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COVID-19 reinforcing authoritarianism

As long as the coronavirus remains a threat, in either human or economic terms, every failure and every victory is a mark, however misleadingly, for or against particular political systems | SHADI HAMID | Authoritarianism, in theory, and authoritarian regimes, in practice, were already gaining ground before the spread of …

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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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