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Court overturns elections in new municipalities

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  |  The Constitutional Court has overturned the election of six members of parliament in newly created municipalities across the country. The affected are Patrick Ocan, the Apac Municipality Member of Parliament, Elioda Tumwesigye, Sheema Municipality, Tarsis Rwaburindore Bishanga, Ibanda Municipality, Hashim Sulaiman, Nebbi Municipality, Asuman Basalirwa, …

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Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Prime Minister Boris Johnson called on Britons to put years of bitter divisions over the country’s EU membership behind them as he vowed to use his resounding election victory to finally deliver Brexit next month. Johnson’s ruling Conservatives won their best result for three decades …

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Tories’ Brexit outcasts take on Johnson as independents

Tring, United Kingdom | AFP |  Only a few months ago, David Gauke was a Conservative minister. Now he’s standing in Britain’s upcoming election as an independent, hoping to deprive the party and its prime minister of victory. “With a majority, Boris Johnson would be able to proceed with a reckless …

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Trump to attend NATO summit in London, days before UK vote

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump will visit Britain for NATO’s 70th-anniversary summit next month, the White House said Friday, in a trip falling days before the country votes in a general election. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to retain power in the December 12 …

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Botswana awaits results in cliffhanger election

Gaborone, Botswana | AFP | Botswana voted Wednesday in a cliffhanger election set to test the decades-long dominance of the ruling party and challenge the country’s image of stability. The southern African nation’s 2,200 polling stations started closing at 1700 GMT as many were still waiting in queues to cast their …

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British PM could target election as EU mulls Brexit extension

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could pivot towards a general election as the EU mulls granting a Brexit deadline extension on Wednesday, after a fresh twist to the divorce saga cast doubt over his hopes of leaving on October 31. In tense parliamentary votes on …

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Portugal’s Antonio Costa, shrewd dealmaker poised for re-election

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP |  Portugal’s Socialist Prime Minister Antonio Costa, tipped to win a second term in an election on Sunday, is a shrewd tactician who balanced the budget without losing the support of hard-left parties that propped up his minority government. The white-haired former mayor of Lisbon, of Indian …

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