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Suspects in kidnapping of UK couple in S.Africa court

Verulam, South Africa | AFP | A South African court on Thursday remanded in custody a man and a woman accused of abducting an elderly British couple in a case with suspected links to the so-called Islamic State. Fatima Patel and Sayfydeen Aslam del Vecchio are alleged to have snatched …

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UK’s Johnson meets Myanmar’s Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

Naypyidaw, Myanmar | AFP | Britain’s foreign minister Boris Johnson met with Aung San Suu Kyi in Myanmar’s capital on Sunday to press for action on the Rohingya crisis, as the country faces mounting pressure to punish troops accused of atrocities against the Muslim minority. Johnson spoke with the embattled …

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Pain of power

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Queen Elizabeth II of England has been making amazing revelations about her royal gems including how the State Crown is so heavy she risks breaking her neck when she wears it. As a result, she has to look straight up, even when reading speeches. In …

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Uganda to benefit from $21.3 million UK grant

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda is one of the 51 countries set to benefit from Shs 76.68 billion (USD$21.3 million) grant that the United Kingdom has pledged towards the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF), an innovative global trade programme that brings together partners and resources to support Least Developed …

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Museveni, Boris Johnson discuss South Sudan, Burundi

Kampala, Uganda | PPU | President Yoweri Museveni has held candid talks with the United Kingdoms Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on the situation in Somalia, South Sudan and Burundi, telling him there must be a more serious concerted effort to flush out and stop Al-Shabaab militants from Somalia and called for …

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UK investors irked by bureaucracy in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Investors from the United Kingdom face frustration due to bureaucracy and corruption as they seek to start up business in Uganda. This was revealed by Lord Dolar Popat from the House of Lords while hosting the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to a dinner in …

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Government to roll out dual citizenship registration in Diaspora

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | The government through the Ministries of Internal Affairs and Foreign Affairs will roll out the registration of Ugandans living in the diaspora for dual citizenship. This was revealed by the Rt. Hon Speaker Rebecca Kadaga following complaints by Ugandans living in the United Kingdom that …

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Archbishop of Canterbury declares Sudan new Anglican province

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Sunday declared Sudan the 39th province of the worldwide Anglican Communion, six years after the predominantly Christian south gained independence from the north. The Anglican church in Sudan, a majority Muslim country, has been administered from South Sudan since the …

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Police dealing with ‘major incident’ on London Bridge

In Turin, 200 injured in Juve fan panic after bomb scare – police London, United Kingdom | AFP | Police are dealing with a “major incident” on London Bridge, Transport for London said on Saturday, after witnesses reported seeing a van mounting the pavement and hitting pedestrians. “Police are dealing with …

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