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Elevated extreme poverty to persist through 2021: World Bank

Washington, United States | AFP | Global economic growth could rebound next year but the number of people living in extreme poverty is expected to remain unchanged, the World Bank warned Tuesday. The projection came after the Washington-based development lender said Monday the coronavirus pandemic could drive between 70 and 100 million people into extreme …

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People talking about poverty should be arrested – Gen. Elwelu

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Commander of Land Forces in the UPDF, Lt. Gen. Peter Elwelu has said that people crying and making poverty a topic of discussion on daily basis should be arrested. Gen. Elwelu, speaking at the belated NRM function in Kamuda sub county, Soroti district yesterday …

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World Bank questions Uganda’s growth with no jobs

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Bank has said Uganda should ask hard questions on why the country is growing but not creating enough jobs and people incomes remain stagnant. In the Economic update for Uganda launched on Thursday, the international lender said Uganda’s level of per capita …

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Pope says poverty can be beaten if rich play their part

Vatican City, Holy See | AFP | Pope Francis insisted Wednesday poverty could be beaten if the world’s rich play a full part in ending inequality as he attended a conference on financial inclusion. “We are neither condemned to inequality nor to paralysis in the face of injustice. The rich world …

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President Museveni advises people in Rwenzori to ‘Wake Up’

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has called upon the people of Rwenzori region and Uganda in general to “wake up” and put themselves out of poverty by engaging in diverse economic activities. Museveni says it’s unfortunate that in a region full of potential ranging from the …

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