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Glovo expands operations in Africa

Leading global technology platform expands its operations in Ghana, and launches in Tunisia, with plans to hire top talent in these markets, raising the bar for fast on-demand delivery and strengthening its commitment to providing users with affordable access to products across Africa Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Glovo, …

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UN chief says Ethiopia has no right to expel UN staff

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | Xinhua | United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that Ethiopia has no right to expel UN staff and it is violating the international law in doing this. In his right of reply at the Security Council meeting on Ethiopia, the top UN official said that …

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Zimbabwe reopens bars to vaccinated people

Harare, Zimbabwe | XINHUA | The Zimbabwean government on Tuesday announced the reopening of all licensed bars to fully vaccinated clients, as it continues to relax lockdown measures and open up the economy. “Cabinet notes, with concern, that the continued closure of licensed bars and nightclubs has caused not only …

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Kenya’s new school curriculum

Nairobi, Kenya | XINHUA | During an outdoor learning session in a school located some 13 kilometers away from the bustling downtown section of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, learners cheerfully take part in an assortment of activities as teachers look on intently. The teachers reveal that such outdoor engagements are crucial …

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Museveni: Africa needs new focus to progress

  Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has urged African political leaders and African people in general to shun the politics of identity that characterized most of the post-independence Africa. He noted that politic of identity that was mostly based on tribes and religions were counterproductive, diversionary …

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Ugandan politician, 8 companies cited in Pandora Papers

London, UK | THE INDEPENDENT | At least one politician and eight companies whose beneficial owners are in Uganda have been cited in the Pandora Papers released today by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists-ICIJ. Journalists from across the world including Uganda reviewed 11.9 million records from 14 different offshore …

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