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Qatar offers Ugandans 40,000 jobs

4th December 2016 By Umaru Kashaka The development will overwhelmingly raise the population of Ugandans working in Qatar from the current 3000. The government of the energy-rich Arab emirate of Qatar has pledged to offer 40,000 jobs in all sectors to Ugandans next year. The development will overwhelmingly raise the population of Ugandans working in Qatar from the current 3000. ...

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Afghan Taliban hang university student in public

Saturday 3 December 2016 Kabul Polytechnic university student was accused by the group of killing a senior Taliban official. Taliban fighters publicly hanged a university student after accusing him of killing a senior intelligence officer. The militia took Faizul Rehman, a fourth-year student at Kabul Polytechnic university, from his car as he traveled home to visit his family in the ...

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Adama Barrow: from Argos security guard to president of the Gambia

The Guardian Ruth Maclean in Banjul, Emma Graham-Harrison and Jamie Grierson Friday 2 December 2016 Former shop worker ousts Yahya Jammeh on promise of change, transforming him into a national hero in only a few weeks The Gambia’s new president, Adama Barrow, is a real-estate agent and former Argos security guard who wooed voters with promises of a new start ...

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Lavrov, Kerry hold meeting in Rome

December 2 2016 Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is holding a meeting with US Secretary of State John Kerry in Rome on Friday. The meeting is taking place on the sidelines of the ‘Mediterranean: Roman Dialogue’ conference. Shortly before the beginning of the meeting, a reporter asked the two top diplomats whether diplomacy on the Syrian settlement was still “alive,” ...

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France presidency: Francois Hollande decides not to run again

BBC Thursday 1 December 2016 In a surprise move Francois Hollande has announced he will not seek a second term as president of France. “I’ve decided not to be a candidate to renew my mandate,” the Socialist leader said in a live televised address. The 62-year-old, faced with very low popularity ratings, has become the first sitting president in modern ...

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The Gambia bans international calls and internet as voters go to polls

The Guardian Ruth Maclean in Banjul and Emma Graham-Harrison Thursday 1 December 2016  Nearly 900,000 people are eligible to vote in election that could end President Yahya Jammeh’s 22-year rule The internet, international phone calls and demonstrations have been banned in the Gambia as voters go to the polls for an election that poses the first real threat to President ...

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Ohio State University attacker may have self-radicalized, officials say

Guardian staff and Reuters Tuesday 29 November 2016 19.48 GMT Investigators have found no strong evidence to link Abdul Razak Ali Artan, who injured 11 before he was shot dead, to other militants, authorities say The assailant who ploughed into pedestrians at Ohio State University on Monday and stabbed several others with a butcher’s knife may have been self-radicalized, US officials ...

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Ohio State attack: Police identify suspect as student

The Columbus Dispatch  •  Monday November 28, 2016 4:32 PM Local law-enforcement officers have confirmed the name of a man who they say injured at least nine people on the Ohio State University campus this morning by running a car into a group of people, then slashing others with a butcher knife. Less than a minute after the attack, an ...

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Rwenzori clashes: Museveni phoned Omusinga before his arrest

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 27 2016 Heavy fighting broke out Saturday in the western town of Kasese, home to King Mumbere, when his royal guards allegedly attacked patrolling security forces, killing 14 police officers and 41 militants, said police spokesman Andrew Felix Kaweesi By AGENCIES Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni phoned King Charles Wesley Mumbere of the Rwenzururu kingdom on Sunday morning and ...

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