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MUSEVENI: Development, democracy key to environment

MUSEVENI:  Underdevelopment, lack of democracy are a challenge to environment conservation  Kampala, Uganda| PPU |  President Yoweri Museveni has said continued underdevelopment and lack of democracy are some of the challenges facing wildlife conservation in Africa. The President was speaking on Wednesday at a press briefing held at Entebbe State House Entebbe to …

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UPDF holds historic graduation for engineers in Jinja

Jinja, Uganda  | US AFRICOM  | Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa commander Brig. Gen. David Furness attended the graduation ceremony for 60 engineers from Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) on July 7, at a Marine base in Jinja, Uganda. The historic graduation of Class 17.2 marked the conclusion of …

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Magogo, Watson in Morocco to discuss radical Nations Cup changes

CAF ‘think tank’ to mull Nations Cup changes Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  New-look Africa Cup of Nations and CAF Champions League competitions could emerge this week from discussions in Morocco that will include FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A two-day CAF symposium begins Tuesday in Rabat and officials, coaches …

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Rapper Akon to buy 50% of African music download service

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | Senegalese-American rapper Akon announced Saturday he would purchase 50 percent of African music download service Musik Bi, as the platform struggles to gain a foothold after its launch 18 months ago. Africa’s first home-grown platform for legal music downloads, Musik Bi launched in Senegal in February …

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G20 launches plan to fight poverty in Rwanda, Ethiopia

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | G20 nations launched an unprecedented initiative Saturday at the group’s summit in Germany to fight poverty in Africa, but critics called the plan half-hearted. Under German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “Investment Compacts”, an initial seven African countries would pledge reforms and receive technical support in order to …

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