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COMMENT: Beware of home made bombs

COMMENT | Samson Tinka | For close to three years, Uganda has gone through several cycles of terrorism attacks, both rural and urban. The rural ones were protracted and took a long time to deal with by government security while the rural terrorism was largely handled and the whole country seemed …

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World Food Day message

Time for global leaders, development organisations to invest in Africa’s modern agriculture technologies COMMENT | BETH DUNFORD | More than six out of every 10 people in Sub-Saharan Africa work in the continent’s agriculture sector. We may not realise that what grows from African soil may be connected to some …

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A facelift for Facebook

The business models of tech companies shouldn’t retain users’ private data as their real cash cow COMMENT | STEVEN HILL | If the testimony of whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former Facebook data scientist, before a U.S. Senate subcommittee told us anything, it was that tech companies cannot be relied upon …

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Land acquisition for oil pipeline

Processes provide support to affected persons to ensure adequate compensation and improved livelihood COMMENT | GLORIA SEBIKARI | The Petroleum Authority of Uganda (PAU) has noted recent media reports published in some local dailies alleging that the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Project Affected Persons (PAPs) are being mishandled …

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Africa’s post-COVID-19 recovery

Countries need stronger data for coordinated and effective actions | COMMENT | NATHALIE DELAPALME AND JOHANNES JÜTTING | As a third wave of COVID-19 infections sweeps across Africa; the full impact of the pandemic on serious illness and mortality remains to be seen. In economic terms, the picture is already …

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