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The rise of superbugs

Facing the antibiotic resistance crisis | THE INDEPENDENT | While medical research has helped us overcome many health threats, we now face a new type of crisis: Many dangerous bacteria are becoming resistant to the drugs meant to fight them. Where do we go from here? What is the state …

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Ugandan media in crisis

Recent protest against police attacks exposes weakness within Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Polly Namaye, the deputy spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force, on Oct. 31 walked into the offices of the Uganda National Examinations Board. The exam body was holding a press conference to explain preparations for the …

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African tech entrepreneurs

What most annoys investors about them AFRICA | TOM JACKSON | African startups regularly decry the lack of funding available to them, and the long, difficult journey of persuading venture capitalists on the continent to invest. But what pet peeves do Africa-based VC firms have about tech entrepreneurs? Asked that …

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US partners with UWEC to reduce wildlife trafficking

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | U.S. Mission in Uganda has partnered with the Uganda Wildlife Conservation and Education Center (UWEC) to host Zoohackathon 2019 in Entebbe. Zoohackathon is a computer coding event that brings together developers, designers, project managers, and subject matter experts to create applications, systems, and …

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Mariam Nampeera Mbowa appointed Tullow Uganda boss  

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Mariam Nampeera Mbowa, Tullow’s Associate General Counsel in Uganda, has been promoted and appointed Country Manager for Tullow Uganda and will assume duties on New Year’s Day. Jimmy Mugerwa, currently MD Tullow Uganda has been promoted to become Tullow Group’s Corporate Head of Infrastructure …

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What will end the fights at KCCA?

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) is once again a fighting arena as the political wing locks horns with the executive. Analysts have said the KCCA Act passed in 2010 was unambiguous in terms of who has power over the other between the Lord Mayor …

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