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Huawei exec faces US fraud charges linked to Iran

Vancouver, Canada | AFP | Chinese telecom giant Huawei’s chief financial officer faces US fraud charges related to sanctions-breaking business dealings with Iran, a Canadian court heard Friday, a week after she was detained on an American extradition request. Meng Wanzhou, 46, was arrested in Canada’s Pacific coast city of …

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Melania Trump calls for firing of national security aide

Washington, United States | AFP | US First Lady Melania Trump on Tuesday publicly pushed for the dismissal of deputy national security advisor Mira Ricardel — a rare criticism of a senior administration official by the president’s wife. The rebuke — via a brief statement from the first lady’s spokeswoman …

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Trump says bomb alerts harming Republican vote ‘momentum’

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump claimed Friday that the explosive devices mailed to his rivals were slowing Republican “momentum” ahead of November’s midterm elections, with polls showing Democrats boosting their advantage. “Republicans are doing so well in early voting, and at the polls, and now this …

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Security tight as Cameroon’s Biya wins seventh presidential term

Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP | Paul Biya, who has ruled Cameroon with an iron fist since 1982, on Monday won a landslide victory in a controversial presidential election, as the government tightened security in the capital and gunfire erupted in the volatile Anglophone region. The Constitutional Council, dominated by Biya …

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ANALYSIS: Kirumira murder

Why security agencies are finding difficulty catching the killers Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Almost a month after the gruesome murder of Muhammad Kirumira on Sept.8 there is little hope security agencies can find the killers of the former Buyende District Police commander. Part of the problem is that elements …

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Beyond security: The bliss that UPDF brings to Somalia

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A market for women, a football playground for youth, food supplies and health services, are some of the projects that Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) contingent under the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) has started for folks in Somalia. It’s these projects that have aided …

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Police procures 3 more aircraft

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Police Force is set to acquire two more helicopters and a fixed wing aircraft from Italy. The procurement process for the two engine helicopters at the tune of sh88 billion (USD 23.9M) began in 2015 while that of the fixed wing aircraft began …

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