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COMMENT: Small business, big impact

Why raising micro, small and medium-sized enterprises might avert future backlashes by the poor on the rich COMMENT | Arancha Gonzalez| The fruits of economic growth are not being shared widely enough. In many advanced economies, the anaemic post-2008 recovery has benefited the relatively rich, while large numbers of households …

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COMMENT: Dishonoring Uganda’s refugees

Enlisting Museveni’s help to solve the refugee crisis is like hiring an arsonist to lead a fire brigade  COMMENT |Helen C. Epstein| When United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres traveled to Uganda in June, his stated mission – to raise billions of dollars for the country’s growing refugee crisis – seemed …

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COMMENT: Exporting health workers

Foreign mass recruitment of Uganda’s public health workers is a threat to national security |James Zeere| While health workers have always migrated from Uganda to work in other countries, there is a worrying trend developing of mass recruitment of Ugandan public health workers by foreign entities. In 2015, civil society …

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COMMENT: The real side of fake news

With advertising revenues declining, media organisations are increasingly desperate for clicks |Steven Rosenbaum| Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s `Brave New World’, where truth is …

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COMMENT: Museveni poses a threat

President’s self-Preservation tactics after 30 year in power are derailing development |Stephanie Nguyen| “I don’t know any other country more democratic than Uganda; our democratic structures are comprehensive, massive, and thorough.” This statement is representative of a few propaganda lines that filled television screens as President Yoweri Museveni gave his …

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RAILA ODINGA: Memo to the President

Nairobi, Kenya | RAILA ODINGA| On 7th June, we asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to immediately fly to Ethiopia and ask his counterpart to sell maize to Kenyans. We also asked the President to fire the CS and PS of Agriculture and the CS of Devolution and Planning for deliberately misleading Kenyans on …

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