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Museveni wants gov’t agencies to recruit staff with integrity

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | President Museveni has advised government agencies and departments to recruit people who have integrity and not academic papers. Museveni who was on Wednesday speaking at Kololo Independence grounds after the match against corruption said that recruiting staff based on academic papers is common in …

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Traffic jam hits Kampala as anti-corruption walk starts

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several roads in the central business district have been closed ahead of the anti-corruption walk that President Yoweri Museveni will lead today. The walk is aimed at intensifying the fight against corruption. The walk will start from the Constitutional Square to Kololo Ceremonial …

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Namibia votes in test of ruling party’s grip on power

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP |  Namibia voted in a general election on Wednesday with the ruling party facing a rare challenge to its dominance, after a recession and a corruption scandal fuelled popular discontent. President Hage Geingob’s bid for re-election has been hit by growing anger at his South West Africa …

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Namibia votes in polls set to test ruling party’s grip on power

Windhoek, Namibia | AFP |  Polls opened in Namibia on Wednesday for presidential and parliamentary elections in which resentment stoked by economic hardship and a corruption scandal could challenge the ruling party’s majority. The sparsely populated nation — where the Namib desert stretches along 1,500 kilometres (930 miles) of Atlantic coastline …

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Corruption taking a heavy toll on ordinary Ugandans-DGF

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The shortage of medicines in health facilities, poor roads, the deteriorating performance in education institutions and waning agricultural productivity is evidence of the toll that corruption has had on the lives of ordinary citizens across Uganda. The warning was sounded by the Democratic Governance …

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Communism haunts Czechs, Slovaks three decades on

Prague, Czech Republic | AFP |  Three decades after staging mass protests that freed them from communism, Czechs and Slovaks are hitting the streets again, bitter over pervasive corruption and politicians with roots in that era. The Velvet Revolution of 1989 saw unprecedented protests and a general strike end four decades …

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Expert presents case for maintaining healthcare user fees

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Considering the fact that people still experience high out of pocket expenditure on healthcare to the highs of 40%, activists argue that user fees in hospitals should be returned to better health service delivery and curb corruption that’s rampant in government hospitals under the …

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