Uganda’s Foreign Minister says that possible US sanctions against the country following alleged irregularities in January’s elections and abuse by the security forces would be unfortunate, but are not worrying Ugandan authorities. This Radio France International reports follows Washington saying on Tuesday that Uganda’s polls were marred by election irregularities and abuses by the government’s security services against opposition candidates and members of civil society. US State Department spokesperson Ned Price told journalists that they wanted to see “independent, credible, impartial and thorough investigations” into election rigging and a crackdown by security forces and that they would “consider a range of targeted options to hold accountable those members of the security forces responsible”.