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Flying start to Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The Kampala Geopolitics Conference 2019 had it all on day one.  African and global politics, debate and Intellectualism rolled in a few hours….and that is before an even more promising day two, due Friday at Makerere University. The conference was “…fired by the most impressive and energetic moderation …

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WORLD BANK: All children should be able to read by age 10

Poverty indicator ➡SELECT COUNTRIES ➡ ✳ Botswana 🇧🇼 48.3 | ✳ DRC 🇨🇩 86.0 | ✳ Australia 🇦🇺 8.6|  ✳ Ethiopia 🇪🇹 90.3 | ✳ Uganda 🇺🇬 82.8 | ✳ South Africa 🇿🇦 79.8 | ✳ UK 🇬🇧 3.4 Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank has today in Kampala released a report detailing what it will take …

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World’s fastest ant clocks nearly a metre per second

Paris, France | AFP | It’s official: The Saharan silver ant is the fastest of the world’s 12,000 known ant species, clocking a blistering 855 millimetres — nearly a metre — per second, researchers said Thursday. Measured another way, the six-legged sprinter covers 108 times its own body length per …

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BREXIT DEAL!

  EU’s Juncker says ‘fair’ Brexit deal agreed with UK Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Thursday that Brussels had come to an agreement with Britain on a Brexit withdrawal agreement to be presented to EU leaders. “Where there is a will, …

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TRUMP: Don’t be a tough guy. Don’t be a fool

Trump letter to Erdogan: ‘Don’t be a fool’ Washington, United States | AFP | “Don’t be a fool,” Donald Trump warned his counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an extraordinary letter sent the day Turkey launched its incursion into northeastern Syria — warning history risked branding him a “devil.” Three days …

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Pelosi clashes with Trump, again

Trump, Pelosi clash in heated White House meeting on Syria Washington, United States | AFP |  Top congressional Democrats walked out of a fractious White House meeting on Syria policy Wednesday when US President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “third-rate politician.” One of the Democrats attending …

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Sudan peace talks stall as rebel group halts talks over attack

  Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  Sudan peace talks stalled before they began in Juba on Wednesday as a key rebel grouping said it refused to negotiate with Khartoum, claiming government forces were still bombarding its territory. Juba is hosting talks between the government of new prime minister Abdalla …

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