Terrorism Africa News
According to a story carried on Radio One in Kampala Uganda on February 3rd, 2011 “Uganda was named as a conduit for highly enriched uranium for terror group al-Qaeda, which the Islamists are using to develop a radioactive bomb, according to leaked diplomatic information… highly enriched uranium was transported across Uganda by bus.” The radio station attributes the story to WikiLeaks.
Uganda has itself been the target of terrorists. The horrific attack on Ugandans watching the World Cup Final at three sites in Kampala on July 11, 2010 which killed 64 is very fresh on the minds and hearts of its citizens. As far back as 1997 the Allied Democratic Front, a terrorist organization based in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, threw bombs into taxis and public buildings. The Lord’s Resistance Army continues to carry out terror attacks in the northern reaches of the country.
The Ugandan police warned in February that the al Qaeda-inspired Al Shabab militants are planning terror attacks as the country moves closed to the Feb. 18 presidential and parliamentary elections. No attack occurred, yet authorities remain vigilant.