Largest US military exercise in East Africa begins

A US-led military exercise code-named “Justified Accord” begins in Kenya yesterday, with more than 20 nations taking part in what has been billed as the largest event of its kind in East Africa. The 11-day exercise, which will end next Thursday, is aimed at increasing participating countries’ readiness for peacekeeping missions, crisis response and humanitarian […]

Uganda’s president has downplayed the US’ decision to expel the East African country from a major trade deal

Last week, Joe Biden announced Uganda and three other countries would be droppedfrom the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa).The US had previously said it might take such action after Uganda passed a tough newanti-homosexuality law.On Sunday, President Yoweri Museveni urged Ugandans “not to be over-concerned”.Agoa, introduced in 2000, gives eligible sub-Saharan African countries duty-free […]