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Samsung shares plunge over smartphone explosion debacle

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Samsung shares plunged Monday after the South Korean electronics giant urged global consumers to stop using its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone due to a spate of exploding batteries that raised alarm around the world. Stepping up its warnings, the world’s largest smartphone maker on …

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Airlines ban use of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 on flights

Singapore, Singapore | AFP |  Singapore Airlines (SIA) said on Saturday that it has joined other airlines in banning the inflight use of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 phones after reports of exploding batteries in some units. “The powering up and charging of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 mobile phones is prohibited …

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Murder suspect indicted in case which fuelled misogyny fears

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | The suspect in a murder of a young woman in Seoul’s upmarket Gangnam district was indicted Sunday, in a case that triggered a public outcry over fears of violent misogyny in South Korea. Hundreds of mourners attended a candlelight vigil after the 23-year-old victim …

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Korea to support $5m teenage girls’ campaign

Amidst pomp and color, a new programme geared towards prevention of teenage pregnancy and under-age marriage was launched Tuesday at Golf Course hotel in Kampala. Dubbed, Better Life for Girls (BL46), the programme funded by the Korea International Cooperation Agency targets 412,012 girls aged between 10 and 19 years mainly …

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Uganda has not cut diplomatic relations with DPRK

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has released a statement refuting reports that Uganda has severed diplomatic relations with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary Ambassador James Mugume said in the statement that all that happened was Uganda had reviewed a bilateral cooperation framework with DPRK. …

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PHOTOGRAPHS: Uganda-South Korea sign cooperation pact

Uganda and South Korea have signed a Memorandum of Understating in 10 areas of interest to the two nations. This was after President Yoweri Museveni officially welcomed the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye for her first state visit to Uganda. The ten areas of cooperation are; policy consultation (foreign …

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South Korea President Park Geun-hye here

South Korean President Park Geun-hye is in Uganda for a three day state visit. She is accompanied by a huge business delegation with representatives of at least 100 Korean companies. She is the first leader of South Korea to visit Uganda. South Korea is home to several global companies including …

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