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Sweden, Finland launch special talks with Turkey over joining NATO

Ankara, Turkey | XINHUA |  Sweden and Finland proposed to work with Turkey on the “security guarantees” that Ankara has demanded over their plans to join NATO, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Sunday. Turkey has been supporting the open-door policy of NATO, but Finland and Sweden’s membership bid …

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Sweden and Uganda partner to improve nutrition in West Nile

Nearly three out of every ten children in West Nile are stunted Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Office of the Prime Minister has launched NutriCash – a project that will see children under two years, pregnant and breastfeeding mothers in West Nile region, Northwestern Uganda, receive sh48,000 ($14 ) …

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Swedish embassy gives Uganda Sh31Bn for reliable energy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Embassy of Sweden has donated Sh 31 billion ($8.8 million) towards the development and adoption of reliable energy products. The funds are provided under the Inclusive Markets for Energy Efficiency in Uganda (IMEU) program that focuses on energy efficiency sector development for improved …

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SWEDEN: Continued closure of DGF hurting Ugandans

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Swedish Ambassador to Uganda Maria Håkansson has said that the continued closure of the Democratic Governance Facility-DGF is greatly affecting communities that were beneficiaries of its activities. DGF, the single biggest donor basket established by development partners was suspended early this year after …

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Abba are back after four decades!

  Stockholm, Sweden | XINHUA |  The Swedish band Abba is set to release an album with new songs, it announced on Thursday. The quartet, who parted ways in 1982, recorded the first two songs of the ten-track album titled “Voyage” in 2018. “When we had these two songs, it …

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Germany and Sweden hand out UGX 20Bn to Ugandan refugees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has received a combined USD 5.6 million (about Ushs20 billion) from Sweden and Germany, as contribution towards the emergency needs of the refugee community in Uganda. The government of Sweden provided USD 1.2 million (4.3 billion shillings), while USD 4.4 million (Ushs15.7 billion) to …

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