U.S. offers border security training in East Africa.

The U.S. Defense Department's Africa Command and the National Nuclear…

The U.S. Defense Department’s Africa Command and the National Nuclear Security Administration last week provided border security training to officials from seven East African nations.

The intent of the weeklong workshop in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, was to address strategies for heading off the illicit movement of nuclear materials and other WMD-related goods through ports and border sites, according to an NNSA press release.

“We are pleased to work in global partnership with colleagues from across Africa, U.S. government agencies, and international organizations to enhance border security and prevent nuclear smuggling,” NNSA Deputy Administrator Anne Harrington said in released remarks. “By promoting stronger border security practices across east Africa, we are working together to enhance global peace and security and implement President Obama’s commitment to work with our international partners to secure nuclear material and technology related to WMD around the world.”

Source: NTI

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