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LUMBUYE: Heavy deployment at Turkish Embassy in Kampala

Lumbuye before he was picked up in Turkey Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | There is a heavy security presence along the roads leading to the Turkish embassy on plot 9 at Prince Charles drive in Kololo ahead of the deportation of popular Ugandan blogger, Fred Kajjubi, alias Lumbuye. Reports from …

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Lumbuye to be flown to Uganda Saturday morning

Istanbul, Turkey | THE INDEPENDENT& URN | Ugandan blogger Fred Lumbuye who was arrested in Turkey, will be deported to Uganda Saturday morning, Foreign Affairs State Minister Henry Okello Oryem has confirmed. “Lumbuye will be deported to Uganda tomorrow morning. On arrival he’ll put in custody and later brought to …

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Turkey to reduce sugar in food, drinks to fight obesity

Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkey will gradually reduce sugar amounts in foods and beverages to fight the climbing rate of obesity due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has altered people’s eating habits. Last week, the Turkish Health Ministry released the Sugar Reduction Guide in order to gradually reduce the amount …

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Biden recognizes atrocities against Armenians as “genocide”

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday recognized the mass killing against Armenians more than a century ago as a “genocide,” a move that could further worsen relations between the United States and Turkey. “The American people honor all those Armenians who perished in the genocide that …

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Maltese FM urges for compromise to de-escalate tension in East Med

Kampala, Uganda | XINHUA |   Malta’s Foreign Minister Evarist Bartolo on Monday called for dialogue and compromise to de-escalate tension in the Eastern Mediterranean lately, during a visit to Athens. The other option of a military confrontation in the region would be more painful, he stressed at the joint press …

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Turkey seeks to import labour from Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Uganda and Turkey are in advanced talks, for the country to open up employment opportunities for Ugandans. The Turkish Ambassador to Uganda Fikret Kerem is optimistic that his country will start exporting labour from Uganda this year. The export of labour has become increasingly …

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Europe will face terror threat if Tripoli govt falls: Erdogan

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya’s UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall. In the article, published on Saturday on the eve of a Libya peace conference in Berlin, Erdogan said the EU’s …

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Egypt to meet four European countries on Libya crisis

Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt announced Monday that it will hold a meeting with four European Mediterranean countries about developments in neighbouring Libya after Turkey began deploying troops in the war-torn North African nation. The talks — to be held in Cairo on Wednesday– will bring together foreign ministers from …

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