Uganda’s army reels in the graduates
03 January 2020 | 7:29 am
Law, arts and science majors are among those wanting to sign up as Ugandan defence force undertakes its latest recruitment drive. Tough training aside, the army is seen as a reliable employer when jobs are scarce.
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