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Boris Johnson, Brexit champion who delivered

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Even for a maverick politician like Boris Johnson, backing Brexit four years ago was a huge gamble. But it has paid off spectacularly with Britain’s exit Friday from the European Union. The Conservative leader remains a divisive figure, hailed by many for his …

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JOHNSON: Brexit is ‘not an end but a beginning’

  London, United Kingdom | AFP | Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised a “new era of friendly cooperation” with the European Union on Friday as Britain prepared to leave the bloc after almost five decades. In a public address broadcast one hour before Brexit, Johnson acknowledged there may be “bumps …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni and Mbabazi

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni and Mbabazi: NRM Historicals, party leaders, cadres speak out THE WEEK Helicopter crash: World mourns NBA legend Kobe Bryant THE LAST WORD Why economic growth matters: Evidence of how GDP growth has led …

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Now, White House bars Bolton book release over ‘top secret’ material

Washington, United States | AFP |  The White House on Wednesday said that former national security advisor John Bolton cannot publish in its current form a book reportedly containing explosive evidence concerning President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial. The National Security Council said after preliminary review of the manuscript — a …

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Environmentalist joins list of 2021 Presidential aspirants

Mugerwa ready to jump into Uganda Presidential race with New Green Deal Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As the clock ticks towards Uganda’s presidential nominations in August 2020, another person has declared his intentions to challenge President Yoweri Museveni. Timothy Mugerwa, an environmentalist, joins Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu …

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Burundi’s ruling party picks Gen. Ndayishimiye

  Gitega, Burundi | AFP | Burundi’s ruling party said Sunday that party leader General Evariste Ndayishimiye will stand as its candidate in a presidential election in May. Ndayishimiye is an ally of current President Pierre Nkurunziza who will not seek a new mandate after his controversial election to a …

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Museveni says NRM Party aims to end money-lessness

✳ NRM’s 6 areas of focus ✅ House-hold incomes ✅ Education ✅ Illegal evictions ✅ Stealing of health drugs ✅ Opposing corruption ✅ Working on feeder roads Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the NRM Party for being able to correctly diagnose the problems of …

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