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U.S. Ambassador to promote Ugandan coffee in America

Seattle, US | THE INDEPENEDENT | More than twenty Ugandan Coffee Roasters will join coffee professionals from around the world for the Specialty Coffee Association’s annual Specialty Coffee Expo this week. The five-day expo opening this Thursday in Seattle, Washington, will be used to tap into the unexploited American coffee …

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Xavi named global ambassador by 2022 World Cup organisers

Doha, Qatar | AFP | Former World Cup winner Xavi Hernandez was named as a global ambassador for the 2022 World Cup local organising committee in Qatar on Sunday. The 38-year-old, who is currently playing for Qatari side Al Sadd, will be an ambassador for the organisation “responsible for delivering the …

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Madhvani presents credentials to International Renewable Energy Agency

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Nimisha J. Madhvani, Uganda’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates, has been appointed as the country’s Permanent Representative to the Abu Dhabi-based International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Ambassador Nimisha Madhvani presented her credentials as Uganda’s Permanent Representative to Adnan Z. Amin, Director-General of the IRENA, …

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Amb. Wonekha presents credentials to Rwanda President Kagame

Kigali, Rwanda | MOFA | Uganda’s High Commissioner in Kigali Oliver Wonekha has presented credentials to Rwanda President Paul Kagame at Urugwiro village (Presidential residence). Wonekha informed Kagame that she was aware of the good relations the countries share and promised to build on the successes of her predecessor to uphold …

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UGANDA: US ambassador’s civil rights concerns misplaced

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Government spokesman has said US Ambassador Deborah Malac’s concerns over freedom of expression in the country are misplaced. The US Mission issued a statement on Thursday morning stating that “The UnitedStates is deeply concerned that recent arrests and raids stifle the Ugandan people’s right to free expression and …

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New US envoy reassures Japan over security pact

Narita, Japan | AFP | The new US ambassador to Japan on Thursday reassured the country of an “ironclad” commitment to their security alliance, but urged Tokyo to step up its role in the pact, amid heightened tensions over North Korea’s missile threats. Tokyo remains on alert against potential military provocations …

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US attorney general Sessions recuses self from Trump campaign probes

Washington, United States | AFP |  Embattled US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he would recuse himself from any investigations into President Donald Trump’s 2016 election campaign. But after receiving a strong endorsement from Trump, Sessions did not bow to pressure to step down over charges he lied …

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Assassination in Turkey: what we know

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Russia’s ambassador to Ankara was shot dead in a brazen attack by an off-duty Turkish policeman at an art exhibition on Monday in what both sides branded an “act of terror” aimed at damaging their improving ties. The assassination, by a lone gunman shouting “Allahu …

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Assassination in Turkey: what we know so far

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP |  The Russian ambassador to Ankara was shot dead in a brazen attack by a Turkish policeman in a cultural centre on Monday in what both sides branded an “act of terror.” The assassination, by a sharp-suited gunman shouting “Don’t forget Aleppo”, came after days of …

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