28 Feb, 2024
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THE PERSPECTIVE ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI): IS IT RISKY OR BENEFICIAL?

Silicon Valley’s hottest buzzword, Artificial Intelligence (AI), is the simulation of human intelligence processes by machines, i.e., the ability of machines to think and learn like humans. AI is developing at every turn, and it can foster tremendous advancements (hello, ChatGPT, and self-driving cars) and improvements in most areas of our lives. For instance, in addition to writing essays and […]

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Ethiopia PM vows to dismantle regional military forces

Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed vowed Sunday to dismantle regional forces established by some states, warning that law enforcement measures would be taken against any “destructive” opposition. The initiative first announced on Thursday aims to integrate such forces, which were set up unilaterally by some states, into the federal army, regional police, or civilian life. […]

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Online money lenders preying on Ugandans

A key financial sector regulator last evening said it is soon releasing new guidelines in the face of a rise in unlicensed online money lending dealerships through which unsuspecting Ugandans are facing extortionate and illegal interest fees. Weeks into investigations by Daily Monitor into this potentially multimillion black market rip-off, the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority […]

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hunger strikes Karamoja

The acute hunger and malnutrition that hit Karamoja Sub-region recently have forced locals to resort to eating leaves and nuts harvested from wild trees. During a visit by the Daily Monitor to several villages in Rengen and Longaroe sub-counties in Kotido, where hundreds of people succumbed to hunger last year, women and children could be […]

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