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Natalie E Brown confirmed US Ambassador in Uganda

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & URN | President Donald Trump’s choice of ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown has finally been confirmed by the United States Senate. Diplomat Brown, who was picked last November, will replace Ambassador Malac at the US Mission in Kampala. A message from the Senate Thursday …

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Ambassador Aparr burial arrangements finalized, body back

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr has been flown back, a month after he died in Geneva, Switzerland. Aparr who was Uganda’s Head of Mission and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations died on June 10. According to the …

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Kenya to replace South Africa on UN Security Council

Kenya elected to UN Security Council, beating Djibouti United Nations, United States | AFP |  Kenya was elected Thursday to the UN Security Council for 2021-2022, defeating Djibouti after first-round voting by the General Assembly failed to choose between the two candidates. Kenya obtained 129 votes, against 113 in the …

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Merkel snubs Trump invite

Merkel a ‘no’ for Trump’s in-person G7 summit: report Washington, United States | AFP |  German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has suggested he will host despite concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, the Politico website quoted her spokesman …

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Veteran of Entebbe Operation new Israel foreign minister

Israel ex-army chief Ashkenazi to serve as foreign minister: party Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Former Israeli army chief Gabi Ashkenazi, who spent nearly four decades in the military, will be nominated as Israel’s next foreign minister, his Blue and White alliance said Wednesday. Ashkenazi held talks with US Secretary …

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COVID-19: Burundi expels top WHO team

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Burundi has ordered the expulsion of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) expert team backing the country’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, just days before a presidential election. The foreign ministry, in a letter to WHO Africa headquarters and seen by AFP on Wednesday, said the …

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Seoul plays down report on Kim Jong Un health

  Seoul, South Korea | AFP | South Korea played down a report Tuesday that the North’s leader Kim Jong Un was being treated after surgery, as speculation mounted over his absence from a key anniversary. Pyongyang marked the birthday of its late founder, Kim’s grandfather Kim Il Sung, on …

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