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Uganda: Museveni’s Umeme Mistake – allAfrica.com

The Last Word — For some strange reason(s), President Yoweri Museveni has a very hostile attitude towards Umeme, Uganda’s main electricity distributor. Sources say the president has sworn never to renew their concession when it expires in 2025. This is in spite of the fact that during negotiations between him and Umeme, both sides agreed …

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He’s Back! Fun Interview With Phil Rosenthal Of ‘Somebody Feed Phil’ — New Netflix Season Starts May 25

At Vida Nueva, a women weavers’ cooperative, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Courtesy of Netflix When Phil Rosenthal — creator, host and spirited funnyman of the award-winning Netflix travel-food show Somebody Feed Phil — smiles, which he does much of the time, his lips curve into the shape of a heart. Well, not a fully rounded classic …

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Best Things to Do in Hanoi, Vietnam

On the streets of Hanoi, a torrent of motorbikes wind between dragon-throned temples, winged-roof pavilions, colorful colonial buildings with French doors, and modern glass towers. People chatter around wooden tables crammed under balconies strung with glowing lanterns. Roadside stands sell banh mi, banh xeo, mangos, haircuts, knockoff North Face jackets, air for your moto tires, …

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Lucia Freitas: The star chef of Santiago de Compostela

Galician Mussels in Citrus Escabeche with Red Lentil Soup (service 4)By Chef Lucía Freitas (adapted for BBC Travel) Ingredients for the composed dish: 20 mussels in citrus escabeche (see below for sub-recipe)300g of red lentil soup (see below for sub-recipe)120g young carrots80g bok choy40g grapefruit segments40g blood orange segmentsCoriander leaves, carrot fronds and mini-bacilli (for …

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48 hrs in Singapore: Cool shops, OG eats, friendly bars

Singapore has recently opened itself to tourists again, and it looks like a city waking up to a new morning. There are more people in the streets but it’s still not what one would refer to as “business as usual.” People still wear masks outdoors even when they’re already allowed not to. Which should make …

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The Big Read: Fancy spending weeks on a tropical island? Singapore aims to shed ‘stopover’ tag amid tourism market shifts

He added that regional tourists, such as those from Indonesia and Vietnam, are returning but they have not done so in large groups as well. Prior to the pandemic, China was the biggest source of tourists to Singapore, with 3.6 million of them visiting here in 2019. Indonesia was in second spot, with 3.1 million …

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