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BREXIT DEAL!

  EU’s Juncker says ‘fair’ Brexit deal agreed with UK Brussels, Belgium | AFP |  The president of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, said Thursday that Brussels had come to an agreement with Britain on a Brexit withdrawal agreement to be presented to EU leaders. “Where there is a will, …

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Pelosi clashes with Trump, again

Trump, Pelosi clash in heated White House meeting on Syria Washington, United States | AFP |  Top congressional Democrats walked out of a fractious White House meeting on Syria policy Wednesday when US President Donald Trump attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a “third-rate politician.” One of the Democrats attending …

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Sudan peace talks stall as rebel group halts talks over attack

  Juba, South Sudan | AFP |  Sudan peace talks stalled before they began in Juba on Wednesday as a key rebel grouping said it refused to negotiate with Khartoum, claiming government forces were still bombarding its territory. Juba is hosting talks between the government of new prime minister Abdalla …

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FDC appoints 2021 Mobilization Team

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party has appointed a grass root mobilization team ahead of the 2021 general elections. Addressing journalists on Monday at the party headquarters in Najjanakumbi, FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says that team will traverse different parts of the country …

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Museveni, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Abiy eye Sudan solution

    Juba, South Sudan |  THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Nobel Peace laureate, Ethiopian Prime Minister  Dr. Abiy Ahmed and Ugandan President Yower Museveni, have arrived in Juba for a Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) consultative meeting aimed at reconciling the Sudan Transitional Government and the Sudanese Armed Groups. Also …

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S.Africa court rules ex-leader Zuma must face corruption trial

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa | AFP |   South Africa’s scandal-plagued former president Jacob Zuma will face trial on corruption charges over a 1990s arms deal, a court ruled Friday, in one of multiple alleged graft cases over his long political career. The court dismissed Zuma’s bid for a permanent stay of …

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IGP: There will be no Bobi Wine Independence Day Concert

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Inspector-General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has cancelled Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine’s independence music show. Ochola in his letter dated October 2nd, but released on Tuesday to Kampala Metropolitan police, said Kyagulanyi did not consider the plans for …

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Nigeria’s Buhari unveils record $33.8 billion budget

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP |  Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday unveiled a record budget plan to lawmakers, ramping up ambitious spending goals for his second term in charge. The draft budget increased more than 13 percent from last year at 10.33 trillion naira — around $33.8 billion (30.8 billion …

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