Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

#TECH 24

Anonymous Vs ISIS

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola virus: US to send 3,000 troops to West Africa

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Nigeria attack: Bomb blast in college in Kano

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola: Lockdown brings Sierra Leone capital to a halt

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Sarkozy's political comeback: did he ever leave?

Read more

DEBATE

The World This Week

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Travel chaos: Air France pilots take industrial action

Read more

THE BUSINESS INTERVIEW

Christian Kastrop, Director of Policy Studies, OECD

Read more

AFRICA NEWS

Ebola: UN Security Council unanimously passes resolution

Read more

Africa

Ugandan police lay charges over alleged coup plot

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2012-03-24

Uganda has charged 53 people with treason over an alleged plot to overthrow the government of Yoweri Museveni (photo), police said Saturday. The suspects were arrested over the last month in different parts of the country.

AFP - Uganda has charged 53 people with treason over an alleged rebel plot to overthrow the government, police said Saturday.

Police spokesman Asuman Mugenyi said the suspects were arrested in different locations in the country last month and were charged Friday at a Kampala court.

"They were coming up with plans to try and overthrow the government. ... They held meetings," Mugenyi told AFP without elaborating.

He added that it was still unclear which rebel group the suspects belonged to but said many of them had previously fought in rebel groups against the government.

Uganda, though relatively peaceful now, has been plagued by insurgent groups in the past, and government officials have often claimed that new rebel militias are emerging.

Date created : 2012-03-24

  • MEDIA

    Director of 'Kony 2012' video hospitalised

    Read more

  • UGANDA

    Uganda braces for possible deadly Ebola outbreak

    Read more

  • UGANDA

    Ugandan opposition leader arrested for third time

    Read more

COMMENT(S)