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Uganda’s honorary consul in Kuala Lumpur said in a report released last week that up to 10 Ugandans are trafficked to Malaysia daily and at least three have been killed there in the past two years.

The U.S. State Department said in its 2011 report that Uganda “does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.”

SOUTH AFRICA

Witness describes attack on exiled Rwandan

JOHANNESBURG — A witness testified that days before an exiled Rwandan army general was shot and wounded in South Africa, two of the men charged in the shooting were plotting another attempt on his life.

The witness testified Wednesday in the trial of three Rwandans and three Tanzanians accused of attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder and weapons charges in the June 2010 shooting of Lt. Gen. Faustin Kayumba Nyamwasa.

The witness, Adriani Kamali, was once a roommate of one of the defendants.

Rwandan authorities deny allegations of involvement that have been made by Rwandan President Paul Kagame’s opponents.

Prosecutors won’t say whether they believe Mr. Kagame’s government was behind plots against Gen. Nyamwasa. But they have said key witnesses are under police protection in South Africa because they fear Rwanda’s government.

SOMALIA

Kenya blames militants for food crisis

TABDA — An 80-year-old Somali woman fondly recalled her younger days. There was peace in Somalia then, and people in this town of Tabda in the arid scrublands of the country’s south did not rely on the mercy of others for food.

Khadra Muhamud Aden said food supplies to the area are running low because fighting between Kenyan troops and the al Qaeda-affiliated Somali militant group al-Shabab is blocking food from the Kenyan border and the Somali port of Kismayo.

Officials said Somalia’s south is now in the beginning stages of a humanitarian crisis because they are not getting the needed supplies, and they urged more relief agencies to step in.

The Kenyan army blames al-Shabab for the blockage and says it is also slowing the army’s advance toward Kismayo.

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