Security & Conflict

Uganda Prisons Service Confirms Luzira Relocation for Five-Star Hotel Project

Summary: The Uganda Prisons Service confirms ongoing plans to relocate Luzira Maximum Prison for the construction of a five-star hotel. Discussions are at the ministerial level, involving the president, Ministry of Internal Affairs, and Attorney General. President Museveni supports the initiative, and negotiations for land in Buikwe District are underway. …

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Buganda clan head shot dead in Lugunjja, mob lynches attackers

Summary: Buganda’s Sheep Clan leader, Lwomwa Daniel Bbosa, was shot dead near his home in Lungujja, Kampala, while in his car. The assailants remain unidentified. Unknown assailants have fatally shot Daniel Bbosa Lwomwa, the leader of the Ndiga Clan. The incident occurred on Sunday near his residence in Lungujja parish, …

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Al-Shabaab: 30 militants killed in Somalia’s Lower Shabelle

Summary: Somali forces, aided by international partners, conducted successful operations against Al-Shabaab militants in Jilib-Marka and Farah-Adan, killing 30 militants including leaders. Mogadishu, (EXAMINER) – The Somali National Army and the international partners conducted operations in Jilib-Marka and killed 30 Al-Shabaab militants including ringleaders early Saturday morning in the Lower …

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UPDF applauded for securing Somalia airspace

Summary: The UPDF claims success in securing Somalia’s airspace against Al-Shabaab attacks on airports, facilitating the country’s air transport growth. Brig Gen Lukwago highlights UPDF’s achievements in fostering a stable environment for political processes. The UPDF proudly asserts its successful safeguarding of Somalia’s airspace against Al-Shabaab attacks on airports. Brig …

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Suspected ADF Rebels Kill Eight In DR Congo Attack

Summary Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo Suspected militants linked to the Islamic State group have killed eight people in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, a local official said on Tuesday. Rebels from the Allied Democratic Forces …

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Rwanda Accused of ‘Looting Wealth’ in Eastern DR Congo

Summary: The objective of this mini-summit is to think together to obtain a ceasefire between the DRC and the M23, and to attempt a possible direct dialogue between the Heads of State of Rwanda and DRC because the situation is deteriorating The President of Angola, Joao Lourenco, on Friday hosted …

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Two women detained over self-kidnap

Summary: The Liaisons officer for Rwenzori East Region, SP Luke Mbusa confirmed the information and said the yet to be identified suspects were arrested by joint security forces after reports to police by their relatives that the duo had been kidnaped into Queen Elizabeth National park by unknown armed people. …

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DR Congo steps up security at embassies after anti-Western protests

Summary: Policing has been increased at several sites in the capital, Kinshasa, after anti-Western protests erupted. The authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo have stepped up security outside embassies and UN buildings after they were targeted by protesters accusing the West of supporting M23 rebels in the conflict-wracked east. …

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Five guns recovered as security arrests four in Karamoja

Summary: On February 10 in Kaabong District, joint security forces recovered two guns during a night patrol and on-the-spot cordon and search operation in Lomonye Village, Morulem Parish in Kaabong East Subcounty. Security operatives have recovered five guns from Karimojong warriors during separate operations and voluntary engagement across the subregion. …

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