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EU launches bio-defense preparedness plan against COVID-19 variants

Brussels, Belgium |  THE INDEPENDENT  | The European Union (EU) on Wednesday stepped up its efforts to detect and fight COVID-19 variants by bringing together various stakeholders to develop new and adapted vaccines. A new project called “HERA Incubator” will gather researchers, biotech companies, manufacturers and public authorities in the EU …

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Govt asks EU to respect Uganda’s sovereignty

Kampala, Uganda |  URN & THE INDEPENDENT |  Government has asked the European Union (EU) Parliament to respect the country’s sovereignty and ensure non-interference if relations between the two is to be sustained.   Uganda response to EU Resolution (CLICK TO READ FULL STATEMENT)  The EU Parliament last week adopted 19 resolutions taking …

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South Sudan urges EU to support lifting of arms embargo

Juba, South Sudan | Xinhua | South Sudan said on Thursday that it’s seeking support from the European Union to help lift the arms embargo and sanctions imposed by the United States following the outbreak of conflict in December 2013. Deng Dau Deng, deputy minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation …

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HUMAN RIGHTS: EU warns Uganda and Rwanda

EU issues statement on reported human rights breaches in Uganda and Rwanda Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT | On Thursday, the European Parliament adopted three resolutions taking stock of the reported human rights situation in Uganda, Rwanda and Kazakhstan. In a statement, the EU parliament said that “Parliament reiterates that …

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EU delegation meets Kyagulanyi in Magere

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT  |  Former National Unity Platform-NUP Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu on Thursday held a meeting with the European Union (EU) delegation. The team was led by the EU head of Delegation in Uganda Attilio Pacifici along with ambassadors representing nine european countries in Uganda. The NUP …

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EU officials express readiness to work with Biden administration

Brussels, Belgium | THE INDEPENDENT |    Top officials of the European Union (EU) rejoiced on Wednesday over the inauguration of the new administration of the United States, expressing their readiness to mend the broken partnership and laying out expectations for renewed transatlantic cooperation. “Today is a very special day. I …

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Uganda’s 2021 electoral process highly tarnished – EU

Kampala, Uganda |THE INDEPENDENT | The European Union has described Uganda’s electoral process as already “highly tarnished” by the excessive use of force by law enforcement and security agencies. Uganda will be going to the polls for parliamentary and presidential elections on 14 January. The EU high representative Josep Borrell says …

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Elections without EU observers

Does it matter that government ignores their recommendations? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | For the first time since the 2006 general elections, the European Union Election Mission will not have election observers in Uganda. Initially they citied the Covid-19 pandemic threat and ensuing travel complications for their absence …

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2021 Election: EU member countries concerned over media, CSOs restrictions

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | A section of European Union (EU) Diplomatic Missions to Uganda have issued statements condemning restrictions on media and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) ahead of the 2021 general election. The statements were today issued by the Embassies of Sweden, Denmark, Ireland and Netherlands on their official …

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European Union, AU sign new partnership to tackle epidemics

Kampala, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) has launched a new partnership to strengthen the capacity of Africa to prepare for and respond to public health threats.  The four-year project dubbed ‘EU for …

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