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More arrests in Ugandan bombings

With US aid, Museveni government cracks down on terror group.

In his response Ali Dhere further taunted, "If (peacekeepers) are harming our people, they should know that their people will not rest in total comfort."

U.S. President Barack Obama countered the statements from Al Shabaab. U.S. attorney general Eric Holder came to Uganda to speak at the African Union summit here in Kampala.

"President Obama recognizes the growing importance of the African Union, he understands that a stronger Africa means a stronger America," said Holder.

Holder directly addressed the Ugandan terror attacks and seemed to connect them with Sept. 11 and the August 1998 U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania.

"I am proud to stand with the people of Uganda ... but I am deeply sorry that we are now bound, not only by friendship and partnership, but also by a shared loss, a shared threat and a shared grief."

He spoke about the American student, Nate Henn, who was killed in the attacks.

"Known as 'Oteka' — the strong one — he had traveled from the United States to help Uganda’s most vulnerable children ... Tragically, Nate's own future has been lost to the ages."

Holder also eulogized Ugandan Stephen Tinka, Irishwoman Marie Smith and a Sri Lankan, Ramaraja Krishna, who were killed while watching the World Cup final.

The attorney general proclaimed, "I am proud to be counted among the African Diaspora, this continent is my ancestral home, I am of this place.

“Your work is of special and emotional importance to me, and not only because I am proud to serve alongside my nation's first African-American president or proud to be its first African-American attorney general,” said Holder. “I also join with you, and with my fellow citizens, in celebrating Africa's success because I recognize that the fate of my own country is intertwined with each of yours."

http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/africa/100730/more-arrests-ugandan-bombings