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Pakistan PM Khan says Trump asked him to mediate with Iran

United Nations, United States | AFP | Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said Tuesday Donald Trump had asked him to mediate with Iran to defuse tensions, though the US president later suggested it was Khan who approached him and nothing was final. Khan met Trump and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani …

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Iran foreign minister Zarif makes surprise visit to G7 summit

Biarritz, France | AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew into Biarritz in southwestern France for the G7 summit on Sunday in a surprise attempt to break a diplomatic deadlock over Tehran’s disputed nuclear programme. Zarif’s presence had not been announced and represented a gamble by French host …

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PM Boris Johnson supports new digital tax

Johnson insists US digital giants must be taxed ‘fairly and properly’ Biarritz, France | AFP |  British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Saturday said that US digital giants needed to be taxed “fairly and properly” in a growing dispute with the United States over taxing the likes of Amazon, Apple, …

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Davos elites warned on populist rage, economic uncertainty

Goodbye Nairobi. Hello #Davos2019 Tomorrow we @Oxfam launch our #inequality report. Here & around the world we will sound the alarm on the frightening, widening gap between rich & poor. We will offer solutions & point to +ve examples. Watch this space! #wef19 #FightInequality pic.twitter.com/kNavqZVYKP — Winnie Byanyima (@Winnie_Byanyima) January …

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EAC Burundi crisis summit postponed again

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | An East African summit scheduled for December 27 to help broker an end to Burundi’s political crisis has been postponed for a second time, according to a regional bloc organising the talks. Burundi has been caught up in crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza sought a …

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Fight against Boko Haram tops regional summit agenda

Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Leaders of countries in the Lake Chad region met on Saturday in Nigeria to give fresh impetus to their fight against Boko Haram, the Nigerian presidency said. The summit meeting, grouping Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad, Niger, Benin and the Central African Republic, is a follow-up to …

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Next IPOD summit to review council resolutions

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The next Inter party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) summit will be held in May 2019. This was announced on Wednesday by Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) President, Jimmy Akena at the end of the summit at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. IPOD is currently chaired by UPC. The …

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IPOD Summit: Museveni sits on Amuriat’s empty chair

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President, Yoweri Museveni briefly sat in the empty seat reserved for the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party President, Patrick Oboi Amuriat at the ongoing Interparty Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) summit at Speke Resort, Munyonyo. Uganda’s largest opposition party snubbed the first historic IPOD summit backtracking …

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