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COMMENT: Uganda needs 17,000MW of electricity

UEGCL could play a role in developing crucial new generation infrastructure COMMENT | HARRISON E. MUTIKANGA | In his address to the Nation on September 9, 2018; His Excellency the President stated that we are aiming at generating 17,000MW of electricity in the next 10 years. We at Uganda Electricity Generation …

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COMMENT: What is threatening science?

Scientists in recent decades have felt increasingly compelled to oversell their research for funding COMMENT | JEREMY J.BAUMBERG | Scientific knowledge and technological innovation, as Yuval Noah Harariemphasises in hisbookSapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, are among the key drivers of economic progress. Yet there is remarkably little reflection taking …

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COMMENT: Education in the age of automation

Formal education is teaching workers the wrong things, instead of digital, technical, and soft skills COMMENT | LEEJONG-WHA | As digital technologies and automation have advanced, fears about workers’ futures have increased. But, the end result does not have to be negative. The key is education. Already, robots are taking …

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COMMENT: The real problem with free trade

It is that free trade has enabled a few predatory multinational companies to secure monopolies COMMENT | JAYATI GHOSH | For most critics of globalisation, trade is the villain, responsible for deepening inequality and rising economic insecurity among workers. This is the logic driving support for U.S. President Donald Trump’s escalating …

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COMMENT: Bobi Wine and American Support

Is being linked to Western powers a stunt or sign of the MP’s potential to cause regime change in Uganda? COMMENT | IAN KATUSIIME | Since Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi together with his Canadian lawyer, Robert Amsterdam, had what they dubbed “an international press conference”, in Washington D.C., U.S. on …

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COMMENT: More on OTT and Mobile money taxes

A tax which is not in pursuit of clear objectives is illogical and should be condemned COMMENT | JOSEPH BOSSA | Until recently, I had not taken much interest in taxation. My interest was aroused by the debate, now over shadowed by more hair-raising events happening in our fair land, regarding …

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COMMENT: Journalism’s comeback

Journalists are regaining their credibility and trust is at its highest point in seven years COMMENT | ALEXANDRA BORCHARDT | After years of ill health, the news industry is finally showing signs of a modest recovery. According to the Digital News Report 2018 – the most comprehensive survey of digital media …

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