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Ethiopia’s internal conflict explained

The East African country has descended into an increasingly bloody civil conflict | SIMON MARKS | Violence in Ethiopia’s northern state of Tigray has escalated in recent weeks, with hundreds of soldiers and an untold number of civilians killed in a worsening dispute between regional forces and the national government. …

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EU not to compile report for 2021 polls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union (EU) delegation in Uganda says that they will not compile an official report on the 2021 polls. According to Attilio Pacifici the European Union (EU) Ambassador, they will organize among the embassies forming the EU delegation Diplomatic Watch, which he described as …

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EU, environmentalists demand Govt position on Murchison Falls

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union delegation to Uganda and a section of environmentalists have asked for the government position regarding plans to have a hydro-power dam constructed on Murchison Falls. The EU ambassadors led by the Head of Delegation Attilio Pacifici have since Monday been on a …

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UDB receives applications for tourism sector grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Development Bank-UDB has so far received 41 applications from tourism operators seeking to access funds to recover from the effects of Covid-19. In July, the Ministry of Tourism negotiated a 6M Euro (25.2 billion) stimulus package from the EU towards the private …

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UK farmers concerned over low quality meat imports after Brexit

London, UK | Xinhua | For Alan West, a recently retired sheep farmer and agricultural lecturer based in South East England, concern is growing over Britain’s position on the standards of imported meat and the fate of the British farm industry. Earlier this week, MPs rejected the latest attempt to require …

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Local Film Industry gets huge boost

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of Uganda through the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development has partnered with the European Union (EU) and UNESCO in a joint project aimed at supporting the development of the local film industry. The project will create measures to provide a tax …

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EU unveils new action plan to tackle racism

Brussels, Belgium | XINHUA | The European Commission on Friday unveiled its plan to step up enforcement and raise more awareness about racism, with the ultimate goal being a radical shift in people’s mindset that such behavior is not tolerated in the Europan Union (EU). “It is time to acknowledge …

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EU not acting in good faith over Brexit deal

London, UK | XINHUA | British Prime Minister Boris Johnson told a parliamentary committee Wednesday he did not believe the European Union (EU) was negotiating a Brexit deal with Britain in good faith. Johnson spent more than an hour being grilled by the House of Commons Liaison Committee, made up …

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