By virtue of it being a member state, Uganda is enjoined to follow the UN counter terrorism recommendations including the adoption of relevant AML and CTF legislations. Similarly, although Uganda is not a member of FATF, it is obliged to follow its recommendations as a matter of international comity. Besides, Uganda and East Africa as a region have had their own bitter experience with terrorism.
On July 11, 2010, the country experienced its worst terror attack in the form of twin bombings at two prominent places of entertainment. In both these attacks a substantial number of lives were lost (76 people) while many others were left with permanent injuries.