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Oxfam slams loophole for British arms exporters to Uganda

British charity Oxfam has criticised Britain for a legal loophole that allowed the sale of military equipment to Uganda which were used to violently quell opposition demonstrations. Oxfam said that a South African-based subsidiary company of British defence and aerospace giant BAE Systems had supplied armoured vehicles to the east African nation despite political concerns which led to London to suspend some aid last year. The Oxford-based group said that under the current British export control legislation, arms manufacturers that cannot sell directly to a foreign country can nevertheless do so legally by using offshore subsidiaries. Full Story

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