Saturday, 5 January 2008

Neighbouring countries also bear brunt of chaos

From The Standard, Nairobi, Kenya
By Peter Opiyo

As Kenya immensely suffers from the unprecedented post-election upheavals, the effects have spilled over to neighbouring countries. This portends a grim scenario for eastern Africa.

Already, the neighbouring land-locked Uganda, has suspended its domestic flights due to fuel shortage occasioned by the violence that has claimed more than 300 lives and displaced about 70,000 people.

The New Vision of Uganda quotes the Civil Aviation Authority, as saying: "We are running out of aviation fuel. We can’t afford to supply our domestic operators anymore. Eagle Air has since suspended its flight due to the shortage."

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