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COMMENT: Your electricity bill

How four government departments push up the rate consumers pay for the electricity COMMENT | FRANCIS MUJJUNI | The rationale employed by our hunting ancestors has severally bewildered many today. In droves, our ancestors would hunt down a single tiny rodent with the hope that at capture, they would share it …

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Museveni: My comment on recent crime incidents

Kampala, Uganda | YOWERI KAGUTA MUSEVENI  | COMMENT | Comments by President Yoweri Museveni on recent criminal activities across Uganda. FULL TEXT Dear Countrymen, Countrywomen and Bazzukulu. There were two incidents of crime that I would like to draw to your attention. One was in the Najjera area where one of …

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COMMENT: Redefining African migration

African governments are recognising intra-continental migration as a vital ingredient of growth COMMENT | MUKHISA KITUYI | Few issues are as emotional as human migration. Images of desperate people on the move – whether trying to cross the US-Mexico border or packed onto rickety boats crossing the Mediterranean Sea – have …

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COMMENT: Africa’s future and Education

Africa needs another one million university-trained researchers to tackle its pressing development challenges COMMENT | ALIKO DANGOTE | It is time for an entrepreneurial and knowledge revolution in Africa. Only a properly educated workforce and entrepreneurial class will have the skills and drive to thrive as new technologies change the nature …

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COMMENT: Defending democracy’s essence

The right to trustworthy information produced in a free and pluralistic environment is under threat COMMENT | SHIRIN EBADI & CHRISTOPHE DELOIRE | On December 10, 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, affirming the view that “the will of the people” – democracy – …

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COMMENT: Making the most of emerging economies

Some have managed their debt levels, increased productivity, improved infrastructure, and reformed COMMENT | BERTRAND BADRE | Once again, the world’s emerging economies are facing a bout of uncertainty. Argentina, South Africa, and Turkey are among those generating the most concern, owing to a combination of questionable monetary policies and currency …

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COMMENT: The emerging high achievers

A look at 18 countries making the “secret sauce” that enables more stable and robust economic growth COMMENT | ANU MADGAVKAR & JEONGMIN SEONG | Emerging economies are often grouped together as something of a monolith. But when it comes to economic performance, they diverge widely, with only some countries achieving …

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COMMENT: Big food’s poisonous propaganda

How addiction turns sugar from a `food’ into a `drug’ on which unsuspecting masses get hooked COMMENT | ROBERT H. LUSTIG | Every advertising executive knows the difference between marketing and propaganda. One uses facts to espouse a point of view, while the other relies on falsehoods and deceit. But if …

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