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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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War-ravaged South Sudan at a glance

Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  South Sudan is the world’s youngest country and also one of the poorest, crippled by a devastating civil war that has left tens of thousands dead. As rebel leader Riek Machar was sworn in as vice president ahead of the formation of a new …

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Pompeo pledges ‘collective’ approach to African troop presence

Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday that the United States favoured a “collective” approach with its allies when deciding on troop numbers deployed in Africa against jihadist insurgents. “We’ll get it right, we’ll get it right collectively, I’m convinced of that,” Pompeo told reporters …

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US, Nigeria hope to resolve visa row soon

  Washington, United States | AFP | The United States and Nigeria voiced hope Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s administration would soon lift onerous visa restrictions slapped on Africa’s most populous country, which said it was “blindsided” by its ally. On a previously scheduled visit to Washington, Nigerian Foreign Minister …

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