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Kadaga’s call

By Rukiya Makuma Marriage and Divorce Bill advocates are counting on the Speaker’s goodwill  On Aug. 26 during Forum for Women in Development’s Annual General meeting at their head office in Kampala, women activists echoed the need to re-introduce the 2009 Marriage and Divorce Bill in Parliament. The objective of …

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Can high salary curb corruption?

By Agather Atuhaire Most highly paid bosses head the most corrupt organisations, according to bribery survey Anti-corruption activists, MPs, and the general public are divided over Kampala City Council Authority (KCCA) Executive Director Jennifer Musisi’s claim that being paid highly deters corruption. In an interview with The Independent (Issue 178 …

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Africa and the brave new world

By Donald Kaberuka The idea that a system can deliver economic development while closing avenues for democracy is not consistent with sustainability Twenty years ago, someone coined the term “Afro pessimism.” Those were the days of large macroeconomic imbalances, unsustainable debt, slow or negative growth and a rather chaotic beginning …

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The price of 9/11

By Joseph E.Stigliz The attack harmed America in ways even bin Laden couldn’t have imagined The September 11, 2001, terror attacks by Al Qaeda were meant to harm the United States, and they did, but in ways that Osama bin Laden probably never imagined. President George W. Bush’s response to …

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