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EAC’s bad year

Cancellation of Heads of State summit was the anti-climax of the bloc’s 20th anniversary Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | On November 30, the East African Community (EAC) marks twenty years. A scheduled Heads of State Summit for the six EAC countries; Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan …

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The rise of superbugs

Facing the antibiotic resistance crisis | THE INDEPENDENT | While medical research has helped us overcome many health threats, we now face a new type of crisis: Many dangerous bacteria are becoming resistant to the drugs meant to fight them. Where do we go from here? What is the state …

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Ugandan media in crisis

Recent protest against police attacks exposes weakness within Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Polly Namaye, the deputy spokesperson of the Uganda Police Force, on Oct. 31 walked into the offices of the Uganda National Examinations Board. The exam body was holding a press conference to explain preparations for the …

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African tech entrepreneurs

What most annoys investors about them AFRICA | TOM JACKSON | African startups regularly decry the lack of funding available to them, and the long, difficult journey of persuading venture capitalists on the continent to invest. But what pet peeves do Africa-based VC firms have about tech entrepreneurs? Asked that …

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