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‘No benefit’ from hydroxychloroquine for virus: UK trial

Paris, France | AFP | A major British trial of hydroxychloroquine has found it has “no benefit” for patients hospitalised with the coronavirus, researchers said Friday, announcing they had stopped tests of the drug. “We have concluded that there is no beneficial effect of hydroxychloroquine in patients hospitalised with COVID-19,” said a statement from the …

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US Embassy, UK tell citizens of available flights to leave Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The United States Embassy in Uganda and United Kingdom mission have informed their citizens in Uganda of the availability of flights if they want to leave the country. The development comes after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s directive last week that all outbound and inbound …

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UK’s late coming to Africa

Britain’s pledge to turbo-charge relations with continent must compete with China Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The first ever UK-Africa Investment Summit held in London on Jan. 20 is being seen for what it was; a copycat of what development experts refer to as “Africa-Plus One Summits” where several …

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Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold knife-edge vote

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British MPs gathered on Saturday for a knife-edge vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal for a decision that could see the UK leave the EU this month or plunge the country into fresh uncertainty. Parliament was holding its first Saturday sitting since the …

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UK identifies fresh Huawei risks to telecom networks

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain has identified “significant” issues in Huawei’s engineering processes that pose “new risks” for the nation’s telecommunications, a government report found Thursday amid lingering global suspicion over the Chinese technology giant. “Further significant technical issues have been identified in Huawei’s engineering processes, leading to new …

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