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To prevent the next pandemic, follow the science

This requires a multi-faceted approach that bridges the gap between science , policy and stakeholders COMMENT | MARISA PEYRE, JUSTIN VAISSE, PETER SANDS | Science is crucial to improving pandemic preparedness and prevention. It not only deepens our understanding of pathogen transmission and containment but also provides us with the flexibility …

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Top 10 Tallest buildings in Africa

ANALYSIS | THE INDEPENDENT | Africa’s city ecosystem is attracting billions of dollars in new projects, making them home to some of the world’s glitziest and tallest buildings. 1. The Iconic Tower, Egypt With its towering height of 385m (The Uganda Revenue Authority headquarter building is 100m tall), the Iconic Tower …

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Cutting down on salt can cut blood pressure

Even if you take blood pressure drugs ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Most people can significantly lower their blood pressure, even if they are already on blood pressure medication, if they cut down on salt by about a teaspoon a day, according to new findings published Nov. 11 in JAMA and presented …

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SEACOM welcomes new Group Chief Financial Officer

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | SEACOM, Africa’s converged ICT services provider has announced significant changes within its executive leadership team. Lucas Malamule Ndala (PICTURED) has been appointed as the new Group Chief Financial Officer (GCFO), succeeding Richard Schumacher, who previously held the role. Ndala’s appointment as GCFO marks a pivotal …

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PRAU: brainchild BCW wins Media Relations accolade

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Brainchild BCW has won Best Media Relations and Media Management accolade at the 2023 PRAU Excellence Awards. Public Relations, Digital, and Events agency brainchild BCW, which is the exclusive affiliate of BCW Africa in Uganda and Rwanda, was recognized for telling compelling stories through …

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Attempting suicide shouldn’t be a crime

Professor Taiwo Lateef Sheikh wants suicide prohibition laws repealed because they inadvertently contribute to an increase in suicide rates across Africa SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | Suicide prevalence rates in Africa are the world’s highest, estimated at 11 people per 100,000 per year, against a global average of 9 per …

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