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Unseen cost of steel processing in EAC

Transition from Electroplating to Hot Dip Galvanization technology for steel wires hurts industry COMMENT | SOLOMON A. MUTAGAYA | The East African Standards are prepared by the East African Standards Committee (EASC) that was established in accordance with the East African Community Standardization, Quality Assurance, Metrology and Testing Act., 2006. …

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Inflation is rising

Here’s why, and how to fix what is driving it up based on what is being experienced in Kenya COMMENT | XN IRAKI | Inflation has hit many countries recently, from the United States to Sri Lanka. In Kenya, too, the rising prices of basic commodities have left most citizens …

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You really can die of sadness

And you really can also die of happiness | ADAM TAYLOR | Dying of a broken heart was just a figure of speech until 2002 when Dr Hikaru Sato and colleagues at Hiroshima City Hospital described it in a study. Sato named the condition takotsubo cardiomyopathy. It was quickly dubbed …

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Menstruation and COVID-19

Survey aims to document unusual periods post-vaccine | JENNIFER COUZIN-FRANKEL | Kathryn Clancy got her first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine in early 2021 and 10 days later found herself sitting uncomfortably in a work Zoom meeting during one of the heaviest periods she’d experienced. “I had what’s often called …

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UBA Group opens banking operations in Dubai.

The branch will facilitate the financing of trade and investment transactions between the Middle East and Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | United Bank for Africa Group has extended its operations to the United Arab Emirates with the official opening of its new branch at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). …

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Oxfam to unveil Shs77bn Impact Fund

The fund will target businesses providing decent jobs, women empowerment and innovations Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE |  UK-based global organisation, Oxfam, plans to unveil a 20million Euros (Shs77bn) Impact Fund to support small businesses in line with their goals. The fund, to be unveiled as a pilot project before …

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