Ugandan police detain human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo on corruption charges

Police said they had detained a prominent Ugandan human rights lawyer and government critic over money laundering allegations, in what his organisation said was part of a crackdown on dissent ahead of elections next month. Nicholas Opiyo heads Chapter Four Uganda, a civil liberties watchdog that has often helped defend leaders and supporters of opposition… Read More Ugandan police detain human rights lawyer Nicholas Opiyo on corruption charges

Uganda and Tanzania sign agreement for construction of crude oil pipeline

Tanzania and Uganda signed an agreement on Sunday paving the way for the construction of a crude oil pipeline running from Ugandan oilfields to the Tanzanian port of Tanga, a Tanzanian government spokesman said. Uganda discovered oil reserves in 2006 and needs the planned 1,445-km (900-mile) East African Crude Oil Pipeline to be in place… Read More Uganda and Tanzania sign agreement for construction of crude oil pipeline