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ANALYSIS: Besigye-Museveni talks

European Union joins religious leaders to pile pressure on Museveni Ever since the last general elections to date, a host of organisations and individuals, including two former presidential candidates, have called for a national dialogue over Uganda’s political trajectory. They argue that it is the best way to secure the …

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EU weighs in on Museveni, Besigye talks

The much speculated about talks between longtime political adversaries, President Museveni and Opposition leader, Kizza Besigye got more currency when the European Union (EU), a key development partner of Uganda said the two leaders should have dialogue now so as to avert a situation when matters have spiralled out of …

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EU to end mobile roaming charges in June

Strasbourg, France | AFP | The EU will abolish mobile phone roaming charges from June 15 following a vote in the European Parliament on Thursday. MEPs backed a deal between operators and European Union member states that will mean the end of extra charges when people use their phones abroad in …

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COMMENT: 60 years of the Rome Treaties

Europe looks back with pride and looks forward with hope By: EU envoys The European Union will on 25th March mark 60 years since the signing of the Rome Treaties, the first step towards a united Europe. Since the birth of the European Communities in 1957, the citizens of our …

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Britain delivers letter launching Brexit process

Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain formally launched the process to leave the EU on Wednesday, handing a letter to EU president Donald Tusk formally notifying the bloc, an AFP journalist said. Tim Barrow, Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, personally delivered the letter signed by British Prime Minister Theresa May …

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Brexit job fears stalk Britain’s financial centres

Manchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Worries are whirring in Britain’s smaller financial centres — which together employ far more people than the glamorous City of London — that the looming EU departure will lead to heavy job losses. In Manchester’s buzzing finance district of Spinningfields, a worker at an …

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Erdogan says would be ‘easier’ if EU rejects Turkey bid

Ankara, Turkey | AFP |  Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday lashed out again in the diplomatic row with the European Union saying it would be “easier” if the EU just rejected Turkey’s bid to join the bloc. Turkey and Europe are locked in a bitter dispute after Germany …

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Troubled EU renews vows on 60th anniversary

Rome, Italy | AFP | European Union leaders renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome on Saturday, celebrating the troubled bloc’s 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain. With British Prime Minister Theresa May absent, the other 27 countries signed a new declaration on …

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