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fast fashion

With the rise and rise of “fast fashion”, clothes are becoming cheaper in the world’s wealthiest countries. That’s also making them more disposable. Many discarded garments are imported by developing and emerging economies from Ukraine to Pakistan. But Ghana was the world’s top importer of used clothing in 2020, according

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The demographic boom: An explainer of Uganda’s population trends

With a population boom on the horizon, demographics will inevitably affect Uganda’s development path over the coming decades.   This blog discusses expected changes in demographics and highlights associated challenges and opportunities using results from the World Bank report “Tackling the demographic challenge in Uganda.” Under the most likely scenario, the

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COVID impact electricity access in Africa

After years or even decades of progress have been halted or reversed due to the pandemic. While the electricity sector has increased and renewable energy has improved, millions of people still find themselves without power and many major improvements are under threat. While 46 per cent of sub-Saharan Africa’s population

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East African terms entered The Oxford dictionary

In its latest update, June 2022, The Oxford English Dictionary, one of the most authoritative sources for the English language in the world, entered or revised 200 words and entries in use in East Africa. Many of these are in the Kiswahili language, a national language in Kenya, Tanzania and

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WHERE OLD CARS END

Used vehicles from the West are exported to developing countries, where they continue to pollute. While some old vehicles end up in wreckers who dismantle them safely, in many cases things are different. An old car has a good chance of ending up on a ship and moving further down

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DISABILITY

Worldwide, an estimated 240 million children with disabilities and a third of these children live in Africa. For them, this is equivalent to a sentence of perennial marginalization given by the absence of adequate health and educational facilities, together with the social stigma that precludes them from the possibility of

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