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GRAFT: Angola’s Dos Santos ready to fight in court

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola’s ex-president who is at the centre of an anti-graft investigation, on Thursday vowed she was ready to fight against what she called “misleading and untrue” allegations. Dos Santos, dubbed ‘the princess’ in Angola, is accused of using …

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Portuguese banker cited in ‘Luanda Leaks’ found dead

 Angola’s ex first daughter Isabel dos Santos charged with fraud Luanda, Angola | AFP | Isabel dos Santos, the tycoon daughter of Angola’s former president, has been charged with money laundering and mismanagement, Angolan prosecutors said, as they launched a bid Thursday to have the billionairess and other suspects return …

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Now, China jails scientist who gene-edited babies

Beijing, China | AFP | A Chinese court on Monday sentenced the doctor who claimed to be behind the world’s first gene-edited babies to three years in prison for illegal medical practice, state media reported. He Jiankui, who shocked the scientific community last year by announcing the birth of twins …

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‘Mass stabbing’ reported at US rabbi’s house

Washington, United States | AFP |  Multiple people were stabbed at a Jewish place of worship in upstate New York late Saturday night, a public affairs group said. “At 9:50 this eve, a call came in about a mass stabbing… It’s the house of a Hasidic Rabbi. 5 patients with …

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IGP Ochola lists major crime challenges of 2019

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With only few days left to end this year, Inspector General of Police –IGP Okoth Ochola, has listed the major crime incidents that puzzled them in the 12 months’ period. Ochola, highlighted the mobile money shootings, strangulation of boda boda riders and home break-ins targeting …

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Khashoggi son welcomes Saudi court verdict, Turkey slams it

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  The son of murdered Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi welcomed a court verdict Monday that saw five people sentenced to death over the killing, saying justice had been served. “Fairness of the judiciary is based on two principles, justice and swift litigation,” Salah Khashoggi, who …

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Chinese national killed in Kampala suburb

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Jinja Road Police Station has launched an inquiry into the death of a Chinese national only identified as Fan. Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire, said Fan’s death was brought to police’s attention on Friday morning by his colleague, Zhang Chunmu. According to …

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Reviewing Museveni’s 10 point security plan

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A week after the shooting of the late Ibrahim Abiriga, the former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament in June last year President, Yoweri Museveni addressed Parliament about the state of security in the country. At the time, the country was grappling with a number …

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