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Why schools are anxious about reopening

It is very clear that guidelines will impose more Covid-19 prevention related costs on schools. Who will meet the extra costs? COMMENT | Justus Mugisha | We all breathed a sigh of relief when President Yoweri Museveni on Monday  announced partial re-opening of schools. But the more I think about …

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A pledge for Africa

  To overcome the current global public-health and economic crisis, rich countries must support Africa COMMENT | ABIY AHMED | The world will not be free of the COVID-19 pandemic until all countries are free of the coronavirus that causes it. This simple fact underscored the urgent need for the …

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Opportunity for government in COVID-19

  The viral flu pandemic offers government great opportunity to improve service delivery in education sector | COMMENT | GERALD PADDE AUKU |  The world is faced with the looming negative impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) causing deaths, illnesses and economic despair and a badge to global poverty currently estimated …

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Ease capital requirements for banks

  Why government must support the banking sector to keep credit flowing to stimulate economic growth COMMENT | SIMON MUTUNGI | Following the 2008 Global Financial Crisis, many banks collapsed worldwide while others had to plow through public funds in the form of government bailouts in order to survive. To …

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Is parliament immune from punishment?

Unlike past occasions where MPs controversially paid themselves despite public outcry, they should be punished this time COMMENT | PETER WANDERA | A lot has been written and spoken about the Shs10 billion scandal in which each MP received Shs20 million. From the debates and justification given, one is left …

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Wake up call on Chinese racism

The actions of Chinese officials in Guangzhou exposed them as really not different from apartheid South Africa COMMENT | HILDA MUKIIBI |  Professor Makau Mutua, the maverick Kenyan academic, columnist and Chair of Kenya Human Rights Commission drew praise and consternation in equal measure recently when he called on the …

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