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DR Congo’s Tshisekedi holds coalition talks with Kabila

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | DR Congo’s recently elected president, Felix Tshisekedi, held talks on Sunday with his predecessor Joseph Kabila on forming a coalition government, a source in Kabila’s entourage told AFP. The talks would open the way to naming a prime minister who would form a coalition government to run the country, …

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Kyambogo University seeks feeding fee increment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Kyambogo University is seeking to increase funding for student meals from 4,000 to 10,000 Shillings a day. University Secretary Charles Okello says the allocation of 4,000 Shillings is not enough to facilitate decent meals for government sponsored students. He said the University is struggling …

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Government needs ugx 16 billion to fight kariba weed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government requires up to 16 billion Shillings to get rid of Kariba weed, an aquatic fern that has blocked parts of Lake Victoria, the Kyoga basin, Lake Kwania, Lake Albert and the Albert Nile. Agriculture Minister Vincent Ssempijja says the weed has reached alarming …

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Sudan protests ‘will not change government’: Bashir

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Defiant Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir said Monday that ongoing protests will not lead to a change in government, as he addressed a rally of cheering supporters in war-torn Darfur. “Demonstrations will not change the government,” Bashir told crowds of supporters gathered in Niyala, the capital of South Darfur state, where …

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US shutdown sends economy into uncharted waters

Washington, United States | AFP | The US government shutdown on Saturday became the longest in history and is taking a growing bite out of the world’s largest economy with each passing day, economists say. While most of the 21 “lapses” in government spending since 1976 left barely a scratch …

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Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Washington, United States | AFP | The partial US government shutdown entered a record 22nd day Saturday, as President Donald Trump remains steadfast in his demand for $5.7 billion to build a Mexico border wall and Democrats in Congress determined to refuse the funds. The impasse has paralyzed Washington, with the president retaliating by refusing …

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Brazil’s new government under Bolsonaro

Brasília, Brazil | AFP | Brazil’s new government under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro includes a star anti-corruption judge as justice minister and a free-market economy minister with broad powers, and sees a third of the slots going to ex-military men. The foreign ministry is to come under a mid-level public …

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