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The big push African women need to escape poverty

Research and experience have shown the effectiveness of providing women and girls living in extreme poverty with a productive asset, support to meet their basic needs, and long-term coaching and training FEATURE | RUDO KAYOMBO | What do poverty, climate change, and conflict have in common? They are among the biggest …

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The case for regulating generative AI

Research leads to advocating a regulatory model that is both adaptable and tailored to specific contexts COMMENT | S. ALEX YANG & ANGELA HUYUE ZHANG | The impending rollout of the European Union’s Artificial Intelligence Act represents the bloc’s latest attempt to cement its status as a regulatory powerhouse. This ambitious …

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Researcher targets malaria mosquito

Abdoulaye Diabaté and his team are betting on gene technology, along with a clutch of brand-new vaccines to help the world end malaria for good SPECIAL REPORT | BIRD AGENCY | On a busy morning in the Nagrin district of Ouagadougou. Balkissa Wangrawa, a Burkinabe community-based health volunteer, keenly scouts through …

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UWEC plans four new zoos to promote eco-tourism, wildlife research

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will soon have four new Wildlife Education Centres thanks to an initiative by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and the Entebbe-based Uganda Wildlife Education Centre (UWEC). The new centres will be established in Mbarara, Mbale, Gulu, and Kyenjojo. Under the arrangement, National Forestry Authority …

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Economists reconsider industrial policy

Recent research takes a productive approach than in the past when economists focused on simple indicators COMMENT | DANI RODRIK, REKA JUHASZ & NATHAN LANE | As policymakers around the world embrace industrial policy in pursuit of a wide variety of objectives  supply-chain resilience, green technologies, geopolitical advantage, good jobs  the …

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Birth of child changes dad’s brain

Researchers say changes occur in the cortex of the brains of first-time fathers Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | Robin Young has autism spectrum disorder, which, in his case, means he struggles to empathise and show love for someone else. The resident of Bodicote, England, is also a father. “This is something …

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Minister commits to support wildlife research training

Kasese, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Ministry of Tourism has promised to support the Wildlife Research and Training Institute (UWRTI) for its role in tourism research. The institute located at Katwe-Kabatoro in Kasese District is mandated to provide research, training, and consultancy services in the wildlife sector. State Minister for …

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