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Elon Musk says his offer to buy Twitter is about ‘the future of civilization,’ not making money

Elon Musk defended his offer to purchase Twitter on Thursday, sayingduring an on-stage interview at the TED conference that he sees the acquisition as nothing less than a turning point for civilization. Musk said the proposed deal is not about the economics of Twitter’s (TWTR) business, but about ensuring Twitter remains a trusted platform for democracy — describing his vision […]

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Book review: Why Nations Fail

By Warren Bass “Why Nations Fail” is a sweeping attempt to explain the gut-wrenching poverty that leaves 1.29 billion people in the developing world struggling to live on less than $1.25 a day. You might expect it to be a bleak, numbing read. It’s not. It’s bracing, garrulous, wildly ambitious and ultimately hopeful. It may, in […]

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Strange disease kills goats in Hoima

Livestock farmers in Tonya parish, Buseruka sub-county, Hoima district are counting losses following an outbreak of a strange plague that is killing goats. The infected goats are developing diarrhoea before they become weak and die. Sam Isingoma, an area resident, said he has lost over 90 goats to the strange disease. He says he has […]