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Trump impeachment articles read out on US Senate floor

Washington, United States | AFP |  The charges against Donald Trump were read out Thursday on the US Senate floor as the historic impeachment trial of the US president got underway. “In his conduct of the office of President of the United States, and in violation of his constitutional oath… …

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Angola’s Isabel dos Santos considering presidential bid

Isabel dos Santos says run for president ‘possible’ Luanda, Angola | AFP | The billionaire daughter of Angola’s ex-president, Isabel dos Santos, says she would consider running for president in the next election in 2022. Dos Santos is being probed under an anti-graft campaign launched by her father’s successor President …

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Thousands in Gambia rally for ex-president Jammeh’s return

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Thousands of supporters of Gambia’s former dictator Yahya Jammeh demonstrated Thursday on the outskirts of the capital Banjul, demanding his return from exile. The protest came days after the former autocrat was heard in a leaked audio recording insisting that the tiny West African state …

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MP Theodore Ssekikubo re-arrested

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Lwemiyaga County Member of Parliament (MP) Theodore Ssekikubo was rearrested a day after he was granted bail by Masaka Chief Magistrate’s Court. He was picked up by police from his country home in Lwemiyaga Town Council in Sembabule district Wednesday afternoon. Johnston Kamugisha, …

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Trump trial looms as Pelosi to send charges to Senate on Wednesday

Washington, United States | AFP | The US House of Representatives will transmit articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump to the Senate on Wednesday, setting the stage for the US leader’s trial for abuse of power, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced. “Tomorrow, we will transmit those articles & name …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Bobi Wine consultations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY BOBI Wine Consultations: How People Power plans to dodge police roadblocks THE LAST WORD Kampala grinding to a halt: How NRM politics has made Kampala a dysfunctional city and what cannot be done about …

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