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Minister cautions against extorting money from cholera patients

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Health workers at Naguru Hospital have been warned against extorting money from Cholera patients. On Tuesday, two Cholera patients fled the hospital after they were allegedly told to pay 20,000 shillings before they are treated. The State Minister for Primary Health Care Dr Joyce Moriku …

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Money in elections

It doesn’t mean what you think it does Kampala, Uganda | SUZANNE ROBBINS | Money is indispensable in American electoral campaigns. Without it, candidates cannot amplify their message to reach voters and it’s harder to motivate people to take interest and vote. Nevertheless, a May 2018 Pew survey revealed a …

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No crooks with cash

Museveni, MPs plot less money in next election Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni’s ruling NRM party spent Shs13 billion on the 996 national election, Shs30 billion in 2001, Shs50 billion in 2006 billion and Shs75 billion in 2011. In the 2016 elections, some estimates indicate, the ruling …

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Kiruhura RDC orders crack down on illegal money lenders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Resident District Commissioner Kiruhura has ordered police to crack down on illegal money lenders. The order stems from increasing complaints in which many borrowers continue to lose property to illegal money lenders. The directive comes barely a day after a team from the …

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COMMENT: Money in America’s midterm elections

U.S. politics has been corrupted by money, gerrymandering and massive attempts at disenfranchisement COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | All eyes are on the United States as November’s Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Will the …

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More African billionaires

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Buoyed by rising stock markets and commodity prices, Africa’s billionaires are collectively wealthier than a year ago. The 23 billionaires that Forbes found in Africa – up from 21 billionaires last year — are worth a combined $75.4 billion, compared to $70 billion in January …

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Clogged drain? Could mean toilet is flush with cash

Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | If someone tells you they flushed more than a hundred grand down the toilet, chances are they’re referring figuratively to a bad investment, or an outrageous extravagance. But in Switzerland, prosecutors have opened an investigation into why two people literally tried to cram about 100,000 euros …

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