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Kampala reportedly increasing arms manufacturing capacity

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Yola, in the east, is the capital of Adamawa State
Uganda is increasing its capacity to manufacture military hardware in the country as donors press for a reduction in defence spending, ‘The EastAfrican’ weekly reported yesterday. It said a local engineering company was refurbishing and making spares for some of the 60 used T-55 tanks, imported from Ukraine last November. The Nakasongola arms factory, which has been making bullets and land mines since 1996 with technical assistance from China and North Korea, is reportedly diversifying into gun production, the newspaper added.

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