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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Indigenous minorities test Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Indigenous minorities test Uganda’s record: Upcoming UN appraisal raises questions on identity and provision of services THE LAST WORD The moral power of whataboutism: Lessons from ordinary people on Kampala streets regarding the …

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Science teachers pay policy

Ignore the misguided saboteurs, malicious propaganda, misguided business interests, and gallery politics COMMENT | FREDERICK DONGO- SHEMA | The government’s proclamation to enhance salaries of scientists in the next financial year has sparked unnecessary objection from businessmen and arts-focused groups camouflaging as moralists. Hailed by science education experts as the …

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African scientists race to test COVID drugs

In a bid to stave off looming disaster, scientists are trying to repurpose drugs used for malaria and other diseases, but infrastructure and recruitment challenges stymie progress | ABDULLAHI TSANNI | For more than a year, Adeola Fowotade struggled to recruit people to a clinical trial for COVID-19 treatments. A …

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Uganda’s workforce continues to fall-PMI

   But private sector players are optimistic about the future | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s private sector activity continues to improve as the economy slowly recovers from COVID-19 pandemic hit but workforce continues to fall. The latest Stanbic Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) released on Nov.03 indicates that Uganda’s private sector …

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The youth unemployment crisis

Governments and donors must stop focusing solely on skills development and entrepreneurship—or risk more youth migration, unrest, and terrorism | AUDREY DONKOR | Africa has the world’s youngest population; with a median age of 19.7 years. Such a large youthful population might ordinarily symbolise an ample and energetic workforce, a …

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The war in Ethiopia

America piles pressure on PM Abiy ETHIOPIA | THE INDEPENDENT | On Nov.05, most international news agencies carried one major story about developments in the war in Ethiopia. ‘Nine Ethiopian factions to form alliance against government,’ proclaimed the media agencies. Most listed only the Oromo Liberation Army (OLA), a splinter …

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