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Why we did it

The Kenyan women and girls who joined Al-Shabaab | FATHIMA AZMIYA BADURDEEN | The direct involvement of women and girls in terrorism has attracted increased interest as the nature of recruitment tactics has evolved. In Kenya, their involvement in terrorist networks, such as the Al-Shabaab, is an emerging trend. The …

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East Africa’s terrorism hotspots

An expert examines the roots and solutions Uganda has had a string of terror attacks lately. The most recent bombings took place in Kampala’s central business district and were claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group. Tensions have been increasing across the border too, in Kenya. The government has instructed …

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Magistrate’s court commits Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana for trial

Masaka, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Masaka Grade One Magistrate Christine Nantegge, has committed the Kawempe North Member of Parliament Muhammad Ssegirinya, his Makindye West counterpart Allan Ssewanyana, and four other others to the high court for trial for murder, terrorism, and abetting terrorism. She made the decision after Masaka Resident State Attorney, …

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Unemployment leading youth into terror activities – Luwero RDC

Luwero, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Unemployment is partially responsible for the ease with which some youths are recruited to indulge in crime such as terror-related activities for a pay, Juliet Najjuma Ssenkoole, the Luweero Resident District Commissioner has said. According to RDC Najjuma, an employed person is so busy working …

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FDC asks gov’t to compensate families of bomb victims

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC has asked the government to compensate families of the Tuesday twin bomb blasts. According to FDC, President Museveni’s address to the nation on Saturday showed loopholes in the nation’s security when he admitted that Uganda’s security is lax and sleeping …

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KCCA, govt offices reopen but step up security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA and buildings hosting government offices along Parliament Avenue have reopened four days after they were closed following last week’s twin bomb explosions. The twin bombings hit Kampala at the Central Police Station-CPS on Buganda road and the IPS building along …

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ENANGA: Sheikh Rwangabo on the run, over 80 children rescued

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | At least 80 children have been rescued by the counter terror security teams through raiding suspected terror recruitment centers since last week, according to Police. The joint Anti-Terrorism Task force and the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence raided some of the suspected recruitment home centers in …

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PM Nabbanja assures country on security

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business, Robinah Nabbanja, has assured Ugandans that the recent acts of terrorism in the country are not insurmountable and will be decisively dealt with. Nabbanja said this in a statement on the current security situation in the country. …

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