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ISS: East African human trafficking rings expand their operations

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Ninety-six Ugandan women, mostly children and youth, were stopped at Nairobi’s international airport in January en route to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for...

Locust threat in East Africa increases

Countries in East Africa are racing against time to prevent new swarms of locusts wreaking havoc on crops and livelihoods after the worst infestation...

Drones to deploy in fight against locusts

The UN will test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomisers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert...

Locusts threaten food security in East Africa

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Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia are dealing with desert locust swarms of “unprecedented size and destructive potential” that could spill over into more East African...

Centre rallies East Africa against extremists

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East Africa stretches from the mountains of Eritrea south through the Great Rift Valley, which burrows from Djibouti across Ethiopia and into Kenya. Somalia...

HMS Dragon seizes huge narcotics haul in Gulf

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The Royal Navy vessel HMS Dragon has recorded a second major drugs bust in under a fortnight - this time seizing 1.6 million Pounds...

Piracy grew off East Africa in 2017

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Pirate activity off East Africa doubled in 2017 compared to the previous year, according to a new report, indicating that Somali criminal...

African leaders to hold summit on Burundi as violence continues

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East African leaders will meet on Sunday at a special summit to discuss the crisis in Burundi, where police and protesters continue...

Chinese submarine on its way to Somalia for anti-piracy patrols

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China is for the first time sending a submarine to the coast of East Africa to take part in anti-piracy patrols and...

East African states to cooperate to close borders to criminals

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East African countries need to work together on tightening porous borders to help halt the movement of militants, drug traffickers and other...

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Question for Public Works and Infrastructure Minister uses defenceWeb information

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Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille’s R37 million Beit Bridge fence upgrade as part of government efforts to prevent the spread of...