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MTN rebrands as telcos turn to tech

With a new logo and fresh ambitions, Africa’s largest mobile telecoms service provider is pivoting towards fintech and enterprise services | TONDERAYI MUKEREDZI | As the world increasingly becomes digitised, African telcos are calibrating their business models towards fully integrated digital and financial services enterprises. Continental telecoms giant MTN Group …

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The Politics of mourning

The Democratic Arts of Mourning reflects on the variety of ways in which mourning affects political and social life. In recent decades, political theorists have increasingly examined and explored the themes of loss, grief, and mourning. With an introduction that contextualizes the turn to mourning in previous scholarship on the …

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Air pollution is getting worse

  See how bad Kampala air is compared to other cities around the world in new report Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Air pollution is now considered to be the world’s largest environmental health threat, accounting for seven million deaths around the world every year. Air pollution causes and …

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Politics of death

The way we mourn leaders reveals what unites and divides us | THE INDEPENDENT | Two countries mourned the deaths of very different leaders in March and April 2021. In the UK, the media was dominated by stories about Prince Phillip – an unelected but nonetheless prominent public figure – …

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Eat avocado twice a week

It can help you stay heart healthy | THE INDEPENDENT | Eating two servings of avocados each week may boost your heart health and lower your risk of cardiovascular disease, according to new research. Avocados are nutrient-dense fruits that contain dietary fiber, minerals, and healthy fats previously shown to improve …

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Insight into Africa’s strategy on China

Africa needs to tap into Beijing’s commitment to win-win co-operation for her socio-economic development COMMENT | JOHN PAUL RUGABA | It’s January 2012, and under the intense sunshine of the Addis Ababa sky, the then African Union Chairman, Teodoro Obiang Nguema; president of Equatorial Guinea, among other leaders opened the …

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Africa’s TB fight

What is impeding it? Africa has made progress in the fight against tuberculosis (TB) in recent years, however several hurdles are curbing the efforts to end this preventable and curable disease and at the current pace, the global targets to eliminate the disease by 2030 look increasingly elusive. Dr Norbert …

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