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More private schools could close: EPRC study

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Seventy-seven percent of the teachers in private schools didn’t return to the schools where they were teaching prior 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country, a new survey by the Economic Policy Research Center (EPRC) released on Monday has shown. Rehema Kahunde, a researcher at …

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COVID-19 has changed financial services forever

Banks   must embrace the new normal characterized by the iniquitousness of technology | JAMES KARAMA | Covid-19 can be categorized as a black swan event—-a rare, unexpected, unpredicted, and undirected event that caused major disruptions. The efficiency with which the virus spreads, its exponential nature, and lethal attributes, have turned …

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Is U.S. inflation getting worse or better?

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The U.S. inflation is at highs not seen in 40 years. While some say there’s no end in sight, others believe inflation will taper off in the second half. The last two years have been some of the most tumultuous the U.S. economy has experienced since …

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Ugandans urged to remain calm as crises drive up commodity prices

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Multiple international crises are pushing up commodity prices in Uganda, causing discomfort among the public, the ministry of finance has said. Finance minister Matia Kasaija, in a recent statement, said prices of essential goods and services like laundry soap, wheat flour, cooking oil, education and …

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Low funding, COVID-19 curtail tuberculosis fight in Africa: WHO

The African region is home to 17 of the 30 high-burden tuberculosis countries globally Brazzaville, Congo | Xinhua | Inadequate investment and funding for tuberculosis control in Africa is jeopardizing the efforts to meet the global target of ending the disease by 2030, as the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to roll back …

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