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The U.S.-China coronavirus blame game

  Their conspiracies are getting dangerous when what the world needs today is cooperation not confrontation COMMENT | JOHN POMFRET | In early 1952, the three-year-old People’s Republic of China faced a public relations crisis in the middle of the Korean War. After agreeing to let prisoners of war (POWs) …

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Falling global oil prices

Implications on Uganda’s economy due to low economic activity and COVID-19 related worldwide challenges COMMENT | SAMUEL OKULONY | The outbreak of COVID 19 in China in December last year and its spread across the world has resulted in unprecedented events and stressed both highly developed and low developing countries. …

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Afreximbank unveils a US$3million COVID-19 Response Grant

The bank’s net profit increased from US$275.9million in 2018 to US$315.3million last year Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Africa’s multi-lateral lender, African Export-Import Bank, has unveiled a US$3-million grant to complement continental efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. The Bank’s President Prof. Benedict Oramah, who made the announcement in …

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UK investor Gridworks eyes African utilities overhaul

In too many countries, transmission and distribution remain the responsibility of badly managed state utilities. Gridworks CEO Simon Hodson explains to David Thomas how his organisation plans to invest to make the sector commercially sustainable In the barren, rocky wasteland at the southern edge of Kenya’s remote Lake Turkana sit the whirring turbines …

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Containing COVID-19 economic fallout

  How issuance of the IMF’s reserve asset, Special Drawing Rights, could ensure international liquidity COMMENT | JIM O’NEIL AND DOMENICO LOMBARDI | Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the International Monetary Fund estimates that, between now and the end of 2021, global GDP will suffer a cumulative loss of more …

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Recovery strategy for tourism

What the sector requires to manage blow from coronavirus | ISSAHAKU ADAM AND ALBERT N. KIMBU | Tourism has become an important economic sector for most African countries in the last two decades. There has been increased investments in product development and enhancement, aggressive marketing, coupled with appropriate business-friendly socio-political …

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Maternity care during COVID-19 crisis

  How it can be responsive, respectful, person-centred | PATIENCE AFULANI AND NADIA DIAMOND-SMITH | COVID-19 is sweeping the world, and the burden on healthcare facilities is growing. Stories have begun to emerge from higher-resource countries, mainly in the U.S. and Europe, about poor experiences for women giving birth in …

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Consequences of rising Victoria waters

They remind us of its uncompromising laws that are not cheatable and bite so deeply and indiscriminately COMMENT | JOSEPH MUKASA NGUBWAGYE | Images of “swimming” portions of prominent hotels in Kigo and Entebbe in Wakiso district continue to make rounds on social media. The situation is not any different …

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