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09 May 2012 description
report New Vision

By Henry Sekanjako

A total of 300,000 small arms and light weapons have been smuggled into Uganda and other East African community countries for the last 10 years.

This is as revealed by the executive secretary East Africa Action Network on small arms (EAANSA), Richard Mugisha has revealed.

Mugisha said the importation of illegal small arms was high in East Africa due to the existing arms embargoes which are too easy to break or ignore by different countries.

23 Apr 2008 description
report New Vision

By Ibrahim Kasita

MAIZE prices in East Africa have remained high due to reduced supply, higher demand and increased transportation costs, the Regional Agricultural Trade Intelligence Network has said in a report.

The survey was carried out in Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

It revealed that the five countries were experiencing prolonged rains, which had precipitated clearing of farms and planting. In Kampala, prices are high due to increased demand from institutions and neighbouring countries.

However, rising prices in Kenya are due to speculation.

25 May 2006 description
report New Vision

By Nicholas Kajoba

UGANDA, Kenya and Tanzania defence forces have formed the East African regional defence forces co-operation in disaster management and crisis response.

The three defence forces under the auspices of the East African Defence Corporation met at Ridar hotel, Seeta on Tuesday to draw strategies of implementing the plan. UPDF director of Kimaka staff college Maj. Gen. Benon Biraro said the training of the force of over 200 soldiers would be conducted in Jinja in September.