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Ugandans baffled by sleeping ministers

Kampala, Uganda – At the most recent state-of-the-nation address, Uganda’s second deputy prime minister wore sunglasses too dark to enable anyone to see whether his eyes were open or closed. Moses Ali, 74, is one of the cabinet ministers who seem to have improvised a way to escape the scrutiny of nosy media cameras that have on several occasions caught ...

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U.S.–Africa Summit opens in Washington

  The United States-Africa Leaders Summit opened 4th August in Washington, D.C. and will end on 6th August. Bringing together nearly 50 leaders from across Africa, it is being hailed by the White House as “the largest event any U.S. President has held with African heads of state and government”. Ben Rhodes, the White House Deputy National Security Adviser for ...

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Give foreigners the vote, says SPD chief

Foreigners who live, work and pay taxes in Germany should also be allowed to vote in the country, a high-profile Social Democrat (SPD) politician said on Sunday, adding his voice to the campaign to reform Germany’s voting laws. SPD Vice-President Ralf Stegner said on Sunday that “people who live, work, pay taxes, should also be allowed to vote. Why should ...

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German Homelessness Through African Eyes

People can become homeless almost anywhere in the world, but they are differences in the way the rest of society treats them. A visiting young Ghanaian journalist wanted to find out how they fare in Bonn, Germany. Arne Baier, 34, from Bonn, Germany, speaks confidently of his plans for the future. A heroin addict, he came into conflict with law, ...

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Germany crowned U19 European Champions

Germany’s U19 football team added to a glorious summer of sport for the country by winning the European Championships in Budapest on Thursday night. The young Germans beat Portugal 1:0 in the final with a goal from Hertha Berlin’s Hany Mukhtar in the 39th minute. They follow in the footsteps of Germany’s World Cup winning senior side, many of whom ...

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Lawyer of Oklahoma teen accused of child sex assaults in Kenya blames ‘pseudo-tribal VOODOO’

In April, Matthew Lane Durham volunteered his time at a children’s home in Nairobi, Kenya, which recruited people from Oklahoma churches to provide food, housing and clothes to neglected kids in the African nation. But federal prosecutors accuse the 19-year-old Edmond, Oklahoma, resident of performing sexual acts on as many as 10 children during his time there. Durham was arrested ...

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Heroic doctor dies from Ebola after treating dozens

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A leading doctor who risked his own life to treat dozens of Ebola patients died Tuesday from the disease, officials said, as a major regional airline announced it was suspending flights to the cities hardest hit by an outbreak that has killed more than 670 people. Dr. Sheik Humarr Khan, who was praised as a national ...

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African Boy’s body found in Ramstein plane

The body of an adolescent boy was found in a wheel well of a US military cargo plane after the aircraft landed at Ramstein Air Base in Germany over the weekend, the Pentagon said on Tuesday. The “apparent stowaway”, thought to be from Mali, was discovered on Sunday night during a “routine post-flight inspection” of the C-130J transport aircraft at ...

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