The Democratic Republic of Congo’s government said it refuses to sign a peace accord with the M23 rebel group and will only agree to a document that sets out the fighters’ reintegration into society or their prosecution.
Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete said his country remains committed to the five-nation East African Community even after it was excluded from recent key meetings, though he warned against fast-tracking integration.
The national executive of Uganda ’s National Resistance Movement endorsed President Yoweri Museveni as the party’s candidate in an election set for February as he looks to extend his 24-year rule of the East African nation.
Projects earmarked for funding are in energy, transport and agriculture, according to an e-mailed statement from the office of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni. * World Bank officials due to hold meeting in nation’s capital, Kampala, on developing railway network in Uganda: statement * World Bank’s VP for Africa, Makhtar Diop, held meeting with Museveni in Washington Sept. 27 * Lender may consider relaxing conditions for African countries in accessing funds for infrastructure, development: statement * Uganda seeking aid from donors to increase production of coffee, tea, dairy products, fruits and maize * Nation needs $350m for planting, breeding materials this yr; govt could afford to spend only $20m: Museveni * Nation seeking to boost coffee output from avg of 4m bags to 8m-10m bags: Museveni
Uganda is looking for a lead investor to develop a refinery estimated to cost $2.5 billion, two weeks after issuing its first production license to China National Offshore Oil Corp. as it seeks to exploit reserves.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni named his wife as a cabinet minister and increased the size of his cabinet after winning a Feb. 18 election, according to a list of 75 ministers published today by state-run New Vision newspaper.
Olara Otunnu , a Ugandan opposition leader, won a plea to suspend an arrest warrant against him, as upcoming elections become the second in a row to involve legal charges against an opponent to longstanding President Yoweri Museveni .
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said opposition leader Kizza Besigye , who has been hospitalized after being injured during his arrest this week, should inform the police about planned protests to avoid riots in the country.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni leads the East African country’s presidential election with votes at about half of polling stations counted, Electoral Commission of Uganda Chairman Badru Kiggundu said.
Uganda, where protests against rising food and fuel prices erupted in April, will restructure its agriculture industry to boost output and fast-track construction of an oil refinery, President Yoweri Museveni said.