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Children and violent films

Watching violence on screens makes children more emotionally distressed Kampala, Uganda | CAROLINE FITZPATRICK | Researcher at Concordia’s PERFORM center and Assistant Professor of Psychology, Université Sainte-Anne Children today can access media through both traditional devices, like televisions, and portable devices like laptops and tablets. With more access, children are …

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The man I knew

Remembering Rt. Rev. Dr. Livingstone M. Nkoyoyo Kampala, Uganda | REV SAMUEL MURANGI | It was 1986. I had finished junior high school in Fort Portal, Uganda and moved to the Capital City Kampala, in search of an opportunity to pursue high school education. Mukono Diocese, which was only two years …

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The decisive mind

You make decisions quicker and based on less information than you think Kampala, Uganda | NADAV KLEIN | We live in an age of information. In theory, we can learn everything about anyone or anything at the touch of a button. All this information should allow us to make super-informed, …

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World Bank Year in Review: 2018 in 14 Charts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As 2018 comes to an end, extreme poverty is at the lowest level in recorded history but is expected to become increasingly concentrated in one region. A record number of people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and an influential new report confirms we’re …

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In Ethiopia, as a capital rises, history rots

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | From its hillside overlooking the Ethiopian capital, Berhanu Mengistu’s century-old, gabled family home has seen emperors and governments rise and fall. It has withstood economic stagnation and the rapid population growth that replaced its once-patrician neighbours with a rabble of shacks. But it now …

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