US WARNS OF SACTIONS AGAINST UGANDA GOVERNMENT AND SECURITY OFFICIALS OVER VIOLENCE IN JUST CONCLUDED ELECTIONS

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The United States of America has warned of targeted sanctions against individuals in President Yoweri Museveni’s government and all the security people involved in violence that marred the 2021 elections in Uganda.

US department of State spokesperson Ned Price in a press briefing said the Joe Biden administration is closely following the happenings in Uganda and will consider targeted sanctions against the country’s top officials responsible for any violations.

Ned Price at a press briefing said yesterday that they will consider a range of targeted options to hold accountable for what they saw in relation to Uganda elections.

The State Department too called for an independent and thorough investigation of all election related abuses.

The US Department of State spokesman acknowledged the important role Uganda, and President Yoweri Museveni has played in regional stability, especially with AMISOM in Somalia, but said they can pursue their interests and values at the same time.

Ned Price’s statement is similar to that issued early this month by the European Parliament, warning of sanctions on anyone involved in election violence.

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