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MUSEVENI: Love your neighbour with all your heart

Kiruhuura, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has called on Ugandans to love one another as God loves them. Museveni together with the First Lady and Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni joined Christians at St. Luke Nshwerenkye Church of Uganda in Kiruhuura District to celebrate the 2018 …

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Pastor dies after preaching on Christmas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A pastor in Budaka district died on Christmas minutes after delivering his sermon to Christians. The deceased is 34-year-old Julius Mwanika 34, a Pastor at Trinity Chapel Church in Nakibule in Budaka town council. Pastor David Gonahasa, the overseer of born Again Churches in Budaka …

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Queen warns of ‘tribalism’ in Christmas address

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II warned of religious “tribalism” in a Christmas message on Tuesday delivered against a backdrop of Britain bickering over its impending exit from the EU. The 92-year-old monarch’s tone reflected a sombre mood sweeping the island nation as it ponders the perils …

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Travelers want public transport regulated

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Each festival season, operators of public transport hike transport to the high volume of travelers. The most affected are travelers to distant routes to the East and the western Uganda where fares more than double. Transporters take advantage of the absence of checks and balances …

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Austria celebrates 200 years of beloved carol ‘Silent Night’

Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria | AFP | Austria has something special to celebrate this festive period as it marks 200 years since the first performance of one of the world’s most beloved Christmas carols, “Silent Night”. Celebrations of the anniversary will culminate with a special December 24 performance of “Stille …

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Porky peak: Manila pig roasters in Christmas frenzy

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Row upon row of pigs on bamboo spits sizzle slowly over orange embers in Manila just days before Christmas, peak season for the Philippines’ pig roasting “lechoneros”. Smoke rises day and night from their cooking pits in the La Loma area, which brands itself a …

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Macron takes champagne and foie gras to French soldiers in Chad

N’Djamena, Chad | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron paid a pre-Christmas visit to French soldiers in Chad on Saturday, bringing enough champagne, foie gras and chocolate for 1,300 troops along with him. Macron landed at Kossei air base near N’Djamena, the nerve centre of Operation Barkhane, a four-year campaign …

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Christians urged to revisit purpose of Christmas

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Bishop of Namirembe Diocese Wilberforce Kityo Luwalira has appealed to Ugandans to return to the purpose for which Jesus was born in order to have meaningful Christmas celebrations. He says that due to the festivities that surround the commemoration of the birth of Jesus, many …

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No Christmas miracle expected as US govt shutdown looms

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump on Friday gave the clearest signal yet that the US government will partially shut down at midnight, likely leaving hundreds of thousands of federal employees with coal in their Christmas stockings instead of paychecks. Concern — and frustration — in Washington …

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