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Uganda’s foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda’s foreign minister faced growing calls for his resignation Thursday following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly. Sam Kutesa allegedly accepted $500,000 from Hong Kong’s former home affairs secretary, Chi Ping Patrick Ho, who was charged …

Uganda’s foreign minister urged to quit over alleged bribe

KAMPALA, Uganda—Uganda’s foreign minister faced growing calls for his resignation Thursday following allegations in the United States that he accepted a bribe shortly after finishing his term as president of the U.N. General Assembly. Sam Kutesa allegedly accepted $500,000 from Hong Kong’s former home affairs secretary, Chi Ping Patrick Ho, who was charged in New …

At least 15 dead as gunmen attack university in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya — Al-Shabab gunmen attacked a college in northeast Kenya early Thursday, targeting Christians and killing at least 15 people and wounding 60 others, witnesses said. The president said it is now a hostage situation. Even as security forces cornered the gunmen in a dormitory at Garissa University College where they could be holding …

Ugandans drum alarms to rescue abducted children

BUIKWE, Uganda — When a child goes missing in this central Ugandan district, villagers beat drums into a pulsing rhythm that sends rescuers scampering through bushes. Others, riding motorcycles, try to block exit routes. In response to the kidnappings and ritual killings of children here, the traumatized community has created a rudimentary but effective abduction …

Uganda nurse is jailed in HIV transmission case

KAMPALA, Uganda — A Ugandan court on Monday sentenced a nurse to three years in jail after finding her guilty of criminal negligence for allegedly trying to infect her patient with HIV. The conviction came despite the work of international activist groups that had rallied in support of Rosemary Namubiru, who is 64 and HIV …

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