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Uganda, Vietnam sign MOU to boost coffee production

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Socialist Republic of Vietnam aimed at increasing production of coffee for export, animal health and crop protection. Government through the Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has been seeking partnership with Vietnam which is known …

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POACHING: UWA expresses reservations over release of Vietnamese

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has expressed reservations about the release of two Vietnamese nationals accused of wildlife trafficking, saying it might affect investigations since their co-accused are still at large. They are Nguyen Son Dong, the Director of Wisdom Theta Limited and Pham Van Chieu, …

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Why Vietnam for the second Trump-Kim summit?

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP | Communist-run but with capitalist leanings, and a friend to both the United States and North Korea, Vietnam will host the next summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jung Un from February 27-28. Like North Korea, Vietnam was once locked in a bloody and bitter war with …

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Vietnam accuses Facebook of breaching new cyber law

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP | Vietnam has accused Facebook of violating a new cybersecurity law by refusing to scrub anti-government content from its site, the first reprimand since the controversial bill came into effect days ago. The law, which went live January 1 and has drawn criticism from the US, …

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Fake wedding boom in Vietnam

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Vietnamese women looking to avoid the social stigma of having a child out of wedlock are increasingly turning to grooms-for-hire businesses that specialize in throwing fake weddings complete with fake grooms and guests for a hefty fee. The AFP in February featured a company …

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Nine jailed in Vietnam for ‘attempt to overthrow state’

Hanoi, Vietnam | AFP | A Vietnamese court has jailed nine people for “attempting to overthrow the state”, official media reported Friday, the latest heavy sentence doled out in a harsh crackdown this year against activists in the one-party state. Communist Vietnam routinely jails its critics, but 2017 has been …

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