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Belgium to seek compensation in tainted-eggs scandal

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The Belgian government said Wednesday that it would take legal action to obtain compensation for businesses that lost money over insecticide-tainted eggs that were shipped across the European Union and as far away as Hong Kong. The government pledged the civil action as part of several …

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Tainted eggs scandal spreads to Britain, France

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and France said Monday that some insecticide-tainted eggs may have entered the country, as millions of chickens faced being culled in the Netherlands in a growing European contamination scandal. Belgium meanwhile vowed full transparency about why it kept the scandal secret despite originally learning in …

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Standard Liege coach who sidelined Farouk Miya sacked

FILE photo of Miya in action for his Belgian side Standard Liege Lowly Standard sack Serbian coach who ignored Uganda’s Miya Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Standard Liege have sacked their Serbian coach Aleksandar Jankovic after the iconic Belgian top-flight outfit could only finish ninth in the regular season. “Negative …

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DR Congo suspends military cooperation with Belgium

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo has suspended military cooperation with former colonial power Belgium after Brussels criticised President Joseph Kabila’s choice of prime minister, sources said Friday. “The decision to suspend military cooperation with Belgium has taken effect. This measure was pending since (Belgian Foreign …

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DR Congo at crossroads as opposition chief Tshisekedi dies

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Longtime DR Congo opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi died Wednesday at the age of 84 in Brussels, as talks aiming to end the nation’s political crisis were under way in Kinshasa. “President Tshisekedi died today… in Brussels,” Bruno Tshibala, an official from his Union for …

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Coca-Cola secures African stake from ABInbev

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  Soft drinks giant Coca-Cola has agreed to pay more than three billion dollars to recently-merged AB InBev for control of Africa’s biggest soft drinks bottling company, both companies said Wednesday. On merging with SABMiller in September, Belgian-Brazilian giant AB InBev found itself with 54.5 percent …

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Rumba and beer join UNESCO’s ‘intangibles’

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Cuba’s sensual rumba dance and Belgium’s thriving beer culture brought a new exuberance to UNESCO’s prestigious list of “intangible” heritage on Wednesday. The UN body gave the nod to the rumba, which it said evokes “grace, sensuality and joy”, while it said “making and …

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