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US ready to talk to North Korea

US seeks talks with North Korea to solve nuke issue Washington, United States | AFP | The United States is not ruling out direct dialogue with North Korea on its nuclear program, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in an interview with National Public Radio. “Obviously, that would be the …

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China more interested in Macron’s marriage than his politics

Beijing, China | AFP | China is closely following France’s presidential election, but web users appear less interested in the politics than the unusual marriage between moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron and his former teacher. Comparisons with the characters of a popular Chinese television drama called “In the Name of the People” …

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Who is Raila Odinga?

Raila Odinga: Kenya’s tenacious, veteran politician Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | At an age when most would be retired, Raila Odinga, Kenya’s veteran opposition leader and one-time prime minister, is to run again for president — his fourth bid to become head of state. The 72-year-old has been a mainstay of …

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Facebook steps up fight on state-led propaganda

Washington, United States | AFP |  Facebook said Thursday it is stepping up its security to counter efforts by governments and others to spread misinformation or manipulate discussions for political reasons. The new effort expands Facebook’s security efforts beyond “abusive” actions such as hacking and financial scams to “more subtle …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Buganda land wrangles

Top stories in the Independent this week:  COVER STORY Buganda land wrangles: Next fight between Kabaka, Museveni? THE LAST WORD Uganda’s declining growth: Why we need to think of how to develop national capacity to manage our economy. NEWS ANALYSIS Kaweesi murder investigation: Kayihura in tight corner as Museveni demands …

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Bobi Wine for MP Kyadondo East?

Ugandan musician, activist and humanitarian Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine looks set to finally have a go at politics. Speaking on NTV Wednesday evening, Bobi Wine stated he is considering “offering himself to serve the people” in the now vacant seat at Kyadondo East. “I am not in this for …

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Nigeria’s Buhari misses second cabinet meeting in a row

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigeria’s president has missed the last two meetings of his cabinet, a senior minister said on Wednesday, in comments likely to fuel fresh speculation about the head of state’s health. Muhammadu Buhari, who spent two months on medical leave in London earlier this year, missed …

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