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Angola rejects EU poll observers’ demands

Luanda, Angola | AFP | Angola has rejected conditions demanded by an EU election observer mission that had been preparing to witness next month’s polls in the country, state media reported Monday. The European team had called for unfettered access to polling stations across the vast southern African nation during the …

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Brexit talks ‘get to work’ despite UK infighting

  Brussels, Belgium | AFP | Britain and the EU vowed to get to the “heart of the matter” as they launched fresh Brexit negotiations in Brussels on Monday, even as bitter infighting gripped the British government. Brexit minister David Davis met EU negotiator Michel Barnier for a second round of …

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Fresh Brexit talks begin with ‘clock ticking’

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |Britain and the European Union launch a new round of fraught Brexit negotiations Monday with Brussels pressing weakened British Prime Minister Theresa May to quickly set out her divorce strategy. Brexit minister David Davis travels to Brussels to meet Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief negotiator, for …

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EU’s Schmidt challenges govt on health, education

Low cost of production is crucial for private sector-led growth – President Museveni Kampala, Uganda| PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has stressed the need to lower the cost of production for the private sector led growth to yield positive results. The President made the observations Thursday at State House, Entebbe during a meeting …

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AU SUMMIT 29: Africa’s need is bigger than ever

ANALYSIS: Despite gains, Somalia isn’t filling the governance vacuum in regions recovered from al-Shabaab Addia Ababa, Ethiopia| BY PSC REPORT | ISS TODAY| Now more than ever, Africa needs the help of the African Union (AU) and its partners in tackling security threats and other ongoing crises – particularly in the …

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Google hit with record 2.4 bn euro EU fine

Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The EU hit Google with a record 2.4-billion-euro fine Tuesday for illegally favouring its shopping service in search results, in a fresh assault on US firms that risks the wrath of President Donald Trump. Hard-charging European Commission competition chief Margrethe Vestager said the tech giant …

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EU pledges $95m to Uganda for South Sudan refugees

Arua, Uganda | Michael O’Hagan | AFP |  The EU pledged 85 million euros ($95 million) to Uganda on Thursday as UN chief Antonio Guterres urged donors to give 20 times that amount to help the country deal with nearly one million refugees from South Sudan. Guterres visited a refugee …

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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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