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59 terror suspects detained without trial for 70 days

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The joint anti-terrorism operations team has held 59 terror suspects for more than 70-days without trial. In his address on November 20, President Yoweri Museveni said that up to 106 terror suspects had been arrested for their involvement in subversive activities. Out of 106 mentioned …

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15 remanded over Kampala city bombs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buganda Road Magistrate’s Court has remanded 15 people to Kitalya, Luzira, and Kigo prisons on terror-related charges and belonging to the rebel Allied Democratic Forces-ADF, a gazetted terror group. The suspects include five women and 10 men. They are mobile money operators Yusuf Muwonge alias …

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China calls for joint efforts to combat terrorism

Beijing, China | Xinhua | The international community should strengthen solidarity and join hands in fighting terrorism, a senior Chinese diplomat said. The lessons of the boomerang effect are still fresh in memory, and must be learned by heart, Assistant Foreign Minister Wu Jianghao said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony …

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New rebel group responsible for murder of officers: Uganda Police

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda police on Tuesday said a new rebel group is responsible for the murder of several police officers in the central region. Charles Twiine, spokesperson of the Criminal Investigations Directorate said in a tweet that a gang operating under Uganda Coalition Forces of Change …

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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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