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The Besigye-Bobi Wine alliance

Why their alliance is an inconvenience Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Did youthful music superstar and Kyadondo East MP Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine commit a political blunder by appearing beside opposition strongman Kizza Besigye recently? The leading opposition duo appeared on the same podium on June …

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INDEPENDENT: Why Besigye-Bobi alliance is an inconvenience

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Besigye –Bobi Wine:  Why their alliance is an inconvenience ANALYSIS Fighting COVID-19 with music: Why government should work with the musicians producing it – including Bobi Wine THE LAST WORD Uganda’s misguided COVID …

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Africa can build world-class brands

For 10 years, Brand Africa has been working to mobilise Africans and the diaspora to proactively drive a brandled African agenda. Its founder and chairman Thebe Ikalafeng tells us how Africa can build more successful brands When you look at African brands today, would you say they are stronger than …

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Skechers, Clarks to open outlets

American and British lifestyle and performance footwear giants, Skechers and Clarks, plans to open outlets in Kampala to tap into the expanding middle class and a growing taste for luxury brands. Kampala, Uganda | ISAAC KHISA | Knight Frank in its latest market update report said the two companies have …

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How COVID-19 affects children

New study has lots of implications for authorities pondering decisions such as reopening schools  | THE INDEPENDENT | Research on COVID-19 pediatric patients is still limited, but a new study offers a fresh perspective on the early diagnosis and epidemic control of COVID-19 in children and could enhance early intervention …

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Envy, competition drive society

Game theoretical study shows how they create upper and lower classes Can class differences come about endogenously, i.e. independent of birth and education? Researchers pursued this issue in a game theoretical study. They were able to show that the basic human need to compare oneself with others may be the …

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Which apps benefitted most from Covid-19?

Lockdown measures imposed in a number of countries to combat the spread of Covid-19 (coronavirus) are unprecedented. Understandably, in times of social distancing, many people are looking to mobile apps for entertainment, to socialise, work and even keep fit. | THE INDEPENDENT | Of course apps and technology services as …

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