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African free trade bloc launches

Opportunities, Challenges, and why full implementation of the historic pact may take years ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | African countries began officially trading under the new African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) on Jan.01. It is a flagship project of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 to stimulate intra-African trade. In …

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WHO chief spells out 3 COVID-19 lessons

Geneva, Switzerland | Xinhua | The COVID-19 pandemic has so far had three lessons for all member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN) agency itself, WHO Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus stated. Addressing the 148th session of the WHO Executive Board, Tedros said that first …

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Byabakama responds to UN suspension of travels to Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission-EC isn’t bothered by the decision by the UN to suspend the travel of its staff to Uganda according to Justice Byabakama Simon Mugenyi. He told journalists at the Commission headquarters on Tuesday that if the UN travel restriction to Uganda is based on …

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UN issues statement on Uganda

  New York, US | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN Secretary General  Aantonio Guterres has called for restraint in Uganda in the run up to the elections. This follows reports of more than 30 killed in riots that came after the arrest of presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi. ***** FULL STATAMENT …

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UN urges Uganda’s security forces to respect human rights

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The office of the spokesperson for the United Nations (UN) secretary general has called on security forces in Uganda to act in a manner that respects human rights and the principle of the rule of law. The call was made at the daily press briefing …

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UN, Stanbic bank launch fundraising drive for SACCOs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The UN and Stanbic Bank have launched an initiative in which they hope to raise up to USD 100 million to help small and informal enterprises out of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The initiative dubbed, the Economic Enterprise Restart Fund is a three-year …

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UN Security Council returns to its own chamber for meeting

UNITED NATIONS, USA | XINHUA |   The Security Council on Thursday returned to its own chamber for an in-person meeting, the first time in almost seven months after a lockdown from the coronavirus. At the beginning of the meeting on Mali, Russian ambassador Vassily Nebenzia, who chaired the meeting as …

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