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East Africa Forces Get Special Military Training In Rwanda

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adiposity http://citizenspace.us/wp-includes/widgets.php geneva;”>Ushirikiano Imara means building strong relationship and reflects EAC Armed Forces commitment to work together against complex security challenges.

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shop geneva;”>The Field Training Exercise aims at practicing EAC Armed Forces in planning and conducting Peace Support Operation, sales Disaster Management, Counter terrorism and Counter piracy.

About 1,600 military, police and civilian personnel are participate in the exercise taking place at Rwanda Military Academy-Gako, Bugesera district and on Lake Kivu in Rubavu district. The troops comprise Land, Air and Navy components.

Ugandan troops were seen off yesterday by UPDF General Silver Kayemba.

“Ushirikiano Imara 2012” is a continuation of the EAC Command Post Exercise (CPX) held in the then Rwanda Military Academy Nyakinama in October 2011 whereby troops exercised on War Gaming procedures.

“This time it will be about the field practice of the CPX War Gaming exercise,” Rwanda Defence officials said.

Previously such kinds of Exercises were held in Tanzania in 2004 and 2009, Kenya in 2005 and Uganda in 2006.

The EAC treaty and various agreements among which is the Memorandum of Understanding on defence cooperation mandates Armed Forces from Partner States to cooperate in military training, joint operations, technical assistance and exchange of information as well as visits to each other’s militaries.

The exercise ends on October 28.

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