UAE and Uganda tie the knot tighter
While the UAE police were detaining and questioning Uganda's main opposition politician, the two countries were preparing to sign several major contracts.
Following the 16 November bombings in Kampala that left six people dead and 33 injured Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is forcing his defence and interior ministers to work together and share information, even though there is animosity between the two bodies.
Uganda is expelling artisanal miners from the Kisita gold mine, which it plans to hand back to Horizon Energy, the Emirati company which was operating it until last year. The measure will reassure investors but also help to preserve good relations with neighbouring Rwanda.
Uganda has committed to accepting 2,000 Afghan refugees and is also preparing for the return of 300 paramilitary troops contracted by private security firms to guard the US Fenty military base in Afghanistan, but who have been jobless since the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan.