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The stagflationary debt crisis is here

Distress in markets shows central banks efforts to lower inflation will cause economic and financial crash COMMENT | NOURIEL ROUBINI | For a year now, I have argued that the increase in inflation would be persistent, that its causes include not only bad policies but also negative supply shocks, and …

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Finding malaria vaccine

Is the long and tortuous road coming to an end? | ALENA PANCE | A vaccine candidate, called R21, has been shown to be up to 80% effective at preventing malaria in young children, according to the latest trial results. This follows from a study published in 2021 from the …

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Robot health coach

WHO and partners launch world’s most extensive freely accessible AI health worker | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organisation, with support from the Qatar Ministry of Health, has launched the AI-powered WHO Digital Health Worker, Florence version 2.0, offering an innovative and interactive platform to share a myriad of …

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Buganda Kingdom painting

The artist figuratively explores and interrogates the subject of peace tranquility in the Monarchy Kamapala, Uganda | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Buganda is the largest Kingdom in Uganda occupying vast territory across the country. Since the precolonial times, the monarchy has hosted several groups of people including Arab traders, European explorers …

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Mending a broken heart

Could ‘love hormone’ help regenerate heart muscle cells after heart attack? | THE INDEPENDENT | Almost 18.6 million people die each year from cardiovascular disease, including coronary artery disease, which causes heart attacks. Researchers from Michigan State University have found evidence that the hormone oxytocin helps stimulate the regeneration of …

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Afreximbank unveils academy to train 8,000 Africans on trade-related subjects

The academy has already begun the process of obtaining regional accreditation, starting with the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s multi-lateral lender, African Export-Import Bank has launched the Afreximbank Academy (AFRACAD), a learning, knowledge, and networking hub designed to help advance African trade through capacity …

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