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Saturday, 05 May 2012 09:55 administrator
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Would you leave Shs 25m in banknotes lying around?

There is a leading international vehicle security firm that proclaims on its website that “keys are the weakest link in the car security chain and you should treat them as cash”.  We agree.

Sunday, 29 April 2012 11:36 By Independent Correspondent
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The Rwandan genocide through the eyes of Auschwitz

When Dorcy Rugamba attended a session of the Gacaca courts, an old justice mechanism put to new use in Rwanda to try 1994 genocide crimes it wasn’t to testify against anyone or to stand trial, for that matter.

Paul Kagame’s government resorted to Gacaca in order to clear hundreds of genocide related cases, decongest the prisons and lessen the stress on the country’s miniscule resources.

Sunday, 29 April 2012 11:32 administrator
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Title: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and PovertySomewhere in Beijing there must be an incinerator for burning reports from outsiders telling China’s leaders what to do. In February the World Bank, in cooperation with an arm of the Chinese government, issued a report called China 2030 that included this gem: “Where contract disputes arise … the disputants should have access not only to legal recourse but also to a transparent and effective judicial system that imparts justice without fear or favor.” It’s hard to imagine President Hu Jintao slapping his forehead in wonderment upon reading this: “But of course! Why didn’t we think of that? Stop the theft of intellectual property at once!”

Sunday, 29 April 2012 11:26 administrator
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The VW Golf and European-made cars may be generally safer from thieves in Uganda because they are rare. But their rarity can also attract thieves because their parts are expensive.Know what the thieves consider before they pounce

Do you drive a common car? We are talking most Toyotas especially Ipsum, Corolla, or Premio. Then you are driving what experts in the car theft domain call “hot wheels”. Research has shown that common cars are the most likely to be stolen. The more common or popular the vehicle is, the greater the need for its parts. No thief wants to steal car parts they cannot sell quickly. There was a time when driving a Toyota Corolla 110 or a RAV 4 was an invitation to get robbed.

Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:45 By Dominic Muwanguzi
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Exhibition reveals a big switch and more mature approach

After a marked absence from the Ugandan art scene, Felix Magima returns this month with a solo exhibition at AKA gallery (former Tulifanya gallery) on Hannington Road, Kampala.

Magima, a self-taught artist from Kenya, is showcasing large canvases, which is a big switch from his earlier style of small paintings and wall hanging. The works are more elaborate, composed of symbols, and his unique technique of twisting the brush repeatedly to create an element of hidden graphics.

Saturday, 21 April 2012 13:40 administrator
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The danger is the brakes

Most accidents in Uganda involve a motorcycle; usually a boda boda as the two wheel transporters from Bajaj, TVS etc are called. One of the main reasons for this is poor breaking.

It all starts with how these bikes are handled by the riders. Usually, the rider expects the same breaking performance on their tiny bike as that of the Ducati, Honda, or BMW bikes he sees cruising at high speeds. Unknown to most riders, these monster bikes have the Anti-Lock Braking Systems (ABS) found in most new cars. The low cost Chinese and Indian boda boda bikes do not have ABS.

Sunday, 15 April 2012 10:28 By Julius Odeke
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Lion-hearted Tumusiime started as a village apprentice

Farouk Tumusiime, 24, is a self-taught amateur sculptor plying his trade in Kabalagala, a city suburb of restaurants, bars and small colourful shops selling home commodities, odd bits and artifacts by day and offering a busy nightlife in a mainly residential area patronised by Uganda’s expatriate community.

Sunday, 15 April 2012 10:24 By Elizabeth Namakula
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Susan KiguliMakerere poets find inspiration in Black History Month

By definition, poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to its apparent meaning. It has a long history, dating back to the Sumerian epic of Gilgamesh, the Babylonian (modern day Iraq) in the 3rd millennium BC. The earliest poems evolved from folk songs such as the Chinese Shijing, and from the need to retell epics such as the Homeric epics, the Odyssey and the Iliad.

Sunday, 15 April 2012 08:36 administrator
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air bagsThere are at least 3 ways in which they might fail

Most cars these days have airbags for either the driver and or the front passenger. The newer models have airbags for all occupants, including those in the rear. The extensive deployment of airbags is designed to ensure extra safety vehicle cabin occupants. Unfortunately, although it is quite rare, the airbags have been known to fail. Airbag failure takes two forms; either the bags fail to inflate in an accident or they inflate when there is no accident. There is also another problem which is more common; the airbag light may come on for no apparent reason.


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