US sanctions Uganda’s military intelligence

By Julian Pecquet
Posted on Wednesday, 8 December 2021 01:05

Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,
Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, president of Uganda on Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

The Joe Biden administration on Tuesday sanctioned Uganda’s military intelligence chief for human rights abuses ahead of this week’s Summit for Democracy.

Maj. Gen. Abel Kandiho was sanctioned along with more than a dozen Iranian and Syrian officials, highlighting the administration’s promise to call out both friends and foes. The Treasury Department designation blocks any US property that Kandiho may own.