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Henry, Vieira reunion ends in stalemate on Cote d’Azur

Paris, France | AFP | It was honours even between Thierry Henry and Patrick Vieira as the old France and Arsenal teammates clashed for the first time as coaches on Wednesday in a controversy-laden 1-1 draw between Monaco and Nice. The presence of the two greats in the respective dugouts …

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ICC halts release of I.Coast’s Gbagbo after new appeal

The Hague, Netherlands | AFP | The International Criminal Court on Wednesday halted the release of former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo following a fresh appeal by prosecutors, a day after he was acquitted of crimes against humanity. Judges had earlier ordered Gbagbo and his right-hand man Charles Ble Goude …

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Your brain dictates how many friends you have

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Think about your closest friends—the people you call daily, share your secrets with, and text at 2 a.m. when you need a favour or some emotional support. How many people are you picturing? One? Three? Eight? If you’re like most people, you probably answered between …

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16-year-old footballer turns out to be 28

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Gourav Mukhi went from being celebrated as the youngest goal scorer in the history of the Indian Super League to being suspended for six months, after authorities found that he wasn’t actually 16-years-old, but 28. His troubles started back in October, when the Jamshedpur FC …

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New title on Gov’t land shocks Minister

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Eng. Hillary Onek is shocked by the existence of a new land title that was fraudulently processed on the seven square mile piece of land that government secured to resettle the 1,780 people. Government acquired the vast …

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TEF opens applications for 5th Entrepreneurship Programme

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Tony Elumelu Foundation, the leading African-funded and founded philanthropy committed to empowering African entrepreneurs, is now accepting applications for the 2019 cohort of the TEF Entrepreneurship Programme. The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. …

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