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Tanzania leads EA countries in fight against terrorism, US report

Discussion in 'International Forum' started by nngu007, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    By Kevin J Kelley, Special Correspondent

    Posted Tuesday, August 7 2012 at 15:19

    Tanzania leads East African countries in successful fight against piracy and terrorism as others like Kenya and Uganda dithered, a new US report shows.

    Kenya and Uganda lacked key capabilities, the US State Department said last week adding overall in Africa, the US sees some progress in the fight against terrorism, particularly in Somalia.

    But incidents of terrorism in the Sub-Saharan region are said to have risen last year by about 11.5 per cent, due in large part to attacks carried out in Nigeria by the Boko Haram group.

    Tanzania has remained terror-free since al-Qaida's 1998 bombing of the US embassy in Dar es Salaam, notes the State Department's worldwide survey of terrorism for 2011.

    That may in part be because "the Tanzania Police Force has been very receptive to State Department anti-terrorism assistance training." More than 250 of the country's police officers were trained by the US last year.

    Tanzania also made progress in constructing a legal framework for combating terrorism, the US says.

    Regulations related to the 2002 Prevention of Terrorism Act had been "stalled for years," but were formalised in 2011, enabling Tanzania to begin formulating a national anti-terrorism strategy, the report states.

    Efforts to stop money laundering in Tanzania have not been as successful, the US finds.

    A regional oversight body publicly identified "deficiencies" in Tanzania's approach in 2010, but a year later the same monitoring group found that Tanzania's corrective actions had been "insufficient," the US report notes.

    Kenya is also faulted for lacking adequate legal means for disrupting money laundering operations as well as for prosecuting suspected terrorists.

    At the same time, the US says the Kenyan government "demonstrated increased political will" in securing its borders and taking other steps to safeguard the country.

    Last week's report offers a similar assessment in regard to Uganda.

    But complaints about human rights abuses have significantly limited Uganda's ability to prevent terror attacks, the US adds.

    It points to the disbanding last year of a police rapid response unit due to allegations of human rights violations.

    "The Anti-Terrorist Act made terrorist financing illegal, but Ugandan authorities have not used this law to investigate any money laundering or terrorist financing cases," the report adds.

    Somalia, the epicentre of terrorist activity in East Africa, remained largely lawless last year, although Al-Shabaab fighters were pushed out of some areas by African Union forces, the US says

    Laws against money laundering were found to be "unenforceable" in Somalia, "given the limited area of control of the government and its lack of capacity."

    Al-Shabaab was meanwhile able to finance its operations through "taxation" in areas it controlled as well as by means of revenue derived from Kismaayo port, the State Department says.

    A public relations campaign conducted by Somali authorities proved "more adept" last year in countering Al-Shabaab own propaganda, the report notes.

    It points to an emerging government narrative depicting Al-Shabaab as "neither authentically Islamic nor Somali in its actions and objectives."

    The time lag between release of the terror report and the period it covers is evident in the section on Rwanda.

    No mention is made of the Rwandan government's alleged support for a breakaway militia in eastern Congo.

    Citing a UN report on Rwanda's role, the Congolese government has condemned this development, which also recently led Washington to suspend a small military-aid programme for Kigali.

    But last week's US report says that "the government of Rwanda continued security cooperation and information sharing with the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to combat on going mutual threats."

  2. nngu007

    nngu007 JF-Expert Member

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    It is surprising for our POLICE they cannot even catch thieves not to mention hard knock FISADIS, but they get

    thumbs up from US on Terrorism??? Oh LORD !!! I'm speechless...
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    Quantitative data vs qualitative facts..Pick your winner.
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    elmagnifico JF-Expert Member

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    mmmh hapo kuna jambo hizi sifa si za bure wasije tulitea chokochoko boko haram wakatimba hapa au janjaweed tukakiona cha moto
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    The reason is simply, we have not given them the reason to attack us.
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    Jasusi JF-Expert Member

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    I would have said that Kenya is doing and has done more to deal with this terrorism threat than Tanzania.
    Mtu akianza kukusifia uje ana lake jambo.
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    Askari Kanzu JF-Expert Member

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    Eti wamerikani "wanatusifia", duh!
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    Anyisile Obheli JF-Expert Member

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    kuna jambo laja si bure.....hapa hawa nawajua sana.....wanatuandalia balaa kwani hawapendi tuishivyo kwa kupambana na yanayotukabiri,
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    Askari wa miguu JF-Expert Member

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    Kidzude JF-Expert Member

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    Ni sawa na kusema. ''Uswisi ni corrupt free country''. Uranium zenu na dhahabu ndizo zinawapa misifa ya uongo mnadhani hawajui jinsi serikali inavyotesa watuwake. Ina maana haijui kuwa tulishakuwa Black Listed kwenye anti money laundering acts na PESA za majangili kuingia nchini kwa sana. USA ni wanafiki sana wakimaliza rasilimali watatuletea vita tu hawa sio wakweli hata siku moja.
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    Nonda JF-Expert Member

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    You got it right.
    That means , Our gvt is on the right track to be a puppet gvt or it is already one.

    US , NATO and some corrupt arab monarchies arm, train and finance Al qaeda and Al qaeda affiliates in Arab spring. Hypocricy so to speak.

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    Acheni wivu,jamaa wanapiga kazi, ndoo maana hata mataifa ya nje wameona.
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    Nonda JF-Expert Member

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    Mataifa ya nje wanatumia darubini au "rose colored glasses? Sisi wananchi wa ndani ni vipofu?

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