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Intense week of talks ahead of Brexit showdown summit

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | European governments get their own say on Brexit this week as they debate future ties with London in the run-up to Sunday’s summit to sign Britain’s divorce papers. Ministers from the other 27 EU member states are in Brussels on Monday at the start of …

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Macron says strong Europe needed to prevent global ‘chaos’

Berlin, Germany | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday urged a Franco-German push to make Europe a stronger and more confident global player that could prevent “chaos” on the world stage. Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel have used a series of war anniversaries to project unity as …

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What next? Britain, Brexit and Theresa May

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Despite facing a fierce backlash to her draft Brexit deal, British Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed to fight on. Amid cabinet resignations and moves by her own MPs to oust her, the battle to save the EU withdrawal agreement and her own political …

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UK’s May wins cabinet backing for Brexit deal

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May won the support of her cabinet on Wednesday for a draft divorce deal with the European Union that has put both Brexit and her leadership at stake. May emerged from a five-hour meeting with ministers that had sent the …

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Merkel calls for a ‘real, true’ European army

Strasbourg, France | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday made a clear call for a future European army, in an apparent rebuke to US President Donald Trump who has called such proposals “very insulting”. Addressing European MEPs on her vision for the future of Europe, Merkel also called …

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COMMENT: Potential of EU-Africa trade

Research suggests for Africa to avoid losses, focus should be on strengthening AfCFTA and EPAs die COMMENT | CARLOS LOPES | China’s use of trade and investment links to expand its influence in Africa is fueling growing concern in some European capitals. But, instead of complaining about China’s activities, the European …

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EU to increase funding for electricity distribution

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union-EU has promised to provide more funding to boost Electricity distribution in the country. The European Union Ambassadors made the pledge on Tuesday during their three-day retreat in Hoima on a fact finding mission on the major projects funded by EU. Stephanie Rivoal, …

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EU ambassadors applaud government on oil progress

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ugandan government has been applauded for the pace at which it is undertaking projects in the Oil and Gas Sector. The Nod came during a tour of key projects in the Albertine Graben by a team of Ambassadors from the European Union currently in …

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Macron urges European army to defend against Russia, US

Paris, France | AFP | French President Emmanuel Macron called Tuesday for a “real European army” as the continent marks a century since the divisions of World War I, to better defend itself against Russia and even the United States. Macron, who has pushed for a joint European Union military …

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EU recalls envoy from Tanzania

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | The European Union said Saturday it has recalled its chief representative in Tanzania to Brussels for discussions, following reports he had been asked to leave by the government. Roeland van de Geer “has been recalled by his headquarters to Brussels to meet next week with …

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