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World Bank Year in Review: 2018 in 14 Charts

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As 2018 comes to an end, extreme poverty is at the lowest level in recorded history but is expected to become increasingly concentrated in one region. A record number of people have been forcibly displaced from their homes, and an influential new report confirms we’re …

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Could 2018 be Uganda’s healthiest year?

A look at incidence of hemorrhagic fevers, typhoid, HIV/AIDS, malaria Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | As 2018 ended, the Minister of Health Dr. Jane Ruth Aceng, was on Dec.05 in Goma city in the neighboring DR Congo on invitation from her counterpart; Minister Sem Llunga. Llunga must have noticed that …

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Is it really 2018?

The evidence suggests otherwise Kampala, Uganda | CHARLES C. ROZIER | According to scholars throughout history, we actually aren’t living in the year that is printed on our calendars. The more the origins and development of dating systems have been and are studied, the more it becomes apparent that time …

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From Russian doping to FIFA bribery, 2017 proves dark time

Paris, France | AFP | Russia being banned from the Winter Olympics stole the headlines but may also have overshadowed an otherwise sorry year for sport in terms of scandals. It was a particularly damaging year for sporting officials, not least from the world of football and FIFA in particular. Former …

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