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Museveni’s move on NRM EALA seats

Ring-fencing for incumbents kicks off storm among party cadres   Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ambrose Nampwera is a disgruntled aspirant of the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA). He was hoping to contest on the ticket of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) when the party announced that it …

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Sri Lanka crisis

How family rule fails | THE INDEPENDENT | The Rajapaksas; one of Sri Lanka’s most powerful political families, were once revered as liberators. They initiated many urban development projects that pushed their country into the upper middle income status with per capita income of US$3,852 in 2019. Despite that, after …

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Filling natural gas supply gap

Senegal and Mauritania have laid the groundwork to be front-runners in the mix to replace Russia to EU | NJ AYUK | Mauritania and Senegal have laid the groundwork necessary for BP, Kosmos, and their contractors to establish an offshore production complex, with development wells connected to a floating production …

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DR Congo in EAC

  Finally becomes 7th partner State Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | On July 11, the Democratic Republic of Congo officially became the seventh member of the East African Community after depositing the ‘instrument of ratification’ with the East African Community Secretary General at the bloc’s headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania. …

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Universal COVID-19 vaccine

Pfizer and BioNTech to test a candidate | THE INDEPENDENT | Pfizer and BioNTech announced a new clinical trial for universal COVID-19 vaccine candidates.They say the candidates will include T-cell enhancing shots and pan-coronavirus shots that “protect against the broader family of viruses and its mutations.” A key challenge for …

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The African Union at 20

Some reason to cheer, but lots of work ahead | CHRIS CHANGWE NSHIMBI | The European Union (EU) has lived up to the primary reason it was created – ensuring that member states will not wage physical war against one another, but settle their differences amicably. It owes some of …

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Meta’s machine breaks language barriers

Artificial Intelligence helps translate over 200 African languages | THE INDEPENDENT | Meta (www.Facebook.com) announced on July 06 that it has built and open sourced ‘No Language Left Behind’ NLLB-200, a single AI model that is the first to translate across 200 different languages, including 55 African languages with state-of-the-art …

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