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Ben Simon

Ben Simon

    Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping
    Russia banned from 2018 Winter Olympics over doping
    Russia was banned Tuesday from the 2018 Winter Games by the International Olympic Committee over its state-orchestrated doping programme, but clean...
    Tension mounts over Uganda poll outcome
    Tension mounts over Uganda poll outcome
    Ugandan poll officials scrambled to tally votes on Saturday after a relatively calm election gave way to tensions with both incumbent leader Yoweri...
    New-found oil set to change Uganda's economy
    New-found oil set to change Uganda's economy
    Whoever wins this week's presidential election in Uganda will have to manage national reserves of 2,5-billion barrels of oil, a recent find that...
    Leaders set deadline to solve Côte d'Ivoire crisis
    Leaders set deadline to solve Côte d'Ivoire crisis
    African leaders set a one-month deadline to solve Côte d'Ivoire's political crisis as they wound up a summit on Monday, vowing also to recognise...
    African turmoil casts pall over AU summit
    African turmoil casts pall over AU summit
    African leaders said on Monday that Sudan and Somalia had not been forgotten at their annual summit, overshadowed by the crisis in Egypt and major...
    Uganda charges 32 over World Cup bombings
    Uganda charges 32 over World Cup bombings
    Uganda has charged 32 people in connection with the July 11 bomb attacks in Kampala, which killed 76 people as they watched the Soccer World Cup...
    At least 33 drown in Uganda lake accident
    At least 33 drown in Uganda lake accident
    An overloaded boat capsized on the Ugandan side of Lake Albert overnight, killing at least 33 people, in the second such disaster to strike the...
    African leaders turn attention to terror threat
    African leaders turn attention to terror threat
    African leaders met behind closed doors on Monday to discuss boosting the African Union's force in Somalia following a plea by Uganda President...
    World Cup fans targeted in Uganda blast
    World Cup fans targeted in Uganda blast
    Twin bombs tore into crowds watching the World Cup final in the Uganda capital, killing 64 including an American and wounding scores in one of the...
    Uganda prodigal son denounces smear campaign
    Uganda prodigal son denounces smear campaign
    A prominent Ugandan diplomat who recently returned from 23 years in exile and is seen as eyeing the top job in 2011 polls on Monday accused the...
    Lifestyle melts away with Uganda's snow caps
    Lifestyle melts away with Uganda's snow caps
    When Yasamu Maate was a younger man, he could stand in his garden on a clear, cloudless morning and stare at the ice caps on Uganda's Rwenzori...
    African neighbours raid Lord's Resistance Army
    African neighbours raid Lord's Resistance Army
    Forces from Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and southern Sudan launched a joint military operation on Sunday against Uganda's rebel Lord's...