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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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France to introduce tax on large internet, tech firms

Paris, France | AFP | France will introduce its own tax on large internet and technology companies from January 1, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Monday amid difficulties in finalising a new EU-wide levy. France has been pushing hard for a new so-called “GAFA tax” — named after Google, …

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France ‘the sick man of Europe’: Polish foreign minister

Warsaw, Poland | AFP | France is “the sick man of Europe” and its problems are hurting the region, Poland’s foreign minister said Monday, citing the “yellow vests” protest movement and last week’s jihadist attack. “France is the sick man of Europe, it is a drag on Europe while Poland …

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Uganda secures Sh16bn to boost coffee, cocoa exports to EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has received a grant of sh16 billion to boost exports of coffee and cocoa to the European Union and other global markets. Finance minister Matia Kasaija and the EU head of delegation Attilio Pacifici signed the financing grant agreement this morning in Kampala. The …

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What next for Brexit as May wins leadership battle?

London, United Kingdom | AFP | What happens to the Brexit process now Prime Minister Theresa May has defeated Wednesday’s challenge to her leadership? Her victory means she will continue to helm Britain’s exit from the European Union next March, and she will likely continue to press the bloc for …

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