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Political crisis casts shadow on Sudan’s already fragile economy

Khartoum, Sudan | Xinhua | The impact of the resignation of Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok will spill over from politics to the country’s already fragile economic situation, Sudanese economic analysts said on Tuesday. In an obvious sign, after months of recovery and stability, the exchange rates of the Sudanese pound …

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Heavy security deployment in Kayunga in anticipation of protests

Kayunga, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The police and army have been deployed in Kayunga district in anticipation of protests from supporters of National Unity Platform-NUP. On Friday morning, the Kayunga returning officer Jennifer Kyobutungi declared Andrew Muwonge as the winner of the district LC5 by-election with 31,830 votes while his …

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Anti Atwine protestors frustrated over case delay

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The two suspects facing trial for staging a protest calling for the removal of the Health Ministry Permanent Secretary, Dr. Diana Atwine were disappointed on Tuesday morning when they learnt that their case had been pushed to November 25, 2021. Augustine Ojobile and Sharif …

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Civil unrest disrupts health services in S. Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | Xinhua | South Africa’s National Department of Health said on Tuesday that health services were disrupted in the country due to the ongoing protests. “The recent violent protests have impacted the vaccination rollout and also disrupted access to essential healthcare services including collection of chronic medication by …

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Opposition cannot defeat NRM by force – Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has acknowledged that security forces made mistakes leading to the death of several Ugandans during the November 2020 protests ahead of the general election. He made the revelation during the 32nd Heroes Day anniversary ceremony at Kololo Independence grounds held under …

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