Russian private security firm Wagner has stepped up equipment deliveries to CAR's armed forces over recent days, using a range of large cargo plane brokers. The logistics escalation comes as rebels threaten the 27 December presidential poll.
By providing for an increase in the presidency's budget, Yoweri Museveni is looking to increase the capacity of the special forces commanded by his son, General Kainerugaba. This presidential guard is a favourite instrument of political influence with his clan.
The figures produced by the Ugandan Treasury, which the government jealously guards for itself, have revealed a dizzying increase in the country's foreign debt. The majority of that debt is owed to China, which is seeking to extend its influence [.