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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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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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Understanding Uganda’s economic stagnation

A comparative look at Museveni’s economic performance against other long-serving leaders in the region COMMENT | Alan M. Collins | The word “stagnation” often follows the word “economic”, followed by period, decline, and unemployment according the British National Corpus, which collects samples of spoken and written English. In the same …

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The good jobs challenge

Every economy today has patterns of inequality, exclusion, and polarisation due to labour force segmentation Project Syndicate | Dani Rodrik | Around the world today, the central challenge for achieving inclusive economic prosperity is the creation of sufficient numbers of “good jobs.” Without productive and dependable employment for the vast …

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