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Nigeria’s anti-drug agency arrests drug kingpin at airport
Lagos, Nigeria | Xinhua | Nigeria’s anti-drug agency said on Monday it had arrested one of the most wanted drug barons in the country at an airport in Lagos, the country’s economic hub. In a press statement on Monday, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) said a team o...
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Kenya’s Okutoyi readies for French Open, Wimbledon challenge
Nairobi, Kenya | Xinhua | Kenya’s teenage female tennis sensation Angella Okutoyi is preparing to play in her second and third Grand Slam tournaments, the French Open and Wimbledon, as she continues her charge up the world rankings. Okutoyi, 18, became the first Kenyan female to...
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Macron wins French presidential runoff
Paris, France | Xinhua | French incumbent President Emmanuel Macron won the 2022 presidential runoff with 58.6 percent of the votes, according to the preliminary exit poll released Sunday evening by French television BFMTV. Macron’s rival, far-right wing candidate Marine Le Pen,...
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PICTORIAL: Uganda Africa 7s champs, qualify for World Cup
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Uganda are Rugby 7s Africa champion after winning all their matches at Kyadondo ground today.  Uganda qualify for the 7s World Cup in Cape Town and the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. The top three teams qualified for the 2022 Rugby World Cu...
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Politics of the Museveni, Kibaki era
Mwai Kibaki, third President of Kenya, dies at 90 | Hailed for focusing on Kenya’s economy   OBITUARY | IAN KATUSIIME | President Yoweri Museveni had just left Nairobi, the Kenyan capital, on April 21 after a meeting with his Kenyan counterpart Uhuru Kenyatta when Mwai Kibaki was...
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MPs push for release of Sh440 billion for Entebbe Airport expansion
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Parliamentary Committee on Physical Infrastructure wants the government to release Sh440 billion for the second phase of upgrading and expansion of Entebbe International Airport. The committee Chairperson David Karubanga says the Uganda Civ...
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MPs want revamp of National Seed Company
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Committee on Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries has called for the revamp of the National Seed Company to curb counterfeit agricultural products on the market. Chairperson Janet Okori Moe, who presented the committee report on the M...
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