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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Surprises coming up in 2018 budget

IN THE INDEPENDENT: Surprises coming up in 2018 budget Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s The Independent News Magazine. COVER STORY Surprises in 2018 budget: Finance Ministry makes right moves, but timing could be wrong. BUSINESS Panic as China stops import of recycled plastics: …

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The tragedy of Robert Mugabe

How Western cunning exploited African gullibility to demonise the Zimbabwean president THE LAST WORD | Andrew M. Mwenda | President Robert Mugabe is leaving power under duress after 37 years as leader of Zimbabwe. His fall has been celebrated as the “end of an error.” He has been vilified as an ageing, …

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How digital technology can help reinvent basic education

E-learning innovations: How digital technology can help reinvent basic education TECHNOLOGY | Rohen d’Aiglepierre, Amélie Aubert & Pierre-Jean Loiret | African countries have worked hard to improve children’s access to basic education, but there’s still significant work to be done. Today, 32.6 million children of primary-school age and 25.7 million adolescents …

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GLOBAL COMMENT: African infrastructure

The continent’s pension funds could lead institutional investors in committing funds to local infrastructure COMMENT | IBRAHIM ASSANE MAYAKI | As the US Federal Reserve embarks on the “great unwinding” of the stimulus program it began nearly a decade ago, emerging economies are growing anxious that a stronger dollar will adversely …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Muhakanizi’s UEGCL audit blocked

In the Independent this week COVER STORY UEGCL saga: Muhakanizi dam audit blocked: Details of accusations against Isabalija emerge. THE LAST WORD Rethinking Africa’s development: Why our intellectual elites need to begin an entirely new conversation about our nations. NEWS ANALYSIS Lessons from Burundi’s SADC move: EAC member states must …

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