January 16, 2021

US Cancels Monitoring Uganda’s Elections

The United States government has withdrawn from monitoring tomorrow’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Uganda.

The US through its Embassy in Kampala today announced that it has canceled its diplomatic observation of Uganda’s January 14 elections following the decision by the Uganda Electoral Commission to deny more than 75% of its observer’s accreditation.

Militarizing Police Sets Up Citizens as “the Enemy”-Expert View

The message sent to police through arming them with military equipment is that they are in fact at war. 
The killing of more 54 people by Uganda police on 18 and 19 of November 2020 left parts of Ugandan cities looking like battle zones. What is clear from the police is that despite our efforts to promote de-escalation through our articles, police culture appears to be stuck in an “us vs. them” mentality.