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Which economic stimulus works?

Poorly designed stimulus programs are not just ineffective, they can push economy into recession COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ AND HAMID RASHID | Governments around the world are responding forcefully to the COVID-19 crisis with a combined fiscal and monetary response that has already reached 10% of global GDP. Yet …

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The fake pandemic news

  Bending its curve starts with the simple act of you not sharing junk health news that pops up in your feed COMMENT | PHILIP N. HOWARD | Would you believe that the coronavirus was developed by a government to weaken its foreign rivals? Or that “patriots” created it to …

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Dangote still the most admired African brand

For the third year in a row, Dangote Group has topped the Brand Africa 100 table of the most admired African brands in Africa. We spoke with Tony Chiejina, the group’s chief brand and corporate communications officer, to find out what keeps it there The Brand Africa 100 is a valuation and ranking …

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Cipla records Shs36bn loss

The company remains strong to deliver good performance going forward, officials say Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | The Kampala-based drug manufacturer, Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Ltd, has recorded a Shs36bn loss for the financial year 2019/20 compared to a profit of Shs7bn recorded in the previous year. Company officials …

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Uganda’s ballooning pubic debt

Economists suggest that the government needs to balance investment in development and productive sectors Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Uganda government plans to borrow Shs8.73 trillion from local and international lenders to fund the bloated Shs 45.4trillion budget amidst the coronavirus pandemic threat. According to the Ministry of Finance …

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Air pollution in Kampala

Comparison with Nairobi, Addis Ababa | AJIT SINGH, FRANCIS POPE AND WILLIAM ROBERT AVIS | The global coronavirus pandemic is having a devastating effect on economies worldwide. However, one of the few positive consequences of travel restrictions and industrial downturn has been a temporary reduction in air pollution. This has …

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Fear of another lockdown

Experts differ on handling rising COVID-19 cases | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Recent increases in coronavirus disease COVID-19 cases are causing anxiety among Ugandans. Many fear the government will impose another lockdown. By June 11 total confirmed cases were 679. That is a jump of 172 cases or 34% from …

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Jumia’s 8 years in Uganda

Company officials say the business is here to stay Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | E-commerce firm, Jumia Uganda, a subsidiary of the pan African e-commerce company, Jumia Group on June 10, celebrated eight years of business operations at a mini-press conference held in Kampala, where top officials said they …

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Mbarara varsity scientists fight COVID-19

 World Bank funds effort to produce WHO quality hand sanitisers | THE INDEPENDENT | Scientists at the Mbarara University of Science & Technology (MUST) have started manufacturing hand sanitiser as part of their contribution to the government’s efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus disease COVID-19. The hand sanitisers …

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