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China’s Xi praises normalisation of ties with Norway

Beijing, China | AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday praised the normalisation of relations with Norway, six years after a dispute over the Nobel Peace Prize, as Norway’s prime minister said she was glad to be back. The visit by Erna Solberg is the first high-level exchange since December, …

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Rattled by ‘fake news’, Nordic press dumps April Fools

Stockholm, Sweden | AFP | Swedish and Norwegian newspapers on Friday said they would refrain from the tradition of publishing April Fools’ Day jokes this year over fears that it might spread “fake news”. Magnus Karlsson, editor-in-chief at the daily Smalandsposten said on its website that he doesn’t want the newspaper’s …

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Facebook backs off censoring ‘napalm girl’ photo

  San Francisco, United States | AFP | Facebook backtracked Friday on a decision to censor an iconic Vietnam War photo of a naked girl escaping a napalm bombing, after its block on the historic image sparked outrage. The online giant stopped short of apologizing, saying the image had been …

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Why Top Bujagali investor quit

Norwegian firm SN Power set to consolidate position in Ugandan economy, writes Isaac Khisa SG Bujagali Holdings Ltd, a company incorporated in Mauritius and which partially owned interests in the 250MW Bujagali hydropower project is bowing out. The firm, an affiliate of Sithe Global Power, part of Blackstone Group, the …

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SN Power ready to take on Bujagali power challenge

SN Power Company from Norway are set to take over the development of the Bujagali hydro-power station in Jinja from SITHE GLOBAL Company. The Norwegian hydro power investors led by the Chief Executive Officer of SN Power Company Torger Lien on Thursday briefed President Yoweri Museveni on their plans. Museveni assured …

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