East Africa’s Neglected Weapon Against Terror: Rule of Law

Somali police officers take part in a training exercise to stop and search a vehicle at General Kahiye Police Academy, Mogadishu, Somalia, June 16, 2014 (U.N. photo by Tobin Jones).
Somali police officers take part in a training exercise to stop and search a vehicle at General Kahiye Police Academy, Mogadishu, Somalia, June 16, 2014 (U.N. photo by Tobin Jones).

On March 30, Joan Kagezi, a senior Ugandan prosecutor, was assassinated in front of her children while on her way home from the grocery store in a Kampala suburb. Kagezi was one of the key prosecutors in the trial of 13 suspected members of the Somali militant group al-Shabab accused of perpetrating the July 2010 bombings in Kampala that killed 76 people watching a World Cup game. The start of the Kampala trial in the middle of March was a landmark in Uganda’s fight against terrorism. But now the Directorate of Public Prosecutions has lost one of its stars. With […]

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