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Hassan Sheikh Mohamud elected as Somalian president
Mogadishu, Somalia | Xinhua | The Somalian parliament on Sunday chose Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the country’s new president in a third-round runoff in an election that has been delayed for over a year. The 67-year-old Mohamud, former Somalian president in 2012-2017, won 214 votes...
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Manpower shortage frustrating prosecution for wildlife crimes
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Wildlife Authority-UWA has said that the trial of wildlife crime-related cases across the country has been frustrated by a shortage of manpower in its wildlife prosecution unit. UWA is a semi-autonomous government agency mandated to...
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Activists want women at forefront of Parish Development Model
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Economic justice activists are worried that the anticipated intentions of the Parish Development Model-PDM may not be fully realized if women are not allowed equal or even higher stakes in its implementation. The program is a new strategy desig...
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Experts question standards of locally fabricated, modified buses
Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Works and Transport does not have adequate resources to verify the quality of fabricated or modified buses before they are licensed to transport Ugandans. The majority of buses on Ugandan roads are lorries or trucks whose chassi...
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Portuguese govt announces measure to cap gas price
Lisbon, Portugal | Xinhua | The Portuguese Council of Ministers announced on Friday a measure to halve the price of gas used for electricity production for both domestic and industrial consumers, who have been severely affected by this year’s electricity price inflation. The mech...
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Conservationists want land around heritage sites gazetted
  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The government has been asked to gazette land around historical sites as a strategy for preserving and protecting Uganda’s cultural heritage. The move known as heritage zoning, allows governments to protect the historical and cultural integri...
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Turkey not “positive” on letting Finland, Sweden join NATO: Erdogan
Istanbul, Turkey | Xinhua | Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that Turkey does not have a positive opinion on the idea of Finland and Sweden joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). “We are currently following the developments regarding Sweden and F...
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