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Affirmative action: Time to focus on boys!

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than three decades since affirmative action for women became national policy, there are concerns that it could be tilting the balance of opportunities against the male gender.  In recent days, several netizens have cited the number of women holding key government positions, as a …

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Addressing Uganda’s poor growth

Why the citizens need a mind shift to deal with multidimensional poverty and persistent inequality COMMENT | JOHN DDUMBA-SSENTAMU | Uganda aspires to become an upper-middle-income country by 2040. This is classified by the World Bank as a country with Gross National Income per capita income above $4,096. That’s far …

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UN chief calls for inclusive justice for all to address inequality

Respect for the rule of law underpins human rights and enables sustainable social, political, and economic development United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Saturday called for an inclusive justice system that is intolerant of discrimination and works for all. High levels of inequality are associated with economic …

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Land allocation to wealthy individuals increasing inequality-Report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Government obsession with allocating chunks of land to wealthy investors is not improving the lives of ordinary Ugandans but increasing inequality, a new report by Oxfam Uganda states. According to the report, at times, land given to investors doesn’t result in employment or even …

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The toxic cocktail that fuels South Africa’s xenophobia

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | A witch’s brew of unemployment, inequality and poverty, mixed with South Africa’s violent past, are to blame for attacks on foreigners that so tarnished the country’s image last month, experts say. The deadly assaults rocked South Africa’s relations with its neighbours but especially with Nigeria, …

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