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Juncker says Europe can no longer ‘outsource’ protection

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  Europe has to take care of its defence given the shift in US policy, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Friday, promoting a hefty defence fund announced by Brussels. “The protection of Europe can no longer be outsourced,” Juncker told a defence conference in …

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EU ambassador in Uganda Schmidt baffled by Trump decision

EU ambassador in Uganda Schmidt baffled by Trump decision on climate By Independent Reporter and AFP Ambassador Kristian Schmidt, the European Union (EU) Head of Delegation to Uganda, has joined a chorus of world leaders to criticize US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. Many …

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East African leaders press EU to lift Burundi sanctions

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania | AFP |  The presidents of Tanzania and Uganda called Saturday on the EU to lift sanctions on Burundi, but a diplomatic for the European bloc dismissed the appeal. The joint plea, by Yoweri Museveni and John Magufuli came at a meeting of the East African …

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EAC SUMMIT: Museveni promises to resolve EPA disagreement

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has taken over chairmanship of the  East African Community (EAC) from Tanzania’s  John Pole Magufuli with a promise to harmonize the region’s vision on the EU-EAC Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) “I failed to find a solution for EAC EU trade deal but I am optimistic President Museveni will …

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Trump takes perilous first steps on world stage

Washington, United States | AFP | From Riyadh to Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Rome, Brussels and Sicily, Donald Trump left a swirl of domestic woes behind Friday as he embarked on a first foreign trip that will be closely watched in capitals the world over. Trump’s extraordinarily dense first trip — six …

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Museveni, donors clash again on development

President Museveni’s frustration with donors manifested again when he appeared as a panelist at the World Economic Forum in Durban, South Africa rapping the donors for their strenuous demands. Museveni said the incessant conditions Western donors put in place stall projects and stagnate development. He was perturbed with the way …

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