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December 19, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
The government of Kenya expelled Uganda's top two diplomats here Friday, capping months of mounting tension between the two governments and a week of border skirmishes. In a related move, Kenya closed the Libyan Embassy after accusing it of "gross interference" in Kenya's internal affairs. Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has repeatedly accused Uganda and Libya of plotting against his pro-Western government.
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June 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rockets lighted the sky here Wednesday night as Rwandan and Ugandan troops traded fire in a third day of battles during which more than 50 civilians have died. Explosions shook the city center as dozens of rockets were launched, and the clatter of smaller-arms fire sent residents running for cover or kept them crouching in their homes. "We had a cease-fire tonight--for 15 minutes," said Col. Karenze Karake, operational commander of the Rwandan army.
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June 8, 2000 | From Times Wire Services
Rockets lighted the sky here Wednesday night as Rwandan and Ugandan troops traded fire in a third day of battles during which more than 50 civilians have died. Explosions shook the city center as dozens of rockets were launched, and the clatter of smaller-arms fire sent residents running for cover or kept them crouching in their homes. "We had a cease-fire tonight--for 15 minutes," said Col. Karenze Karake, operational commander of the Rwandan army.
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May 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ugandan and Rwandan troops clashed Friday in Congo, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding 100 in fighting that drew sharp criticism from the United Nations. The Ugandan forces sprayed the northern city of Kisangani with mortars and antiaircraft fire and then attacked Rwandan positions at the main airport at Bangoka, said Lt. Col. Akram Hossain, head of a U.N. monitoring team in Kisangani.
NEWS
June 5, 1988
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a peace agreement with a major northern rebel group to absorb the guerrillas into his National Resistance Army, official Uganda Radio said. The signing ceremony involving Museveni and Uganda People's Democratic Army (UPDA) leader Lt. Col. John Okello took place Friday in the northern town of Gulu,544499813weeks of negotiations between the two sides and a split within the rebel group. Former commander Brig.
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August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Government troops overran a camp of army deserters, killing four men, taking two prisoners and capturing a cache of arms and ammunition, Lt. Col. Godfrey Bamwesigye said.
NEWS
July 22, 1989 | From Reuters
The Ugandan army has arrested 600 men who could not produce army discharge papers after a roundup of former soldiers, a senior officer said Thursday. Col. Fred Bamwesigye said many former soldiers are suspected of being deserters or bandits. He did not say if charges will be brought against the 600 now in detention.
NEWS
May 6, 2000 | From Associated Press
Ugandan and Rwandan troops clashed Friday in Congo, killing at least 10 civilians and wounding 100 in fighting that drew sharp criticism from the United Nations. The Ugandan forces sprayed the northern city of Kisangani with mortars and antiaircraft fire and then attacked Rwandan positions at the main airport at Bangoka, said Lt. Col. Akram Hossain, head of a U.N. monitoring team in Kisangani.
NEWS
July 29, 1985 | Associated Press
Lt. Gen. Tito Okello, Uganda's armed forces commander, was sworn in today as president to replace ousted civilian leader Milton Obote, but promised democratic elections soon. At his side at the inauguration ceremony was Brig. Basilio Olara Okello, the most prominent leader of Saturday's coup. The two Okellos are not related. In a brief speech before several hundred people outside the Parliament building, Tito Okello said his term as president will be short.
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January 10, 1999 | WALTER ABISH, Walter Abish is the author of "Alphabetical Africa," "How German Is It" and, most recently, "Eclipse Fever."
Sub-Saharan Africa is treated as a moral testing ground for Nicholas Garrigan, the narrator of "The Last King of Scotland," a venturesome, sardonic first novel set in Uganda during the eight grim and turbulent years of Idi Amin's dictatorial misrule.
NEWS
July 22, 1989 | From Reuters
The Ugandan army has arrested 600 men who could not produce army discharge papers after a roundup of former soldiers, a senior officer said Thursday. Col. Fred Bamwesigye said many former soldiers are suspected of being deserters or bandits. He did not say if charges will be brought against the 600 now in detention.
NEWS
August 20, 1988 | Associated Press
Government troops overran a camp of army deserters, killing four men, taking two prisoners and capturing a cache of arms and ammunition, Lt. Col. Godfrey Bamwesigye said.
NEWS
June 5, 1988
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a peace agreement with a major northern rebel group to absorb the guerrillas into his National Resistance Army, official Uganda Radio said. The signing ceremony involving Museveni and Uganda People's Democratic Army (UPDA) leader Lt. Col. John Okello took place Friday in the northern town of Gulu,544499813weeks of negotiations between the two sides and a split within the rebel group. Former commander Brig.
NEWS
December 19, 1987 | SCOTT KRAFT, Times Staff Writer
The government of Kenya expelled Uganda's top two diplomats here Friday, capping months of mounting tension between the two governments and a week of border skirmishes. In a related move, Kenya closed the Libyan Embassy after accusing it of "gross interference" in Kenya's internal affairs. Kenyan President Daniel Arap Moi has repeatedly accused Uganda and Libya of plotting against his pro-Western government.
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