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Why Museveni should engage FDC, DP, Jeema and co

They represent true Ugandan interests and are equally sidelined by the ‘generational’ new Uganda forces | COMMENT | SWAIB K NSEREKO | Like the ruling National Resistance Movement, Opposition parties including FDC, DP, JEEMA and others are nursing political wounds sustained from recent electoral losses to the newest comer, the …

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Reforming Social Security sector

Why it will take more than the positive steps introduced by parliament through the NSSF Bill COMMENT | MORRISON RWAKAKAMBA | After two years of back and forth, legislative rancour, bevy of consultations and a mix of COVID-19 that ripened urgency for workers protections  – and continues to upstage fortunes …

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Make masks fit better

It can reduce coronavirus exposure by 96% | THE INDEPENDENT | By now, most people have gotten the message that wearing a face mask is one way to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But now health officials are taking the masking message a step further: Don’t just wear a …

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Africans take the lead on the global stage

Africa’s rising stars in global trade and development finance, show the world that it’s finally the continent’s time to shine, writes Gina Din-Kariuki The World Bank Group recently named longtime vice president Makhtar Diop to replace Philippe Le Houérou as head of the International Finance Corporation (IFC), making him the …

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African news, western views

How African media badly covers Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | One-third of all African stories in news outlets on the continent are sourced from foreign news services according to a new report from Africa No Filter (ANF). The ‘How African Media Covers Africa’, highlights the fact that stories about Africa …

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Will Inflation make a comeback?

Economic forecasting models have long been notoriously inaccurate in predicting inflation | AXEL A. WEBER | Current forecasts by many banks, central banks, and other institutions suggest that inflation will not be a problem in the foreseeable future. The International Monetary Fund, for example, expects global inflation to remain subdued …

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