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BORIS: Economic growth presents Uganda new opportunities

Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has hailed Uganda for sustaining economic growth over the years. “The country seems to be growing well. The strong economic growth presents real opportunities,.” Johnson said after meeting Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday night. Other than trade and …

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Trump to slash foreign aid in ‘hard power’ budget plan

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump will propose drastic cuts to America’s foreign aid and environmental programs in a security-heavy first budget blueprint to be released later Thursday. In a plan designed to translate bold campaign promises into dollar and cent commitments, the Republican leader will propose …

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President Trump’s new travel ban: key points

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump’s administration issued a revised immigration ban Monday that temporarily freezes US visa issuance to anyone from six mostly-Muslim countries and halts for 120 days all refugee arrivals. Here are the key points: – What’s new in the revised order? – Iraq, …

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Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor

Washington, United States | AFP |  President Donald Trump named US Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor on Monday, taking over the post left vacant after Michael Flynn’s resignation. Trump called McMaster, a career Army officer and prominent expert on counterinsurgency warfare, a “man of …

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Intel hub set up in Uganda to fight shadowy rebel group

Kasese, Uganda | AFP | Countries in Africa’s Great Lakes region launched an intelligence nerve centre in Uganda Saturday to better coordinate the fight against a rebel group responsible for massacres in neighbouring DR Congo. A string of bloody killings in which civilians have mostly been hacked to death around …

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Russia calls for ‘post-West’ world order

Munich, Germany | AFP |  Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wanted to establish a “pragmatic” relationship with the United States. Lavrov was speaking at the Munich Security Conference shortly after US Vice President Mike …

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Secret Service probes object thrown at Trump motorcade

Palm Beach, United States | AFP |  The US Secret Service launched an investigation Friday, after an object was hurled at Donald Trump’s motorcade as it traveled to his Florida resort. As Trump’s motorcade was moving from the airport at West Palm Beach to his Mar-a-Lago home earlier Friday, an …

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US Secret Service chief to retire

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Secret Service chief Joseph Clancy will retire in early March, the elite agency tasked with protecting the US president said Tuesday. A former head of US President Barack Obama’s detail, Clancy returned from a previous retirement to steer the agency two years ago, …

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White House tries to insulate Trump from Russia scandal

Washington, United States | AFP | The White House battled Tuesday to insulate Donald Trump from a scandal over his top aide’s contacts with Russia, as it emerged that the president was aware of the problem for weeks before acting. With calls for an independent investigation gathering pace, the White …

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Flynn resigns as Trump’s national security advisor

Washington, United States | AFP |  The White House announced Monday that Michael Flynn has resigned as President Donald Trump’s national security advisor, amid escalating controversy over his contacts with Moscow. In his formal resignation letter, Flynn acknowledged that in the period leading up to Trump’s inauguration: “I inadvertently briefed …

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