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Government shutdown becomes longest in US history

Washington, United States | AFP | The partial US government shutdown entered a record 22nd day Saturday, as President Donald Trump remains steadfast in his demand for $5.7 billion to build a Mexico border wall and Democrats in Congress determined to refuse the funds. The impasse has paralyzed Washington, with the president retaliating by refusing …

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US begins withdrawing gear from Syria, but not troops

Washington, United States | AFP | The US military has begun moving non-essential gear out of Syria but is not withdrawing troops for now, defense officials said amid uncertainty over America’s planned exit from the war-battered nation. President Donald Trump last month claimed the Islamic State group had been defeated in Syria and said all …

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DNA request made in Cristiano Ronaldo rape case

Los Angeles, United States | AFP | Las Vegas police have asked football star Cristiano Ronaldo to submit a DNA sample as part of their investigation into rape allegations made against him. The five-time world player of the year — who plays for Italian league champions Juventus — has vehemently denied the accusations, and his …

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US, China disagree on South Sudan

China has disagreed with the United States, its major economic rival on how to ensure peace in South Sudan. Whereas the US has persistently called for sanctions against Uganda’s northern neighbour in a way of preventing the intermittent fighting that breaks out in the country, China, has said placing sanctions …

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America versus Museveni

Ambassador Malac redefines the rules Can someone be defined by their hair? Possibly, in the case of U.S ambassador to Uganda, Deborah Malac. As President Yoweri Museveni discovered recently at his most recent swearing-in ceremony, Malac can be as edgy, unconventional, and anti-establishment as her low cut punky blonde head. …

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“Riek Machar is going to come. But when?”

Juba, South Sudan | AFP and agencies | For the second day in a row South Sudan’s rebels have failed to organise their leader’s much-anticipated return to the capital, Juba, after more than two years of war. The government has blamed Riek Machar  (see statements below), accusing him of wanting …

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