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Ex-president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak dead at 91

  Cairo, Egypt | AFP | Egypt’s former president Hosni Mubarak, who ruled for three decades before he was ousted amid the Arab Spring protests in 2011, died Tuesday at age 91. The once burly autocrat with the trademark sunglasses, who became frail after multiple surgeries towards the end of …

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WORLD BANK: Most Ugandans stuck with poor quality jobs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Many Ugandans are stuck with poor quality jobs, a fix that has seen them work longer hours but with falling earnings, a World Bank report has revealed. The report shows that due to poor quality jobs, value-added is very low even when people work. The report …

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‘Uganda can be a food basket while closing the employment gap’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s economy needs to gradually create more jobs for its fast-growing and youth population. To accelerate economic growth and drive transformation, these jobs will need to bring higher labor productivity, says a new World Bank report launched today. The report, “Uganda: Jobs Strategy for Inclusive Growth,” …

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China considers ‘complete ban’ on wildlife trade

Beijing, China | AFP |  China’s top legislative committee on Monday began deliberating a proposal to ban all trade and consumption of wild animals, a practice believed responsible for the country’s deadly coronavirus outbreak. The official Xinhua news agency said the proposal was submitted to the Standing Committee of the …

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Probe uncovers fraud, theft of equipment at Arua Hospital

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | An internal investigation at Arua regional referral Hospital as unearthed massive rot in the management of the facility. The investigation team found that the procurement processes at the Hospital are shrouded in fraud and that key equipment has gone missing from the facility under …

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