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Credit card fraud

What you need to know | BRUNO BUONAGUIDI | If you are the owner of a credit or a debit card, there is a non-negligible chance that you may be subject to fraud, like millions of other people around the world. Starting in the 1980s, there has been an impressive …

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UNHCR boss Grandi visits Uganda

Rallies donors to respond to refugee funding crisis Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees returned to Uganda after three years to morale-boost donor support for Uganda’s faltering refugee response. The UN refugee agency which Grandi heads is grappling for resources to meet …

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Kenya’s maize ban

What lessons for Uganda? Kampala, Uganda | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | On March 5, Kenya began implementing a ban on importation of maize from Uganda and Tanzania citing high levels of aflatoxins which makes maize unfit for human and animal consumption. But on March 11, Kenya’s minister for agriculture turned …

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When the husband dies

Legal approaches to the burial rights of a surviving wife | DR REMIGIUS N NWABUEZE | Most mortuary cultures sentimentalise the dead body of a departed relative. Legal systems accommodate these sentiments through the development of appropriate legal protections. In 1905, a U.S. court captured the enormity of the legal …

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Are cities finished?

How the pandemic is creating prototypes for a permanently post-automobile, human-centric city | CARLO RATTI AND RICHARD FLORIDA | Rue de Rivoli, a boulevard running through the heart of Paris, has been developed in fits and starts. Napoleon Bonaparte initiated construction in 1802, after years of planning and debate, but …

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Bad minibus drivers

Why fines and jail time don’t change their behavior | Festival Godwin Boateng | Millions of people in Africa’s cities rely on public transport to get around. Minibuses are especially common, whether you’re in Kampala, Accra, Dar es Salaam, Lagos or Nairobi. In Accra, the ubiquitous minibuses are known as …

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Museveni’s American dilemma

                   Eyes on new U.S. President Biden for review of Uganda relations amid human rights violations Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Ned Price, the U.S State Department spokesperson, during a press briefing on Feb. 23 said  new U.S. President Joe Biden’s government would consider a range of options for …

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