Today in History for April 11th

Highlights of this day in history: President Harry Truman relieves Gen. Douglas Mcarthur of his command in Asia; Napoleon Bonaparte banished to Island of Elba; American soldiers liberate first Nazi concentration camp; Idi Amin deposed as Uganda’s President; Apollo 13 blasts off. (April 11)

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Friends prayed for release of US woman in Uganda

Friends of an American woman who was abducted in Uganda say they hope she isn’t too scarred from her five-day ordeal. Kim Endicott and her Ugandan driver were both safe after the five-day ordeal. (April 8)

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Rescued US tourist arrives in Uganda capital

An American tourist who was freed after being kidnapped in a national park appears will be turned over to the U.S. ambassador, amid conflicting reports over whether a ransom was paid for her release. (April 8)

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AP Top Stories April 8 A

Here’s the latest for Monday April 8th: Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns; Israel holds election Tuesday; American woman kidnapped in Uganda rescued; Fatal fire engine-pickup truck collision in Phoenix.

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Today in History for February 2nd

(2 Feb 2019) Highlights of this day in history include: World War II’s Battle of Stalingrad ends; Idi Amin seizes power in Uganda; author James Joyce born; dancer-actor-coreographer Gene Kelly dies; punk rocker Sid Vicious dies. (Feb. 2)

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Africa Weekly – a round up of news and features from Africa

This week on Africa Weekly, we meet an Ivorian refugee in Spain, one of at least 53,000 migrants who have risked their lives this year making the perilous passage across the Mediterranean, no matter how rough the seas. And we take you to Uganda where legendary Japanese film Rashomon is getting a Ugandan adaptation from the capital’s Wakaliwood studios.FOR SUBSCRIBERS OF AFRICA WEEKLY ONLY

Bustling Ugandan border town on high alert for Ebola

At the Mpondwe border those arriving from the Democratic Republic of Congo wash their hands and shoes in chlorinated water and have their temperature taken for signs of fever before they are permitted to cross into Uganda, as authorities increase efforts to stop Ebola from entering Uganda.

HK businessman guilty of bribery in NYC

(5 Dec 2018) A Hong Kong businessman was convicted of bribing the presidents of Chad and Uganda to secure oil rights for a Chinese company. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was found guilty of seven of eight counts including conspiracy and money laundering. (Dec. 5)

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11 boys die in Uganda boarding school fire

Eleven boys perish and another twenty suffer severe burns in a fire that ravaged their dormitories in Uganda while they slept.