Breaking news published on 10/08/23, 14.30 - Africa Intelligence has seen the details of the case filed by Ugandan opposition figure Bobi Wine at the International Criminal Court. It accuses President Museveni and his son of torture.
The Ugandan intelligence servces are worried about the efforts being made by the National Unity Platform in Washington to raise funds for the opposition to President Museveni. The government has increased surveillance of NUP members suspected of trying to infiltrate the security services.
The Ugandan president has tasked his son-in-law, Odrek Rwabwogo, with doubling the country's export earnings over the next five years. A tightly-knit and well-equipped team with contacts in key sectors is now getting up to speed.
The cracks in President Museveni's security strategy are increasingly apparent as disappointment grows and international cooperation diminishes. After a brutal attack by Al-Shabaab in May, a massacre near the DRC border in June has thrown the army's inability to fend off threats into sharp relief.
Alien Skin's growing popularity has made him a coveted player on Uganda's political stage, where musicians play a leading role in the battle between the ruling party and the opposition. Bobi Wine, the self-proclaimed ghetto president and the regime's leading opponent, is foremost among them.
After an attack on a military base led to heavy casualties in late May, criticism has been mounting in Uganda's armed forces. Ageing equipment and yawning pay gaps fuel frustration at an institution closely controlled by the president's family.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni is very clearly keeping his distance from two top businessmen who have historically been close to the veteran head of state but who now face a sea of legal troubles.
The president is avoiding confrontation with his eldest son, who hopes to succeed his father in 2026. But he is working to assert his authority over the army and win back the regions most defiant of his power.