northwestern Uganda unidentified gunmen raided and looted a college and killed two American missionaries and a Ugandan student.
    (AP, 3/19/04)

2004        Mar 20, Uganda government troops backed by helicopter gunships fought fierce battles with rebels in northern Uganda, killing more than 50 insurgents.
    (AP, 3/21/04)

2004        May 16, In Uganda rebels killed 22 civilians during a raid on a Gulu district camp set up for refugees.
    (AP, 5/22/04)

2004        May 20, In Uganda rebels raided the northern village of Gulu, hacking and burning to death at least 25 people, including eight children.
    (AP, 5/22/04)

2004        May 21, African finance ministers began a two-day meeting in Uganda to discuss how their governments can do more to reduce trade imbalances with rich nations.
    (AP, 5/21/04)

2004        Jun 25-27, Ugandan rebels (LRA) in southern Sudan unleashed a two-day campaign of arson, looting and murder, killing 100 villagers and forcing 15,000 others to flee their homes.
    (AP, 7/9/04)

2004        Jul 24, It was reported that rebels fighting an 18-year insurgency in northern Uganda have killed at least 42 civilians in southern Sudan in the past week.
    (AP, 7/24/04)

2004        Jul 28, The Ugandan army reportedly killed 120 rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) fighters during clashes in southern Sudan and narrowly missed capturing Joseph Kony, the insurgents' leader.
    (AP, 7/29/04)

2004        Sep 8, It was reported that some 60 hippos had died of unknown causes over the last 2 months in Uganda’s Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    (SFC, 9/8/04, p.A6)

2004        Sep 18, Ugandan helicopter gunships and ground troops attacked a rebel hideout in southern Sudan, killing at least 25 insurgents and capturing seven others.
    (AP, 9/19/04)

2004        Dec 13, In Uganda a boat carrying dozens of traders across Lake Albert capsized, killing at least 22 people.
    (AP, 12/14/04)

2004        Dec 17, It was reported that the AIDS drug nevirapine failed to meet int’l. standards in Uganda. The drug was used to protect babies from HIV infection, but that infected women could develop resistance.
    (SFC, 12/17/04, p.A23)

2005        Jan 1, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni said the army will resume all-out war on rebels in northern Uganda, charging that the insurgents rejected a cease-fire deal that had been expected to open the way for political talks on ending the 18-year civil war.
    (AP, 1/1/05)

2005        Apr, Sudan and Uganda mounted their 1st joint military operations against the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
    (Econ, 5/7/05, p.41)

2005        May 5, In northern Uganda rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army attacked villagers tending their fields, hacking to death at least 10 people and wounding some 14 others.
    (AP, 5/5/05)

2005        Aug 10, Congolese Vice President Azeria Ruberwa met with Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Ruberwa talked of his government's concerns about 14 Congolese men, suspected of plotting a coup, who were in Uganda. Rugunda said 8 men left before the expulsion order. The other six were given 48 hours to leave.
    (AP, 8/24/05)

2005        Aug 11, Uganda police arrested Andrew Mwenda a day after the KFM radio station he works for was shut down following threats from President Yoweri Museveni to close media outlets that report conspiracies about the Garang's death.
    (AP, 8/12/05)

2005        Aug 18, In Uganda 222 MPs voted in support at the third reading of the Constitution (Amendment) (No.3) Bill, 2005, which seeks to remove presidential term limits, among others. The number exceeded the required two-thirds by 26 votes.

2005        Aug 24, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria said it has suspended grants to Uganda based on evidence of serious financial mismanagement.
    (SFC, 8/25/05, p.A5)

2005        Aug 25, Rebels in northern Uganda ambushed a truckload of civilians that included school children and killed 7 people, prompting an army counterattack that left three rebels dead.
    (AP, 8/28/05)

2005        Oct 6, A UN official said the International Criminal Court in The Hague has issued arrest warrants for Joseph Kony and 5 henchmen of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), a Ugandan cult notorious for raping, maiming and killing children.
    (Reuters, 10/6/05)(Econ, 10/22/05, p.48)

2005        Oct 7, The Sudanese government agreed for the first time to allow Ugandan troops to pursue members of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) in all parts of southern Sudan.
    (AP, 10/12/05)

2005        Oct 10, Apolo Milton Obote (b.1924), former head of Uganda, died in South Africa. He led Uganda from 1966-1971, when he was overthrown in a coup by Idi Amin, and from 1980-1985 following disputed general elections.
    (AFP, 10/11/05)

2005        Oct 14, A consortium led by South Africa’s Sheltam Trade Close won the privatization bid for the rail line linking Mombasa, Kenya, and Kampala, Uganda. Nicknamed since 1895 as the “lunatic express," it was renamed the Rift Valley Railways.
    (Econ, 10/22/05, p.68)

2005        Oct 31, UN envoy Jan Pronk condemned the killing of 2 deminers contracted to the United Nations in southern Sudan in an ambush by suspected Ugandan rebels.
    (AP, 10/31/05)

2005        Oct, Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye, Pres. Museveni’s former doctor, returned from exile to contest the presidency.
    (Econ, 11/26/05, p.60)

2005        Nov 5, Collin Lee (67), a British aid worker, was shot and killed when rebels from Uganda's notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) ambushed him while on his way to a southern Sudanese town.
    (AP, 11/7/05)

2005        Nov 14, In Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested and charged with treason, which carries the death penalty, concealment of treason and rape. His supporters rioted and clashed with security forces for two days, leaving at least one man dead.
    (AP, 11/18/05)

2005        Nov 23, Sudan and Uganda said they have renewed a deal letting Ugandan troops pursue leaders of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels deep into Sudanese territory.
    (AP, 11/23/05)

2005        Nov 30, In London Uganda-born John Sentamu was enthroned as the first black archbishop in the Church of England.
    (AP, 11/30/05)

2005        Dec 19, The International Court of Justice held Uganda responsible for the killing, torture and cruel treatment of civilians in Congo from August 1998 to July 1999 and ordered reparations. Fighting in the region raged for three more years and the armies withdrew only in June 2003, despite the court's order in July 2000 to halt operations and safeguard civilians.
    (AP, 12/19/05)

2005        Uganda restored multiparty politics.
    (Econ., 9/19/20, p.47)
2005        A leaked report on Uganda for the World Bank said “Corruption has become a mechanism for regime maintenance."
    (Econ, 7/2/05, p.44)

2006        Jan 2, Kizza Besigye, Uganda's main opposition leader, was released on bail, and greeted some 12,000 cheering supporters outside the courthouse where he is on trial for charges he says were fabricated to keep him out of next month's presidential election.
    (AP, 1/2/06)

2006        Jan 23, Ugandan rebels killed eight Guatemalan peacekeepers in Congo in an ambush near the border with Sudan. The gunbattle also left 15 attackers dead.
    (AP, 1/23/06)

2006        Feb 23, Ugandan voters lined up to choose between a leader who has ruled for 20 years and four challengers in the country's first multiparty elections in two decades.
    (AP, 2/23/06)

2006        Feb 25, Uganda government President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni "officially approved" the establishment The Lake Victoria Free Trade Zone, also known as the Ssesamirembe Eco-City. In 2008 China announced a commercial investment in the LVFTZ. As of 2015 there was little evidence of development.
2006        Feb 25, Uganda’s election commission declared that President Yoweri Museveni (62) overwhelmingly won reelection in the first multiparty elections in 25 years. The national electoral commission counted ballots at each polling station and immediately announced the results. Adding up those results, the opposition and local media also produced a total count starkly different from the official total. They suggested that fraud was occurring at a national center where the total vote was tallied. Museveni and his National Resistance Movement dominated state-run radio and television and used state resources to campaign.
    (AP, 2/25/06)

2006        Feb 28, Uganda's main opposition party pledged to challenge President Yoweri Museveni's reelection in court, charging that many people were barred from voting and some returns were falsified.
    (AP, 2/28/06)

2006        Mar 8, In Kampala, Uganda, a church wall collapsed during a thunderstorm. 23 people were killed and nearly 100 injured. A criminal investigation was launched the next day.
    (AP, 3/9/06)

2006        Mar 16, Uganda's army said the leader of the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels had left a south Sudanese hideout and joined his deputy in the jungles of neighboring Congo.
    (AP, 3/16/06)

2006        Mar 30, In Uganda a fire destroyed a school dormitory in Kabarole where the children had been reading by candlelight, killing at least 10 of the students.
    (AP, 3/31/06)

2006        Apr 29, The UN said reports of a Ugandan army incursion into Congo were "credible" after peacekeepers conducted a verification mission in the remote northeastern border region.
    (Reuters, 4/29/06)

2006        Jun 23, Chinese PM Wen Jiabao arrived in Uganda, the final leg of a seven-nation African tour aimed at boosting ties and partnerships as well as shopping for resources for his country's fast-expanding economy.
    (AP, 6/23/06)

2006        Jun 28, A spokesman said the UN Development Program has halted a voluntary disarmament program in Uganda's troubled northeast amid new reports of rights abuses by government troops in the region.
    (AP, 6/28/06)

2006        Jul 16, Ugandan negotiators at talks to end one of Africa's longest wars demanded on that Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels disarm and hand over all their weapons in order to receive amnesty.
    (Reuters, 7/16/06)

2006        Jul 30, In eastern Uganda a minibus that was speeding collided with a fuel truck killing 30 people.
    (AP, 7/31/06)

2006        Aug 4, In Uganda Vincent Otti, deputy leader of The Lord's Resistance Army, said his group has declared a unilateral cease-fire, but government negotiators said they have not yet agreed to peace.
    (AP, 8/4/06)

2006        Aug 12, The Ugandan army killed Raska Lukwiya, the third in command of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army and war crimes fugitive, which could affect the stalled south Sudan-mediated peace talks.
    (AFP, 8/13/06)

2006        Aug 26, Officials said Uganda and the rebel Lord's Resistance Army have signed a truce to end a 19-year conflict that killed thousands of people.
    (AP, 8/26/06)

2006        Aug 29, A cease-fire between Uganda's government and the LRA, a shadowy rebel movement that has terrorized this east African nation for nearly two decades, went into effect.
    (AP, 8/29/06)

2006        Sep 11, A top Ugandan rebel leader, Lord's Resistance Army deputy Vincent Otti, arrived at a neutral camp in southern Sudan as part of a truce to end 19 years of conflict with the government.
    (AP, 9/11/06)

2006        Sep 12, Uganda extended a September 12 deadline for the rebel Lord's Resistance Army to agree to a peace deal or lose an amnesty offer for war crimes charges its leaders face.
    (AFP, 9/13/06)

2006        Sep 27, The Ugandan army accused rebels of violating the increasingly fragile truce, which was signed last month, by leaving neutral assembly points.
    (AP, 9/28/06)

2006        Sep 28, Uganda state media reported that rebels have walked out of peace talks aimed at ending a 19-year conflict in which thousands of civilians have died.
    (AP, 9/28/06)

2006        Sep, Uganda said boda-boda drivers, an estimated 10,500 Kampala motorcycle taxis, must be off the streets by January in advance of the Commonwealth summit with an expected 5,000 delegates. The boda-boda drivers earned about $5 a day, 5 times that of rural workers.
    (Econ, 9/9/06, p.50)

2006        Oct 15, Uganda's government and the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group admitted Sunday they had both violated their recent truce, raising fears the deal to end one of Africa's longest wars may unravel.
    (AP, 10/15/06)

2006        Oct 21, Uganda's president traveled to southern Sudan to bolster faltering talks between his government and rebels aimed at ending a brutal 19-year conflict in northern Uganda.
    (AP, 10/21/06)

2006        Nov 6, Canada’s Heritage Oil reported an oil find on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert.
    (Econ, 8/25/07, p.45)(http://tinyurl.com/36dnbm)

2006        Nov 12, Jan Egeland, the UN's top humanitarian official, helicoptered to a jungle clearing to meet with Joseph Kony, a Ugandan rebel leader accused of war crimes, but he failed to secure freedom for women and children held captive by the insurgent group. Kony denied that his forces are holding prisoners.
    (AP, 11/12/06)

2006        Nov 30, The East African Community (EAC) said Rwanda and Burundi have been accepted as members, expanding the regional economic bloc to five nations. The EAC previously grouped Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, which hoped to transform the region into a political federation.
    (AP, 11/30/06)

2006        Dec 5, A shell apparently fired by Congolese troops fighting forces loyal to a dissident general near the Ugandan border landed among a group of some 12,000 refugees in Uganda, killing at least seven.
    (AFP, 12/6/06)

2006        Dec 6, A Ugandan army spokesman said at least 12,000 refugees fleeing fighting in eastern Congo DRC have crossed over the border into southwest Uganda.
    (AP, 12/6/06)

2006        Dec 9, It was reported that Lake Victoria, the greatest of Africa's Great Lakes and the biggest freshwater body after Lake Superior, has dropped fast, at least six feet in the past three years. The Uganda government cited the outflow through two hydroelectric dams at Jinja as part of the problem along with drought and rising temperatures. At 27,000 square miles the lake matched size of Ireland.
    (AP, 12/9/06)

2006        Dec 15, In Kenya 11 African heads of state attending the 2nd International Conference on the Great Lakes Region signed a landmark $2 billion (1.5-billion-euro) security and development pact to forestall fresh violence in the area.
    (AFP, 12/15/06)

2007        Jan 12, Ugandan rebels pulled out of peace talks with the government, dealing a blow to already faltering negotiations aimed at ending one of Africa's most brutal conflicts.
    (AP, 1/12/07)

2007        Jan 17, Alice Lakwena, a Ugandan warrior priestess who led an insurgency in the 1980s, died at a Kenyan refugee camp. She was known as Alice Auma and claimed to have been possessed by a spirit called Lakwena, which gave her spiritual powers to protect her fighters from bullets by anointing them with oil. Her cousin, Joseph Kony, is the messianic leader of the Lord's Resistance Army.
    (AP, 1/18/07)(Econ, 1/27/07, p.87)

2007        Jan 22, In northern Uganda a minibus with 21 people collided with a truck. The dead included 6 foreign missionaries, an American couple, a Dutch couple and two Kenyans.
    (Reuters, 1/23/07)

2007        Feb 12, Ugandan army raids in the northeast allegedly killed up to 66 children who were shot or crushed by armored vehicles and stampeding animals. Save the Children later called for an independent, international investigation into the reports.
    (AP, 3/30/07)

2007        Feb 17, The film “The Last King of Scotland," adopted from a novel by Giles Foden, had its official premier in Kampala, Uganda. The film, starring Forest Whitaker and directed by Kevin McDonald, featured Whitaker as former dictator Idi Amin.
    (WSJ, 9/29/06, p.W1)(SSFC, 2/18/07, p.A22)

2007        Feb 18, A bus and a truck carrying goods collided head-on in Uganda, killing 7 people and injuring 20. Police said 2,000 Ugandans die in road accidents on average each year.
    (AP, 2/19/07)

2007        Feb 23, Uganda's army said that 400 rebel Lord's Resistance Army fighters and their leaders have moved into the Central African Republic, dashing hopes of a renewal of stalled peace talks.
    (AP, 2/23/07)
2007        Feb 23, A Somali official said Uganda's top military officials promised to help train a national army for Somalia and help provide security for its government.
    (AP, 2/23/07)

2007        Feb 26, The World Vision humanitarian group said that more than 50% of children in refugee camps around Africa's volatile Great Lakes area have experienced some form of sexual abuse. The data, collected in camps in the Burundi, Congo (DRC), Tanzania, northern Uganda and Rwanda, said widespread poverty made children vulnerable to abuses.
    (AFP, 2/27/07)

2007        Mar 17, Half of Uganda’s 28 million population was reported to be under age 15.
    (Econ, 3/17/07, p.50)

2007        Mar 31, In Somalia artillery fire and mortar shells rained down on Mogadishu as government troops and their Ethiopian allies continued a major offensive to quash a growing insurgency by Islamic militants. A Ugandan soldier was killed by artillery fire in Mogadishu, marking the first death among African Union peacekeepers deployed here.
    (AP, 3/31/07)(AFP, 4/1/07)

2007        Apr 5, A Ugandan court scrapped the nation's adultery law, saying it was unconstitutional and favored men.
    (AP, 4/6/07)

2007        Apr 12, In Uganda protesters stoned to death two people of Asian origin during a demonstration against a Ugandan-Indian company that wants to grow sugar cane in this country's largest natural forest. Two others were also killed in the rioting.
    (AP, 4/12/07)(WSJ, 4/13/07, p.A1)

2007        Apr 14, Uganda's government and a rebel group responsible for one of Africa's longest and most brutal wars signed a new truce and agreed to resume stalled peace talks later this month. Joseph Kony, The elusive leader of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army, witnessed the signing in Ri-Kwangba, Sudan.
    (AP, 4/15/07)

2007        Apr 18, Burundi, Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda adopted a joint military strategy to fight rebel groups operating in the war-scarred Great Lakes region.
    (AP, 4/19/07)

2007        May 16, In Somalia a roadside bomb struck a convoy carrying African Union peace-keepers, killing four Ugandan peacekeepers in one of the deadliest attacks on the troops since they arrived in March.
    (AP, 5/16/07)

2007        Jul 14, A miner (29) died in western Uganda from the deadly Marburg virus, first discovered in 1967.
    (Econ, 8/18/07, p.40)

2007        Jul, Rwanda and Burundi became members of the East African Community (EAC), which included Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
    (AP, 11/17/07)(Econ, 9/5/09, p.52)

2007        Aug 3, In Uganda gunmen on Lake Albert attacked a boat operated by Canada's Heritage Oil Corp., killing a British contractor. 3 armed patrol boats from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), on the other side of the lake, had opened fire on Heritage's boat.
    (AP, 8/3/07)

2007        Aug 11, A security official said disarmament has finally started in south Sudan's state of Eastern Equatoria under a 2005 peace deal now it has been made possible by the departure of Ugandan rebels.
    (Reuters, 8/12/07)

2007        Aug 16, Uganda announced plans to send 250 extra soldiers to a peacekeeping mission in Mogadishu, but Somalia's government warned they were not enough and urged other African nations to commit troops.
    (Reuters, 8/16/07)

2007        Aug 21, Hundreds of people held an anti-gay protest in Uganda's capital, denouncing what they called an "immoral" lifestyle and demanding the deportation of an American journalist writing about gay rights in the deeply conservative country.
    (AP, 8/21/07)

2007        Aug 26, In eastern Uganda a truck carrying soldiers and their families overturned, killing 72 people and injuring 40 others.
    (AP, 8/27/07)

2007        Aug 28, Africa's Great Lakes nations (Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Uganda) vowed to eliminate rebel groups roaming their territory and spurring insecurity in the continent's most volatile region.
    (AFP, 8/28/07)

2007        Sep 4, Rangers and 300 villagers abandoned a gorilla reserve in eastern Congo as government soldiers battled troops loyal to a renegade general in sections of Virunga park. The UN said ten thousand Congolese refugees have fled to neighboring Uganda following clashes between the Congolese army and renegade troops in its eastern provinces.
    (Reuters, 9/4/07)(AP, 9/4/07)

2007        Sep 8, Congo and Uganda signed an agreement to immediately move refugee camps 93 miles from their shared border to improve security.
    (AP, 9/13/07)

2007        Sep 14, Authorities in Uganda said the heaviest rainfall in 35 years has displaced 150,000 people since August with at least 9 reported deaths. 400,000 people were said to have lost their livelihoods.
    (SFC, 9/15/07, p.A3)

2007        Sep 20, Uganda declared a state of emergency in the worst flood-affected areas of the country as humanitarian workers tried to reach villages that have been cut off by water.
    (AP, 9/20/07)

2007        Sep 21, The Red Cross warned that a massive aid effort is needed to cope with floods in 18 countries across Africa that have already affected at least 1.5 million people and killed at least 270 in Ghana, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Togo, Uganda and other countries.
    (AFP, 9/21/07)

2007        Sep 24, Two Congolese troops and a Ugandan soldier were killed in clashes on the flashpoint border of Lake Albert where oil was recently discovered. Six civilians were killed when Ugandan soldiers opened fire on a Congolese passenger boat on Lake Albert.
    (AFP, 9/25/07)(Reuters, 9/25/07)

2007        Oct 14, Opiyo Makasi, reported to be an operations and logistics commander of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, gave himself up along with his wife and they were transferred to Kinshasa, DRC. On Oct 25 Congolese authorities handed him to the UN peacekeeping mission in Congo (MONUC), which should prepare his eventual return to Uganda.
    (AP, 10/23/07)(AP, 10/25/07)

2007        Nov 14, The EU reached an accord with the East African Community (EAC) states of Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda. They will enjoy duty free, quota free access to the EU for all products, except sugar and rice, from January 1. Originally established in 1967, the EAC collapsed a decade later amid diverging economic philosophies. It was resurrected in 2000 as Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda agreed to create an EU-style common market for their 90 million citizens. Rwanda and Burundi became members in July this year.
    (AP, 11/17/07)(Econ, 9/5/09, p.52)

2007        Nov 22, A committee of the 53-nation Commonwealth, meeting in Uganda, suspended Pakistan from the organization for failing to end emergency rule.
    (AP, 11/22/07)

2007        Nov 23, In Uganda presidents and prime ministers from Britain and its former colonies discussed democracy, human rights and the rule of law at the start of a Commonwealth summit. They were presented with the new report: “Civil Paths to Peace: Report of the Common-wealth Commission on Respect and Understanding," while police and anti-government protesters clashed nearby.
    (AP, 11/23/07)(Econ, 11/10/07, p.74)

2007        Nov 25, In Uganda Commonwealth leaders called on Pakistan to remain engaged with the group as they wrapped up a summit here that saw the suspension of President Pervez Musharraf's country.
    (AP, 11/25/07)

2007        Nov 29, In Uganda a senior Ministry of Health official said an Ebola outbreak has killed at least 16 people out of 51 confirmed cases. The first case was reported Nov. 10 in Bundibugyo district, 210 miles west of the capital, Kampala. Uganda last had an outbreak of Ebola in October 2000, when 173 people died. A new form of the Ebola virus was detected in the outbreak. The death toll soon climbed to 21, including 8 doctors and health workers.
    (AP, 11/29/07)(AP, 11/30/07)(Reuters, 12/1/07)(SFC, 12/8/07, p.B6)

2007        Dec 14, Diplomats from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda met in Kampala to discuss border tensions that have triggered deadly clashes on one of Africa's hottest frontiers in the search for oil. The UN said rival factions in Congo are forcibly recruiting hundreds of children and sending them to fight on the front lines of an escalating conflict in the east of the country.
    (AP, 12/14/07)(AP, 12/15/07)

2007        Dec 19, Uganda's military said it had shot dead two Congolese soldiers on the volatile border between the two countries, after they tried to resist being arrested on suspicion of raping two teenage girls.
    (Reuters, 12/19/07)

2007        Dec, In Uganda Andrew Mwenda launched The Independent magazine and focused on uncovering official corruption. By early 2009 he and his staff had been arrested or detained over a dozen times and was forced to print at a secret location.
    (SSFC, 2/1/09, Par. p.10)

2007        Uganda began construction of the $860 million Bujagali Dam for hydroelectric power from Lake Victoria water. About 55% of lower water levels on Lake Victoria were attributed dams built by the Ugandan government. This severely impacted farmers and fishermen in adjoining Kenya and Tanzania as well as Uganda.
    (SFC, 6/24/08, p.A14)

2008        Feb 4, Ugandan rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army killed 136 people and looted property during an attack in and around Kajo-Keji in southern Sudan. In March officials said Sudanese renegades frustrated with not being absorbed into the military -- and not Ugandan rebels initially suspected -- were behind the attacks in south Sudan.
    (AFP, 2/8/08)(AFP, 3/15/08)

2008        Mar 4, Ugandan troops clashed with rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army inside neighboring Sudan.
    (AFP, 3/6/08)

2008        Mar 19, Uganda said that Lord's Resistance Army rebel leader Joseph Kony has left his base in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and moved to the Central African Republic.
    (AP, 3/19/08)

2008        Apr 15, In Uganda a fire tore through a primary school dormitory overnight, killing 19 girls and two adults. Police said that the blaze may have been deliberately set.
    (AP, 4/15/08)

2008        May 16, London-based Tullow Oil Plc announced the discovery of oil reserves in western Uganda, boosting hopes for the energy-starved east African nation.
    (AFP, 5/16/08)

2008        May 28, In Sudan a Ugandan policeman serving with the joint UN-African Union peace-keeping force in the western Darfur region was found dead riddled with bullets.
    (AFP, 5/29/08)

2008        Jun 4-2008 Jun 5, In South Sudan more than 20 people were killed, including soldiers and several children, in Ugandan rebel attacks near the border with Congo. The Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) guerrillas had targeted the villages of Nabanga and Yamba.
    (AFP, 6/7/08)

2008        Jul 16, The United States signed a pair of agreements to boost trade and investment ties with countries in southern and eastern Africa. These included the Trade, Investment and Development Cooperation Agreement with the Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU), which includes Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa and Swaziland; and the Trade Investment and Framework Agreement (TIFA) with the East African Community, which includes Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
    (Reuters, 7/17/08)

2008        Aug, The Baganda people of Uganda numbered about 5 million of the country’s 31 million people.
    (Econ, 7/26/08, p.57)

2008        Sep 22, Unicef said Ugandan rebels kidnapped 90 children in eastern Congo and that fighting has forced 100,000 people to flee the area.
    (WSJ, 9/23/08, p.A1)

2008        Oct 7, The UN refugee agency said at least 5,000 people have fled violence in north-eastern Congo and sought shelter in neighboring Sudan over the last two weeks due to ferocious attacks by rebels of the Lord's Resistance Army from neighboring Uganda.
    (AP, 10/7/08)

2008        Oct 14, The UN said intense fighting between the Congolese army and Ugandan rebels have forced over 50,000 people to flee their homes in the north-eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo's Ituri region.
    (AP, 10/14/08)

2008        Oct 16, The European Commission announced 15 million euros (20 million dollars) of emergency food aid for victims of drought and soaring food prices in five east African countries. The biggest share will go to Ethiopia and Somalia and smaller amounts to Kenya, Uganda and Djibouti.
    (AFP, 10/16/08)

2008        Oct 17, The UN added Japan, Austria, Turkey, Mexico and Uganda as members to the 10 non-permanent seats of the Security Council, replacing Belgium, Indonesia, Italy, Panama and South Africa.
    (AP, 10/17/08)

2008        Oct 22, Leaders from three African trading blocs, accounting for more than half the continent's industrial output, met in the Ugandan capital, to push for a single market. Six heads of state and foreign ministers from 26 countries of the East African Community, Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) and Southern Africa Development Community gathered in Kampala for a Tripartite Summit.
    (AFP, 10/22/08)

2008        Oct 30, Laurent Nkunda, the rebel general besieging Congo's eastern provincial capital Goma, said he wants direct talks with the government about ending fighting in the region and his objections to a $5 billion deal that gives China access to the country's vast mineral riches in exchange for a railway and highway. Nkunda said he sent a letter to the UN peacekeeping mission in Goma saying he will set up an "urgent humanitarian corridor" for refugees and humanitarian aid. Refugees have continued fleeing the war-torn eastern province for neighbouring Uganda.
    (AP, 10/30/08)(AFP, 10/30/08)

2008        Nov 1, Tutsi-led rebels tightened their hold on newly seized swaths of eastern Congo, forcing tens of thousands of frightened, rain-soaked civilians out of makeshift refugee camps and stopping some from fleeing to government-held territory. Congolese soldiers killed nine fighters from Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) after 30-50 rebels attacked a village in northeast Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AP, 11/2/08)(AFP, 11/2/08)

2008        Nov 17, The Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) said a ton of ivory items and 57 suspects were netted in a four-month operation billed Africa's largest-ever crackdown on wildlife crime. Operation Baba also seized cheetah, leopard, serval cat and python skins as well as hippo teeth at several markets, airports and border crossings in Congo Brazzaville, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda and Zambia.
    (AFP, 11/17/08)

2008        Nov 27, More than 10,000 Congolese civilians fled to Uganda in a matter of hours to escape renewed fighting.
    (AP, 11/27/08)

2008        Dec 14, Uganda, southern Sudan and Congo launched an offensive against the Lord's Resistance Army bases based in eastern Congo in an attempt to end one of the continent's longest and most brutal wars.
    (AP, 12/15/08)

2008        In Uganda Isaac Nabwana began making films in Wakaliga, a slum area in Kampala. By 2016 he had written, directed and edited more than 47 films and the area became known as Wakaliwood.
    (Econ, 3/5/15, p.46)

2009        Jan 2, Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels killed two wildlife rangers and six other people in a remote national park in northeastern Congo.
    (AP, 1/6/09)

2009        Jan 16, In eastern Congo the leader of a splinter rebel faction said his forces would stop fighting the government and the two sides would work together to battle Rwandan militias at the heart of the conflict. Ugandan rebels, according to the UN, massacred 100 civilians in Tora, a village in northeast Congo, the latest atrocity blamed on the insurgents.
    (AP, 1/16/09)(AP, 1/29/09)

2009        Mar 9, In Uganda a cargo plane carrying equipment for African Union peacekeepers in Somalia caught fire and crashed into Uganda's Lake Victoria shortly after takeoff, killing all 11 people on board.
    (AP, 3/9/09)

2009        Mar 13, In Uganda a building collapsed in the capital, Kampala, when nearby construction loosened the foundation. At least five people were killed and dozens remained trapped under the rubble.
    (AP, 3/13/09)

2009        Mar 15, Uganda began withdrawing troops hunting brutal Lord's Resistance Army rebels in neighboring Congo after the deadline for them to leave expired. Felix Kulaigye, a Ugandan military spokesman, said the operation had been a success, with around 100 rebels killed and more than 200 abductees rescued, and that Congo would continue the hunt.
    (AP, 3/15/09)

2009        Mar, In CongoDRC Thomas Kwoyelo, a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army, was captured in Garamba forest. In 2011 he faced a charges in Uganda.
    (AFP, 7/11/11)

2009        Jun 26, A UN official said Ugandan rebels this year have killed around 1,200 Congolese civilians and abducted 1,500, mostly children, in a remote region of northeast Congo.
    (AP, 6/26/09)

2009        Jul 3, In Sudan gunmen kidnapped an Irish and Ugandan women from the office of the Irish aid group Goal in the North Darfur city of Kutum. A Sudanese watchman was also seized before being released later. Arab tribes supported by the government were implicated. Sharon Commins (33) and her Ugandan colleague, Hilda Kuwuki (42), were released on Oct 18.
    (AFP, 7/4/09)(AP, 10/18/09)(AFP, 10/24/09)

2009        Jul 13, Uganda said it would arrest Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir if he enters the country, an unusual stance after a summit of African leaders denounced the international arrest warrant against al-Bashir.
    (AP, 7/13/09)

2009        Aug 1, Humanitarian groups said members of the Lord's Resistance Army, a Ugandan rebel group, have launched attacks against towns in the Central African Republic that have left at least 10 people dead in the last two weeks. The attacks by the LRA, launched from its rear bases in the Democratic Republic of Congo, have also forced hundreds of people to flee their villages.
    (AFP, 8/2/09)

2009        Sep 8, Uganda’s defense spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Felix Kulayigye, said Ugandan troops have crossed into the neighboring Central African Republic (CAR) in pursuit of Lord's Resistance Army rebels with Bangui's blessing.
    (AFP, 9/8/09)

2009        Sep 9, A Uganda army spokesman said government forces have rescued 100 kidnapped children and young adults during an operation against the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group in neighboring Central African Republic.
    (AP, 9/9/09)

2009        Sep 10, In Uganda at least 7 people were killed in clashes after the government prevented a representative of the traditional ruler of the Buganda kingdom from traveling to a region northeast of the capital for a political rally.
    (SFC, 9/11/09, p.A2)

2009        Sep 11, In Uganda 3 people including a child were shot dead in rioting in Kampala. Clashes began on Sep 10 after the government prevented a representative of the traditional ruler of the Buganda kingdom from traveling to a region northeast of the capital for a political rally. The overall death toll from the unrest rose to at least 24 following deaths in hospitals.
    (AP, 9/11/09)(AP, 9/12/09)(AP, 9/14/09)(Econ, 9/19/09, p.59)

2009        Sep 12, Uganda’s army killed five rebels in the CAR, including Arit Santos, a commander of the LRA insurgent group. Soldiers also seized 24 submachineguns, several rounds of ammunition, medicine and laptop computers in the operation.
    (AFP, 9/14/09)

2009        Sep 17, Ugandan cricket authorities said Six Ugandan cricketers are missing in Canada after playing in a qualifying tournament for next year's World Cup.
    (AP, 9/17/09)

2009        Oct 5, Police in Uganda arrested Idelphonse Nizeyimana, one of the most wanted suspects from Rwanda's 1994 genocide. The former army captain and senior intelligence officer and others prepared lists of Tutsi intellectuals and those in authority before handing the lists to troops and militia who then killed them.
    (Reuters, 10/6/09)

2009        Oct 18, In Sudan Irish national Sharon Commins and Ugandan Hilda Kawuki, who worked for Irish charity GOAL, were freed. They had been kidnapped on July 3 at gunpoint. The Irish Times newspaper reported on Oct 24 that a 150,000-euro (225,000-dollar) ransom was paid to secure the release of two aid workers in the western Darfur region.
    (AFP, 10/24/09)

2009        Oct 19, In Uganda Pres. Museveni officially recognized the 300,000 strong Rwenzururu Kingdom under Charles Wesley Mumbere (56), who had inherited the title in 1966 at age 13. Museveni restored all the traditional kingdoms abandoned in 1967. Mumbere, who had moved to the USA in 1984 on a government scholarship, worked as a nurse’s aide in Maryland and Pennsylvania.
    (SFC, 10/20/09, p.A4)

2009        Oct 22, African leaders started a 2-day summit in Kampala, Uganda, aiming to ratify the Convention on the Protection and Assistance of the Displaced People in Africa, now numbering about 17 million.
    (AFP, 10/22/09)

2009        Oct 23, African leaders, meeting in Uganda, ratified a convention on the protection of the continent's internally-displaced people, refugees and returnees, billed as the first of its kind worldwide.
    (AFP, 10/23/09)
2009        Oct 23, Somali Islamist rebels threatened to attack the capitals of Burundi and Uganda, the two central African countries that have deployed peacekeeping troops to prop up Somali's transitional government.
    (AFP, 10/23/09)

2009        Nov 3, Senior Lord's Resistance Army commander Charles Arop, who was implicated in leading a massacre on Christmas Day that killed at least 143 Congolese, surrendered to the Ugandan military stationed in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AFP, 11/5/09)

2009        Nov 13, Uganda’s army clashed with tribesmen who were stealing cattle in the volatile northeastern region. Two soldiers were wounded and 15 cows were killed in two clashes on Nov. 13 and Nov. 17. The army killed 34 tribesmen in the clashes.
    (AP, 11/21/09)

2009        Nov 15, India's Essar Group, and energy-to-steel conglomerate, said it has agreed to buy a majority stake in Dhabi Group's telecommunication businesses in African nations Uganda and Congo.
    (Reuters, 11/15/09)

2009        Nov 17, Ugandan forces shot and killed Okello Okutti, a senior commander of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA), during a clash in Obo, near the Central African Republic's eastern border with Sudan.
    (AFP, 11/19/09)

2009        Nov 18, In Uganda a new 12 million dollar family planning drive was launched in Kampala highlighting how Obama administration funding has revamped a contraception drive in Africa and developing states. Uganda, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania and Kenya will share in the 12-million dollar funding, but international organizations still have to persuade certain African governments that it is in their interest to curb population growth.
    (AFP, 11/18/09)

2009        Nov 20, In Tanzania members of the East Africa Community (Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda) signed a common market agreement in Arusha, headquarters of the EAC.

2009        Nov 30, Interpol and the Kenya Wildlife Service said African authorities over the last 3 months had raided shops, intercepted vehicles at checkpoints and used sniffer dogs to detect and seize over 3,800 pounds (1,768kg) of illegal elephant ivory in a six-nation operation. This involved the wildlife authorities, police and customs departments of Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda.
    (AP, 11/30/09)

2009        Dec 10, Uganda's parliament approved a bill banning female genital mutilation.
    (AP, 12/11/09)

2009        Dec 17, Oxfam said some areas of East Africa had received less than 5% of the normal November rains and that many people are malnourished in Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia. It was the sixth failed rainy season for war-ravaged Somalia and the worst drought there for 20 years. The European Commission announced that it would immediately release an extra $75 million to fund emergency relief for drought-stricken areas of East Africa. It estimated that 16 million people will need aid in the coming months.
    (AP, 12/17/09)

2009        Dec 21, The UN accused the Ugandan-based Lord's Resistance Army of killing, mutilating and raping villagers in Sudan and Congo in what may have been crimes against humanity.
    (AP, 12/21/09)

2009        Dec 31, The Ugandan government said it was investigating the breakaway Catholic Apostolic National Church in Uganda and would ban it if found to be illegal. 20 renegade Catholic priests, who are either married or want to marry, have broken from the mainstream Roman Catholic Church and formed a new church where celibacy is not required. Vatican officials said the priests were now considered "outside" the Catholic Church and would likely be excommunicated.
    (AP, 12/31/09)

2009        Uganda’s population stood at about 33 million people.
    (Econ, 11/14/09, p.60)

2010        Jan 1, Ugandan troops killed Bok Abudema, a leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, effectively the number two of the brutal militia, in the Central African Republic.
    (AFP, 1/2/10)

2010        Mar 2, In Uganda overnight landslides in the mountainous region of Bududa buried three villages and killed at least 92 people with 250 still missing.
    (AP, 3/2/10)(AP, 3/3/10)

2010        Mar 17, Ugandan security forces fatally shot three people in the capital during clashes with rioters angry after the tombs of five traditional kings were destroyed overnight by fire. On March 30 man turned himself saying a vision told him the tombs were Satanic.
    (AP, 3/17/10)(AP, 3/31/10)

2010        Mar 21, In the eastern Central African Republic Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army rebels killed at least 10 civilians in the village of Agoumar, including a woman burnt alive. One LRA rebel was killed by the villagers.
    (Reuters, 3/22/10)(AFP, 3/30/10)

2010        Mar 28, In Central Africa LRA elements were chased by the Ugandan army, which killed at least 15 rebels in the village of Dembia. More than 40 people were abducted from the three villages including in Bangassou, where about 400 people had taken refuge from the fighting.
    (AFP, 3/30/10)

2010        Apr 1, In Uganda a presidential adviser said more than 5,000 people whose lips and ears were cut off by rebels waging a more than 20-year insurgency in northern Uganda will receive compensation from the government.
    (AP, 4/1/10)

2010        May 13, The UN General Assembly approved all 14 candidates for the 14 seats on the 47-member Human Rights Council. Human rights groups criticized the poor human rights records 7 of the candidates: Angola, Libya, Malaysia, Mauritania, Qatar, Thailand and Uganda.
    (SFC, 5/14/10, p.A2)

2010        May 14, Four African countries (Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda) signed a new treaty on the equitable sharing of the Nile waters despite strong opposition from Egypt and Sudan, who have the lion's share of the river waters. The new agreement, the Nile Basin Cooperative Framework, is to replace a 1959 accord between Egypt and Sudan that gives them control of more than 90 percent of the water flow. Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed Abul Gheit warned at the weekend that Cairo's water rights were a "red line" and threatened legal action if a partial deal is reached.
    (AFP, 5/14/10)

2010        May 24, Pres. Obama signed into law the Lord’s Resistance Army Disarmament and Northern Uganda Recovery Act.
    (Econ, 11/13/10, p.58)(www.enoughproject.org/LRA)

2010        May 31, UN chief Ban Ki-moon called for African nations to cooperate with the International Criminal Court by arresting fugitive Ugandan rebel Joseph Kony, leader of the Lord's Resistance Army, and some of his commanders.
    (AP, 5/31/10)

2010        Jun 15, A Uganda army spokesman said at least 10 Ugandan soldiers were killed last month while pursuing Lord's Resistance Army rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR). Lt. Colonel Felix Kulayigye said an unknown Sudanese militia, not the LRA, was the likely culprit.
    (AFP, 6/15/10)

2010        Jun 29, Uganda’s Lieutenant Colonel Felix Kulayigye confirmed the ADF are attacking a Congolese town called Mutwanga and have killed 16 civilians. The Allied Democratic Forces, a group that claims it is fighting for equality for Muslims, battled Ugandan forces in country's Rwenzori region near the DRC, with the heaviest fighting occurring between 1996 and 2001.
    (AFP, 6/29/10)
2010        Jun 29, Congolese Gen. Amuli Bahigwa said the army has killed 80 rebels from neighboring Rwanda and Uganda who crossed into volatile eastern Congo. Bahigwa said the army killed the rebels in an operation that started June 1. He said four soldiers were killed and that Ugandan rebels killed eight civilians.
    (AP, 6/29/10)

2010        Jul 11, In Uganda twin bombings in Kampala hit crowds watching the World Cup final killing 76 people. One of the targets was an Ethiopian restaurant, a nation despised by Somali al-Shabab militants. On July 30 three were charged with terrorism and murder. By Aug 17 had officials charged 32 people in connection with the bombings. One suspect, Haruna Luyima, was supposed to set off a bomb at the dance club but changed his mind at the last minute. Luyima told a news conference in August that he did so because he didn't want to kill innocent people. Police later found his discarded mobile phone, a huge lead that helped unravel the plot.
    (AP, 7/12/10)(AP, 7/30/10)(SFC, 8/18/10, p.A2)(AP, 10/8/10)

2010        Jul 12, In Uganda investigators found an unexploded suicide vest with ball bearings in a disco hall in Kampala, suggesting that militants had planned a third bombing during the World Cup final. Four foreign suspects were arrested in connection with the find.
    (AP, 7/13/10)

2010        Jul 19, In Uganda the African Union summit opened in Kampala amid heightened security following twin bomb attacks a week earlier.
    (AP, 7/19/10)

2010        Jul 20, Uganda's government defended the forced repatriation of 1,700 Rwandan refugees, action that the UN refugee agency condemned for being heavy-handed. Two people died while trying to escape the roundup. The Rwandans were forced out of Uganda on July 14 because they had no refugee status and had become a security risk.
    (AP, 7/20/10)

2010        Jul 21, Ugandan police said 10 people died after a boat they were traveling in capsized on the Ugandan side of Lake Victoria.
    (AP, 7/21/10)

2010        Jul 24, Ugandan forces imposed tight security in the capital as more than 30 heads of state began converging on Kampala for an African Union summit barely two weeks after deadly suicide attacks. The African Union said Africa must turn ever more to China for its development because conditions and checks often stalled the flow of funds from Western nations and the World Bank.
    (AFP, 7/24/10)(Reuters, 7/24/10)

 2010        Jul 25, Uganda's president urged African Union leaders at a summit in Kampala to "sweep the terrorists" out of Africa.
    (AP, 7/25/10)

2010        Jul 27, In Uganda African Union leaders wrapping up a three-day summit in Kampala agreed to send thousands of extra troops to reinforce its military contingent battling Al Qaeda-linked insurgents in Somalia.
    (AFP, 7/27/10)

2010        Jul 29, Ugandan officials said an anthrax outbreak has killed 82 hippos in the last month and a half.
    (AP, 7/29/10)

2010        Jul 31, In Uganda more than 50 people died after a boat they were traveling in capsized on Lake Albert. The boat was carrying between 70 and 80 people, but only five survivors have been found and 17 bodies recovered.
    (AP, 8/2/10)

2010        Aug 12, Human Rights Watch group said Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army rebels have abducted 697 people in central Africa in the past 18 months, killing at least 255 of them.
    (AP, 8/12/10)

2010        Aug 25, A Ugandan court scrapped sedition legislation used to prosecute over a dozen journalists and politicians.
    (AP, 8/25/10)

2010        Aug 26, Interpol said police have seized about 10 metric tons of counterfeit medicines and arrested 80 people in a sweep across eastern Africa. Authorities across Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zanzibar took part in the bust.
    (Reuters, 8/26/10)

2010        Sep 3, In Accra, Ghana, Standard Bank Africa announced at an agricultural forum a 100 million dollar scheme to reach some 750,000 small scale farmers in Ghana, Mozambique, Tanzania and Uganda in a bid to boost output.
    (AFP, 9/4/10)

2010        Sep 11, In Sudan a rare three-day meeting of 30 religious and community leaders as well as local government officials from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), south Sudan, the Central African Republic (CAR) and Uganda criticized the "lack of a coordinated and comprehensive strategy" to tackle the LRA rebels.
    (AFP, 9/11/10)

2010        Sep 15, Uganda police arrested Al-Amin Kimathi of the Kenyan Muslim Human Rights Forum and lawyer Mbugua Mureithi as they arrived to attend the hearing of 34 people charged for allegedly taking part in the July 11 bomb attacks, that targeted large groups gathered to watch the televised World Cup final. Uganda's police said the two were with a wanted al-Shabab militant that police had been trailing for days before the arrests.
    (AP, 9/17/10)

2010        Oct 1, The UN released its 545-page report into mass killings in Congo over a ten-year period. Rwanda and Uganda insisted the $3 million report is flawed and could harm security in Africa's volatile Great Lakes region.
    (AP, 10/1/10)

2010        Oct 6, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni called for financial support to increase his country's troop levels in the African Union force in Somalia.
    (AFP, 10/6/10)

2010        Oct 24, In northern Uganda a bus collided with a truck killing 21 people.
    (SFC, 10/25/10, p.A2)

2010        Nov 1, In Uganda a controversial newspaper in Kampala published photos, names and home addresses of gay Ugandans, the second time the paper has done so, prompting a rights group to seek a legal injunction against the publication.
    (AP, 11/1/10)

2010        Nov 29, Uganda launched a program to circumcise over a million men every year in an effort to stem AIDS infections.
    (SFC, 11/30/10, p.A2)

2010        Some 100,000 Twa pygmies remained in the Great Lakes region of Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and CongoDRC. Most of them were barred from their ancestral forests including the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, which was turned into a national park in 1991.
    (Econ, 9/25/10, SR p.11)

2011        Jan 22, In western Uganda 15 people died after a bus lost control when it hit a cow on the road and rammed into an oncoming truck.
    (AP, 1/22/11)

2011        Jan 26, In Uganda David Kato, a prominent gay rights activist whose picture was published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words "Hang Them," was bludgeoned to death. Police said that his sexual orientation had nothing to do with the killing and that one "robber" had been arrested. On Nov 10 Enoch Nsubuga (22) was sentenced to 30 years in jail for the brutal slaying. Nsubuga claimed that he had been reacting to unwanted demands for sex.
    (AP, 1/27/11)(Econ, 2/12/11, p.96)(AFP, 11/11/11)

2011        Jan, Tanzania arrested Mohamed Mohamed of Kenya for his role in the July 11, 2010, bombings that killed 76 people in the Ugandan capital Kampala. In 2011 Tanzania’s Kisutu court granted an application to extradite the suspect to Uganda to face justice.
    (AP, 7/2/11)

2011        Feb 18, Uganda held elections. Pres. Yoweri Museveni (67) won with a huge lead over his nearest rival, Kizza Besigye, extending his 25-year hold on power for another 5 years. Museveni got 68% of the vote. Besigye got 26% of the vote and rejected the results as marred by fraud. Museveni had handed out envelopes of cash to peasants, teachers and local officials up and down the country.
    (AP, 2/19/11)(SFC, 2/21/11, p.A2)(Econ, 2/26/11, p.53)

2011        Mar 1, The UN Refugee Agency said the Uganda-based Lord’s Resistance Army has killed 35 people and displaced over 1700 since January.
    (SFC, 3/2/11, p.A2)

2011        Mar 4, Two Nairobi-based diplomats said at least 43 Burundian and 10 Ugandan troops have been killed in Somalia since Feb. 18. A major offensive against Islamist militants began on Feb 19.
    (AP, 3/4/11)

2011        Mar 9, Uganda police scuffled with protesters in the capital, Kampala, and tear gas was used. 10 demonstrators and several police were injured. 8 demonstrators were arrested.
    (AP, 3/9/11)

2011        Mar 23, A report by Human Rights Watch said Uganda’s Rapid Response Unit, a branch of the police service, has engaged in torture, illegal detention and extrajudicial killings.
    (SFC, 3/24/11, p.A5)

2011        Apr 11, In Uganda Kizza Besigye, the top opposition politician was arrested, along with several members of parliament, during a march to protest high fuel and food prices. The police called it an illegal demonstration.
    (AP, 4/14/11)

2011        Apr 14, Uganda’s military police officers shot Kizza Besigye, the top opposition politician, in the right hand and fired tear gas into a hospital as demonstrations against rising fuel and food prices broke out in several locations across the country.
    (AP, 4/14/11)

2011        Apr 18, Uganda police battled protesters for the third time in a week and again arrested the country's top opposition politician. One protester died after being tear gassed.
    (AP, 4/18/11)

2011        Apr 21, Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was detained on charges relating to a fourth round of protests against high prices that left two police officers and one child dead. A Ugandan court on Aug. 9 dropped two cases against Besigye for his anti-government protests.
    (Reuters, 4/21/11)(AFP, 8/9/11)

2011        Apr 29, Ugandan army troops and police fired live bullets at rioting demonstrators, and at least two people were killed and 120 wounded in the largest anti-government protest in sub-Saharan Africa this year. Demonstrations over the last three weeks left eight people dead and wounded more than 250 others.
    (AP, 4/29/11)(AP, 5/1/11)

2011        May 4, In Uganda some 300 lawyers gathered in Kampala to protest the arrest of the country's top opposition leader and a crackdown on demonstrations.
    (AP, 5/4/11)

2011        May 9, In Uganda hundreds of women demonstrated in Kampala over high food prices and brutal tactics employed by police during recent political rallies.
    (AP, 5/9/11)

2011        May 12, Uganda police sprayed tear gas at rock-throwing opposition supporters, after the country's top opposition leader returned home and while the 25-year leader was sworn in to a fourth term.
    (AP, 5/12/11)

2011        May 19, Ugandan police placed the country's top opposition leader under house arrest to prevent what authorities said could be a destructive protest march.
    (AP, 5/19/11)

2011        Jun 28, In Uganda 18 students and a teacher died after lightning struck their school in the country's midwest. In the past few weeks, lightning strikes around the country have killed at least 34 people.
    (AP, 6/29/11)

2011        Jul 3, In Uganda a motorized canoe left Panyimur on the Ugandan side of the 20-km-wide Lake Albert with 31 passengers aboard. It sank as it approached Mahagi on the Congolese side. In northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 30 people were missing and one was rescued when a motorized boat sank on Lake Albert.
    (AFP, 7/5/11)(AFP, 7/6/11)

2011        Jul 11, Uganda opened its first war crimes trial against a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army rebels. Thomas Kwoyelo (39) was charged before the International Crimes Division court in the northern town of Gulu with 53 counts of willful killing, hostage taking, destruction of property and causing injury.
    (AFP, 7/11/11)

2011        Jul 14, Human Rights Watch said prisoners in Uganda are subjected to hard labor under conditions resembling slavery and face routine abuse and exploitation by officials.
    (AFP, 7/14/11)

2011        Jul 29, President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda began a four-day visit to neighboring Rwanda and met with his Rwandan counterpart Paul Kagame upon arrival. Media in both countries had reported that relations were strained over reports that Ugandan security operatives had met with two former senior Rwandan military officers who now oppose Kagame.
    (AFP, 7/31/11)

2011        Jul 31, In Uganda a huge fire gutted the largest market in central Kampala destroying merchandise worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. Much of the Owino market was destroyed by fire in 2009.
    (AFP, 7/31/11)

2011        Jul 18, A team of Ugandan and French paleontologists found a 20-million-year-old ape skull in northeastern Uganda, saying it could shed light on the region's evolutionary history.
    (AFP, 8/2/11)

2011        Jul, The Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), a multimillion-dollar fund backed by European nations that supports the work of local groups focusing on democracy and good governance, was launched by Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Norway, the Netherlands, the UK and the EU as a five-year program to support government and non-governmental groups working to promote human rights, deepen democracy and improve accountability. In was extended in 2016 and again in 2018.
    (https://tinyurl.com/y3tqvmto)(AP, 2/3/21)

2011        Aug 10, Ugandan opposition leaders vowed to restart protests over rising living costs, as security forces fired tear gas following a memorial to a child killed in an earlier demonstration. Police fired rubber bullets and teargas at protesters who followed Kizza Besigye, a top opposition leader, in a march in Masaka.
    (AFP, 8/10/11)(AP, 8/11/11)

2011        Aug 29, In eastern Uganda landslides killed at least 40 people, including children buried in their homes in Mabono village. Two weeks ago seven people were killed by landslides in the northeastern Karamoja region.
    (AP, 8/29/11)(AP, 8/30/11)

2011        Sep 14, In Uganda Edris Nsubuga and Muhamoud Mugisha were convicted of terrorism a day after they admitted to charges of terrorism and conspiracy for their roles in the July 11, 2010, bombing in Kampala that left 76 people dead. 12 others remained on trial. On Sep 16 Nsubuga was sentenced to 25 years in prison. Mugisha was sentenced to 5 years.
    (AFP, 9/14/11)(AP, 9/16/11)

2011        Sep 22, Uganda's highest court ordered that Thomas Kwoyelo (39), a commander of the Lord's Resistance Army rebellion, should be granted amnesty and released, ending the country's first war crimes trial. Kwoyelo was blamed for brutal civilian murders during a 20-year war in the north of the country, and was charged in July with 53 counts of willful killing, hostage taking, destruction of property and causing injury.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)
2011        Sep 22, Aid agency Oxfam said in a report that at least 22,500 Ugandans have been forced from their homes to make way for New Forests Company, a British timber company founded in 2004, and called for an investigation into alleged abuses. The evictions stopped in July 2010.
    (AFP, 9/22/11)

2011        Oct 2, Uganda’s first gay bar, the Sappho Islands, was padlocked by the landlord, who said the bar was noisy and attracted "strange" people.
    (AP, 10/6/11)

2011        Oct 3, Uganda’s former vice president, Gilbert Bukenya (2003-2011), was taken to Luzira prison on the outskirts of Kampala. He was accused of fraudulently awarding a $2 million contract in 2007. He has denied the allegations.
    (AP, 10/3/11)

2011        Oct 12, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni rejected corruption claims after lawmakers put a freeze on new oil contracts over claims that government ministers accepted bribes for tenders.
    (AFP, 10/12/11)
2011        Oct 12, US troops arrived in Uganda. On Oct 14 President Barack Obama announced he is dispatching about 100 US troops, mostly special operations forces, to central Africa to advise in the fight against the Lord's Resistance Army, a guerrilla group accused of widespread atrocities across several countries.
    (AP, 10/15/11)

2011        Oct 13, Uganda charged three top ruling party officials, including recently resigned foreign minister Sam Kutesa, with abuse of office on charges that they allegedly misused funds meant for hosting the 2007 Commonwealth summit.
    (AFP, 10/13/11)

2011        Oct 17, Uganda police fired tear gas at protesters in Kampala demonstrating against high food prices and corruption.
    (SFC, 10/18/11, p.A2)

2011        Oct 29, In Somalia at least 10 people died during an insurgent attack on an African Union base in Mogadishu. Kenya said its troops will stay in southern Somalia until Kenyans feel safe again, raising questions about whether Kenya risks becoming bogged down in an open-ended occupation of its war-ravaged neighbor. The Shebab claimed to have killed 80 Ugandan soldiers in the battle. A Shebab spokesman said American citizen of Somali origin was said to have been one of the two suicide bombers behind the twin attack.
    (AP, 10/29/11)(AP, 10/30/11)

2011        Oct 31, Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested as he set off from his home with around 20 supporters to walk the 14 km (seven miles) into Kampala's center. Earlier this year he launched a "walk-to-work" protest over high living costs.
    (AFP, 10/31/11)

2011        Nov 1, Amnesty International reported that Uganda's government and public officials are placing illegitimate restrictions on freedom of expression. Amnesty said that journalists, opposition politicians and activists face arbitrary arrest, intimidation and politically motivated criminal charges.
    (AP, 11/1/11)

2011        Nov 3, Ugandan militiamen, known as ADF-NALU, launched an overnight attack on a military base in Mukakira, eastern Congo, in an attempt to free detained leaders. Nine of the attackers were killed, along with two Congolese soldiers.
    (AP, 11/3/11)

2011        Nov 4, Uganda withdrew all corruption charges against former vice-president Gilbert Bukenya, ending one of the country's highest-profile graft cases. Bukenya, who was sacked in May, was facing two charges of abuse of office and one charge of fraud over accusations that he profited from a $3.7 million deal to supply vehicles for use in the 2007 Commonwealth summit in Kampala.
    (AFP, 11/4/11)

2011        Nov 11, Ugandan police arrested George Kiberu (35), a taxi dispatcher, for “abusing the presidency" after he built a pigsty out of old election posters featuring images of Pres. Yoweri Museveni.
    (SSFC, 11/13/11, p.A6)

2011        Nov 15, Ugandan traders blockaded several streets in Kampala to protest at lengthening power blackouts they say are crippling businesses around the country.
    (AFP, 11/15/11)

2011        Nov 16, The presidents of Kenya, Uganda and Somalia said the dual-fronted fight against Islamist al-Shabab militants presents a "historic opportunity" to restore stability in Somalia.
    (AP, 11/16/11)

2011        Nov 24, Uganda ruled that Heritage Oil must pay a $404 million tax bill, dismissing an appeal by the UK-listed company. Heritage argues it is not liable to pay tax in the country on the $1.45 billion sale last year of stakes in two oil blocks in western Uganda to Anglo-Irish firm Tullow Oil. Uganda in March allowed Tullow to sell two-thirds of its Uganda interests to France's Total and China's CNOOC in a $2.9 billion deal, after Tullow agreed to pay over $300 million as security against Heritage's unpaid taxes.
    (AFP, 11/24/11)

2011        Nov 29, China pledged more than $2.3 million in military assistance to Uganda during a high-profile visit to Kampala by Beijing's defense minister.
    (AFP, 11/30/11)

2011        Uganda’s population stood at about 34 million people.
    (Econ, 9/24/11, p.72)

2012        Jan 13, Kenyan police arrested 29 Ugandans suspected of seeking to join Islamist rebels in Somalia.
    (AFP, 1/15/12)

2012        Jan 24, Ugandan police clashed with opposition supporters in Kampala after security forces tried to detain opposition leader Kizza Besigye following a protest rally over rising living costs.
    (AFP, 1/24/12)
2012        Jan 24, Tanzanian police freed Burundian opposition leader Alexis Sinduhije, who was arrested two weeks ago in Dar es Salaam at Burundi's request. Sinduhije was expelled to Uganda.
    (AFP, 1/24/12)

2012        Feb 3, Uganda signed production agreements with Anglo-Irish firm Tullow Oil, allowing the company to finalize a long-delayed $2.9 billion asset sale to France's Total and China's CNOOC.
    (AFP, 2/3/12)

2012        Feb 9, Uganda said it will set up a national oil company to handle commercial interests in its emerging oil sector after the government tabled a long-delayed bill in parliament.
    (AFP, 2/9/12)

2012        Feb 14, Uganda officials said they have seized nearly 360 pounds (162 kg) of ivory and other animal parts and products that were being smuggled in and out of the country. Officials said Chinese demand is behind the illegal trade in endangered species and animal products.
    (AP, 2/14/12)
2012        Feb 14, A Ugandan minister raided and shut down a workshop run by homosexual rights activists in Entebbe, days after a draconian anti-gay bill was reintroduced.
    (AFP, 2/15/12)

2012        Feb 15, Hajah Noraihan, the Malaysian consul to Uganda, said that more than 600 Ugandan girls are currently trapped in Malaysian prostitution rings. Uganda's honorary consul in Kuala Lumpur said that at least three Ugandans have been killed there in the last two years.
    (AP, 2/20/12)(http://allafrica.com/stories/201202150018.html)

2012        Feb 18, It was reported that more than 3,000 children in northern Uganda are suffering from a debilitating mystery ailment known as nodding disease. For several years, scientists have tried and failed to determine the cause of the illness. Scientists did not know if the disease is linked to similar outbreaks in neighboring South Sudan and Tanzania.
    (AFP, 2/18/12)
2012        Feb 18, In Uganda the body of Jeff Rice, American television producer, was found at the Serena hotel in Kampala. Police later said he died after taking contaminated cocaine. His assistant, identified as Kathryne Fuller, was found unconscious at the same time. By Feb 25 she was conscious but paralyzed down the right hand side of her body.
    (Reuters, 2/25/12)

2012        Feb 22, The top US special operations commander for Africa said US troops helping in the fight against a brutal rebel group called the Lord's Resistance Army are now deployed in four Central African countries: Uganda, Congo, South Sudan and Central African Republic.
    (AP, 2/23/12)

2012        Mar 5, A marketing campaign was launched by the Ugandan advocacy group Invisible Children (www.kony2012.com) to vastly increase awareness about Joseph Kony, a jungle militia leader wanted for atrocities by the International Criminal Court and hunted by 100 US Special Forces advisers and local troops. His Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was operating in Congo, the Central African Republic and South Sudan.
    (AP, 3/8/12)

2012        Mar 14, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) filed suit against Scott Lively of the Abiding Truth Ministries at a Massachusetts court, claiming he pushed Ugandan officials to crack down on homosexuals.
    (AFP, 3/16/12)

2012        Mar 22, Ugandan police restricted the movements of opposition leader Kizza Besigye after a police officer died in a violent clash a day earlier between his supporters and the police.
    (AP, 3/22/12)

2012        Mar 23, Uganda charged 53 people with treason over an alleged rebel plot to overthrow the government.
    (AFP, 3/24/12)

2012        Mar 28, A Ugandan court charged the country's main opposition leader Kizza Besigye with an offence linked to the killing of a police officer during a rally last week.
    (AFP, 3/28/12)

2012        Apr 4, The Ugandan government outlawed Activists 4 Change (A4C), an activist group behind anti-government protests over rising food and oil prices, on the grounds that it was "dangerous to the peace and order in Uganda."
    (AFP, 4/5/12)

2012        May 11, Uganda officials said more than 10,000 people have fled from DR Congo to neighboring Rwanda and Uganda following clashes between the Congolese army and rebels.
    (AFP, 5/12/12)

2012        May 12, Ugandan forces captured Caesar Acellam, a senior commander of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army, after a brief fight with rebels near the Congo-Central African Republic border. Two other rebel fighters were also caught as they tried to cross a river called Mbomu. Officials say only about 200 LRA members remain the jungle.
    (AP, 5/13/12)

2012        May 23, The UN refugee agency said fighting between Congolese army and mutineers has forced tens of thousands of people from their homes since late April, with thousands taking refuge in Uganda and Rwanda.
    (AFP, 5/23/12)

2012        Jun 20, Uganda’s minister for ethics and integrity, Simon Lokodo, said Uganda will ban 38 nongovernmental organizations for spreading homosexuality.
    (AFP, 6/20/12)

2012        Jun 22, Uganda’s government said in a statement that it does not discriminate against people "of a different sexual orientation." It was signed by Ethics Minister Simon Lokodo, the official accused by gay activists of orchestrating a hate campaign that includes breaking up gay conferences and threatening to expel civil society groups he says promote homosexuality.
    (AP, 6/22/12)

2012        Jun 26, In Uganda rescue workers equipped only with hand-held tools gave up their search and waited for bulldozers to arrive to help find some 100 people who residents said were missing after landslides struck the mountainous east.
    (AP, 6/26/12)

2012        Jul 5, Uganda arrested Thaddee Kwitonda (51), a Belgian citizen of Rwandan origin, in Kampala after police tracked his movements for several months. He was wanted by a court in his adopted homeland for involvement in the 1994 genocide.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)
2012        Jul 5, The DR Congo's army (FARDC) launched an offensive to rout mutinous armed troops of the March 23 Movement (M23) near the Virunga national park. North Kivu residents reported that M23 rebels attacked and fought army troops to dislodge them from Jomba, the only major village on the road from Bunagana border post to the eastern town of Rutshuru, a border crossing into Uganda and Rwanda. A UN peacekeeper from India was killed in clashes. The entire population of Bunagana and some 600 Congolese troops moved into Uganda.
    (AFP, 7/6/12)(AP, 7/5/12)

2012        Jul 28, Uganda government officials said an outbreak of Ebola virus in the western part of the country has killed 14 people, many in the past week.
    (SSFC, 7/29/12, p.A10)

2012        Aug 1, Doctors Without Borders said the first victim of the latest Ebola outbreak in Uganda was a 3-month-old girl and that of the 65 people who attended her funeral, 15 later contracted the deadly disease and at least 11 of those have since died.
    (AP, 8/2/12)

2012        Aug 6, In Uganda leaders from 11 countries forming the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region gathered in Kampala to discuss a new plan calling for a neutral international force to deploy in eastern Congo to get rid of all the fighters.
    (AP, 8/5/12)

2012        Aug 8, In Uganda regional leaders ended a meeting on a proposed neutral force for eastern CongoDRC, with no concrete progress but a pledge to meet in a month.
    (AFP, 8/8/12)

2012        Aug 12, Marathon man Stephen Kiprotich delivered Uganda's second ever Olympics gold medal, celebrating victory in the shadow of Buckingham Palace as the curtain slowly dropped on the 2012 Games. Uganda’s last gold medal came 40 years ago when 400m hurdler John Akii-Bua struck gold at the Munich Games. The closing ceremony was billed as a diverse "Symphony of British Music."
    (AFP, 8/12/12)
2012        Aug 12, In Kenya three Russian-made Mi-24 combat helicopters from Uganda went down in a remote mountainous region. One was found a day later, with all seven servicemen on board rescued. 3 soldiers were later confirmed dead in another crash. 8 surviving Ugandan servicemen were found on Aug 14. The helicopters were flying to Somalia to support African Union troops battling Shebab insurgents linked to Al-Qaeda.
    (AFP, 8/14/12)(AP, 8/15/12)

2012        Aug 24, In the Central African Republic a clash between a squad of Ugandan troops and the insurgents -- headed by Dominic Ongwen, one of three LRA commanders wanted by the International Criminal Court -- left 2 rebels dead.
    (AFP, 8/28/12)

2012        Aug 27, Uganda's Pres. Yoweri Museveni made his son, Col. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, a one-star general and appointed him commander of the country's special forces, leading some Ugandans to conclude that the son is being groomed to succeed his father.
    (AP, 8/27/12)

2012        Sep 4, The Ugandan military killed a rebel fighter and captured another in its campaign against Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army rebels in the Central African Republic. Rebel general Dominic Ongwen escaped unhurt in the raid on his camp.
    (AP, 9/5/12)

2012        Sep 13, In Uganda British producer David Cecil appeared in court charged with "disobeying lawful orders" from the Uganda Media Council, which says he staged "The River and the Mountain," a play about being gay in Uganda, in Kampala last month despite orders to the contrary.
    (AP, 9/13/12)

2012        Oct 31, A top a top Kenyan official said more than 2,700 African Union troops from Uganda have died in Somalia. About three dozen Kenyan forces have died there over the last year.
    (AP, 10/31/12)

2012        Nov 14, Uganda confirmed a new Ebola outbreak in a district 40 miles from Kampala. Scores of Ugandans were isolated the next day to prevent its spread.
    (SFC, 11/16/12, p.A2)

2012        Nov 16, Britain suspended all aid to the government of Uganda over new evidence that British taxpayers' money may have been stolen.
    (Reuters, 11/17/12)

2012        Nov 21, A new UN report accused the Rwandan military of commanding and supporting rebel forces in eastern Congo and charged that Salim Saleh (52), the brother of Uganda's long-serving President Yoweri Museveni, actively backs the movement.
    (AP, 11/22/12)

2012        Nov 24, Regional leaders meeting in Uganda called for an end to the advance by M23 rebels toward Congo's capital, and also urged the Congolese government to sit down with rebel leaders as residents fled some towns for fear of more fighting between the rebels and army. Locals in Minova reported that the retreating army troops had gone on a rampage over the last two nights.
    (AP, 11/24/12)

2012        Nov 27, The Open Society Justice Initiative said four suspects in the Jul 11, 2010, bombings in Uganda claimed men who identified themselves as US FBI agents beat them up during questioning. Human rights groups have said Kenya and Tanzania circumvented their extradition laws to illegally deport suspects to Uganda where they could be interrogated at length by local and foreign agents without scrutiny.
    (AP, 11/27/12)

2012        Dec 5, Transparency International ranked Uganda at 130 out of 176 countries. An audacious scam in which up to $13 million in donor money was embezzled in the office of Uganda's prime minister has brought several European donors to freeze aid to Uganda.
    (AP, 12/5/12)

2013        Jan 18, In the Central African Republic a rebel commander known only as Binani, the chief bodyguard of LRA leader Joseph Kony, was killed in a firefight 280 km (175 miles) north of Djema, where Uganda-led African Union troops are being advised by US special forces.
    (AP, 1/21/13)

2013        Feb 6, In Uganda representatives of the Congolese government and the M23 rebels signed a preliminary agreement in which both parties accepted responsibility for the failure of an earlier 2009 peace deal.
    (AP, 2/6/13)

2013        Feb 11, Uganda deported, David Cecil (35), a British theatre producer charged with staging a play about homosexuality. A court threw out a case against Cecil last month.
    (Reuters, 2/12/13)

2013        Apr 3, Uganda's top military official said African troops in Central African Republic have suspended the hunt for the fugitive warlord Joseph Kony because the new government there is not cooperating with the mission.
    (AP, 4/3/13)

2013        Apr 23, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni faced criticism from anti-corruption activists for donating a sack loaded with $100,000 in cash at a political rally.
    (AP, 4/23/13)

2013        Apr, Ugandan Gen. David Sejusa wrote a letter to the internal security service calling for an investigation into allegations that high-ranking officials could be assassinated for opposing plans for Pres. Museveni's son to succeed his father as president. Sejusa cited himself and the country's prime minister among those in danger. In May Sejusa faced charges stemming from an alleged breach of an official code of conduct.
    (AP, 5/13/13)

2013        May 20, Ugandan police disabled the presses of the Daily Monitor, an independent newspaper in Kampala, after forcibly entering its premises to look for evidence against an army general who recently questioned the president's alleged plan to have his son succeed him.
    (AP, 5/20/13)

2013        May 28, Ugandan police arrested at least two activists and used tear gas to disperse others protesting the government's seizure of the newspaper that published an army general's letter about an alleged plot for the president's son to succeed him.
    (AP, 5/28/13)

2013        May 30, Ugandan police ended their occupation of the Daily Monitor newspaper after 10 days during which they looked for evidence against an army general accused of publicly discussing politics. The newspaper was allowed to operate again after its managers agreed not to publish stories that could spark insecurity or hatred.
    (AP, 5/30/13)

2013        May 31, A UN official said more than 23,500 people have fled fighting in South Sudan's Jonglei state and sought refuge in neighboring countries of Uganda (2.5k), Kenya (5k) and Ethiopia (16k).
    (AP, 6/1/13)

2013        Jun 3, The Enough Project, the Satellite Sentinel Project and two other groups said in a new report that members of Joseph Kony’s LRA have turned to elephant poaching in CongoDRC and the CAR and that the militia trades illegal ivory to acquire food and other supplies. The report also said elephants of Garamba National Park also are being targeted by "members of the armed forces of (Congo), South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda," citing the concerns of park rangers there.
    (AP, 6/3/13)

2013        Jun 29, In Uganda a car crashed into a moving gas tanker on the putskirts of Kampala late today, sparking a fire that killed at least 29 people. Scores more were badly burned.
    (AP, 6/30/13)(SFC, 7/1/13, p.A2)

2013        Jul 11, Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces, a militia formed in the early 1990s by Ugandan Muslims, attacked the eastern Congolese town of Kamango, killing some people and forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.
    (AP, 7/12/13)

2013        Jul 14, Uganda Red Cross said more than 60,000 Congolese have fled to Uganda after a rebel attack on a town near the border in a continuing influx that is stretching humanitarian capacities.
    (AP, 7/14/13)

2013        Jul 22, Ugandan armed police surrounded the home of Kizza Besigye, the leader of Uganda's protest movement, put him in a car and drove him to a secret location in the pre-dawn hours. He had planned to launch today a new wave of anti-government demonstrations across the East African country. Police placed Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago, a fierce critic of Pres. Museveni, under temporary suspension.
    (AP, 7/22/13)(SFC, 7/26/13, p.A2)
2013        Jul 22, In Uganda a building under renovation collapsed in downtown Kampala, killing at least four people.
    (AP, 7/22/13)

2013        Aug 4, African leaders meeting in Uganda said the Somali city of Kismayo "should be handed over" to the central government, a decision that puts pressure on Kenyan troops who face charges of backing a powerful militia in the disputed port city.
    (AP, 8/4/13)

2013        Aug 6, Ugandan lawmakers passed the controversial Public Order Management Bill. It drew sharp criticism from the opposition and human rights campaigners who said it was intended to silence dissent.
    (Reuters, 8/6/13)(http://tinyurl.com/lgtr6xy)

2013        Aug 15, It was reported that an area of wetland on Lake Victoria's Lutembe Bay has been filled in so that a rose farm owned by Uganda business tycoon Sudhir Rupareliacould be expanded.
    (AP, 8/15/13)

2013        Sep 18, Uganda said it has recalled the commander of its peacekeeping force in Somalia and almost two dozen other officers suspected of involvement in a scam to steal food and fuel and sell it on the black market.
    (Reuters, 9/18/13)

2013        Sep 27, A Uganda official said China's state-owned CNOOC has secured a $2-billion deal to develop a petroleum field in Uganda and help propel the east African nation into the club of oil-producing countries.
    (AFP, 9/27/13)

2013        Oct 27, Okot Odhiambo, an alleged deputy army commander in the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army, died. He was indicted in 2005 on 10 charges including murder, enslavement and using child soldiers. DNA evidence later confirmed his identity.
    (AP, 9/10/15)

2013        Nov 7, Uganda’s military said Democratic Republic of Congo's M23 guerrillas, including rebel chief Sultani Makenga, have surrendered en masse in Uganda, signalling the end of an 18-month insurgency.
    (AFP, 11/7/13)

2013        Nov 8, Uganda's Pres. Yoweri Museveni tested for HIV in public to encourage millions of untested people to check their status, a critical step to stemming the spread of the virus in the East African country.
    (AP, 11/8/13)

2013        Nov 14, A Uganda government tribunal declared Erias Lukwago, the lord mayor of Kampala, guilty of abuse of office, incompetence and misconduct. He faced being kicked out office. Lukwago is a political opponent of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who has controlled Uganda since 1986, and the mayor linked the president to his conviction.
    (AP, 11/14/13)

2013        Nov 18, Uganda police arrested Kampala Mayor Erias Lukwago for disobeying orders to cancel a public rally of supporters.
    (AP, 11/18/13)

2013        Nov 25, Ugandan police lobbed tear gas to disperse protesters angered by the ouster of Kampala mayor Erias Lukwago, who is a fierce critic of longtime President Yoweri Museveni.
    (AP, 11/25/13)

2013        Nov 28, In the Central African Republic Ugandan foces killed Col. Samuel Kangul, a senior commander of the Lord's Resistance Army and 13 of his rebel fighters.
    (AP, 12/1/13)

2013        Nov 30, Five east African countries signed a protocol to establish a monetary union, in a first step towards creating a single currency. At a summit in Kampala, leaders from Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda inked the framework to set up a single market modelled after the eurozone.
    (AFP, 11/30/13)

2013        Dec 6, In CAR 19 members of the Lord's Resistance Army, or LRA, defected in the Central African Republic where the rebels are being pursued by African Union forces backed by American advisers.
    (AP, 12/11/13)

2013        Dec 14, Dissident Ugandan General David Sejusa launched an opposition party in London and said it was time for President Yoweri Museveni to end his 28-year rule, a fresh challenge to a leader who is now among the longest serving in Africa.
    (Reuters, 12/14/13)

2013        Dec 20, Ugandan lawmakers passed an anti-gay bill that calls for life imprisonment for "aggravated homosexuality," drawing criticism from rights campaigners who called it draconian and unnecessary in a country where homosexuality has long been criminalized.
    (AP, 12/20/13)

2013        Dec 25, In eastern CongoDRC at least 40 civilians were killed by the Ugandan ADF-NALU rebel group attack on a village in North Kivu province. A special UN force in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo used helicopters to fire on the rebels and help government troops retake the town of Kamango.
    (AFP, 12/25/13)(Reuters, 12/26/13)

2014        Jan 2, In CongoDRC Colonel Mamadou Ndala (34), the commander of government troops fighting Ugandan Islamist rebels in the restive east of country, was killed along with two bodyguards in an ambush.
    (AFP, 1/2/14)(AP, 1/10/14)

2014        Jan 14, A Ugandan military spokesman said that Ugandan and South Sudanese army officials are drafting what he called a "status of forces agreement" that will soon be signed by both countries after Pres. Kiir requested the Ugandans to extend their deployment.
    (AP, 1/14/14)

2014        Jan 15, Uganda confirmed its troops are fighting alongside South Sudan's government against rebels.
    (AFP, 1/16/14)

2014        Jan 17, In Uganda a spokesman for Pres. Yoweri Museveni said the president has refused to approve a controversial bill that would have seen homosexuals jailed for life despite viewing gays as "sick" and "abnormal." In a letter to parliament, the president had suggested homosexuality was caused by a genetic flaw, or a need to make money.
    (AFP, 1/17/14)

2014        Jan 18, South Sudanese government forces said they seized the flashpoint town of Bor back from rebels. Uganda's army claimed credit for the operation.
    (Reuters, 1/18/14)

2014        Jan 21, Uganda said 9 of its soldiers have been killed and 12 others wounded during a month fighting in South Sudan, dismissing rebel claims to have killed scores.
    (AFP, 1/21/14)

2014        Jan 22, A Ugandan court ordered the deportation of Bernard Randall (65), a British man, facing criminal charges related to images of him having sex with another man.
    (AP, 1/22/14)

2014        Jan 30, Uganda's government said it is planning to double expenditure on anti-retroviral drugs in an effort to reverse a worsening trend in HIV infections.
    (AFP, 1/30/14)

2014        Feb 10, In Kenya gays and lesbians joined a global effort to protest against an anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda's parliament that is now in the hands of the country's president.
    (AP, 2/10/14)

2014        Feb 14, The CongoDRC government said 22 Congolese soldiers and 230 Ugandan rebels have been killed in a nearly month-long offensive in restive eastern DRC.
    (AFP, 2/14/14)

2014        Feb 18, Uganda’s Pres. Museveni said in a statement that he would not sign a proposed antigay law until after a hearing from scientists.
    (SFC, 2/22/14, p.A4)

2014        Feb 24, Uganda's Pres. Museveni signed a law imposing harsh penalties for homosexuality, defying protests from rights groups, criticism from Western donors and a US warning that it will complicate relations.
    (Reuters, 2/24/14)

2014        Feb 25, A Ugandan newspaper published a list of what it called the country's "200 top" homosexuals, outing some Ugandans who previously had not identified themselves as gay one day after the president enacted a harsh anti-gay law.
    (AP, 2/25/14)

2014        Feb 27, Uganda shrugged off foreign aid cuts and int’l criticism of its tough new anti-gay law, saying it could do without Western aid. Denmark, Norway and the Netherlands cut aid over Uganda’s anti-gay law.
    (AFP, 2/27/14)(SFC, 2/28/14, p.A4)

2014        Mar 3, Uganda said it will send about 400 extra troops to Somalia to protect UN personnel in Mogadishu.
    (Reuters, 3/3/14)

2014        Mar 6, Uganda, under fire from Western nations, defended its toughened law on gays as being aimed at "protecting" youth from homosexuality and discouraging public displays of gay love.
    (Reuters, 3/6/14)

2014        Mar 10, Activist group All Out said the global telecom company Orange has withdrawn advertising from Red Pepper, a Ugandan tabloid newspaper that printed the names of 200 suspected homosexuals after a severe anti-gay law was enacted last month.
    (AP, 3/10/14)

2014        Mar 21, Uganda news reported that authorities have ordered a police investigation into complaints by elite female runners that they suffered sexual harassment and abuse from a top athletics coach.
    (AFP, 3/21/14)
2014        Mar 21, Uganda's health minister says the government has lost up to $6 million in annual US government support over the East African country's new anti-gay law.
    (AP, 3/21/14)

2014        Mar 22, Uganda said at least 107 people were killed and dozens of others were missing after a boat carrying mostly Congolese refugees capsized on Lake Albert that runs along the border of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. An estimated 250 people were on the boat with 41 rescued.
    (Reuters, 3/23/14)(AFP, 3/24/14)(AP, 3/25/14)

2014        Mar 27, A scandal in Uganda over alleged sex abuse of female runners deepened after it emerged that Moses Kipsiro, the athlete who exposed the issue, was dropped from the national half-marathon team.
    (AFP, 3/27/14)

2014        Mar 31, Key Ugandan opposition leader and mayor of the capital Erias Lukwago resumed office five months after being ousted in a power struggle with the ruling party. A court ruling last week said his removal had been illegal.
    (AFP, 3/31/14)

2014        Apr 3, Ugandan police in Kampala raided the offices of a US-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, in what appeared to be the first public action by police to enforce a new law that strengthened criminal penalties against gay sex.
    (AP, 4/4/14)

2014        Apr 22, Uganda’s military said African troops have captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels. The rebel lieutenant known as Charles Okell was seized after a firefight in Central African Republic.
    (AP, 4/22/14)

2014        May 7, A Ugandan court started hearing the case against two Ugandans accused of engaging in gay sex, the first trial of homosexuals here since a severe law was enacted in February.
    (AP, 5/7/14)

2014        May 11, China signed a deal with East African leaders to build a $3.8 billion rail link between Kenya's Indian Ocean port of Mombasa and Nairobi, the first stage of a line that will eventually link Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan.
    (AFP, 5/11/14)

2014        Jun 18, Uganda's government banned one of the country's main TV stations from covering presidential events after it aired images which it said showed Pres. Yoweri Museveni having a snooze in parliament.
    (AFP, 6/18/14)

2014        Jun 29, Uganda forces in Central African Republic (CAR) clashed for the first time with fighters from Seleka, a mainly Muslim rebel force. 15 Seleka and three UPDF soldiers were reported killed as clashes continued into the next day.
    (AP, 7/1/14)

2014        Jul 1, The United States blacklisted a Ugandan Islamic group, the Allied Democratic Forces, for targeting children in armed conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (Reuters, 7/1/14)

2014        Jul 2, African nations agreed to suspend military operations for six months against Congo-based Rwandan rebels in order to give them more time to lay down their arms. The suspension was announced after a meeting in Angola of foreign ministers from a regional bloc including Angola, Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of Congo, DRC, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania and Zambia.
    (Reuters, 7/3/14)

2014        Jul 5, In Uganda over 60 suspected insurgents, believed to be Bakonzo, were killed in clashes between security forces and a tribal militia near the country's border with Congo. At least 12 people, mostly police and civilians, were killed by "thugs" armed with guns, spears and machetes.
    (AP, 7/6/14)(AP, 7/7/14)(AP, 7/25/14)

2014        Jul 25, A Ugandan police official said nine bodies have been discovered buried under four different sites in an ongoing investigation of mass graves in a western part of the country that had tribal violence recently.
    (AP, 7/25/14)

2014        Aug 1, A Ugandan court invalidated an antigay bill signed into law last Feb 24 because it was passed during a parliamentary session that lacked a quorum.
    (SFC, 8/2/14, p.A3)

2014        Aug 9, In Uganda scores of homosexuals marched in Entebbe in their first pride parade since a court invalidated a controversial antigay law.
    (SSFC, 8/10/14, p.A5)

2014        Sep 13, Ugandan police arrested 19 suspected Islamist Shebab insurgents who planned to carry out bomb attacks in Kampala and other towns.
    (AFP, 9/14/14)

2014        Sep 18, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni fired PM Amama Mbabaz, a former ally who is widely expected to seek the presidency in elections in 2016.
    (AP, 9/19/14)
2014        Sep 18, In South Sudan fighting started when gunmen detained Ugandan local government officials carrying out a census, accusing them of straying into South Sudanese territory. By the next day at least 7 people were killed on both sides of Uganda and South Sudan's border.
    (Reuters, 9/19/14)

2014        Sep 29, In South Sudan at least 35 people were killed when a bus collided with a truck on a highway linking South Sudan to Uganda. Most of the victims were from Uganda.
    (AP, 9/29/14)

2014        Oct 20, Uganda police fired live bullets and tear gas to break up protests by university students, wounding several people in Kampala. The students, from Makerere University were calling for graduation fees to be lowered from some 85 dollars to 35 dollars.
    (AFP, 10/20/14)

2014        Oct 27, UN chief Ban Ki-moon announced at the start of a visit to Ethiopia that the EU and several regional development banks have pledged $8 billion in development aid for projects across eight countries in the Horn of Africa. Countries targeted are Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, and Uganda.
    (AFP, 10/27/14)(AP, 10/27/14)

2014        Oct 30, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni gave a state banquet in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.
    (AP, 11/1/14)

2014        Nov 6, Uganda's military said it has suspended 15 soldiers who were peacekeepers in Somalia over various allegations of misconduct.
    (AP, 11/6/14)

2014        Nov 17, A Ugandan official said local police are investigating the disappearance more than a ton of ivory, valued at $1.1 million, from a government vault.
    (AP, 11/17/14)

2014        Dec 8, A Ugandan maid pleaded guilty to charges of torturing a child who was under her care in a case that shocked Ugandans and sparked debate about the role of maids raising children. Jolly Tumuhiirwe (22) was sentenced on Dec 15 to four years in jail.
    (AP, 12/8/14)(AP, 12/15/14)

2014        Dec 14, In Uganda renegade four-star general David Sejusa was officially received by the head of Uganda's domestic security agency. He had sat on Uganda's military high command before fleeing last year to exile in London.
    (AP, 12/14/14)

2014        Dec 16, In Uganda scores of M23 rebels fled the camp where they were being held ahead of repatriation to CongoDRC.
    (SFC, 12/17/14, p.A2)

2014        Dec 11, In Uganda Ryan Gustafson, an American man, was arrested for forging currency in his Ugandan home. Police alleged that Gustafson has forged more than $2 million that is in circulation around the world. On Dec 3, 2015, a local court ordered Gustafson to be extradited to the US.
    (AP, 12/23/14)(AP, 12/3/15)

2014        Dec 23, In Uganda Sheikh Abdu Kadir Muwaya, head of the Shia Muslim Community, was killed at his home in Mayuge. Police later said he had refused to cooperate with the Allied Democratic Forces, a Uganda extremist group based in Congo.
    (AP, 12/30/14)

2014        Dec 28, In Uganda Sheikh Mustafa Bahiiga, a Muslim scholar and the head of Tablig Muslim sect in Kampala district, was assassinated in the outskirts of Kampala. Police said he had refused to cooperate with the Allied Democratic Forces, a Uganda extremist group based in Congo.
    (AP, 12/30/14)

2015        Jan 3, Uganda officials said outspoken General David Sejusa, who recently returned to the country after 18 months in self-imposed exile, has been placed under house arrest.
    (AFP, 1/3/15)

2015        Jan 7, Ugandan army spokesman Paddy Ankunda said top LRA commander Dominic Ongwen, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for crimes against humanity and war crimes, has given himself up in Central African Republic. He was initially abducted by the LRA when he was a 10-year-old and forced to fight as a child soldier.
    (AP, 1/7/15)

2015        Jan 29, A Ugandan Muslim sheikh and 17 others were charged with killing two fellow clerics in a case that police linked to Islamist rebels in Democratic Republic of Congo. Sheikh Muhammad Yunus Kamoga, the leader of Uganda's Muslim Tabliq group, and 17 others were charged for the murders of two clerics last December, and the attempted murder of a third earlier this month.
    (AFP, 1/30/15)

2015        Feb 3, In eastern CongoDRC 23 people were hacked to death in the city of Beni in the restive North Kivu province. Ugandan ADF-NALU rebels were suspected.
    (AFP, 2/4/15)

2015        Mar 25, A Uganda health official said an outbreak of typhoid has infected hundreds of people in the capital, Kampala.
    (SFC, 3/26/15, p.A2)

2015        Mar 30, In Uganda Joan Kagezi, a prosecutor in the trial of about a dozen men facing terrorism charges, was shot and killed in Kampala.
    (SFC, 4/1/15, p.A2)

2015        Apr 30, Uganda's state-owned New Vision newspaper said Jamil Mukulu, leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), was being held in Tanzania ahead of his extradition. ADF is a Ugandan Islamic militia based in neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AFP, 4/30/15)

2015        Jun 19, Ugandan police arrested army General David Sejusa, a critic of the authorities, escalating a crackdown on opponents of President Yoweri Museveni before elections early next year.
    (Reuters, 6/19/15)

2015        Jun 23, Uganda's police chief blocked presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi (66) from holding public meetings across the country, saying they are "illegal". At least 30 supporters of Mbabazi were arrested over the last week.
    (AFP, 6/24/15)

2015        Jun 25, A Tanzanian court ordered Islamist rebel leader Jamil Mukulu to be extradited to Uganda to face murder charges. He was described as the head of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), an organization blamed for a string of attacks in western Uganda and the capital Kampala that killed 1,000 people between 1998 and 2000. Mukulu said he would appeal.
    (Reuters, 6/25/15)

2015        Jul 9, Ugandan police detained three-time presidential candidate Kizza Besigye and former PM Amama Mbabazi, two of the president's top challengers.
    (AP, 7/9/15)

2015        Jul 10, Tanzania extradited Jamil Mukulu to Uganda to face multiple counts of murder stemming from his alleged role as leader of the Congo-based Allied Democratic Forces, an Islamic militant group that regularly attacks civilians in eastern Congo.
    (SFC, 7/11/15, p.A2)

2015        Jul 14, Ugandan rebels shot dead or burned alive 9 people during an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AFP, 7/15/15)

2015        Jul 21, In Somalia Ugandan troops with AMISOM, which fights alongside Somali government forces against the Shebab, an al-Qaeda affiliate, massacred 6 men in "cold blood" at a wedding after a bomb attack. Three AMISOM soldiers were later indicted for their role in the killings.
    (AFP, 8/20/15)

2015        Jul 22, Ugandan rebel leader Jamil Mukulu, accused of killing hundreds of civilians, was charged in court with crimes against humanity and mass murder. Mukulu, leader of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF), was arrested in neighboring Tanzania in April, before being extradited to Uganda earlier this month.
    (AFP, 7/22/15)

2015        Aug 6, Uganda's Supreme Court ruled that refunding of goods paid to a bride's family after divorce was illegal.
    (AFP, 8/6/15)

2015        Aug 18, Uganda told South Sudan's warring factions to put their egos aside and make peace, a day after President Salva Kiir refused to sign a deal to end a 20-month-old conflict.
    (Reuters, 8/18/15)

2015        Aug, Uganda wildlife officials were stumped by a mysterious illness among the lions of Kidepo Valley National Park that has left the big cats emaciated and docile.
    (SSFC, 8/23/15, p.C12)

2015        Sep 1, In southern Somalia Al-Shabab overran an African Union base early today in the small farming town of Janale. Al-Shabab said it killed about 50 AU troops from Uganda at the base. Another 50 troops were missing. A Uganda later said 12 soldiers were killed in the attack.
    (AP, 9/1/15)(AFP, 9/2/15)(SFC, 9/4/15, p.A2)

2015        Sep 24, The International Criminal Court unveiled at least 60 new war crimes charges against Dominic Ongwen, the deputy leader of Uganda's Lord's Resistance Army, including the use of child soldiers and keeping sex slaves.
    (AFP, 9/24/15)

2015        Oct 1, The foreign minister and the people of the Marshall Islands were honored for taking legal action against the nuclear powers for failing to honor disarmament obligations. Tony de Brum and the people of the Pacific island group shared the honorary portion of the 2015 Right Livelihood Award, sometimes referred to as the "alternative Nobel." This year's 3-million-kronor ($358,500) cash award was shared by Canada's Sheila Watt-Cloutier, for her supports to Inuit causes; Uganda's Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, for her struggle for sexual minorities' rights; and Italian surgeon Gino Strada, for providing medical assistance to victims of war.
    (AP, 10/1/15)

2015        Nov 26, Ugandan lawmakers passed a bill that would give authorities sweeping powers to regulate civil society, which rights groups say will "strangle" criticism of the government, just before Pope Francis arrived on a visit.
    (AFP, 11/27/15)

2015        Nov 27, Pope Francis landed in Uganda on the second leg of a landmark trip to Africa, with choirs and dancers waiting to greet him.
    (AFP, 11/27/15)

2015        Nov 28, Pope Francis honored Uganda's 19th century Christian martyrs and encouraged its 21st century Christian youths during a day that saw nearly a half-million Ugandans turn out to see him.
    (AP, 11/28/15)

2015        Nov 30, In eastern Congo DRC at least 13 people, including a UN peacekeeper, were killed in an overnight attack by rebels in North Kivu province. The attack was blamed on Ugandan rebels of the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF).
    (AFP, 11/30/15)

2015        Dec 1, In eastern Congo DRC fierce fighting between UN peacekeepers and Ugandan rebels raged, after a weekend attack by the mostly Muslim group left 24 people dead.
    (AFP, 12/1/15)

2015        Dec 21, Ugandan police arrested 20 supporters and security guards at the headquarters of an opposition candidate vying to end the nearly 30-year rule of President Yoweri Museveni in elections next February.
    (Reuters, 12/21/15)

2015        Dec 29, Uganda police said at least 13 people drowned in Lake Victoria, when sudden waves swamped them as they celebrated the Christmas holiday.
    (AFP, 12/29/15)

2016        Jan 4, Ugandan police said they were investigating reports nearly $4 million worth of cocaine seized by customs officers at its main airport had disappeared from secure stores.
    (AFP, 1/4/16)

2016        Jan 22, The government of Uganda said it will stop sending housemaids to Saudi Arabia, eclipsing a deal between the two nations to ship workers to the wealthy Gulf nation amid complaints of poor conditions and mistreatment.
    (Reuters, 1/22/16)

2016        Feb 15, Ugandan police fired tear gas to disperse opposition supporters as they temporarily detained top presidential challenger, Kizza Besigye, days ahead of presidential polls. An opposition supporter was fatally shot in clashes with the police during a campaign event in Kampala.
    (AFP, 2/15/16)(AP, 2/16/16)

2016        Feb 18, Ugandans began voting in a presidential election that pits President Yoweri Museveni (71), in power for three decades, against a long-time rival Kizza Besigye. Police fired tear gas to disperse furious voters in Kampala as the election commission apologised for hours-long delays in delivering ballot papers.
    (Reuters, 2/18/16)(AFP, 2/18/16)

2016        Feb 19, Police in Uganda arrested opposition leader Kizza Besigye at his party's headquarters after heavily armed police surrounded the building and a helicopter fired tear gas at a crowd. Vote counting continued in the country's tumultuous elections.
    (AP, 2/19/16)

2016        Feb 20, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (71) extended his three-decade rule after winning a fifth term in polls rejected as fraudulent by his closest rival who was under house arrest.
    (AFP, 2/20/16)

2016        Feb 22, Uganda's main opposition leader was held by officers at a police station outside the capital after being taken from his home where he had been under house arrest. Kizza Besigye has rejected the results of the Feb 18 election won by veteran President Yoweri Museveni, and called on his supporters to join a protest march to the Electoral Commission headquarters in Kampala.
    (AFP, 2/22/16)

2016        Mar 3, Ugandan lawmakers passed a bill that says only Ugandans can be legal guardians of orphaned or destitute children.
    (SFC, 3/4/16, p.A2)

2016        Apr 23, Landlocked Uganda announced plans to export its future crude oil production via a new pipeline to be built to a Tanzanian port rather than via Kenya.
    (AFP, 4/23/16)

2016        May 11, In Uganda opposition leader Kizza Besigye was arrested in Kampala after staging his own swearing-in ceremony and whisked to Moroto, a town in the remote Karamoja region of the country, and subsequently charged with treason. On July 12 Besigye was freed on bail.
    (AFP, 5/14/16)(AP, 7/12/16)

2016        May 12, Uganda’s Pres. Museveni (71) was inaugurated for a 5th term amid arrests of opposition politicians and a shutdown of social media.
    (SFC, 5/13/16, p.A2)

2016        May 18, Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye was remanded to a maximum security prison in the capital after being charged with treason for organizing protests against the re-election of long-time President Yoweri Museveni.
    (AP, 5/18/16)

2016        May 26, In Uganda Issa Luyima, the ringleader of the July 11, 2010, bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala, was found guilty along with six accomplices of masterminding one of the region's worst attacks in decades.
    (AFP, 5/26/16)

2016        May 29, Uganda and South Korea signed cooperation agreements on the 2nd day of a visit by South Korean leader Park Geun-hye. The memorandums of understanding in areas such as health and education were signed at the State House in Entebbe. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said his country would halt security and military cooperation with North Korea.
    (AP, 5/29/16)(Reuters, 5/29/16)

2016        May 31, Turkey's President Recep Teyyep Edorgan arrived in Uganda to promote trade and tourism opportunities between the two countries.
    (AP, 6/1/16)

2016        Jun 10, Uganda’s army said at least 30 people with suspected ties to a shadowy rebel outfit have been arrested over an alleged plot to topple Pres. Yoweri Museveni.
    (AFP, 6/10/16)

2016        Jun 12, In Uganda attackers carrying machine guns attacked the main police station in the remote town of Gulu killing one soldier before they were repulsed.
    (AP, 6/13/16)

2016        Jun 13, In Uganda a senior officer, wounded in an attack in Gulu a day earlier, died. Six suspects believed to have participated in the attack were arrested, including the driver of a pickup truck used in the assault, and two commanders.
    (Reuters, 6/14/16)

2016        Jun 24, Uganda's military chief said the country plans to withdraw its more than 6,000 troops from the African Union force in Somalia by December 2017. The Ugandans are the largest troop contingent in the AU force trying to protect the Somali government from the extremist group al-Shabab.
    (AP, 6/24/16)

2016        Jul 4, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu started his four-nation tour of Africa with a visit to Uganda.
    (AP, 7/4/16)

2016        Jul 12, Human Rights Watch urged an end to "forced anal examinations" with a report documenting them in eight countries, mostly in Africa, saying the practice is based on flawed ideas about supposedly proving homosexual conduct. The report drew on interviews with 32 men and transgender women subjected to the exams in eight countries that ban same-sex conduct: Cameroon, Egypt, Kenya, Lebanon, Tunisia, Turkmenistan, Uganda and Zambia.
    (AP, 7/12/16)

2016        Jul 20, Monitoring groups Resolve and Invisible Children said kidnappings in Central Africa by the Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) hit a six-year high in the first half of 2016 just as Uganda threatened to roll back its involvement in an operation to hunt down the rebels. Their report said the LRA has abducted 498 civilians between January and June of this year.
    (Reuters, 7/20/16)

2016        Jul 22, The United Nations refugee agency said more than 26,000 people have fled South Sudan to Uganda this month.
    (AP, 7/22/16)

2016        Aug 4, Uganda's Police raided a night club late today where a Gay Pride event was underway and arrested at least 15 people, accusing them of staging an illegal gathering and promoting homosexuality.
    (Reuters, 8/5/16)

2016        Sep 13, Somalia hosted regional African heads of state for a summit that was the first of its kind since the nation plunged into conflict in 1991. The one-day meeting in Mogadishu of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) included Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda and Somalia.
    (Reuters, 9/13/16)

2016        Sep 15, In Uganda two activists of the self-styled Jobless Brotherhood released ten piglets outside parliament to protest a decision by MPs to award themselves $59,000 each on fancy new cars.
    (Econ, 9/24/16, p.47)

2016        Nov 4, Uganda's High Court ordered the closure of a chain of low-cost private schools backed by Microsoft and Facebook founders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. A judge ruled that the 63 Bridge International Academies provided unsanitary learning conditions, used unqualified teachers and were not properly licensed.
    (AFP, 11/4/16)

2016        Nov 26, In Uganda 41 tribal insurgents and 14 police officers were killed in clashes in the west of the country. Charles Wesley Mumbere, the king of the Rwenzururu Kingdom who supports the opposition, was detained for questioning.
    (Reuters, 11/27/16)

2016        Nov 27, In western Uganda the death toll rose to 62 dead as security forces fought royal guards accused of belonging to a separatist militia in the town of Kasese. (see March 15, 2017).
    (AFP, 11/28/16)(AP, 3/15/17)

2016        Nov 29, Ugandan prosecutors charged Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere with murder, accusing him of backing a separatist militia where weekend fighting between his guards and security forces left at least 87 people dead.
    (AFP, 11/29/16)

2016        Nov, Uganda’s Pres. Yoweri Museveni closed Makerere Univ. in Kampala for two months after a strike by lecturers over unpaid bonuses sparked student protests.
    (Econ, 4/15/17, p.42)
2016        Nov, In Uganda over 150 people were killed during army operations in the restless Rwenzori mountains.
    (Econ, 9/30/17, p.45)

2016        Dec 25, In Uganda at least 30 members of a village football team and their fans drowned when their boat capsized on Lake Albert during a party.
    (AFP, 12/26/16)

2016        Dec, In Uganda the number of refugees since last July from South Sudan has increased from 250,000 to almost 600,000. New arrivals were crossing the border at a rate of 25,000 a week.
    (Econ, 12/10/16, p.49)

2016        A team of Ugandan engineers invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor. The jacket, which is still only a prototype, can diagnose pneumonia up to three times faster than a doctor and reduces human error, according to studies done by its inventors.
    (AFP, 1/22/17)

2017        Jan 15, Armed Congolese rebels crossed back overnight into the country from their longtime refuge in Uganda. At least 200 former members of M23, an ethnic Tutsi group defeated by the Congolese army three years ago, took over a village in North Kivu province.
    (AFP, 1/15/17)

2017        Jan 23, Uganda said it had returned dozens of former combatants of a Democratic Republic of Congo rebel group to a military camp after they tried to sneak back to their own country in disguise last week.
    (Reuters, 1/23/17)

2017        Feb 14, US ambassador Deborah Malac said the United States will give over $25 million in humanitarian aid to Uganda, to help the nation cope with a huge influx of refugees fleeing conflict in east Africa.
    (AFP, 2/14/17)

2017        Feb 17, Uganda warned that its resources are strained by the more than 400,000 refugees who have poured into the country in recent months from South Sudan's civil war.
    (AP, 2/17/17)

2017        Feb 20, In Uganda the African Gold Refiner, primarily owned by a Belgian investor, was launched amid concerns about the source of its minerals.
    (AP, 2/20/17)

2017        Mar 15, Human Rights Watch said 155 people, including 15 children, were killed in fierce fighting that erupted last Nov 26 in western Uganda between security forces and a tribal king's palace guards.
    (AFP, 3/15/17)

2017        Mar 17, In Uganda senior police official Andrew Felix Kaweesi was shot and killed in his car along with two other officers as he left his home in Kampala. President Yoweri Museveni condemned the killing and directed the immediate installation of cameras in all major towns of Uganda and along the highways.
    (AFP, 3/17/17)(Reuters, 5/12/17)

2017        Mar 30, Uganda’s military said Michael Omona, a key aide to warlord Joseph Kony has, surrendered to Ugandan forces. A day earlier the US indicated it was pulling out of the international manhunt for one of Africa's most notorious fugitives.
    (AP, 3/30/17)

2017        Apr 7, Ugandan police detained an academic who has been critical online of what she calls "despotic family rule" in this East African country. Stella Nyanzi, a research fellow at Uganda's Makerere University, was arrested for violating a law against misusing computers. On May 10 Nyanzi was freed on bail.
    (AP, 4/9/17)(AP, 5/10/17)

2017        Apr 19, The Ugandan army said it has neutralized the Lord's Resistance Army, as troops began withdrawing from the Central African Republic where they had been hunting the group's feared leader Joseph Kony. The army said that Kony now commands fewer than 100 fighters.
    (AFP, 4/19/17)
2017        Apr 19, In Uganda years of growing animosity at Chinese traders turned into a protest by hundreds in Kampala against what local businesses called unfair competition. Mayor Erias Lukwago, who supported the protest, said the government must protect local traders to prevent the protests from escalating into attacks against foreign traders.
    (AP, 4/19/17)

2017        Apr 20, The head of US armed forces in Africa says the force is ending its mission against Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army because the senior leadership of the rebel group has been "taken off the battlefield."
    (AP, 4/20/17)

2017        May 11, In Uganda pictures began circulating online and in local media of Geoffrey Byamukama, mayor of a small town in western Uganda, lying on a hospital bed with gaping wounds on his swollen knees and ankles, and bruises elsewhere on his body inflicted by security personnel. Byamukama was arrested on April 5 on suspicion he had participated in the murder of police official, Andrew Felix Kaweesi on March 17.
    (Reuters, 5/12/17)

2017        May 15, US-based Human Rights Watch said Ugandan soldiers sexually abused at least 13 girls and women in the Central African Republic since 2015 while the troops were helping to hunt for warlord Joseph Kony.
    (Reuters, 5/15/17)

2017        May 26, It was reported that hunger is forcing desperate refugees from South Sudan to steal food from poverty-stricken locals in northern Uganda, after a funding crisis compelled the United Nations slash rations in refugee camps by half this month.
    (Reuters, 5/26/17)

2017        Jun 17, In Uganda about 26 gunmen reportedly attacked Gbari identifying themselves as South Sudanese military and taking 108 cattle. Three days later, a second group attacked and arrested two South Sudanese refugees living in the village.
    (Reuters, 7/3/17)

2017        Jun 19, Amnesty International said rich countries have failed in their obligation to help Uganda support thousands of refugees fleeing violence in South Sudan. Over 900,000 refugees from South Sudan were sheltering in Uganda.
    (AP, 6/19/17)

2017        Jun 22, The EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda, ahead of a summit to raise twenty times that amount to help it deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan.
    (AFP, 6/22/17)

2017        Jun 29, In Uganda musician Robert Kyagulanyi (27), a.k.a. Bobi Wine, a.k.a. His Excellency the Ghetto President, won a landslide victory in a Kampala by-election to become the country's newest lawmaker.
    (AFP, 6/30/17)

2017        Aug 28, Uganda's government inaugurated its Pornography Control Committee, a national committee to stem the circulation of pornography.
    (AP, 8/28/17)

2017        Sep 12, Uganda’s ruling party backed plans to remove the presidential age limit, which would allow Pres. Yoweri Museveni (73) to extend his rule.
    (SFC, 9/13/17 p.A2)

2017        Sep 20, Ugandan lawmakers accused the government of trying to intimidate them by deploying heavy security in the capital and around parliament ahead of a move to change the constitution to extend the president's rule.
    (Reuters, 9/20/17)

2017        Sep 21, Ugandan police fired tear gas to disperse protesters and arrested dozens of people opposed to plans to introduce legislation that could allow the longtime president to extend his rule.
    (AP, 9/21/17)

2017        Sep 22, Uganda's main opposition leader, Kizza Besigye, condemned a police crackdown on opponents of a plan to scrap presidential age limits to allow 73-year-old President Yoweri Museveni to run again.
    (AFP, 9/22/17)

2017        Sep 26, In Uganda fistfights and chair-throwing broke out in parliament ahead of a debate on whether to grant President Yoweri Museveni (73) another term in office.
    (Reuters, 9/26/17)

2017        Sep 27, In Uganda a government-backed lawmaker introduced a measure to extend the long-time president's rule, following a fight in which opposition lawmakers were forcibly evicted from the legislative chamber. At least five lawmakers received hospital treatment for injuries sustained while being dragged out of the parliament by plain-clothes security guards that opposition MPs said were really soldiers from Pres. Yoweri Museveni's special forces.
    (AP, 9/27/17)(Reuters, 9/29/17)

2017        Oct 3, In Uganda grenades were thrown overnight at the homes of two legislators opposed to scrapping the presidential age limit and thereby extending President Yoweri Museveni's more than 31 years in power. One of the legislators, Robert Kyagulanyi, was later arrested by police.
    (Reuters, 10/3/17)

2017        Oct 20, Uganda said it has expelled North Korean military experts and representatives of North Korean companies, including its top arms dealer, as African nations face growing pressure to comply with UN sanctions over Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.
    (AP, 10/20/17)

2017        Oct 25, Uganda's opposition leader Kizza Besigye and five others were charged with inciting violence and freed from jail after six nights in detention.
    (AFP, 10/25/17)

2017        Nov 20, The United States charged former top Hong Kong government official Chi Ping Patrick Ho (68) with links to a Chinese energy conglomerate and former Senegalese foreign minister Cheikh Gadio (61) with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda in exchange for contracts for the mainland company.
    (Reuters, 11/21/17)

2017        Nov 21, Ugandan police raided the office of a local newspaper, detaining staff and confiscating equipment on allegations it had published an inaccurate story. The day before the raid Red Pepper, Uganda's leading tabloid, published a story alleging that Rwanda believed President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda was plotting to oust President Paul Kagame. The article cited unnamed sources.
    (AP, 11/22/17)

2017        Dec 6, Two Ugandan musicians were released on bail after being charged with disturbing the peace of veteran President Yoweri Museveni for a song suggesting he should retire.
    (AFP, 12/6/17)

2017        Dec 18, Six Ugandan opposition lawmakers were suspended from the legislature amid heated debate over a bill to abolish the presidential age limit.
    (AP, 12/18/17)

2017        Dec 19, Uganda's parliament abruptly adjourned a debate over extending President Yoweri Museveni's decades in power after a lawmaker said soldiers had entered the building and members of parliament scuffled with police.
    (Reuters, 12/19/17)

2017        Dec 22, Uganda's army said it had launched attacks on a shadowy rebel group in the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the militants killed 14 UN peacekeepers earlier this month.
    (AFP, 12/22/17)

2017        Dec 27, Uganda’s military said its forces have killed more than 100 rebels in eastern Congo accused of carrying out the Dec. 7 attack on a UN base.
    (SFC, 12/28/17, p.A2)

2018        Jan 18, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said he will sign the death warrants of "a few" prisoners to create fear among criminals in the East African country.
    (AP, 1/18/18)

2018        Feb 8, The UN said a military offensive launched last month by Congolese troops against Ugandan militants in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is likely to force nearly 370,000 people from their homes.
    (Reuters, 2/8/18)

2018        Feb 13, The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) said over 22,000 people fled Congo to Uganda last week following a surge of ethnic violence in the northeast, raising the total number of arrivals to about 34,000 since the start of the year.
    (Reuters, 2/13/18)

2018        Feb 22, The United Nations refugee agency UNHCR said twenty-six refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo have died in a camp in Uganda from acute diarrhea, and hundreds more cases have been registered.
    (Reuters, 2/22/18)

2018        Mar 10, Ugandan male lawmaker Onesmus Twinamasiko exhorted men to beat their wives in order to discipline them, in comments carried by a Ugandan TV channel. His remarks triggered mostly condemnation online and in the Ugandan press.
    (Reuters, 3/14/18)

2018        Apr 13, In Uganda a wildlife official said a pride of 11 lions have been killed by suspected poisoning in Queen Elizabeth National Park, one of the country's major protected areas.
    (AP, 4/13/18)

2018        Apr 30, The Swiss-based International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) said three quarters of freshwater species endemic to East Africa's Lake Victoria basin face the threat of extinction, warning the biodiversity there was being "decimated." The lake stretches into Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda and its catchment also touches Burundi and Rwanda.
    (AFP, 4/30/18)

2018        May 3, In Kenya eight people were swept off a bridge in a flashflood outside the capital. 120 people have died over the last two months following weeks of torrential rain. Rwanda officials said 116 people had died and 207 had been injured in flooding and landslides since January. Torrential rains have also hit Tanzania, where 14 people died in April, as well as Uganda where flash floods have destroyed homes and left at least three dead.
    (AFP, 5/4/18)

2018        May 4, In Uganda a leopard snatched and ate the three-year-old son of a female ranger working in the popular Queen Elizabeth National Park.
    (AFP, 5/7/18)

2018        May 25, Uganda police said 22 people were killed after a speeding passenger bus struck a tractor and then a beer truck on its way to Kampala. A Uganda Red Cross statement said that the crash killed more than 40.
    (AP, 5/26/18)

2018        Jun 11, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni (73) and the country's police chief vowed a crackdown on crime after a ruling-party MP Ibrahim Abiriga was shot dead last week by men on motorbikes. Abiriga was a vocal supporter in parliament of a law that removed an age cap on the presidency.
    (Reuters, 6/12/18)

 2018        Jun 30, In Uganda hundreds of protesters marched through the streets of Kampala demanding police action to stop a spate of kidnappings and murders of women that have gripped the country.
    (AFP, 6/30/18)

2018        Jul 1, In Uganda a new tax on social media took effect, angering many who see the revenue measure as an attack on free speech.
    (AP, 7/2/18)

2018        Jul 5, A Ugandan soldier was killed in clashes on Lake Edward straddling the border with Democratic Republic of Congo. One Ugandan and two Congolese were wounded.
    (Reuters, 7/6/18)

2018        Jul 7, In eastern Congo DRC ten people were burnt to death in ethnic attacks in South Kivu. In North Kivu the Ugandan navy fired on Congolese fishermen overnight and seven people were missing in Lake Edward.
    (AFP, 7/7/18)

2018        Jul 11, Uganda's PM Ruhakana Rugunda said the government will review a tax on the use of social media, after a protest against the controversial measure was broken up by police firing live rounds and teargas into the air.
    (AFP, 7/11/18)

2018        Jul 24, Indian PM Narendra Modi arrived in Uganda for the second stop in his tour of Africa ahead of this week's summit of the BRICS emerging economies.
    (AP, 7/24/18)

2018        Jul 25, Speaking in Uganda Indian PM Narendra Modi pledged to "intensify and deepen" his country's engagement with Africa, saying his government will do more to support governments across the continent.
    (AP, 7/25/18)

2018        Jul 26, A Uganda court upheld a constitutional amendment scrapping presidential age limits. Opposition leaders warned that President Yoweri Museveni (73) is heading for a "life presidency".
    (AFP, 7/27/18)

2018        Jul 28, Uganda said it had sentenced 35 people from neighboring Democratic Republic of the Congo for up to three years for illegal fishing on Lake Albert.
    (AFP, 7/28/18)

2018        Aug 13, Ugandan police arrested three opposition lawmakers and scores of others after stones were thrown at the convoy of President Yoweri Museveni, who has ruled the country since 1986.
    (Reuters, 8/14/18)

2018        Aug 14, Ugandan musician and opposition lawmaker Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, was arrested after an incident in which security officers shot his driver dead. Kyagulanyi was arrested in the northwestern town of Arua where he was campaigning for opposition candidate Kassiano Wadri, who was also arrested.
    (AFP, 8/14/18)

2018        Aug 16, Three Ugandan lawmakers, critics of President Yoweri Museveni, were charged with treason for their suspected role in the August 13 stoning of his convoy. Lawmaker, pop singer and government critic Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, whose stage name is Bobi Wine, was charged with unlawful possession of firearms and ammunition in a military court for his alleged role in the stone throwing.
    (Reuters, 8/16/18)(AP, 8/16/18)
2018        Aug 16, Uganda police arrested Jimmy L. Taylor, an American man who in video footage is seen attacking a hotel worker with punches and racial insults. CCTV footage of the incident was posted on social media, angering some Ugandans who demanded his arrest.
    (AP, 8/19/18)

2018        Aug 17, In Uganda the wife and lawyer of Robert Kyagulanyi, better known as Bobi Wine, said that security forces framed and beat the popstar-turned-politician. He faced a military trial for weapons possession as protests at his arrest continued.
    (AFP, 8/17/18)

2018        Aug 20, Ugandan police fired tear gas to disperse a demonstration in Kampala as protests against the beating of detained lawmakers continued for a second day.
    (Reuters, 8/20/18)

2018        Aug 23, Kyagulanyi Ssentamu (36), also known as Bobi Wine, a Ugandan pop star-turned-lawmaker who opposes the longtime president, was charged with treason in a civilian court, minutes after a military court dropped weapons charges.
    (AP, 8/23/18)

2018        Aug 27, A Ugandan High Court granted bail to 33 people, including popular songwriter Robert Kyagulanyi, who have been charged with treason over their alleged role in the stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy this month.
    (Reuters, 8/27/18)

2018        Aug 28, Uganda's army said soldiers involved in the beating of Ugandan lawmakers and civilians over their alleged role in the Aug. 13 stoning of President Yoweri Museveni’s convoy have been arrested.
    (Reuters, 8/28/18)

2018        Aug 30, Ugandan lawmaker Francis Zaake, who has been hospitalized with undisclosed injuries, was blocked from traveling abroad for treatment because he had no clearance from police. Zaake was allegedly tortured while in detention.
    (AP, 8/30/18)

2018        Aug 31, In Uganda protests erupted in Kampala after police blocked Robert Kyagulanyi, a popular musician known by his stage name Bobi Wine, from leaving for the United States for treatment after alleged torture while in detention. The government accused hospital workers of refusing to help police take his statement. Kyagulanyi left for the United States late today to seek medical treatment.
    (AP, 8/31/18)(AFP, 9/1/18)

2018        Sep 5, A Ugandan music festival was reinstated following a public outcry after the country's ethics minister banned the Nyege Nyege music festival a day earlier as an orgy of homosexuality, nudity and drugs akin to "devil worship".
    (AFP, 9/5/18)

2018        Sep 12, DR Congo's navy accused Ugandan troops of killing four Congolese fishermen, whose bound and bullet-riddled bodies surfaced a day earlier on Lake Edward, which is shared by the two neighboring countries.
    (AFP, 9/13/18)

2018        Sep 20, Uganda's pop star politician Bobi Wine, aka Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, vowed to continue his fight for more freedom in the country "or we shall die trying," shortly after security forces took him into custody on his arrival from the United States after treatment for alleged torture.
    (AP, 9/20/18)

2018        Oct 11, In eastern Uganda at least 34 people died in mudslides triggered by torrential rains in the district of Bududa. Wanjenwa village was wrecked by a torrent of rocks carried down river by the deluge. The death toll soon rose to 43.
    (AP, 10/12/18)(AFP, 10/14/18)

2018        Oct 15, Kanye West and his wife Kim Kardashian paid a visit to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, gifting the 74-year-old leader a pair of white sneakers. West was in Uganda to record his ninth studio album "Yandhi".
    (AFP, 10/15/18)

2018        Nov 11, In eastern CongoDRC suspected Ugandan rebels killed six people overnight, hacking one woman to death, and kidnapped five others -- mostly children -- in the Beni area.
    (AP, 11/11/18)

2018        Nov 12, In central Uganda 9 students were killed in an alleged arson attack targeting a school dormitory. A 10th died while being admitted at a local hospital. 40 other students escaped with injuries of varying degrees.
    (AP, 11/14/18)

2018        Nov 24, In Uganda the MV Templa, a boat on a routine pleasure cruise and full of mostly youthful revelers, overturned and sank this evening in Lake Victoria. The vessel was believed to be overcrowded with nearly 100 passengers. At least 27 people were rescued overnight. Divers retrieved 31 bodies and were expected to find more in the capsized vessel.
    (AP, 11/25/18)

2018        Nov 29, An investigation by the UN Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) of its widely-praised refugee program in Uganda said it has found corruption costing millions of dollars and misconduct.
    (Reuters, 11/29/18)

2019        Jan 2, A Red Cross official said hundreds of refugees have crossed into Uganda from Congo in the aftermath of that country's presidential election, heightening concerns about the possible cross-border spread of Ebola.
    (AP, 1/2/19)

2019        Jan 21, It was reported that Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni has ordered authorities to stop issuing and renewing licenses to betting firms in a bid to crack down on gambling.
    (AFP, 1/21/19)

2019        Jan 31, Uganda's revenue agency said authorities have seized 750 pieces of ivory and thousands of pangolin scales being smuggled from neighboring South Sudan, in one of the largest seizures of wildlife contraband in the East African country. Two Vietnamese nationals were in custody over the contraband.
    (AP, 1/31/19)

2019        Feb 7, Ugandan police arrested a team of BBC journalists overnight for illegal possession of prescription drugs. The country's government spokesman said the reporters had been helping to expose corruption, and demanded their immediate release.
    (Reuters, 2/7/19)

2019        Feb 8, Ugandan police released three journalists who were working for the British Broadcasting Corporation, after detaining them overnight on suspicion of illegally possessing government prescription drugs.
    (Reuters, 2/8/19)

2019        Feb, Rwanda abruptly closed its Uganda border crossing at Katuna, with queues of cargo trucks and thronging merchants turned back as soldiers from both armies marshalled along the forest-clad border. The blockade was a result of the worsening animosity between Rwanda's Paul Kagame and Uganda's Yoweri Museveni as the pair traded accusations of espionage, political assassinations and meddling in each other's backyards.
    (AFP, 5/15/19)

2019        Mar 4, Uganda's government said Rwanda has started to allow trucks carrying goods from Uganda to enter at one of the main crossing points on their shared border, a sign that renewed hostilities have started to ease. Their hostilities were fueled by longstanding mutual suspicions and allegations of supporting each other's dissidents.
    (Reuters, 3/4/19)

2019        Apr 2, In Uganda a US woman (35) and a local driver were abducted by four gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park. The kidnappers demanded a $500,000 ransom.
    (AP, 4/3/19)

2019        Apr 7, Ugandan authorities said that Kimberley Sue Endecott (35) and her driver, Jean Paul, had been rescued unharmed after being seized by gunmen in Queen Elizabeth National Park. Undisclosed sources later said that a ransom of $30,000 had been paid.
    (AP, 4/8/19)

2019        Apr 9, Uganda said some suspects had been arrested in connection with the April 2 kidnap of an American tourist and her tour guide in a national park.
    (Reuters, 4/9/19)

2019        Apr 22, Ugandan police fired teargas and water cannon to disperse supporters of popular musician and lawmaker Bobi Wine after they gathered at a beach resort near Kampala where he was planning to hold a news conference and stage a concert. Police detained Wine after shutting down one of his concerts.
    (Reuters, 4/22/19)(AFP, 4/22/19)

2019        Apr 23, Ugandan police placed pop star MP Bobi Wine under "preventive arrest" as the fiery government critic warned his opposition movement would not be cowed into silence.
    (AFP, 4/23/19)
2019        Apr 23, Uganda accepted delivery of the first two Bombardier CRJ900 jet airliners purchased in a bid to relaunch Uganda Airlines, nearly two decades after the East African country's national carrier collapsed.
    (AFP, 4/23/19)

2019        Apr 29, Ugandan pop star and opposition politician known as Bobi Wine was remanded to jail after being charged over his role in a street protest last year against a tax on social media.
    (AP, 4/29/19)

2019        Apr 30, Uganda's press regulator told 13 local media groups to suspend news editors, producers and program directors, accusing them of broadcasting "extremist or anarchic messages".
    (Reuters, 5/3/19)

2019        May 2, Ugandan pop star and lawmaker Bobi Wine, who is seeking to challenge veteran leader Yoweri Museveni for the presidency, was freed on bail after spending two days in jail on charges of staging unlawful protests.
    (Reuters, 5/2/19)

2019        Jun 4, In Uganda five people died and dozens were missing after heavy rains triggered a series of landslides in eastern Uganda's mountainous Bududa district.
    (AFP, 6/5/19)

2019        Jun 10, Rwanda said it would re-open its busiest border post with Uganda to cargo trucks for 12 days, more than three months after it was closed amid tensions between the two neighbors triggered by security and economic disagreements.
    (Reuters, 6/10/19)

2019        Jun 12, Uganda's health minister said a five-year-old boy in Uganda has died of Ebola, as his grandmother and younger brother also tested positive for the virus after joining the child on a visit to neighboring DR Congo.
    (AFP, 6/12/19)

2019        Jun 13, A Ugandan health ministry official said a 50-year-old woman who tested positive for Ebola in Uganda has died, the second fatality since the virus spread from neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo.
    (AFP, 6/13/19)

2019        Jun 14, The World Health Organization emergency committee met on whether to declare a raging Ebola epidemic an international threat, after an outbreak that began in Democratic Republic of Congo crossed into Uganda. The committee expressed deep concern but declined to declare a global emergency.
    (AFP, 6/14/19)(SFC, 6/15/19, p.A4)

2019        Jul 2, A coalition of East African citizen groups announced they were suing Uganda and Rwanda in the East African Court of Justice for financial losses resulting from a border dispute between the feuding nations. The court, in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, was set up to rule on matters of the East African Community (EAC).
    (AFP, 7/2/19)

2019        Aug 2, A Ugandan court jailed prominent academic Stella Nyanzi for 18 months on cyber harassment charges stemming from a Facebook post that included sexually explicit criticism of long-ruling President Yoweri Museveni. Nyanzi had called Museveni "a pair of buttocks".
    (Reuters, 8/2/19)(Econ., 1/9/21, p.14)

2019        Aug 14, Winifred "Winnie" Byanyima, a former Ugandan politician and the current head of the humanitarian group Oxfam International, was appointed the new executive director of the UN AIDS agency.
    (AP, 8/14/19)

2019        Aug 16, Huawei Technologies sent a letter to The Wall Street Journal, refuting the publication's bombshell report describing how China's tech giant allegedly helped the governments of two African nations spy on their political opponents. Uganda and Zambia denied that Huawei employees had helped them conduct espionage
    (South China Morning Post, 8/17/19)

2019        Aug 18, In western Uganda at least 19 people were killed when a fuel truck exploded after losing control and ramming into three cars. Later today 10 people were killed and four others critically injured when a speeding minivan crashed into a passenger bus on an eastern highway.
    (Reuters, 8/19/19)(AP, 8/19/19)

2019        Aug 22, A Uganda official said non-governmental organizations have been told to submit financial information including budgets and donor lists to the authorities.
    (Reuters, 8/22/19)

2019        Aug 23, Uganda said it had blocked online access to Rwanda's main state-owned newspaper on national security grounds, two days after the countries signed a pact to end tensions that closed their busiest border crossing for six months.
    (Reuters, 8/23/19)

2019        Aug 29, In Uganda a Congolese girl (9), who tested positive for Ebola, died. The WHO said that the outbreak has neared 3,000 cases. The girl, who was traveling with her mother, was identified at a border screening a day earlier as a possible Ebola patient and isolated.
    (AP, 8/30/19)

2019        Sep 18, Uganda said it had signed an Inter-Governmental Agreement (IGA) with Russia to help the East African country build capacity to exploit nuclear technology for energy, medical and other peaceful purposes.
    (Reuters, 9/18/19)

2019        Sep 26, It was reported that the charcoal trade in Uganda and other parts of Africa is decimating forests.
    (SFC, 9/26/19, p.A3)

2019        Oct 10, Uganda announced plans for a bill that would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, saying the legislation would curb a rise in unnatural sex in the east African nation.
    (Reuters, 10/10/19)

2019        Nov 4, Eight Ugandan journalists were detained as they marched in the capital Kampala to protest what they said were police abuses, including beatings and detentions, during coverage of student protests last month.
    (Reuters, 11/4/19)

2019        Nov 7, Meeting in Uganda South Sudan's president and a former rebel leader agreed to delay forming a unity government for 100 days beyond the Nov. 12 deadline, buying time after concerns that war could resume if the two sides were pushed.
    (Reuters, 11/7/19)

2019        Nov 9, Two Ugandans were killed by Rwandan security forces late today in an incident that may escalate the border tension between the two East African countries. The victims had reportedly smuggled tobacco to Rwanda. The political tension between the two countries climaxed in February when Rwanda closed its border and blocked all goods from Uganda.
    (AP, 11/10/19)

2020        Jan 8, Ugandan police arrested pop star turned opposition leader Bobi Wine, aka Robert Kyagulanyi, after preventing him from holding a meeting with his supporters.
    (AP, 1/8/20)

2020        Jan 31, It was reported that Ugandan doctors are giving new mothers artificial intelligence-enabled devices to remotely monitor their health in a first-of-its-kind study aiming to curb thousands of preventable maternal deaths across Africa.
    (Reuters, 1/31/20)

2020        Feb 3, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Uganda, saying his country is "returning to Africa in a big way" and urging the East African country to open an embassy in Jerusalem.
    (AP, 2/3/20)

2020        Feb 9, Locusts began to arrive in Uganda, reaching a village near the Kenyan border as a new swarm in northern Somalia threatened more than 10 million people across the region with a severe hunger crisis.
    (AP, 2/9/20)

2020        Feb 10, South Sudan President Salva Kiir was named the top “spoiler of peace" in a new award that seeks to shame him and others into taking serious steps to end bloody conflict in the world's youngest country. A Uganda-based group, Atrocities Watch Africa, cited Kiir and others for their roles in the conflict that also has displaced at least 2 million people.
    (AP, 2/10/20)

2020        Mar 4, A Ugandan court sent independent filmmaker Moses Bwayo to jail after he was accused of singing subversive songs while producing a documentary about a pop star seeking to unseat the long-serving president.
    (Reuters, 3/4/20)

2020        Mar 7, Ugandans celebrated the Mara Mara peace festival. It drew inspiration from the African Union's declaration of 2020 as the year for “silencing the guns" on a continent that has long faced violence ranging from civil war to ethnic rivalries and rebel insurgencies.
    (AP, 3/8/20)

2020        Mar 29, Uganda has reported 30 cases of COVID-19, mostly people who recently traveled through the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. Ugandan pop star and opposition leader Bobi Wine has released a song urging Africa's people to wash their hands to stop the spread of the new coronavirus, and criticized African governments for not maintaining better health care systems for the continent's 1.3 billion people.
    (AP, 3/29/20)
2020        Mar 29, Uganda police arrested 13 gay men, two bisexual men and four transgender women when they raided an LGBT+ shelter on the outskirts of Kampala following a ban on gatherings of more than 10 people to control the virus. On May 13 a court granted lawyers access to the detainees held with no legal help.
    (Reuters, 5/13/20)

2020        Apr 9, Uganda has so far registered 53 cases of coronavirus. It was reported that four officials in the prime minister's office have been arrested for alleged corruption over the purchasing of food aid to be distributed during the coronavirus lockdown.
    (BBC, 4/9/20)

2020        Apr 13, The UN said swarms of locusts in Ethiopia have damaged 200,000 hectares (half a million acres) of cropland and driven around a million people to require emergency food aid. Billions of desert locusts have already chomped their way through much of East Africa, including Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.
    (AFP, 4/13/20)

2020        Apr 14, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni extended its initial 14-day lockdown by an extra three weeks, until May 5, as part of efforts to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus. Uganda has so far recorded a total of 54 coronavirus cases but no deaths.
    (Reuters, 4/14/20)

2020        Apr 19, Uganda's police detained lawmaker Francis Zaake for committing a "negligent act likely to spread an infection of disease", an apparent reference to the coronavirus. Zaake's supporters say he was arrested after he distributed food to people at his residence as relief to help them cope with the coronavirus lockdown.
    (Reuters, 4/27/20)

2020        Apr 20, Police in Uganda arrested Samson Kasumba, a prominent journalist and news anchor at one of the country's biggest TV stations for alleged subversive activities.
    (Reuters, 4/21/20)

2020        Apr 26, Kenya's government announced that all long-distance lorry drivers will be tested before crossing the border after Uganda confirmed that eight Kenyan drivers had tested positive for the virus.
    (BBC, 4/27/20)

2020        Apr 27, Ugandan opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine accused the police of torturing and blinding Francis Zaake, one of his allies, shortly before the lawmaker, detained over coronavirus social distancing rules, was brought to court on a stretcher.
    (Reuters, 4/27/20)

2020        Apr, Uganda exported its first batch of medical cannabis. The local Industrial Hemp company teamed with a subsidiary of Together Pharma, an Israeli firm, to ship 250kg of medical cannabis to Israel.
    (Econ., 5/9/20, p.35)

2020        May 1, Uganda said Lake Victoria's water levels have surged to their highest level in more than half a century after about eight months of relentless downpours, posing a threat to the nation's hydropower plants.
    (Reuters, 5/1/20)

2020        May 6, It was reported that Uganda's president has called on international creditors to cancel all of Africa's debts to ease the economic distress caused by the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
    (Reuters, 5/6/20)

2020        May 8, In Uganda flooding washed away roads, bridges and a hospital after the River Nyamwamba burst its banks.
    (Reuters, 5/8/20)

2020        May 18, A Ugandan court ordered the release of 19 LGBT+ people jailed for almost 50 days for risking spreading the new coronavirus after public prosecutors withdrew the charges.
    (AP, 5/18/20)

2020        May 21, The World Bank announced a $500 million program for East African countries affected by historic desert locust swarms. The affected countries included Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Djibouti, Eritrea, Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan and Uganda.
    (SFC, 5/22/20, p.A6)

2020        May, In Kenya more than 100 people arriving from Tanzania tested positive for coronavirus and were sent back. At Ugandan border testing points, at least 15 Tanzanian lorry drivers tested positive. The authorities in Tanzania have not released official figures on the extent of the outbreak there since the start of May.
    (BBC, 6/19/20)

2020        Jun 1, Rafiki, one of Uganda's best known mountain gorillas, went missing. His body was discovered by a search party the following day. The silverback, believed to be around 25-years-old when he died in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, was the leader of a group of 17 mountain gorillas. Four men were expected to be charged under a wildlife protection law that was passed last year. In late July Felix Byamukama pleaded guilty to illegally entering a protected area and killing the gorilla and was jailed for 11 years.
    (BBC, 6/12/20)(BBC, 7/30/20)

2020        Jun 3, Uganda has reported 507 cases of COVID-19 with no deaths. Medical workers say they lack adequate supplies of personal protective equipment for tackling COVID-19 and the risk of infection is making some reluctant to treat patients. Seven health workers including two doctors and two nurses have recently contracted the virus.   
    (Reuters, 6/3/20)

2020        Jul 1, Uganda opened part of its border with the Democratic Republic of Congo to allow in thousands of people stuck in no-man's land for more than a month.
    (BBC, 7/1/20)

2020        Jul 2, In Uganda Hussein Walugembe (29), a motorbike taxi rider, died after setting fire to himself inside a police station. Mr Walugembe had lent his motorbike to a friend, who was caught ferrying a passenger on June 29. Some riders alleged that officers had demanded a $40 (£32) bribe from Walugembe to release his vehicle.
    (BBC, 7/3/20)

2020        Jul 3, Uganda so far has 900 confirmed cases of Covid-19, with 847 recoveries and no deaths.
    (BBC, 7/3/20)

2020        Jul 21, Uganda recorded its first coronavirus death. The country's first case was confirmed on March 22 and since then confirmed cases have risen to more than 1,000. Only a few thousand daily tests were being performed.
    (SFC, 7/24/20, p.A8)

2020        Jul 23, In Uganda, at least 12 people have allegedly been killed by security officers enforcing measures to restrict the spread of coronavirus, while the country has only just confirmed its first death from Covid-19.
    (BBC, 7/23/20)

2020        Aug 27, In Uganda 10 children were killed by lightning in the north-western city of Arua after sheltering in a hut during a storm.
    (BBC, 8/28/20)

2020        Aug 31, Ugandan singer and opposition politician Bobi Wine said he faces “a pattern of repression and suppression" seeking to derail his bid to challenge the country's long-time president in elections next year.
    (AP, 8/31/20)

2020        Sep 7, The Uganda Communications Commission in a statement said bloggers and online news sites must seek the necessary authorization with it by Oct. 5. Some saw the move as an attack on free speech ahead of next year's election.
    (AP, 9/8/20)

2020        Sep 13, Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement allowing for the construction of a 1,445 km (898 miles) crude oil pipeline.
    (BBC, 9/13/20)

2020        Sep 16, In north-eastern Uganda 219 prisoners broke out of a prison facility in Moroto. Seven were soon recaptured. One soldier and two inmates were killed.
    (BBC, 9/17/20)

2020         Sep, Ugandan Catherine Nakalembe, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland's geographical sciences department, won the 2020 Africa Food Prize for her work on using satellite data to study agriculture and weather patterns, alongside Burkina Faso's Dr André Bationo for his work on fertilizer.
    (BBC, 12/26/20)

2020        Oct 14, It was reported that heavily armed Ugandan police have “besieged" the campaign headquarters of Bobi Wine, a pop star and politician who is seeking Uganda's presidency in elections set for 2021.
    (AP, 10/14/20)

2020        Oct, Ugandan authorities shut down National Election Watch Uganda, a coalition of groups planning to observe upcoming elections.
    (Econ., 1/2/21, p.33)

2020        Nov 3, Ugandan police again arrested Bobi Wine, a popular singer and opposition presidential hopeful, just after he was successfully certified as a candidate in next year's election.
    (AP, 11/3/20)

2020        Nov 19, Uganda police said the death toll from protests over the latest arrest of opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 16, as a second day of demonstrations continued in the country's worst unrest in a decade.
    (AP, 11/19/20)

2020        Nov 20, Ugandan presidential candidate Bobi Wine (38) was released on bail after being charged with spreading coronavirus. Police said the death toll from protests over the arrest of Bobi Wine has risen to 45.
    (AP, 11/20/20)(Econ., 11/28/20, p.41)

2020        Nov 23, Uganda police said the death toll from last week’s protests over the arrest of opposition presidential hopeful and musician Bobi Wine has risen to 45 with more than 800 people arrested. Police, soldiers and plainclothes gunmen shot dead at least 54 people in the protests and more than a thousand people were arrested.
    (AP, 11/24/20)(Econ., 1/2/21, p.33)

2020        Dec 23, At least 26 people died late today when their boat capsized on Lake Albert near the town of Kolokoto while trying to return to Congo from Uganda.
    (BBC, 12/24/20)

2020        Dec 26, Uganda suspended all campaigning for January's presidential poll in the capital and 10 populous districts, citing coronavirus risks, but critics said the real reason was the opposition's popularity in these areas.
    (Reuters, 12/26/20)

2020        Dec 27, In Uganda a bodyguard for Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine was killed and two journalists injured amid violent confrontations between security forces and followers of the singer and lawmaker who is challenging the country’s long-time leader.
    (AP, 12/27/20)

2020        Dec 30, In Uganda prominent rights attorney Nicholas Opiyo, jailed over criminal charges, was freed on bail after a week in prison amid intense pressure from the international community and watchdog groups urging authorities to respect human rights ahead of elections in January.
    (AP, 12/30/20)

2020        Uganda's average annual income was about $800.
    (Econ., 11/7/20, p.42)

2021        Jan 7, Police in Uganda confronted opposition presidential candidate Bobi Wine during an online press conference. Wine said they fired tear gas and bullets as they swarmed his car.
    (AP, 1/7/21)

2021        Jan 11, The authorities in Uganda investigated the cause of a large-scale death of fish on Lake Victoria. Lifeless fish had washed up ashore at Lake Victoria, as well as Lake Kyoga and River Nile. It was suspected that the recent storms on the lakes caused mixing of the different waters thereby reducing the oxygen levels in the lake.
    (BBC, 1/11/21)
2021        Jan 11, Facebook said it has taken down a network in Uganda linked to the country's ministry of information for using fake and duplicate accounts to post ahead of this week's presidential election. A Ugandan official accused Facebook of meddling in the East African country's election.
    (Reuters, 1/11/21)(AP, 1/11/21)

2021        Jan 13, It was reported that Uganda has ordered internet service providers to block all social media platforms and messaging apps. ahead of a contentious election.
    (BBC, 1/13/20)(Econ., 1/16/21, p.9)
2021        Jan 13, The United States said it has cancelled its observation of Uganda's presidential election because most of its accreditation requests were denied and said tomorrow's vote would lack accountability and transparency.
    (Reuters, 1/13/20)

2021        Jan 14, Uganda held elections. Robert Kyagulanyi (38), known by his stage name Bobi Wine, challenged Pres. Yoweri Museveni (76).
    (BBC, 1/14/20)

2021        Jan 16, Uganda's electoral officials said long-time President Yoweri Museveni has been re-elected, amid accusations of vote rigging by his main rival Bobi Wine. Officials said Mr Museveni won almost 59% of the vote, with Bobi Wine trailing with about 35%.
    (AP, 1/16/21)

2021        Jan 17, Uganda's opposition party dismissed election results as “fraud" and called for the release of their leader, Bobi Wine, who has been under house arrest for several days.
    (AP, 1/17/21)

2021        Jan 18, 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 Wine's house arrest.
    (AP, 1/18/21)
2021        Jan 18, Ugandans celebrated the resumption of internet services after a shutdown was imposed ahead of last week's election. However, social media platforms remain blocked and are only accessible using Virtual Private Networks (VPN).
    (BBC, 1/18/21)

2021        Jan 22, Ugandan presidential challenger Bobi Wine accused the country's longtime president of staging a "coup" in last week's election and urged people to protest his loss through nonviolent means.
    (AP, 1/22/21)

2021        Jan 25, A Ugandan court ordered the military and police to leave the home of opposition politician Bobi Wine.
    (AP, 1/25/21)

2021        Feb 3, It was reported that Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the suspension of a multimillion-dollar fund backed by European nations that supports the work of local groups focusing on democracy and good governance. The Democratic Governance Facility, or DGF, was launched in 2011 by Denmark, Sweden, Ireland, Austria, Norway, the Netherlands, the UK and the EU as a five-year program to support government and non-governmental groups working to promote human rights, deepen democracy and improve accountability.
    (AP, 2/3/21)

2021        Feb 4, In the Netherlands ex-Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen was convicted of war crimes at the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
    (BBC, 2/4/21)

2021        Feb 15, Ugandan opposition leader Bobi Wine released a list of 243 people who have allegedly been abducted by the security forces, piling pressure on the government to find those missing amid continuing political tensions after last month's elections.
    (AP, 2/15/21)

2021        Feb 22, Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine says he will withdraw a legal petition that sought to overturn the victory of President Yoweri Museveni in last month's presidential election. Wine said he will soon inform his supporters what his next steps are.
    (AP, 2/22/21)

2021        Mar 2, The United Nations launched an appeal for $266 million (221 million euros) to help feed more than three million refugees and asylum seekers across East Africa, suffering extra hardship because of the coronavirus pandemic. A funding shortfall has led the WFP to slash its monthly assistance for refugees in Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan and Uganda.
    (AFP, 3/2/21)

2021        Mar 8, The French oil company Total said it will limit its work to extract oil from a Ugandan national park to less than 1% of the protected area, seeking to assuage the concerns of activists who oppose the project. Total also announced that it would take steps to minimize damage to the lives of people disrupted by a pipeline that will run from Uganda to Tanzania.
    (AP, 3/8/21)

2021        Mar 9, Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine called for peaceful protests in the aftermath of presidential elections, charging that electoral authorities are “grappling with forged results" that showed victory for President Yoweri Museveni.
    (AP, 3/9/21)

2021        Mar 10, It was reported that hundreds of people in Uganda are still missing after being detained following raids on their homes in the aftermath of January election campaign rallies.
    (BBC, 3/10/21)

2021        Mar 15, It was reported that Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine has been arrested while leading a protest in Kampala.
    (AP, 3/15/21)

2021        Mar 21, Uganda reported that six lions have been found in Queen Elizabeth National Park with their heads and paws hacked off, and their bodies surrounded by dead vultures.
    (BBC, 3/21/21)

2021        Apr 11, Tanzania, Uganda and French oil company Total signed agreements on building a heated pipeline to carry crude oil from western Uganda to the Indian Ocean coast. Construction of the pipeline, which would be the world’s longest at 897 miles, is expected to begin this year.
    (AP, 4/11/21)

2021        Apr 16, The United States said it is imposing visa restrictions on “those believed to be responsible for, or complicit in, undermining the democratic process in Uganda,“ including during the election in January and the campaign period.
    (AP, 4/16/21)

2021        May 6, The Int'l. Criminal Court jailed a former Ugandan child soldier to 25 years in prison for crimes including murder, rape and torture. Dominic Ongwen (45) had grown to become a commander in the notorious Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebel group.
    (BBC, 5/6/21)

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