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Bill Gates conspiracy theories echo through Africa

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  As the novel coronavirus wreaks global havoc, Bill Gates is the new bete noire for conspiracy theorists worldwide including in Africa where a Kenyan politician’s false online post has added major fuel to the spread of misinformation. While Gates’s vaccine programmes on the continent have …

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Bill Gates again world’s richest man; Trump slips

New York, United States | AFP | Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates once again topped the Forbes magazine list of the world’s more than 2,000 billionaires, while US President Donald Trump slipped more than 200 spots, the magazine said Monday. Gates, whose wealth is estimated at $86 billion, led the list …

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ANALYSIS: Bridge Schools fate

Education Ministry and closed chain of low-cost schools said to be holding `sensitive talks’ Bridge International Academies is locked in last-minute negotiations with government in order to open with other schools when the new term begins this February, insiders say. As the school year closed in 2016, the government used …

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Uganda High Court bans Gates-backed schools

Uganda’s High Court on Friday ordered the closure of a chain of low-cost private schools backed by Microsoft and Facebook founders Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg. Judge Patricia Basaza Wasswa ruled the 63 Bridge International Academies provided unsanitary learning conditions, used unqualified teachers and were not properly licensed. The ruling …

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Why Bill Gates gets it wrong

By Jeffrey D. Sachs The Millennium Village Project will be professionally evaluated next year –based on proper data In his review of Nina Munk’s error-filled and out-of-date book, Bill Gates oddly abandons the rigorous approach to measurement and evaluation that defines his foundation’s invaluable work. He simply accepts Munk’s assertion …

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