Over the last month Uganda has been increasing the alert level of its
police forces and military units. The
government said that it has received "threats" because it has a peacekeeping
force deployed in Somalia as part of the African Union peacekeeping contingent.
Attacks within Uganda, perpetrated by Islamist terror groups, were a major
worry when Uganda agreed to organize the force. Domestic opponents of the force
said that Uganda would become a target. Advocates argued Uganda was already a
target for radical Islamists since Uganda had supported South Sudan's fight
against the Sudanese Islamist government (Khartoum) and had cooperated with the
US in The War on Terror.
2008: A Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) spokesman accused the government of
reneging on promises made as part of the Cessation of Hostilities Agreement.
The LRA has objected to a recent statement by a senior government official that
the rebels should be "starved" in their camps. What the government said (on
September 28) was that food aid groups and NGOs should stop supplying food to
the LRA camps.
29, 2008: Two ethnic groups in Karamoja (Jie and Dodoth) clashed after a cattle
raid. Three people died in a heavy firefight. The Dodoth accused the Jie of
conducting the raid.