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Trump’s scandal-hit health secretary resigns

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump’s embattled health secretary was forced out of the US administration Friday amid a scandal over his use of costly private jets for government travel. Tom Price was the latest top official to join in a stream of steady and embarrassing exits …

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Burundi radio station suspended for criticising killings

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  The director of a Burundi radio station said Friday his outlet is being temporarily taken off air after criticising the government over the killings of dozens of refugees in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). CCIB FM+, which is run by Burundi’s chamber of commerce, …

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Kenya police ordered to investigate election officials

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya’s chief prosecutor has ordered the police and anti-corruption agency to investigate the country’s election commission for alleged “irregularities and illegalities” in the conduct of August’s annulled presidential poll. Director of public prosecutions Keriako Tobiko said the wide-ranging investigations into the Independent Electoral and Boundaries …

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Kremlin confirms Trump lawyer emailed Kremlin during campaign

Moscow, Russia | AFP | President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on Wednesday confirmed that the Kremlin last year received an email from a lawyer working for then-presidential candidate Donald Trump about building a Trump Tower skyscraper in Moscow. Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists that the Trump Organization’s chief counsel at the …

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LAND PROBE: Jinja land file goes missing

Land probe: Key government file goes missing at Uganda Land Commission Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |   The Chairman of the Uganda Land Commission Baguma Isoke has this afternoon told the ongoing Commission of Inquiry into land matters that a file containing lease documents for government property in Jinja has gone missing. …

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Pakistan’s PM’s fall new consequence of Panama Papers

Panama City, Panama | AFP | The disqualification on Friday of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from public office over long-running corruption allegations is the latest twist in the so-called Panama Papers scandal: – What are the Panama Papers? – A trove of 11.5 million digital records from the Panamanian …

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VIDEO: Otafiire implicated in illegal Jinja land giveaway

VIDEO: Otafiire implicated in illegal Jinja land giveaway Kampala, Uganda | NTV UGANDA | Justice and Constitutional affairs Minister Maj Gen Kahinda Otafiire has been cited in the giveaway of land to a private property developer in Jinja Municipal council in 2011. Emmanuel Olaunah Orum, the then under secretary in the ministry of trade and …

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‘I did not collude’: Jared Kushner

Washington, United States | AFP |  Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner flatly denied on Monday there had been any collusion between Russia and members of his father-in-law Donald Trump’s campaign for president. The following are key quotes and dates from Kushner’s statement submitted to the US House and Senate …

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White House on edge as Mueller quietly pursues Russia probe

Washington, United States | AFP | For two months, Robert Mueller — the lanky, 72-year-old independent prosecutor investigating the Russia scandal — has worked in virtual silence in a nondescript government office building in downtown Washington. But even without saying a word, the former FBI director and no-nonsense prosecutor has …

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