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Vaccinating the World

AstraZeneca’s CEO says governments and private sector can ensure vaccines reach those in need COMMENT | PASCAL SORIOT | Although we have come a long way in the fight against COVID-19, the only thing that will alter the course of the pandemic decisively is a genuine act of global solidarity. …

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Hope for a malaria-free Africa

The Draw the Line Against Malaria campaign builds on the pan-African Zero Malaria Starts with Me movement COMMENT | DR ABDOURAHMANE DIALLO | In recent decades, the world has made remarkable progress in the fight against malaria. Over 20 years of investment, commitment, and action have saved over 7.6 million …

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Museveni and Uganda’s transition politics

When Rebecca Kadaga fell on May 24, Museveni appended parliament to his courtyard in a grim proposition COMMENT | RAJAB KAKYAMA | Refer to: “NRM leaders pick Oulanyah” (the Independent online May 23). As Ugandans warm up for President Yoweri Museveni’s sixth term, the cynosure is at parliament tomorrow. Uganda …

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The high cost of underrating Africa

`Perception premiums’ shouldn’t overinflate risks perennially assigned to a brighter Africa  COMMENT | HIPPOLYTE FOFACK | In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic caused Africa’s first recession in 25 years. The sharp tightening of global financial conditions triggered sudden stops in foreign direct investment and massive capital outflows, alongside one of the …

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Uganda should mind the oil Gap

Policy, righting wrongs and circumventing curses as oil presents huge opportunities and significant risks COMMENT | DENNIS JJUUKO | Uganda has signed a pipeline deal with Tanzania and Total to transport crude oil from Uganda’s Albertine region to Tanzania’s Tanga port for refining, but the secrecy that surrounds this $3.5 …

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An organization’s internal auditing function must be independent but not isolated

In carrying out their work, internal auditors must focus on three areas – Risk Management, Risk Control and Governance. COMMENT | Francis Banalekaki Yiga | For any business or organization, there will always be risks that could ultimately tarnish its reputation, dampen stakeholder confidence or in worst case scenario, sink the organization …

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