The United Nations refugee agency has misspent millions of dollars on Africa’s largest refugee crisis, including paying $320,000 for what became a parking lot at the Ugandan prime minister’s office, an internal inquiry says.
The United States and others are urging Ugandan authorities to fully investigate a military attack on a tribal king’s palace two years ago that killed over 100 civilians and was widely condemned.
Ugandan diving teams are retrieving bodies from Lake Victoria where police say at least 30 people died in a boat accident near the capital, Kampala.
Kenyan authorities are optimistic they will find an Italian woman kidnapped by gunmen this week, the national police chief said Friday, citing “very valuable information” given by people in custody.
Denmark is cutting about $10 million in aid to the government of Tanzania over what it called “negative developments” in human rights in the East African country.
The suspicion of a third wife was planted in Irene Atenyo’s mind when her husband could not account for his most recent pay.
The death toll rose above 100 after a ferry capsized and sank on Lake Victoria, Tanzania state radio reported Friday, while a second day of rescue efforts raced the setting sun.
A prominent opposition figure in Uganda has been detained following violent clashes Monday night that allegedly started when the president’s motorcade was pelted with stones, a military official said Tuesday.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi pledged Wednesday to “intensify and deepen” the Asian country’s engagement with Africa, saying his government will do more to support African governments.
Uganda is deploying military escorts and buying armored trucks for each of its more than 400 lawmakers while blaming growing insecurity, but critics blast the decision as too expensive for a poor country that long has been considered one of Africa’s more stable nations.