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Uganda develops anti-tick vaccines to boost dairy, beef industry

KAMPALA, Uganda | Xinhua | Scientists in Uganda have developed two anti-tick vaccines whose trials have been successful, and are now awaiting final approval from regulatory authorities, an official said Thursday. Frank Mugabi, a senior communications officer at the state-run National Agricultural Research Organisation, which regulates agricultural research, told Xinhua …

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NAADs urges farmers to consider Hass avocado

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The future of Uganda’s Hass avocado industry is promising, with prices continuing to climb in the local and global markets. The National Agricultural Advisory Services (NAADS) global market is currently valued at over $8 billion and is projected to reach more than $ 20 billion …

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Big tech shocks electric utilities

Whether or not the climate is getting warmer, the sector is getting hotter and sparks are flying COMMENT | TODD G. BUCHHOLZ & MICHAEL MINDLIN | If John D. Rockefeller were around today, he’d be screwing a Google Nest, the pioneering smart thermostat  into the wall of his home. The notoriously …

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Post-capitalist pessimism

Faced with a choice between parasitic capitalism and emerging neo-fascism, pessimism is reasonable COMMENT | ROBERT SKIDELSKY | In 2003, the literary critic Fredric Jameson famously observed that “it is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism.” For the first time in two centuries, he …

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Court of Appeal blocks trial of former Minister Kitutu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Court of Appeal in Kampala has halted the proceedings against the former Karamoja Minister Mary Gorreti Kitutu in the Anti-Corruption Court. Kitutu is being accused of causing government a financial loss of 1.5 billion shillings meant for peace building activities. The proceedings were halted …

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