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Ugandans mourn Kaweesi

Ugandans on Twitter (UOT) have mourned AIGP Felix Kaweesi today. Police spokesman Kaweesi and his two body guards were shot dead by armed men as he left his home in Kulambiro, Ntinda just outside the city on Friday morning. CLICK: HOW KAWEESI WAS KILLED [View the story “Ugandans mourn AIGP Kaweesi” on …

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2017 Land Rover Discovery

Lighter and smarter, one of the best off-roaders The Land Rover brand means different things to different people. Wealthy suburbanites associate the British automaker with elegant errand-runners. Adventure enthusiasts acknowledge the company’s off-road prowess. Neither group would dare associate with one another, yet each is validated in its interpretation of …

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Five of Israel’s largest tech deals

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | US giant Intel announced Monday it would buy Israeli car tech firm Mobileye for more than $15 billion (14 billion euros), the largest cross-border tech deal in the Jewish state’s history. Mobileye makes advanced driver assistance for car manufacturers, and has already collaborated with Intel and …

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China’s first stealth fighter J-20 enters service

Beijing, China | AFP | China has put its first stealth fighter into military service, state-run media reported on Friday, in the latest milestone highlighting the modernisation of the country’s armed forces. Swift, stealthy, and armed with long-range missiles, the J-20 represents a leap forward in China’s ability to project power …

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Baidu CEO defends state support of Chinese firms

Beijing, China | AFP | State support for private firms is crucial in China’s market, the head of the mainland’s online search giant Baidu said Thursday, following complaints from European businesses that Beijing-backed firms are pushing out foreign competitors. “I think state support of private companies is absolutely necessary. In the …

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AU’s .africa joins the internet

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP |  In the beginning was .com, followed by a host of other .somethings, but on Friday, 32 years after the world’s first domain name was registered, the African Union has launched .africa for the continent. Africans who want to register a website will be able …

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CIA says WikiLeaks disclosures help US adversaries

Washington, United States | AFP | The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday accused WikiLeaks of endangering Americans, helping US rivals and hampering Washington’s fight against terror threats by releasing what the anti-secrecy site claimed was a trove of CIA hacking tools. A CIA spokeswoman would not confirm the authenticity of the …

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