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From the China-Africa summit

What Africa and Uganda got from Beijing Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | President Yoweri Museveni was among the 35African heads of state who flew out to Beijing in early September to attend what is fast becoming a Chinese jamboree where easy-looking deals are quickly sealed every three years. The 2018 …

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Why Singapore for the Trump-Kim summit?

Singapore, Singapore | AFP | It has one foot in the East and one in the West, is ultra-modern, secure and sometimes mocked as being a little dull — Singapore was the safe pick for a historic first meeting between the unpredictable leaders of the US and North Korea. US …

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Trump says Kim summit details to be unveiled within days

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump seemed pleased Tuesday by a suggestion he should get the Nobel Peace Prize for his upcoming summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, promising that a time and place for the historic meeting will soon be announced. “Nobel Peace Prize? …

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Handshakes that shook the world

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | When the leaders of North and South Korea reached across the Military Demarcation Line to shake hands on Friday, they symbolically — if fleetingly — united a peninsula that has been divided for decades. The handshake between the two leaders marked the latest milestone …

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Commonwealth backs Prince Charles as next head

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Commonwealth leaders agreed Friday that Prince Charles should follow his mother Queen Elizabeth II as the next head of the group at the close of a summit overshadowed by a row over Britain’s treatment of Caribbean immigrants. “The next Head of the Commonwealth shall …

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S. Africa leader curtails Britain trip over unrest at home

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has cut short his participation in the Commonwealth summit in Britain to tackle violent demonstrations at home, his office said, in one of the first major challenges of his new presidency. Ramaphosa, who took office in February with promises …

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Queen champions Charles as next Commonwealth chief

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Queen Elizabeth II on Thursday openly voiced her wish for her son Prince Charles to succeed her as head of the Commonwealth as she opened the group’s summit for potentially the final time. Queen Elizabeth, who turns 92 on Saturday, welcomed leaders from the 53 …

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