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Our nation’s threatened middle
The challenges of being independent in Uganda’s increasingly polarised and toxic debates THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | In March of this year, President Yoweri Museveni invited me to speak to National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament (MPs) then on a retreat in...
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One giant leap: 50 years ago, humanity’s first steps on the Moon
Houston, United States | AFP |  “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”: it was with these words that Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the Moon 50 years ago, an occasion celebrated by space enthusiasts globally Saturday. The era-defining e...
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IMF/World Bank: 75 years as the world’s financial firefighters
Washington, United States | AFP |  At the critical moment of a Hollywood movie starring A-lister Sandra Bullock, Bolivia’s newly-elected president calls in the International Monetary Fund to bail out the poverty-stricken country, violating a campaign promise. The streets erupt in...
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Penny drops for Canada’s teen swim queen Oleksiak
Gwangju, South Korea | AFP |  Canada’s Penny Oleksiak insists she has finally left the “weirdness” of capturing Olympic swimming gold at the tender age of 16 after finally recovering from a lengthy Rio hangover. Oleksiak, who is preparing for the world championships which begin i...
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LIVE: Sadio Mane vs Mahrez in Senegal-Algeria final
64 MINS: Algeria 🇩🇿 1 (Baghdad Bounedja 2′)  Senegal 🇸🇳 0 Cairo, Egypt | AFP |  Salif Sane returned in Senegal’s defence alongside Cheikhou Kouyate for Friday’s Africa Cup of Nations final against Algeria in Cairo with Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly suspended. Sane partnered Kouli...
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Jamaica defeats Uganda in netball world cup
Liverpool, United Kingdom | THE INDEPENDENT |  The She Cranes have lost their second Group G game against Jamaica at the on-going Netball World Cup. Jamaica’s Sunshine girls defeated the She Cranes 61:48 in the round of 12 teams. The starting line-up shocked many spectators becau...
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Verdicts due in Morocco trial for killing of Scandinavian hikers
Salé, Morocco | AFP |care expected Thursday for 24 suspected jihadists accused over the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in Morocco. Winding up an 11-week-long trial in an anti-terrorist court in Sale, near the capital Rabat, the defendants are to...
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