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WFP secures 71 mln USD to address food crisis in Africa

Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | The World Food Programme (WFP) said Thursday it has received a 71.44-million-U.S. dollar donation from the European Union to tackle the food crisis in 11 countries in eastern and southern Africa. WFP said the funds received through its humanitarian aid department have been immediately put to …

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EU earmarks UGX 232 Billion to support Uganda’s climate change goals

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has announced up to Shillings 232 billion to finance Uganda’s climate change contributions. The money is part of seven years commitment plan to support the country achieve its environmental protection targets. The money is meant to support different interventions to boost afforestation …

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Putin offers additional gas supply to Europe

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russia is ready to deliver additional volumes of natural gas to the European Union in the autumn-winter period, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday. One of the two branches of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline has survived the recent leak incident and Russia is willing to send …

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EU, private sector slam low funding for tourism sector

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has joined the Ugandan tourism sector and the civil society to demand increased government funding for the sector. The tourism sector is Uganda’s top foreign exchange earner, valued at US$ 1.6 billion in 2019/2020, while the number of foreign visitors was about …

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EU imposes more sanctions on Russia

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union on Thursday imposed more sanctions on Russia over its conflict with Ukraine, including a ban on gold imports and the tightening of export controls on high-technology goods. The “reinforced, prolonged EU sanctions against the Kremlin send a strong signal to Moscow: we will …

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Ukraine needs no “surrogates” for EU candidate status: FM

Kiev, Ukraine | Xinhua | Kiev doesn’t support any compromise formula of granting Ukraine European Union (EU) candidate status, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Thursday. “We do not need surrogates for EU candidate status that show second-class treatment of Ukraine and hurt the feelings of Ukrainians,” Kuleba tweeted. He urged …

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Lawyer Eron Kiiza shortlisted for prestigious EU Human Rights Defenders Award

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Two Ugandan lawyers Eron Kiiza and Primah Kwagala, have been shortlisted for the prestigious 2022 Human Rights Defenders Award by the European Union. They were shortlisted alongside another local human rights defender Kayinga Yuddu Misito, the Coordinator of Community Transformation Foundation Network-COTFONE, which operates in the …

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EU ministers fail to decide on sanctions against Russian oil

Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | European Union foreign ministers did not decide on sanctions targeting Russia’s oil and gas, EU’s High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said on Monday. Addressing the media following a meeting of the EU’s foreign ministers in Luxembourg, Borrell said that although no …

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