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Uganda faces serious hunger

New Global Hunger Index names Uganda along 30 other countries Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Uganda is among six African countries whose “food scarcity” situation has been categorised as “serious” according to the latest Global Hunger Index published on Oct.14 by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe— two global non-profits that …

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Nuclear powers modernising, arms control outlook ‘bleak’: report

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Nuclear powers continue to modernise their arsenals, researchers said Monday, warning that tensions were rising and the outlook for arms control was “bleak”. “The loss of key channels of communication between Russia and the USA… could potentially lead to a new nuclear arms race,” said Shannon …

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Military spending saw biggest increase in a decade in 2019: study

  Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Global military expenditure saw its biggest uptick in a decade in 2019, researchers said Monday, marking the first year two Asian countries were among the top three spenders. The world’s nations spent a combined $1.9 trillion (1.78 trillion euros) on their militaries in 2019, according …

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Who’s buying biggest guns?

Latest in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Burundi firepower | THE INDEPENDENT | Countries in the East African region continue to spend more on strengthening their armed forces, according to latest data. Although Kenya and Tanzania are the biggest spenders because of their relatively big budgets, most attention is on Uganda, Rwanda, …

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US military spending up for first time in 7 years: Sipri

  Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | US military spending has risen for the first time in seven years, reflecting Trump administration policy, according to a new report released Monday by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Worldwide military spending also rose by 2.6 percent to $1.8 trillion overall last year, …

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Global arms trade highest since Cold War

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Worldwide arms trade has risen to its highest level since the Cold War in the last five years, driven by a demand from the Middle East and Asia, a study said Monday. Between 2012-2016, arms imports in terms of volume by countries in Asia and …

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