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WFP chief urges the rich to help hungry people

United Nations | XINHUA | United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director David Beasley on Thursday urged the rich to help the hungry. “We cannot and we must not surrender, or tell ourselves there is nothing we can do, because millions of people around the world desperately need our help,” …

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Uganda has over 500 billionaires – Knight Frank report

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  A report by estate agent Knight Frank indicates that 494 Ugandans each own wealth worth at least $500,000 (1.8bn Uganda shillings). The index shows the minimum threshold. This means that of the 494 individuals, there are those that own wealth in the excess of USD1m …

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How the rich rule

By Dani Rodrik How do politicians who are unresponsive to the interests of the vast majority of their constituents get elected? It is hardly news that the rich have more political power than the poor, even in democratic countries where everyone gets a single vote in elections. But two political …

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