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Nsibambi replaces Ssemujju as FDC Chief Whip

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Forum For Democratic Change (FDC) one of the top opposition political parties in Uganda made changes in its top leadership where it dropped Kira Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju who has been serving as party Chief whip and thus replacing him with Mawokota …

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Annual SilverBack Awards set for November

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Advertising Association, Uganda Marketers Society, and The Loeries Awards Company, a non-profit company administering awards for the brand communications industry, in Africa and the Middle East have announced their collaborative partnership for the upcoming 2nd Annual SilverBack Awards, set to take place on …

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Elon Musk to auction Twitter signs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Multi-billionaire Elon Musk is putting Twitter building signs and other items from the company up for auction just weeks after the firm’s rebranding as X, BBC reported on Aug.10. Among the 584 lots on offer are coffee tables, outsized bird cages, and oil paintings of …

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Corporate responsibility in the age of AI

Companies must ensure they don’t knowingly cause harm and governments must hold them accountable COMMENT | MARIA EITEL | In the past year, a cacophony of conversations about artificial intelligence has erupted. Depending on whom you listen to, AI is either carrying us into a shiny new world of endless possibilities …

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The right way to intervene in clean tech

Striking the right balance between public intervention and reliance on market forces is crucial COMMENT | ARMOND COHEN, ANDREAS GOLDTHAU & SIMONE TAGLIAPIETRA | As Western governments face the increasingly urgent task of accelerating the transition to a low-carbon economy, the pendulum has swung away from a heavy reliance on markets …

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Bringing paper flowers to life

It has given this former journalist a new purpose Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Former journalist Precious Tariro Guwira was always naturally talented with handicrafts but she never for a moment considered crafting as a career path, despite being the go-to person in her social circles for creative space decoration. …

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Technology is changing sleep

Many chase the dream of optimised slumber to fit around our social lives Kampala, Uganda | CATHERINE COVENEY & ERIC L HSU | From sleep trackers to wakefulness drugs, the 21st century has seen an influx of new technology that could radically alter the way we sleep. Many of these new technologies …

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Iran’s engagement with Africa

Promise of economic opportunities, genuine partnerships, a more inclusive world order COMMENT | CHRISTOPHER BURKE | The visit by President Ebrahim Raisi to Kenya, Uganda and Zimbabwe earlier this month represented a significant milestone in Iran’s flourishing engagement with Sub-Saharan Africa. The diplomatic mission also underscored the continent’s growing agency in …

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