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Impact of Covid-19 on small farmers

Although impact cannot be ascertained yet, the poor must be cushioned against worst effects COMMENT | MUKOTANYI ALEX | It was in December 2019 in a Chinese city of Wuhan that a new human coronavirus now popularly known as COVID-19 emerged. As of Friday July10, 2020 all over global Televisions …

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Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state, but civil society and regional blocs may be slowing the trend of extending presidential terms in some areas | CLAIRE FELTER | Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Some postcolonial …

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Interest rate cap could hit commercial banks

Central bank’s move could reduce the industry’s profitability | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s central bank has threatened to cap interest that commercial banks can charge borrowers following the industry’s failure to lower interest rates in response to the cuts in the Central Bank Rate, according to its governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile. …

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Managing arguments during lockdown

What monkeys can teach humans spending such prolonged time in close quarters with others | NICOLA F. KOYAMA | The world may be reopening in some places, with people looking forward to pubs, restaurants and haircuts. Many of us will no doubt also be looking forward to some time away …

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Banking behavior to shift post-Covid

Here’s how African banks can adapt to shifts in consumer behavior | THE INDEPENDENT | A new report by McKinsey & Company says in order to stay relevant and responsive to consumer needs, banks will need to consider both short-term expectations and long-term post-COVID-19 shifts in consumers’ preferences and behaviors. …

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Africa’s varied COVID-19 responses

Evaluating and learning from the best | THE INDEPENDENT | The COVID-19 pandemic is testing health care and disaster management systems of countries and the agility of policy responses to effectively handle a public health catastrophe. Since the first reported case in Africa on February 14, countries in the region …

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City experts discuss decongesting Kampala

Same old solution proposed, same disagreement raised Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Kampala City managers, experts and interested residents on July 07 witnessed the virtual launch of the Global Labour Institute (GLI) report titled; Urban Public Transport System: Understanding Kampala’s Para transit Market Structure. The discussion that followed focused …

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How COVID-19 cases hit 1000 mark

The number of COVID- 19 cases in Uganda hit the 1000 mark on July 09. Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | This followed announcement of 23 confirmed new cases from tests that were conducted on Wednesday 08. Out of the 23 new cases; 12 are Ugandan nationals who returned from …

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