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UK parliament deals historic defeat to PM May’s Brexit deal

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain’s parliament on Tuesday voted against Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal by a massive margin, triggering a no confidence vote that could bring down her government. The House of Commons lower house voted 432 to 202 against May’s plan for taking Britain …

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British MP delays giving birth for Brexit vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  A British lawmaker has postponed giving birth in order to vote on Britain’s divorce deal with the EU on Tuesday. Tulip Siddiq, 36, was due to have a Caesarian section on Tuesday but medics have agreed to delay the operation until Thursday so that …

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EU calls for DR Congo vote results to reflect people’s will

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The European Union called Friday for voting results in the Democratic Republic of Congo to reflect the people’s will at what it called a “historic moment toward a democratic transition.” Elections held last Sunday will determine who succeeds President Joseph Kabila, at the helm of …

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Western powers urge DR Congo to restore Internet

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | Leading western powers on Tuesday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to restore internet access, which operators say was cut on government orders a day earlier following presidential elections. They also backed a request by the main Congolese election monitoring organisations to have …

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Tighter EU terrorism tracking measures take effect

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Tighter measures to fight crime and terrorism in the European Union took effect on Friday as the 28-nation bloc seeks to improve security by sharing information more efficiently. New rules that strengthen the Schengen Information System (SIS) should help border guards and law enforcement agencies, …

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DR Congo gives EU 48 hours to withdraw envoy

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo on Thursday told the EU to recall its envoy in retaliation for sanctions against 14 officials, including President Joseph Kabila’s champion in elections three days away. “The government of the Democratic Republic of Congo urges the European Council to proceed without fail …

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Queen warns of ‘tribalism’ in Christmas address

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II warned of religious “tribalism” in a Christmas message on Tuesday delivered against a backdrop of Britain bickering over its impending exit from the EU. The 92-year-old monarch’s tone reflected a sombre mood sweeping the island nation as it ponders the perils …

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EU boosts Uganda’s coffee sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s coffee sector has 3.7million Euros boost to help increase market access to the largest and most lucrative markets in the world. The EU accounts for 30% of the annual global coffee consumption. Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija said, “This intervention will in return help improve …

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