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Uganda plans military escorts, armored trucks for lawmakers

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda is deploying military escorts and buying armored trucks for each of its more than 400 lawmakers while blaming growing insecurity, but critics blast the decision as too expensive for a poor country that long has been considered one of Africa’s more stable nations. Longtime President Yoweri Museveni issued the directive in a June 29 letter to the finance minister that cites “shallow criminality and…