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Museveni swears-in new Supreme Court

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Museveni met the newly appointed Justices of the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal at State House, Entebbe. The three new Justices of the Supreme Court include Lady Justice Elizabeth Musoke, Justice Stephen Musota, Justice Madrama Christopher Martin Izama and Justice Eva Luswata Kauma, for the …

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Human values for artificial intelligence

It remains impossible to predict all the ways AI will reshape human lives and civilisation COMMENT | Ana Palacio | This may be the year when artificial intelligence transforms daily life. So said Brad Smith, President and Vice Chairman of Microsoft, at a Vatican-organised event. But Smith’s statement was less a prediction …

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Sleepwalking on Megathreat Mountain

How current intellectual and cultural climate forebodes the madness in the great interwar novel, The Magic Mountain COMMENT | Nouriel Roubini | A host of interconnected “megathreats” is imperiling our future. While some of these have been long in the making, others are new. The stubbornly low inflation of the pre-pandemic period …

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Scaling Diaspora remittances

How to move conversations from the recent U.S. Africa Leaders Summit by the Biden administration into Action COMMENT | Almaz Negash | With a median age of 20 years and 60 percent of the population under 25, Africa is the youngest continent in the world and holds the future. Projections show that …

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Dominic Ongwen’s trial

How the case of a former child soldier at the ICC exposed weaknesses in international criminal law COMMENT | Clare Frances Moran | Guilt and innocence are rarely clear-cut, even in the most heinous of crimes. The recent appeal of Dominic Ongwen, former commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), shines a light …

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Pope Francis’ visit to Africa

It comes at a defining moment for the Catholic Church Kampala, Uganda | Stan Chu Ilo | Pope Francis plans to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and South Sudan in February 2023. During the visit, the Pope intends to be in dialogue with African Catholics – but also to listen to …

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