Interpol workshop on combating terrorism in Horn of Africa

Friday, November 16, 2012
Francis Rwego, Head of INTERPOL Regional Bureau in Nairobi 
Kampala, Uganda: Enhancing international police cooperation is the focus of an INTERPOL training session on improving counter-terrorism capabilities across the Horn of Africa which has opened in Uganda.

The two-week session organized by INTERPOL’s Capacity Building and Training Directorate brings together 20 law enforcement officials from counter-terrorism and immigration departments from eight countries: Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania and Uganda.

The training aims to equip the participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to combat terrorism in the region, particularly through instruction on INTERPOL’s tools and services available via the I-24/7 secure global communications network.

The course was opened by the Minister of State for Internal Affairs in Uganda, Ambassador James Baba, who underlined the role of INTERPOL in the fight against transnational crime.

“In this complex world where transnational crime networks continue to reinvent and adapt themselves, the INTERPOL community – and that includes all of us here today – must be always a step ahead and ready to face head-on any emerging security threats,” said Minister Baba.

The opening ceremony was also attended by a representative of the Canadian High Commission in Nairobi, the Head of the Ugandan Police Criminal Investigations Directorate, the Head of the INTERPOL National Central Bureau in Kampala and the Head of the INTERPOL Regional Bureau in Nairobi.
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