March 18, 1987 |
Uganda radio reported Tuesday that more than 100 people were killed when a speeding bus slammed into a truck and plunged off the highway in eastern Uganda during the weekend. The official government station said 120 people were on the bus when the accident occurred Sunday near Doho, 120 miles east of Kampala on the road between Mbale and Toroto. It quoted witnesses as saying the bus was traveling too fast.
August 26, 2004 |
Uganda, Rwanda and Congo agreed to immediately disarm rebel groups who threaten peace and security in the region. The agreement was signed after U.S.-sponsored talks in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. Ugandan Defense Minister Amama Mbabazi said the rebel groups included the Interahamwe, the ethnic Hutu militia that fled into Congo after leading the Rwanda genocide in 1994.
August 28, 2005 |
Rebels in northern Uganda ambushed a civilian truck whose passengers included schoolchildren and killed seven people, prompting an army counterattack that left three rebels dead, officials said. Guerrillas from the Lord's Resistance Army staged the attack near Kalongo, 235 miles north of Kampala, said lawmaker Morris Ogenga-Latigo. He said three children and four men died. More than 1.5 million people have been driven from their homes by fighting, the United Nations says.
September 3, 2003 |
Rebels ambushed a bus in eastern Uganda, killing 25 passengers and abducting 60 others, the army said. Rebels from the Lord's Resistance Army reportedly attacked the bus Monday near Lira, 135 miles north of the capital, Kampala. The rebels have abducted thousands of children to use as soldiers and sex slaves and are feared for maiming civilians.
June 23, 1985 |
The army commander for Uganda's western region, Lt. Col. Cirinoben Oboti, was killed in an ambush by rebels west of Kampala on Thursday, Vice President Paulo Muwango said Saturday. Five soldiers were reported slain in the clash. Parts of northern Uganda have been racked by sporadic violence since the 1980 elections that brought President Milton Obote to power. Guerrillas led by former Defense Minister Yoweri Museveni say the elections were rigged.
March 19, 1989 |
Uganda has hanged its first prisoners since Idi Amin's regime a decade ago, prison officials said Friday. They said the former commander of the Uganda police under Amin, Kassim Obura, was hanged Wednesday for the murder of a Kampala businessman during the 1970s. Two other men were also hanged Wednesday, but officials would not identify their crimes nor say how many people are now in prison awaiting execution.
January 27, 1986 |
Rebel forces tightened their grip on Uganda today by capturing Jinja, the nation's second-largest city, from government troops who fled in disarray or switched allegiance to the National Resistance Army, Western diplomats said. The diplomats said up to 7,000 government soldiers had earlier been regrouping for a possible counterattack from Jinja, the site of Owen Falls Dam, the only source of electricity for western Uganda, including the capital, Kampala.
September 8, 2002 |
Uganda and Congo have signed a deal to help bring peace to Congo, where four years of civil war have left about 2.5 million people dead. Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni and his Congolese counterpart, Joseph Kabila, signed the accord in the Angolan capital, Luanda. The signing was witnessed by Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos. Diplomats said the accord committed Uganda to withdrawing its remaining troops from Congo, where they have been fighting alongside rebels.