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Why nations must follow money from environmental crimes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the global anti-money laundering watchdog— estimates that environmental crime is one of the most profitable criminal enterprises, generating around USD 110 to 281 billion in criminal gains each year; however, its latest figures suggest that less than 1 …

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Museveni backs European Union ban of coffee linked to deforestation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has expressed support for the European Union’s regulations aimed at only accepting coffee exports from registered farmers and those grown on non-deforested lands. Recently, the European Parliament approved a landmark deforestation law banning imports into the European Union of coffee, beef, …

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EU agrees to open accession talks with Ukraine, Moldova

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM | THE INDEPENDENT | European Union (EU) leaders agreed on Thursday to open EU accession talks with Ukraine and Moldova and to grant candidate status to Georgia. The EU will also open negotiations with Bosnia and Herzegovina once the necessary degree of compliance with the membership criteria is …

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Türkiye may part ways with EU if necessary: Erdogan

Instabul, Türkiye | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday said that Türkiye may “part ways with the European Union (EU),” suggesting that his country may end the bid to join the European bloc. “The European Union is trying to break away from Türkiye,” Erdogan told journalists in Istanbul before …

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European Union launches Youth Sounding Board in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union Delegation to Uganda has inaugurated a 20-member Youth Sounding Board, a body of young Ugandans, who will help in shaping and implementing EU programmes and strategies in the country for more inclusiveness. The inauguration is part of the EU’s commitment to incorporating …

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EU leaders fail to reach consensus on migration

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Union (EU) leaders failed to reach consensus on migration Friday after a two-day summit. Poland and Hungary continued to oppose a proposed obligation for EU countries to welcome migrants to their land or else pay a fee of 20,000 euros (21,826 U.S. dollars) for each …

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European Union gives Uganda sh61 billion for refugees

Nakivale, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The European Union (EU) has announced a €15 million fund (sh61 billion) to support Uganda’s response for refugees. The three-year funding will be allocated to improving water, sanitation, hygiene, healthcare, energy, education, and environmental conditions for both the refugees and the host communities. The …

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EU approves 116 mln USD to boost security in Somalia

Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The European Union has approved 110 million euros (about 116.6 million U.S. dollars) for stabilization efforts in Somalia battling al-Shabab terrorists across the country. The EU said it will add 90 million dollars to the resources already mobilized for African Union Transition Mission in Somalia (ATMIS) for …

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Stop exporting cancer causing products to Africa, Tayebwa tells EU

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker, Thomas Tayebwa has rallied developing countries to jointly reject what he described as unfair trade and deceitful practices by the European Union. Speaking at the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Parliamentary conference in Brussels, Belgium, Tayebwa condemned the EU member states for exporting …

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