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COMMENT: Central bank under attack

Central-bank independence is often fetishised but a central bank without political support suffers  COMMENT | Eswar Prasad | Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has launched an all-out political assault on the Reserve Bank of India, and the barrage of criticism is already taking a toll on the institution.This is …

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COMMENT: Museveni’s move on Bududa

Why giving cash to victims of landslide was right but attempt to relocate mountain village residents is wrong COMMENT | Joseph Were | Do you still remember Bukalasi? Don’t worry if you don’t. It is the place in Bududa district where a river burst its banks, triggering mudslides that killed …

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COMMENT: Ugandan cricket can still be saved

COMMENT | By Ivan Thawithemwira |  Dear all, as you know by now, the Uganda Cricket team has undergone such a hiding in Oman that it inspires instant migraines. Uganda played five, won one and lost 4 as they were “relegated” to ICC Cricket World Cup Challenge League. (see final standings page …

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COMMENT: Museveni is just a lucky man!

Although there is a lot of speculation as to why he has lasted long in power, that is the most charitable interpretation COMMENT | ABBEY SEMUWEMBA | We have all heard scurrilous stories about President Yoweri Museveni – and believed some of them -even if we would never make any such …

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COMMENT: Can democracy come back?

America’s ideals of freedom, democracy, and justice for all are now under open attack COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | The United States has long held itself up as a bastion of democracy. It has promoted democracy around the world. It fought, at great cost, for democracy against fascism in Europe …

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COMMENT: Africa’s bright investment future

The recent Africa Investment Forum provided a safe, stable marketplace to accelerate deals COMMENT | AKINWUMI A. ADESINA | For any investor interested in Africa, there was only one place to be last week: Johannesburg. When the three-day Africa Investment Forum opened on November 7, a total of 61 deals with …

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COMMENT: What now for America?

After winning the House, democrats shouldn’t focus on shared loathing of Trump to win the nation COMMENT | IAN BURUMA | At least it wasn’t a disaster. If the Democrats had failed to secure a majority in the US House of Representatives, President Donald Trump would have felt almighty, with all …

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COMMENT: Why is democracy faltering?

Far-right politicians like Trump and Bolsonaro have exploited frustration-fanned anger, tribalism COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | Jair Bolsonaro, the president-elect of Brazil, is a far-right, gun-loving, media-baiting hyper-nationalist. The fact that he would be right at home among many of today’s global leaders – including the leaders of some of the …

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