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2006-06-26 05:55:00

ENTEBBE, Uganda -- Better living standards for poor local communities helps to avoid human-animal conflicts and is the best way to protect Africa's endangered Great Apes, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni said on Monday. Opening the Congress of the International Primatological Society -- the first to be held in a country hosting Great Apes -- Museveni said conservation efforts would never work if local communities were not developed at the same time. "The biggest threat to the ecosystems...

2006-05-01 10:48:10

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - First came the woman in a wig and massive turban that may have been hiding a radio transmitter. Next was the murderer and former rebel from the cult-like Lord's Resistance Army who seemed to realize in mid-testimony he was incriminating himself by recounting details about the villagers he had battered to death with a club. Then came the spy with the bad memory, whose documentary evidence in the case had been lost by the state. The first three...

2006-04-29 13:50:21

KINSHASA (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Saturday reports of a Ugandan army incursion into Congo were "credible" after peacekeepers conducted a verification mission in the remote northeastern border region. Democratic Republic of Congo's government has protested to Kampala over what it said was an incursion by Ugandan troops who clashed with Kinshasa's forces as they pursued Ugandan rebels over the border earlier this week. "After verification, we found the reports concerning...

2006-04-04 04:42:20

KAMPALA (Reuters) - The Ugandan army will halt training for HIV-positive soldiers for fear it could worsen their condition, a military spokesman said on Tuesday. "We do not want to put any more stress on our brothers who are already suffering. This move was made out of our concern for their health," Major Felix Kulayigye told Reuters. The east African country has been praised for running the continent's most successful fight against the disease, cutting infection rates to around six...

2006-03-13 05:25:34

KAMPALA (Reuters) - A U.S. evangelist charged with terrorism in Uganda after detectives found assault rifles in his bedroom days before last month's election was remanded in custody by a magistrate court on Monday. Peter Waldron, who has claimed close links to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's family, denies the charges. Waldron, 59, winked at journalists as he crouched and waited with other prisoners to be led into court. The heavily built former military man from Wyoming was...

2006-02-28 06:49:33

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party said on Tuesday it would mount a legal challenge to election results that extended President Yoweri Museveni's two-decade rule. The FDC accuses the government of widespread rigging and bribery at last week's polls, and says hundreds of thousands of its voters' names were deleted from electoral registers. "We reiterate our decision to reject the results ... we have now set up a legal...

2006-02-27 06:49:40

By Andrew Cawthorne RWAKITURA, Uganda (Reuters) - Fresh from re-election and criticised by some for his longevity in power, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni indicated he may not stand again in 2011, when he will have held office for 25 years. Many Ugandans expect him to stay where he is, however, pointing to the absence of an obvious successor in his ruling Movement party, and Museveni's desire to steer the country to greater integration with neighbouring Kenya and Tanzania. "By...

2006-02-27 02:20:49

By Andrew Cawthorne RWAKITURA, Uganda (Reuters) - Fresh from re-election and criticized by some for his longevity in power, Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni hinted he would not stand again in 2011, when he will have held office for 25 years. "By that time, I will be quite an elderly man," the 62-year-old president said at his Rwakitura cattle-ranch in western Uganda at his first news conference after the poll. "I don't really think that I'm so much interested in running around,"...

2006-02-26 14:50:39

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - Uganda's newly re-elected President Yoweri Museveni accused the east African country's opposition on Sunday of "hob-nobbing with terrorists" and urged them not to waste time with protests over the vote. The 62-year-old former rebel said the main opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) had threatened "to cause havoc" if they did not win Thursday's ballot, but that the security forces were ready to deal with any troublemakers. As final results...

2006-02-26 10:47:45

By Daniel Wallis KAMPALA (Reuters) - The United States urged Ugandans on Sunday to respect the outcome of polls extending President Yoweri Museveni's two-decade rule, while opposition backers stayed off the streets despite challenging the poll's results. "Noting that the election had been largely free of violence, (U.S. Embassy Charg© d'Affaires William) Fitzgerald urged all Ugandans to respect the vote, and to express their views about it peacefully and lawfully," a statement...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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