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MANCHESTER: 19 killed in suspected terror attack

Manchester, United Kingdom |  Nineteen people have been killed in a suspected terrorist attack during a pop concert by US star Ariana Grande in the northwest English city of Manchester, police said Tuesday. There were scenes of panic as Grande’s audience of youthful fans fled the 21,000-capacity venue after what …

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UK says South Sudan violence amounts to ‘genocide’

Entebbe, Uganda | AFP | Targeted killings of specific ethnic groups in South Sudan’s civil war amount to “genocide”, according to Britain’s International Development Minister Priti Patel. “It’s tribal, it’s absolutely tribal, so on that basis it’s genocide,” Patel told reporters in Uganda this week, according to a ministry press officer …

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BORIS: Economic growth presents Uganda new opportunities

Britain’s Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Boris Johnson has hailed Uganda for sustaining economic growth over the years. “The country seems to be growing well. The strong economic growth presents real opportunities,.” Johnson said after meeting Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday night. Other than trade and …

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Uganda, UK discuss declining exports and imports

Uganda is exporting and importing less from the UK, but their respective ministers in charge of trade are optimistic this can be changed for the benefit of both nations. Although the UK has a strong bilateral relationship and a significant development partnership with Uganda, trade between the two has slowed …

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COMMENT: In defense of globalisation

COMMENT: By Jim O’Neill Globalisation’s critics – those wrongly considering it a zero-sum game –won’t fight global poverty I was recently in beautiful Chile for a Futures Congress, and I had a chance to travel south to the very tip of Latin America. I also recently made a BBC radio …

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COMMENT: Economics and economic crises

COMMENT: By Paola Subacchi Once seen as modern witch doctors with exclusive knowledge, economists are now despised `experts’ Is the economics profession “in crisis”? Many policymakers, such as Andy Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, believe that it is. Indeed, a decade ago, economists failed to see a massive …

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Ugandan drags UK government to court over lost passport

A Ugandan citizen has dragged United Kingdom’s Visa and Immigration department to the Kampala High Court for orders compelling the UK to compensate him over loss of his passport and other travel documents. Moses Kabanda says he wants sh60 million being expenses he incurred to replace the lost passport. Kabanda through Nexus …

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VIDEO: Besigye holds crisis meeting in UK

VIDEO: Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye, former presidential candidate for the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), has briefed party supporters in London, UK on the political situation in Uganda. Addressing hundreds of waiting FDC P10 members at the Hilton Hotel in London, Besigye encouraged the supporters to remain hopeful change will …

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