Ugandan Muslim Leader Tells Govt to Spend Less On Weapons
The head of Uganda Muslim Supreme Council, Mufti Shaban Mubajje, says instead of spending millions of dollars on weapons, government should allocate the money to feed refugees and to encourage peaceful ways to solve conflicts.
Monitor, 26 June 2017
Government has been asked to spend less money on security and focus more on the social wellbeing of Ugandans. Read more »
Mufti Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje.
According to reports, only Uganda recorded a drop in its military spending in East Africa, from U.S.$326 million in 2014 to $288 million 2015. Read more »
East Africa: Kenya Tops Region's Military Ranking
East African, 18 May 2017
Kenya's military has for the second time been ranked as Africa's eleventh most powerful force ahead of its Ugandan and Tanzanian counterparts, despite the neighbouring countries'… Read more »
East Africa: Region Records Biggest Drop in Military Spending
East African, 3 May 2017
Military spending in the East Africa recorded its biggest drop last year, pushed down by South Sudan which cut back its expenditure by more than 50 per cent, in a year its economy… Read more »
Citizen, 25 April 2017
Tanzania maintained its position as the second largest military spender in East Africa last year as the global expenditure rose for a second consecutive year, a study said… Read more »