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COMMENT: Why Africa smiles

Generosity is one of the key components of Africa’s community life COMMENT | Vanessa Kimuri & Julius Domba | Africa is largely considered an evincible inferior continent by many; and poor. Most people appreciate the high levels of material poverty that strike the lives of the Africans unfavourably across the continent. …

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OPINION: Africa still a colony

  OPINION | Julius Domba | Uganda this week celebrated her independence. The country marked 57 years since the colonialists from Britain left through the front door, but in my view, returned through the back door. In fact ,Africa is still a colony in the same way it was in the …

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COMMENT: Nature vs. infrastructure

Environmentally reckless growth is not preordained; it is possible to make smart, sustainable choices COMMENT | MAXWELL GOMERA |  In November 2017, scientists working in Sumatra, Indonesia, made an exciting announcement: they had discovered a new species of orangutan, bringing to seven the number of great ape species globally. But one year later, …

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COMMENT: Beyond GDP measurement

We have to know what matters to people, improves their wellbeing, and how we can supply it more COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | Just under ten years ago, the International Commission on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress issued its report, Mismeasuring Our Lives: Why GDP Doesn’t Add …

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COMMENT: Behind National Dialogue

Is it a Piriton pain killer pill by President Museveni to drug Ugandans into slumber? COMMENT | MORRISON RWAKAKAMBA | Since talk and preparations for the national dialogue were put in motion over a year ago by a host of shepherds led by Inter-Religious Council of Uganda, The Elders Forum and …

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COMMENT: Why is democracy faltering?

Far-right politicians like Trump and Bolsonaro have exploited frustration-fanned anger, tribalism COMMENT | KAUSHIK BASU | Jair Bolsonaro, the president-elect of Brazil, is a far-right, gun-loving, media-baiting hyper-nationalist. The fact that he would be right at home among many of today’s global leaders – including the leaders of some of the …

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COMMENT: Two tasks for today’s abolitionists

Trafficking humans and their organs, and forced labour and prostitution, are crimes against humanity COMMENT | MARCELO SANCHEZ SORONDO | The scourge of human trafficking is an issue that leaders of all faiths must take very seriously. One of the first things that Pope Francis did when he was elected in …

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