For some background into the arms trade in the Lake Victoria region using Nile Perch export as a cover see: Darwins Nightmarehttp://www.darwinsnightmare.com/
Some time in the 1960's, in the heart of Africa, a new animal was introduced into Lake Victoria as a little scientific experiment. The Nile Perch, a voracious predator, extinguished almost the entire stock of the native fish species. However, the new fish multiplied so fast, that its white fillets are today exported all around the world.
Huge hulking ex-Soviet cargo planes come daily to collect the latest catch in exchange for their southbound cargo… Kalashnikovs and ammunitions for the uncounted wars in the dark center of the continent.
This booming multinational industry of fish and weapons has created an ungodly globalized alliance on the shores of the world’s biggest tropical lake: an army of local fishermen, World bank agents, homeless children, African ministers, EU-commissioners, Tanzanian prostitutes and Russian pilots.
Plane carrying seven crashed into lake
From correspondents in Kampala, Uganda
March 09, 2009 06:25pm
AN Antonov cargo plane with seven people on board crashed into Lake Victoria after take-off from Uganda's main airport today, officials said.
"It plunged into the lake and went down deep," said an aviation source, who feared all seven had been killed.
Police spokeswoman Judith Nabakoba said she did not have any details on what had happened to those on board or what had caused the crash.
Local media said the plane, which took off from Entebbe airport outside the capital Kampala, was carrying supplies for Ugandan peacekeepers in Somalia.
Africa's air accident rate is six times worse than the rest of the world, according to the International Air Transport Association. http://www.news.com.au/story/0,27574,25161420-23109,00.html