Ugandan security forces patrol opposition neighborhoods.

In Uganda, a new transport monitoring system, which recently began rolling out in Kampala, will soon allow authorities to constantly observe every vehicle on the road. But the controversial project has been criticized by human rights activists as a violation of the right to privacy, in a country known for suppressing political dissent.

An ADF attack in Uganda on the border of Congo has many citizens reeling.

In mid-June, attackers allegedly belonging to the Allied Democratic Forces, or ADF, murdered 42 people, including 37 students, at a school on the border with Congo. The attack has raised complex questions about the assailants’ goals, as well as the domestic implications of Uganda’s cross-border security operations in eastern Congo.

The construction of the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) connecting Uganda's Tilenga oil fields to the Tanzanian coast has the potential to significantly boost the country's economy, but it also raises concerns about the environmental and social impact of the pipeline on local communities.

Along the path of Uganda’s EACOP oil pipeline project, farmers claim they were strong-armed into signing inadequate compensation agreements for their land, while oil companies tout economic progress and downplay allegations of misconduct. With development set to begin, the need to resolve these tensions is growing more urgent.

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