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Kenya’s big railway project and the impact on the poor

The policy frames these mega-projects as key to attracting the private sector interest needed to fuel economic growth, increase exports and alleviate poverty | GEDIMINAS LESUTIS | People’s responses to large infrastructure projects – railways, bridges, highways – are rarely neutral. To some, these projects represent powerful social and political …

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Cipla’s profits rises fivefold to Shs 13.9billion

The company manufactures antiretrovirals, artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and Hepatitis medicines to treat HIV/AIDS, malaria and Hepatitis | THE INDEPENDENT | Cipla Qaulity Chemicals Ltd, the East African nation’s drug manufacturer, has said net profits surged nearly five times to Shs 13.9 billion for the six months ending September driven …

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Why politics can get so heated

The psychology behind and how to show up differently | THE INDEPENDENT | It’s easy to dehumanise those we disagree with. But who does that really serve? Recently, my brother and I had an argument about politics. It wasn’t a very long conversation, but it devolved quickly into hurtful, personal …

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Building the critical minerals industry

The hidden environmental, human cost and solutions to the Great Lakes regional peace, security, stability and development In 2007, a global consortium of 31 universities and colleges across the world took part in developing a 5-Seater plug-in hybrid electric vehicle, the Vision 200, targeting the Indian market. This innovation was …

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What’s next for Xi’s China?

Chinese President Xi Jinping opened the 20th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC) by celebrating the destruction of Hong Kong’s autonomy, reiterating the goal of “reunification” with Taiwan, praising the zero-COVID policy, and stressing the importance of economic “self-reliance.” What he did not do was allow the …

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