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COMMENT: Unlocking public wealth

With professional, politically independent management, a country could earn from its commercial assets COMMENT | DAG DETTER | After World War I ended, Havana emerged as one of the world’s most vibrant cities. During the first half of 1920, rising sugar prices and a favourable global environment meant that credit and …

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VIDEO: MPS to investigate Kasekende, Bagyenda wealth

VIDEO: MPS to investigate Kasekende, Bagyenda wealth Kampala, Uganda | VIDEOS NTV UGANDA | The chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises Abdu Katuntu has set up a sub committee to investigate the assets and liabilities of Bank of Uganda Deputy Governor, Dr. Louis Kasekende and former …

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Loss of wealth bad for health

People who suffer a sharp drop in wealth experience a 50 percent increased risk of dying. Kampala, Uganda | AGENCIES | An analysis involving more than 8,000 Americans found that those who suffered a “negative wealth shock” — defined as losing at least 75 percent of their wealth in two years …

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COMMENT: Hidden wealth of cities

Through smarter asset management, cities can double their investments without raising taxes COMMENT | DAG DETTER | The world is becoming increasingly urbanised, as more people are choosing to live in towns and cities than ever before. The trouble is, most urban areas are unprepared to manage the influx. Cities around …

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Gambian president sets up commission into Jammeh’s assets

Banjul, Gambia | AFP |  Gambian President Adama Barrow has set up a commission to probe the assets of former leader Yahya Jammeh, accused of stealing at least $50 million from the tiny west African state. In May, The Gambia’s justice minister announced that Jammeh had plundered the meagre state …

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COMMENT: Without health, no wealth

Simply put, health creates wealth and the international support Uganda has relied on may not materialise this time By Deborah R. Malac On World Health Day April 07, Uganda should have taken stock of the progress it has made in creating a healthier population. According to the recently released Uganda …

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Family of DR Congo leader Kabila built fortune

Paris, France | AFP | President Joseph Kabila and his family in the Democratic Republic of Congo have created a personal economic empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars, the Bloomberg News agency reported Thursday. “Together the Kabilas have built a network of businesses that reaches into every corner of …

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