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Why U.S Govt is investing in the health and wealth of Africa’s livestock

US$ 57 million ultramodern AU-PANVAC laboratory complex to tackle rising livestock disease burden Bishoftu, Ethiopia | RONALD MUSOKE | The United States government through its Defence Threat Reduction Agency’s (DTRA) biological threat reduction programme (BTRP) has boosted the capacity of the African Union-Pan African Veterinary Vaccine Centre (AU-PANVAC) to respond better to …

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The US is jeopardising the open internet

People everywhere must urge their leaders to protect the internet from aggressive digital-sovereignty measures COMMENT | NATALIE DUNLEAVY CAMPBELL & STAN ADAMS | Last October, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) abandoned its longstanding demand for World Trade Organisation provisions to protect cross-border data flows, prevent forced data localisation, safeguard source …

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Why ‘the Rest’ are rejecting the West

Biden will be remembered as another American president who preaches democracy while supporting repression COMMENT | FAWAZ A. GERGES | As the war in Gaza enters its fourth month, many in the Middle East and across the Global South have been struck both by the ferocity of Israel’s military campaign and …

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Opposition applauds US for sanctions on prisons boss

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The opposition welcomed the sanctions recently imposed by the United States government on the Commissioner General of Prisons, Dr. Johnson Byabashaija. Last week, Byabashaija was sanctioned by the US Department of Treasury over allegations of torture of prisoners. Addressing journalists on Monday, the Leader of …

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US government announces more sanctions for Ugandan officials

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDPENDENT | United States Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday announced sanctions against current and former Ugandan officials who committed human rights abuses against opposition leaders and other groups including homosexuals. “After Uganda’s flawed 2021 presidential elections, I announced a visa restriction policy targeting those believed …

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Henry Kissinger dies at 100

The titan of US foreign policy changed the world, for better or worse OBITUARY | LESTER MUNSON | Henry Kissinger was the ultimate champion of the United States’ foreign policy battles. The former US secretary of state died on November 29, 2023 after living for a century. The magnitude of his …

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Biden signs stopgap funding bill on brink of gov’t shutdown

Washington, US | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden on Saturday night signed a 45-day stopgap funding bill, just a few minutes before federal government funding for this fiscal year is set to expire. In a last-minute effort to avert a government shutdown, House Speaker Kevin McCarthy released the new bill …

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Kremlin condemns US decision to send depleted uranium shells to Ukraine

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | The United States should be held accountable for the consequences caused by the delivery of depleted uranium munitions to Ukraine, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Thursday. The spokesman made the statement following Washington’s decision to supply Ukraine with depleted uranium ammunition for Abrams tanks, as …

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