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Professor, prisoner to face off in Tunisia runoff

Tunis, Tunisia | AFP |  Official results in Tunisia’s presidential election confirmed on Tuesday a duel in the second round of voting between law professor Kais Saied and imprisoned media mogul Nabil Karoui. Saied led the first round with 18.4 percent of the vote, and is set to challenge Karoui …

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ADF’s Jamil Mukulu, 37 others committed for trial

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The International Crimes Division of High Court has committed Jamil Mukulu, the former Commander of the rebel Allied Democratic Forces-ADF and 37 others for trial on terror related charges. The other suspects are Abdallah Sharif Ali Salim alias Mukyotala, Musa Nabangi, Adam Diin Bashiri …

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NRM wants presidential candidates to declare assets

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has proposed that presidential candidates should be mandated to declare their assets and liabilities with the Inspector General of Government (IGG) before nomination. The party also wants every presidential candidate to declare and file with the Electoral Commission …

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EU AMBASSADOR: US sanctions against Kayihura well thought out

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Head of the European Union Delegation to Uganda, Ambassador Attilio Pacifici has backed the US sanctions against the former Police Chief, Gen. Kale Kayihura. According to Pacifici, there is logic and principle in the visa and economic sanctions imposed against Kayihura, adding that …

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Britain’s Supreme Court enters Brexit drama

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The Brexit drama switches venues from Brussels to the UK Supreme Court on Tuesday for hearings on Boris Johnson’s explosive decision to suspend parliament for over a month. The British prime minister’s first talks Monday with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker and top EU …

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Barca’s Guardiola chases Champions League vindication

London, United Kingdom | AFP | After a series of painful Champions League failures, Pep Guardiola is on a mission to seal his Manchester City legacy by finally getting his hands on the trophy again. City start their latest bid to win the club’s first European Cup with a trip …

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: Bosses at Middle East Consultants granted bail

Entebbe, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two managers of a labour export firm Middle East Consultants, have been granted bail. Benon Kunywana, 36, and Godfrey Kyalimpa, 48 were granted bail by Entebbe Chief Magistrate Court Mary Babirye Monday. The two managers first appeared before Entebbe Grade One Magistrate Phiona Birungi, …

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Wall Street sinks as skyrocketing oil prices rattle nerves

New York, United States | AFP |  US stocks sank into the red on Monday as attacks on Saudi crude production and record jumps in oil prices whipped up investor anxieties about the global economy. Saturday’s devastating attacks on Abqaiq — the world’s largest oil processing facility — and the …

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