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Juan Guaido: the ‘kid’ taking on Venezuela’s Maduro

  Caracas, Venezuela | AFP | Juan Guaido proudly calls himself a “survivor.” He will need to be: the bold young politician, head of Venezuela’s opposition-controlled legislature, became public enemy number one when he declared himself interim president Wednesday, defying embattled President Nicolas Maduro. Guaido did not set out to …

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Women entrepreneurship program plunges into funding crisis

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Gender, Labour and Social Development Ministry is stuck with thousands of women groups seeking funding under the Uganda Women Entrepreneurship Program- UWEP. The program, in its third year of implementation continues to suffer consistent decline in budgetary allocations from Ministry of Finance, Planning and …

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ANALYSIS: Maize price crisis

Why government needs to think beyond Shs100bn loan facility Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The government recently made a policy announcement targeting maize farmers and traders. It promised to provide Shs100bn as loan facility, through the Bank of Uganda’s Agriculture Credit Facility to maize traders to enable them buy the …

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Facebook gets thumbs down for handling of data scandal

Paris, France | AFP | When it comes to its handling of the scandal over how its users’ data was harvested to help elect US President Donald Trump, Facebook gets an almighty thumbs down from crisis management experts. Public relations specialists questioned by AFP were damning in their verdict of …

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Kadaga blames African leaders for worsening refugee crisis

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has criticized African leaders for the influx of mainly African refugees to Europe and North America. Kadaga said African refugees make dangerous crossings through the Mediterranean, fleeing harsh economic conditions and conflicts in their countries. “Today, many of our countries are independent, …

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Putin says he will ‘never’ give Crimea back to Ukraine

Moscow, Russia | AFP | Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that under no circumstances would he give Crimea back to Ukraine, speaking in a new documentary released Sunday ahead of his expected re-election in next week’s poll. “What, have you gone mad?” he told a journalist who asked him if …

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Zimbabwe crisis: What we know

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | Zimbabwe is locked in one of its worst political crises since independence with strongman Robert Mugabe refusing to resign despite a military takeover, mass street protests and possible impeachment. Here is a snapshot of the ongoing turmoil: – Vice president sacked – November 6: Mugabe …

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THIS WEEK: ICC starts full probe into Burundi crisis

THIS WEEK: ICC starts full probe into Burundi crisis Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Just weeks after Burundi officially exited from the International Criminal Court (ICC), judges of the court on Nov. 09 authorized the office of the prosecutor to commence probe into the political and security crisis in the …

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