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Zimbabwe hikes fuel prices again as crisis deepens

    Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  Zimbabwe on Tuesday announced a fresh increase in fuel prices, months after a price hike triggered nationwide protests and a brutal security crackdown as the country’s economy woes deepen further. Upping prices by about 46 percent, the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) said …

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Sudan agents prevent arrest of former spy chief

  Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudanese prosecutors said Tuesday that security agents guarding the house of former spy chief Salah Ghosh had prevented them from arresting him, despite a warrant issued by anti-graft authorities. Ghosh had resigned as chief of the country’s feared National Intelligence and Security Service soon …

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‘One day I will be a Woman Councillor, then MP’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | “One day I will be a Woman Councillor, then a member of Parliament. My focus will be on reducing violence against women which has been a persistent problem in my area,” said Jane Bisando, as the latest Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) leadership camp …

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Cabinet approves creation of 9 new cities

    Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet has approved the creation of nine cities, five of which will become operational on July 1, 2020. These cities include Arua, Gulu, Jinja, Fort Portal, and Mbarara which will be elevated from municipal status. The others are Hoima and Mbale which will become operational …

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Mao blasts FDC, IPOD Summit goes into the night

  Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The chairperson of the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) Nobert Mao has blasted the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) for continuously snubbing the IPOD summit. Like in the first summit, FDC has participated at council level but refused to attend the summit. Mao …

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Tehran says Trump’s ‘genocidal taunts won’t end Iran’

Tehran, Iran | AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday the “genocidal taunts” of US President Donald Trump will not “end Iran”, as tensions spike between the two countries. “Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. Economic terrorism and genocidal taunts won’t ‘end Iran’,” …

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Tshisekedi finally appoints PM, Katumbi returns to DRC

  Lubumbashi, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo President Felix Tshisekedi on Monday named a government veteran, Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba, as the next prime minister, a move that came nearly four months after his inauguration. Ilunga Ilunkamba was appointed under “the political agreement” between Tshisekedi and his predecessor Joseph …

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ULC: Only 10% of Gov’t land is surveyed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The new Uganda Land Commission chairperson Beatrice Byenkya Nyakaisiki has said that the government has failed to survey and title most of its land. Byenkya was on Monday speaking to journalists after appearing before the Parliamentary appointments committee chaired by the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga …

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