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East Africa's Anti-Terror Plan

East African countries have approved a plan to combat international terrorism in the region. The plan was drawn up by the regional grouping, the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (Igad). It includes moves to improve the monitoring of borders, financial transactions and trade. It also calls for East African countries to share intelligence on terrorism and harmonise their extradition rules. The plan was proposed by security and intelligence officials at the end of a three-day conference in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. Igad Executive Secretary Attalla Bashir said his region was on the frontline of the war being waged by international terrorists. The Igad area, specifically Kenya, has been the site of several recent terrorist attacks. On the same day in 1998 suicide bombers targeted the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing a total of 231 people. Last November, 16 others – mostly Kenyans – died when a hotel was blown up in the coastal resort of Mombasa. Full Story

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