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Regime change in America

America’s past tells us the farce in Pennsylvania on Jan.05 and the tragedy in the Capitol Jan.06 have something unsettling in common. ANALYSIS | RICHARD PRIMUS | One day before a political mob stormed the U.S. Capitol, a less violent breach of norms dominated the day in a different capitol …

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2020 Economy: Year of Covid-19

How coronavirus turned Uganda’s economy upside down Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | 2020 has been a bad year for the economy. Growth opportunities have been hampered by the spread of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown measures which led to closure of businesses and general decline in demand for goods. Jobs …

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Ugandan banks not yet out of the woods

The real impact of COVID-19 pandemic on banks will be seen in the second or third quarter of next year Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Ugandan commercial banks may believe that they are headed for recovery amid the novel coronavirus pandemic but the headwinds are still big, said Tumubweine …

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Minister Onek declared unopposed for Palabek county

Palabek, Uganda |  THE INDEPENDENT | Electoral Commission has declared the Relief and Disaster Preparedness Minister and incumbent Lamwo County Member of Parliament, Hillary Onek Obaloker unopposed for the Palabek County parliamentary seat.    This follows the high court decision declaring his soul rival, David Walter Ocira bankrupt for failure to …

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Covid-19 pushes African airlines to the brink

Covid-19 pandemic has taken a heavy toll on Africa’s airlines, but some analysts suggest that a more streamlined industry offering better services could emerge | CHARLIE MITCHELL | After gaining independence, the old saying went, African countries first needed a currency, then an anthem, then an airline. Currently, airlines – …

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Rethinking approach to agriculture

In response to the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, most sub-Saharan governments are developing economic recovery plans. These will require some different thinking, particularly when it comes to agriculture. Wandile Sihlobo, the chief economist of the Agricultural Business Chamber of South Africa, explains to Michael Aliber, a professor …

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