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Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed,  has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Abiy won for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”, said Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Norwegian Nobel committee’s chair. Abiy came to power in April

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EU, Makerere University Team Up to Commemorate International Democracy Day 2019

The European Union Delegation to Uganda on Monday announced that it will celebrate International Democracy Day 2019 by organizing an event on "The role of Parliament in shaping representative democracy in Uganda", hosted by Makerere University. The event, which will involve an exchange of views with many of the students from

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Bombardier Quits Commercial Aviation After Failing to Break the Boeing-Airbus Stranglehold

Bombardier has given up on commercial aviation, selling its regional jet business to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHVYF) for $550 million in cash. The sale marks the end of an era for Montreal-based Bombardier, which has been forced to admit defeat in the face of heavy competition from the industry's entrenched duopoly, Boeing(BA) and Airbus (EADSY). Bombardier (BDRAF) CEO Alain Bellemare said the

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“Africa and The World Must Partner on Win-Win Basis” – Museveni

The development relationship between Africa and the rest of the world must be premised on a win-win model, President Museveni has said. “Africa and China should establish an equitable trade and development model that should emancipate humanity from the primitive tendencies of win-lose situations,” said the President. “We should all work

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Ethiopia Army Chief Shot Dead in Coup Attempt

The chief of staff of the Ethiopian army, Gen Seare Mekonnen, has been shot dead by his own bodyguard in the capital, Addis Ababa. He and another officer died trying to prevent a coup attempt against the administration in Ethiopia's northern Amhara region, PM Abiy Ahmed said. In Amhara itself, regional governor

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Egypt’s Ousted President Mohammed Morsi Dies During Trial

Egypt's former President Mohammed Morsi, ousted by the military in 2013 after one year in office, has collapsed in a courtroom and died, officials say. A top figure in the now-banned Islamist movement Muslim Brotherhood, Morsi had just spoken from a cage at a hearing on charges of espionage on Monday.

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Uganda’s Readiness to Host Commonwealth Impresses CPA Chief

The Secretary General of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA), Mr Akbar Khan, is impressed by Uganda’s readiness to host the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference (CPC). Mr Khan made the remarks at a meeting with Members and staff of Parliament on Friday, 7 June 2019 to appreciate the progress of preparations to

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Tony Elumelu Foundation to Host the Largest Gathering of African Entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), Africa’s foremost champion of entrepreneurship, will host its 5th Annual Forum — the largest annual gathering of African entrepreneurs – on July 26 – 27, 2019. The two-day event will take place at the iconic Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja. The Forum is the culmination of the

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Comedian Wins Presidential Election in Ukraine

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has scored a landslide victory in the country's presidential election. With nearly all ballots counted in the run-off vote, Mr Zelensky had taken more than 73% with incumbent Petro Poroshenko trailing far behind on 24%. "I will never let you down," Mr Zelensky told celebrating supporters. Russia says it

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