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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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First official EgyptAir flight lands at Israel airport

Jerusalem, Israel | Xinhua | A first-ever commercial flight of Egypt’s flagship carrier EgyptAir landed in Israel on Sunday after taking off from Cairo, according to a report by Israel’s state-owned Kan TV news. EgyptAir’s new route will include four weekly round-trip flights between Cairo International Airport and Ben Gurion Airport …

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South Sudan lauds visa waiver by Uganda

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan on Friday lauded the decision by the Ugandan government to scrap visa requirement for travelers from the country. South Sudan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said in a statement issued in Juba that the country’s nationals will now be free to travel to Uganda without …

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Nigerian president lifts ban on Twitter with conditions

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday said he had directed that the ban of Twitter’s operations in the country be lifted, but only if the California-based microblogging giant meets certain conditions given by the government. In an Independence Day broadcast to mark Nigeria’s 61st independence anniversary, …

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Nigeria’s apex bank delays launch of e-Naira

Abuja, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigeria’s apex bank has said it is postponing the proposed launch of the country’s digital currency, e-Naira, to an unspecified date. In a statement late Thursday, the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) said the delay was due to other activities lined up to commemorate the …

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Okwi to miss Uganda vs Rwanda clash

● Oct 7 Rwanda 🇷🇼 vs Uganda 🇺🇬 – Kigali ● Oct 10 Uganda 🇺🇬 vs Rwanda 🇷🇼 – St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende ✳ Group E Mali 4 pts Kenya 2 pts Uganda 2 pts Rwanda 1 pt Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda Cranes head coach Milutin “Micho” …

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