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Regional Experts Endorse East Africa Anti-Terror Plan

Delegates at an anti-terrorism conference in Kenya have expressed approval of a regional plan to fight terrorism in east Africa and the Horn of Africa. Participants at the conference in Nairobi told VOA they are pleased that countries in the region are taking a common approach in the fight against terrorism. A political scientist at the University of Nairobi, Professor Maria Nzomo, said countries in eastern Africa can make a more effective contribution toward combating terrorism and other crime if they work together. “If you have to get to the U.N. and begin to be part of those global strategies, you need to come as a strong unit, not just like small states – and these are all very small states. That is power in itself in terms of negotiating conventions, have a common and collective global approach,” said Professor Nzomo. Full Story

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