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Ambassador Aparr burial arrangements finalized, body back

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The body of Ambassador Christopher Onyanga Aparr has been flown back, a month after he died in Geneva, Switzerland. Aparr who was Uganda’s Head of Mission and Permanent Representative to the United Nations and other international organizations died on June 10. According to the …

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Trump thanks Iran as American freed in prisoner swap

Washington, United States | AFP | President Donald Trump had rare positive words for Iran on Saturday, thanking the US foe for a “very fair” negotiation to successfully pull off a prisoner swap that saw an American released from Iranian detention amid soaring tensions. The exchange, which took place in neutral …

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Swiss to auction 25 super cars seized from E. Guinea leader’s son

Chéserex, Switzerland | AFP | A collection of luxury cars seized from Equatorial Guinea’s vice president Teodorin Obiang Nguema will be auctioned off in Switzerland on Sunday and are estimated to bring in 18.5 million Swiss francs ($18.7 million). “This is an exceptional sale,” Philip Kantor, of British auctioneers Bonhams, told …

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Sea of purple: Swiss women strike for equal pay

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP |  Several hundred thousand purple-clad protesters blowing whistles, banging pots and pans and brandishing feminist slogans filled the streets of Swiss towns and cities on Friday, as women across the country went on strike for equal pay. “I love badass women” and “Eliminate the patriarchy” figured …

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Ronaldo included in Portugal squad for Nations League finals

Lisbon, Portugal,  | AFP |  Captain Cristiano Ronaldo was included in Portugal’s squad for next month’s Nations League semi-final against Switzerland, head coach Fernando Santos announced on Thursday. Ronaldo, 34, a five-time Ballon d’Or winner missed the group stages preferring to try and adapt to life in Juventus since moving …

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Kadaga wants executive to respect parliament’s independence

Geneva, Switzerland | THE INDEPENDENT | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has stressed the need for the Executive to respect the independence of Parliament, saying it is an inevitable balance required in strengthening democratic governance. Kadaga said issues relating to the independence of Parliament; its responsiveness in addressing service delivery needs of …

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