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Leveraging data for the public good

  Governments need to stop using a one-size-fits-all approach when planning investments or designing policies COMMENT | CHRISTOPHER PISSARIDES, FADI FARRA AND AMIRA BENSEBAA | The digital age has taught businesses to see people as individuals rather than just as members of certain demographic cohorts. On social media, we receive …

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Why services need an industrial policy

It would ensure a supply of good jobs and brighter career prospects for bottom and middle skilled COMMENT | DANI RODRIK | Good jobs have become a top priority worldwide. Policymakers in advanced and developing economies alike are stressing the need for well-paying employment opportunities with job security and career …

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Ebola: Don’t repeat COVID mistakes

The international response to the Ebola outbreak has been limited, leaving Uganda more isolated than it should be COMMENT | IRENE ATUHAIRWE DUHANGA | With news of Uganda announcing a three-week lockdown in two districts and the first Ebola death in Kampala — the capital city of over 3 million …

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Why People Drink

Researchers look at genetics, peer pressure and coping mechanisms | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study suggests that there may be a genetic basis to drinking motives that links them to alcohol consumption and alcohol use disorder. Alcohol use disorder (AUD) refers to drinking of alcohol that causes mental and …

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Danger in hair straightener use

Experts find it doubles risk of uterine cancer | THE INDEPENDENT | A new study from the National Institutes of Health has found that women who use hair straightening products are twice as likely to develop uterine cancer as those who do not. Researchers believe Black women may be at …

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Giving hope to Uganda’s mango farmers

FAO and agriculture ministry respond to plight of fruit farmers in western Uganda Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in collaboration with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and Uganda’s agriculture ministry have teamed up and responded to the plight …

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