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Americans worn out by presidential election

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The US presidential election is only a few days away, but for most Americans worn out by the vicious campaign, the vote can’t come soon enough. “People are always somewhat stressed during elections but I’ve never seen it this extreme,” said Judi Bloom, …

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Clinton fends off FBI email fallout as polls narrow

Fort Lauderdale, United States | AFP | Hillary Clinton battled to contain renewed FBI focus on her emails Sunday as Donald Trump blitzed western states in the tightening race for the White House. Nine days before the vote, the 69-year-old former secretary of state hit the campaign trail hard in …

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Trump attacks, Clinton lies low as last debate nears

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump fired off an erratic new broadside at Hillary Clinton on Sunday, making more explosive claims that American media and a conspiracy to commit voter fraud are rigging the presidential election against him. Amid the latest Twitter blasts from the Republican White House …

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MPs question Electoral Commission’s sh37billion for LC polls

Parliament’s public service and local government committee has questioned why the Electoral Commission (EC) requires sh37.5 billion for Local Council elections. Mukono South MP Johnson Muyanja Ssenyonga expressed dissatisfaction with the huge figures allocated for some activities such as the demarcation and harmonization of administrative units and boundaries which was put at sh577m. “Which demarcations …

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Scandal-hit Kenya Olympic board back to work, agree to polls

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Officials from Kenya’s scandal-hit national Olympic governing body returned to their offices on Thursday after the government lifted a one-month ban to allow them to organise elections. Kipchoge Keino, the head of the Kenyan board, is facing corruption allegations but said he was grateful that …

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Rugasira for UCCI presidency

Andrew Rugasira`s name is synonymous with the Good African Coffee brand and for being the first indigenous Ugandan to add value to the country’s coffee and have it available on the European supermarket shelves. He has talked and smelled nothing but coffee in the last two decades. But on Sept. …

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Rugasira seeks to head Uganda chamber of commerce UNCCI

Businessman and author Andrew Rugasira has promised major reforms as he announced his intention to stand for president of what he has described as an ineffective Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UNCCI). “The chamber is a far cry from its original mandate. It is institutionally ineffective, and it has …

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Hillary Clinton diagnosed with pneumonia

New York, United States | AFP | Hillary Clinton cancelled a California fundraising trip after being diagnosed with pneumonia and falling ill Sunday at a 9/11 ceremony, renewing speculation about the Democratic presidential candidate’s health barely eight weeks from Election Day. “Secretary Clinton will not be traveling to California tomorrow …

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Tension as EU observers report ‘anomaly’ in Gabon vote

Libreville, Gabon | AFP |  Pressure mounted on President Ali Bongo of Gabon on Tuesday over a disputed election win after EU observers reported a “clear anomaly” in the vote and former colonial power France and his ex-justice minister urged a recount. Bongo claimed victory in the August 27 poll …

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