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COMMENT: Exporting health workers

Foreign mass recruitment of Uganda’s public health workers is a threat to national security |James Zeere| While health workers have always migrated from Uganda to work in other countries, there is a worrying trend developing of mass recruitment of Ugandan public health workers by foreign entities. In 2015, civil society …

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COMMENT: The real side of fake news

With advertising revenues declining, media organisations are increasingly desperate for clicks |Steven Rosenbaum| Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s `Brave New World’, where truth is …

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COMMENT: Museveni poses a threat

President’s self-Preservation tactics after 30 year in power are derailing development |Stephanie Nguyen| “I don’t know any other country more democratic than Uganda; our democratic structures are comprehensive, massive, and thorough.” This statement is representative of a few propaganda lines that filled television screens as President Yoweri Museveni gave his …

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RAILA ODINGA: Memo to the President

Nairobi, Kenya | RAILA ODINGA| On 7th June, we asked President Uhuru Kenyatta to immediately fly to Ethiopia and ask his counterpart to sell maize to Kenyans. We also asked the President to fire the CS and PS of Agriculture and the CS of Devolution and Planning for deliberately misleading Kenyans on …

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Africa’s stake in Brexit

COMMENT: Why African countries must prepare for a pull-out by a major contributor to their development University of Cape Town | Carlos Lopes|  As Britain focuses on what its relationship with the European Union might look like once it leaves the bloc, sometime during 2019, the rest of the world …

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A scientific method for the SDGs

COMMENT: Scientists have developed an independent analytical framework to prioritise policies Anne-Sophie Stevance, David McCollum|   In just the latest example of popular support for science, tens of thousands of people around the world recently marched to advocate for a worldview based on facts, not fiction. They understand that science could actually …

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A better investment framework for Africa

COMMENT: The new G20 Compact with Africa stands for a new approach in international development policy Germany |Wolfgang Schäuble |   Africa’s enormous economic potential is not news. But, until now, policymakers around the world have not successfully defined the political and economic steps that must be taken to enable Africa …

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