Uganda: Ugandan Activist Nyanzi’s Trial Flops, Remanded Until 2019

[Nation] Former Makerere University research fellow, Dr Stella Nyanzi, has been further remanded and is likely to spend Christmas in Luzira Prison after she objected to the cybercrime charges under the Computer Misuse Act on grounds that they are defective and cannot stand. source

Putin says UK’s May has no choice but to implement Brexit

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that British Prime Minister Theresa May had no choice but to implement Brexit and steer clear of a second referendum or risk undermining faith in British democracy. source

U.S. to end air war against Islamic State in Syria

The United States will end its air campaign against Islamic State in Syria when it pulls out troops, U.S. officials said, sealing an abrupt reversal of policy which has alarmed Western allies as well as Washington’s Kurdish battle partners. source

Romanian government survives no confidence vote

Romania’s Social Democrat-led government survived a no confidence vote on Thursday as expected, days before taking over the European Union’s rotating presidency, but still faces concerns at home and abroad over its attempts to weaken a crackdown on corruption. source