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Twitter’s ‘blue tick’

What will happen if anyone can buy this status symbol or ID badge? COMMENT | TIMOTHY GRAHAM | Following Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter on October 27, the world’s richest man proposed a range of controversial changes to the platform. With mounting evidence that he is making it up as …

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Uganda at 60 Exhibition

‘Exhibition celebrates the excitement, optimism and promise of 9th October 1962 while acknowledging that, for many Ugandans Independence was partial victory’- Exhibition catalogue There’re two things that will catch your attention as soon as you walk into the exhibition: Uganda at 60 showing at the Uganda Museum: Firstly, the black …

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The fight against Ebola

Why women must be central to the response NEWS ANALYSIS | SOPHIE HARMAN | No time for that” was the constant refrain heard by gender and women’s health experts working in the 2014/16 Ebola response. This was an emergency and the main thing was to deal with the crisis. It …

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HIV/AIDs kills 17,000

Virus still a burden among young people Kampala, Uganda | PATRICIA AKANKWATSA | Uganda Network of AIDS Services Organisation (UNASO) wants the fight against HIV/AIDS in Uganda to focus on encourage health-seeking behavior as the disease continues to spread; especially among young people. While presenting the National HIV/Aids Report, Dr …

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Saving for bad times

Earn it, keep it and sustain it Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The current fragile economic situation is an opportunity for people and businesses to embrace a saving culture to be able to sustain growth of their enterprises and social wellbeing, financial sector experts have said. “Earn it, keep it …

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Prudential gets new CEO for Africa

CEO’s appointment seeks to centralize Prudential’s continental operations Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Prudential plc, a life and health insurance and asset management firm, has appointed Emmanuel Mokobi Aryee as its new Chief Executive Officer for Africa. Until his new appointment, Mokobi has been working Prudential’s regional Chief Executive Officer …

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Financing Africa’s climate change adaptation program

Global leaders at COP27 support Africa Adaptation Acceleration Program NEWS ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Global leaders on Nov.08 rallied around climate adaptation for Africa. They attended the Africa Adaptation Leaders’ Event, convened by African Union Chair President Macky Sall of Senegal, Global Center on Adaptation CEO Patrick Verkooijen, and African …

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Funding for African climate projects

Global law firm designs uniform law to ease deployment of capital into ‘green’ infrastructure programmes Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | DLA Piper in collaboration with the African Green Infrastructure Investment Bank (AfGIIB), Africa investor (Ai) and the CFA Asset Owners Council (AoC), has launched the Model Law on Institutional Investor-Public …

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