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Britain’s May seeks more time from MPs for Brexit talks

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government is seeking to win more time to secure EU concessions on Brexit that could pass parliament and avert a chaotic split from the bloc on March 29. Businesses and governments are on edge because Britain is just weeks away from its scheduled departure from the European …

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May, Juncker hold ‘robust’ Brexit meet, agree new talks

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and the EU agreed Thursday to hold more talks to try to avoid a no-deal Brexit, after a “robust” meeting between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker. A joint statement issued after the talks in Brussels said Juncker had again warned that  November’s withdrawal agreement …

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EITI : Uganda opens up to contract transparency in oil

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cabinet last week made a decision for Uganda to join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative-(EITI). Government Spokesperson, Ofwono Opondo said cabinet agreed to join the initiative as part government’s commitment to accountability and transparency in the oil and gas sector. Ofwono’s revelation drew minimal media …

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Pound falls as May plans fresh Brexit assault

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The pound dropped Monday following weak UK construction data and as Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to try and finally unlock the Brexit stalemate. London’s benchmark FTSE 100 index, featuring large multinationals earning in dollars and euros, climbed to a two-month high above 7,000 points thanks to the weaker …

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Museveni to Guide EAC Political Confederation Constitutional Process

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has been chosen to guide the process of drafting the political confederation constitution, of the East African Community (EAC) This was agreed during the 20th ordinary summit of heads of state held at the East African Community headquarters in Arusha, Tanzania on …

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Key dates in Ivory Coast crisis

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | AFP | Ivory Coast ex-president Laurent Gbagbo, the first former head of state to go on trial before the International Criminal Court in The Hague, was ordered freed by the court on Friday. The court agreed to his release following his acquittal last month on charges of …

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Farewell Facebook: Germany’s Merkel closes account

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Friday she would close her Facebook account, taking another step in a long farewell from politics in her final term in office. In a short video, Merkel thanked her more than 2.5 million followers on the social media site and asked …

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Latest Brexit votes: What happened?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs on Tuesday voted on a series of amendments seeking to show what they want as Brexit approaches on March 29, with Britain currently on course to crash out of the EU without a withdrawal deal. Earlier this month, they rejected the agreement Prime …

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