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Pentagon authorizes $1 bn for Trump’s border wall

Washington, United States | AFP | Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan has authorized $1 billion to build part of the wall sought by Donald Trump along the US-Mexico border, the first funds designated for the project under the president’s emergency declaration. The Department of Homeland Security asked the Pentagon to …

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TOGO: Internal squabbles cause opposition to crumble

Lome, Togo | AFP | Afiwa Yogue sells material for a living in Togo’s capital, Lome, and is disillusioned with the West African country’s opposition leaders. “We walked for months under the hot sun and sometimes in the rain, hoping to bring about the end of the regime,” the 34-year-old …

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Here are the key findings of the Mueller report

Washington, United States | AFP | US Attorney General Bill Barr released a summary Sunday of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report into allegations that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidental election. Here are the main findings of the two-year investigation the president regularly denounced as …

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Russia probe ‘an illegal takedown that failed:’ Trump

West Palm Beach, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump slammed the two-year probe into his links with Russia as “an illegal takedown that failed” on Sunday, and said he had been completely cleared by the results. “It’s a shame our country had to go through this. To be …

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Trump signs first veto

Washington, United States | AFP | Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency Friday, overriding congressional opposition to secure emergency funds to build more walls on the US-Mexico border. Trump declared in the Oval Office that he was “proud” to sign the veto. It came after he suffered …

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‘Violent people not part of People Power’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has appealed to his supporters to disassociate themselves from violence. The firebrand musician-turned politician who is the defacto leader of the “People Power” movement says violence is not part of their philosophy. As a result, he …

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