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Barclays Africa to continue under old name in nine African countries

JOHANNESBURG, May 15 (ANA) – Barclays Africa Group Limited (BAGL) said on Tuesday that its Barclays-branded banks in nine African countries will continue to trade under the same name even after the group name changes to Absa in July. Barclays Africa’s shareholders on Tuesday, approved that the group changes its name to Absa Group Limited as part of […]

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Ugandan opposition leader accuses Museveni of exposing himself

JOHANNESBURG, October 19 – Opposition Forum for Democratic change (FDC) leader Gen Mugisha Muntu has accused Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni of exposing his “leadership greed”, Uganda’s Daily Monitor reported on Thursday.   A bill removing the age limit for the president was introduced in parliament last month, and MPs are holding consultations with ordinary Ugandans […]

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Uganda bans TV, radio coverage in parliament

JOHANNESBURG, September 28 – The Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) has banned TV and radio stations from relaying live parliamentary proceedings following broadcasts of MPs brawling over a proposed bill on presidential age limits, Kenya’s Daily Nation reported on Thursday. “The Commission hereby directs all broadcasters to immediately stop and refrain from broadcasting live feeds which […]

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Fistfight breaks out in Uganda’s parliament amid move to extend Museveni rule

KAMPALA, September 26 – Fistfights and chair-throwing broke out in Uganda’s parliament on Tuesday ahead of a debate on whether to grant long-serving President Yoweri Museveni another term in office, local television showed. The clashes involved government and opposition lawmakers. Ahead of the parliament session, which started at around 1130 GMT, police fired teargas to […]