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Text of report by Kevin J Kelley entitled "Big US military exercise for N. Uganda" published by Kenyan newspaper The EastAfrican website on 12 October
More than 1,000 American and East African troops are to be deployed in northern Uganda next week as the United States carries out its biggest military exercise in Africa this year.
Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda and Burundi are each sending up to 150 soldiers to join 450 US military personnel in Kitgum for the 16-25 October exercise known as Natural Fire 10.
The US Army describes it as "a regularly scheduled training exercise, which offers an opportunity for East African partner nations and the US military to work together to increase regional capabilities to respond to complex humanitarian …