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A Covid Death is More Than Just a Statistic; In Ivan’s Case, a Business and Many Livelihoods are at Stake

By Paul Ampurire As the battle against Covid rages on in Uganda, it’s fair to say we are in the phase I will call ‘Complacency’. It’s been seven months of raising awareness on what Covid is, how it spreads, signs and symptoms, and prevention. And we’ve done well on the front

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7 Ways To Boost Your Brand’s Marketing Communications During COVID-19

By Paul Mwirigi Muriungi No one knows exactly when we will be able to return to the normal ‘business-as-usual’. This has made many brands sit back in a wait-and-see mode. However, this doesn’t have to be the case from a marketing communications perspective; here are a few tips to make the most

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To Achieve Gender Equality, There is Need to Advance the Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights of Women

By Charles Owekmeno This Sunday 8th March 2020 marks 45 years since the United Nations adopted the celebration of International Women’s day. Over these years a lot of progress and gains have been made towards achieving gender equality but for a majority of women especially in developing countries, equality still remains

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Andrew Mwenda: How Museveni Built and Killed Uganda’s Oil Industry

By Andrew M. Mwenda Uganda’s upstream oil industry is dead. Ok, let me admit this is a bit of an exaggeration. It is more appropriate to say it is in a coma and will be very difficult to resuscitate. This conclusion is paradoxical because Uganda has spent years painstakingly building the

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Commonwealth Sounds Alarm to Waken World from Sleep-Walking into Another Debt Crisis

By: Patricia Scotland - Commonwealth Secretary General Trade wars, protectionism, and nationalist rhetoric are combining to weave the possibility of a nightmare debt crisis that could be worse than any previously experienced. Global borrowing is now at the highest levels since the 1950s – and history suggests we should take this

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Gender Equality Has Never Been So Close but Still Far from Being a Reality

By: Patricia Scotland - Commonwealth Secretary-General This month the Commonwealth Women’s Affairs Ministers Meeting will assemble in Nairobi, Kenya. It has taken place regularly since 1985, to take stock of the current status of gender equality in our member countries, and to share perspectives and experience of how progress on this

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Gaming Bans in Uganda and Kenya: A Sign of Things to Come?

By: Daniel Tyler The burgeoning African gaming market has been spearheaded by a number of countries in recent years with South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania widely deemed as the leading markets on the continent. Thanks to a concoction of budding technological hubs, increasing online access and digital penetrations rates, as

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