Wearing pristine white with her woollen socks pulled high, Ugandan traffic police officer Edith Nanteza exudes natural authority at the roadblock, barely lifting a hand as she waves motorists over.This is no routine exercise.
In a candlelit room in a small eastern Ugandan village Rabbi Gershom celebrates the 'kiddush' meal over wine as his wife, Tzieorah, removes a cloth covering the 'challah' bread."Shabbat shalom!" cry the arriving guests.
Skimming above the choppy waves through the dark the four planes swooped in low over Lake Victoria, packed with more than 200 elite Israeli commandos on a daring raid to free hijacked hostages.
The Ugandan ringleader of a 2010 bombing by the Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab that killed 76 people in Kampala was found guilty along with six accomplices on Thursday of masterminding one of the region's worst attacks in decades.
Authorities confirmed on Saturday that Ugandan opposition leader Kizza Besigye was charged with treason for challenging the result of recent elections and holding his own swearing-in ceremony.
European Union observers on Saturday criticised Uganda's elections, saying the electoral commission lacked transparency and accusing the police of using heavy-handed tactics in detaining an opposition candidate.
Partial results in Uganda's chaotic election on Friday gave veteran president Yoweri Museveni a solid lead as the US urged him to "rein in" the police after his main challenger was detained for the third time this week.