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COMMENT: Miss Curvy pageant

Why the proposal to use naturally endowed, nice-looking women to promote tourism is an assault on women | Brenda Boonabaana & Amos Ochieng | Uganda’s Minister of State for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi recently launched the “Miss Curvy Uganda” pageant at a hotel in Kampala. At the …

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Poverty reduction rests on trade

  With today’s trade tensions, it is easy to lose sight of the progress made from economic integration | Caroline Freund and Robert Koopman | Just when poverty-reduction efforts around the world were already slowing, recent forecasts indicate that the global economy is heading into a period of deepening uncertainty. …

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A cure for HIV?

Feasible but not yet realised | Allison Webel | Assistant Professor of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University A team of scientists and physicians from the UK recently published news of a second HIV positive man, in London, who is in long-term (18-month) HIV remission after undergoing treatment for Hodgkins lymphoma. …

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COMMENT: A new paradigm for plastics

Momentum should be on a new global framework to reduce the production and consumption of plastic  | Lili Fuhr and Jane Patton | We have long known that the accumulation of plastic in the world’s landfills and oceans represents a growing environmental risk. More recently, we have come to understand …

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Ants invade artist

Reawaken sketches of refugees and other migrants | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Ants are destructive, undesirable creatures. They make anthills that can be a nuisance; especially if they occur near a home, in the compound. Artists like to use them as analogies for invasion. Now consider this: Gilbert Musinguzi has not …

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T-cut with care

Removing the clear-coat paint on your car body means you must wax regularly to avoid algae | The Independent | Scratches on the body of your vehicle irritate. Yet they are unavoidable with our narrow roads, bushes, bodaboda, rough car washers, and naughty kids who think your black car is …

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