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Friday, 08 April 2011 11:20 by the independent team
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Regular Servicing: Get the car serviced regularly to maintain engine efficiency.

Use the correct specification of engine oil.  Check tyre pressures regularly and before long journeys. Under-inflated tyres create more rolling resistance and so use more fuel. Getting tyre pressures right is important for safety too.

Before to you drive

Lose weight: Extra weight means extra fuel so if there’s stuff in the boot you don’t need on the journey, take it out and leave it at home.

 
Friday, 08 April 2011 11:04 by achola rosario
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The CONTROVERSIAL EXHIBITION VOL.II art exhibition in Afri-Art Gallery in Kamwokya opens with a white canvas that appears blank. On closer inspection, white curved semi-circle lines appear out of the background and rearrange themselves visually to reveal a pair of open women’s legs with a hole cutout of the canvas in the middle. The title of the piece: Clitoridectomy, or Female Genital Mutilation. Aside from the initial shock when one realises what they are looking at, the artist Jude Kateete was seeking to render the question of FGM bare; stripping away the useless morality either for or against the practice and revealing it for what it really is: a missing essential body part. For if it were not essential, why did God put it there? The hole in the white canvas with white lines is a reminder of the constant nothingness, emptiness, of something missing that FGM creates in the canvas which is our body.

 
Friday, 01 April 2011 09:24 by donald lule
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According to the news, because of the the uprisings in North Africa in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya fuel prices are raising and may not to go down very soon. As a result, the cost of running your V-8 or V-6 cylinder engine vehicle is very high and unmanageable – unless of course you are a powerful person a get free fuel! For the rest of us, it might be good to consider parking your vehicle and opting for public transport. But you will quickly discover that fares too have swung up. So what makes sense?

Well, there are user friendly vehicles that are efficient, handy and do not dig deep into your wallet. I know I might mention some and leave out the others but, apart from fuel economy, I am looking at cost of running, service, and most of all; availability of spare parts.

 
Friday, 01 April 2011 09:18 by joyce mirembe nakayima
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After 31 years in power, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe and his ZANU-PF party politburo have entrenched themselves into their people’s lives; their power is today difficult to separate from the nationals’ way of life. Fear is the regime’s weapon of entrenchment. That is the theme of Peter Godwin’s memoir, The Fear.


Fear: How despots use it to cling

to power

Title: The Fear

Author: Peter Godwin

Publisher: PICADOR

Reviewer: Joyce Mirembe Nakayima

The lives of most characters in the book have been shaped by total fear that Mugabe and his government continually inculcate in them.

 
Saturday, 26 March 2011 11:18 by donald lule
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Of recent very many people are running to garages complaining of their vehicles jerking, losing power while driving, and in some instances, even failing to take off.

This has happened even to fellow mechanics and led some of them to consider extreme measures, like overhauling the engine.

Motorists queue for fuel at city oil fuel station Bombo road. INDEPENDENT/JIMMY SIYAMotorists queue for fuel at city oil fuel station Bombo road. INDEPENDENT/JIMMY SIYAOf course, it can be irritating when you feel like overtaking a vehicle or cruising at a higher speed but the engine fails to give the required power and, in some cases, loses power instead. Many drivers are perturbed and, if they have been to a garage recently, some even think that their mechanic did not fix the right spare parts.

 
Saturday, 26 March 2011 11:15 by hassan higenyi
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“The question – What’s so good about having the vote – needs to be answered by anyone standing for office and advocating full elections – specifically in a society with weak institutions. It is a question, not a statement. It requires an answer, not a response.” So says Humphrey Hawksley in his new book, Democracy Kills, first published in 2009.


Title: DEMOCRACY KILLS:

What’s So Good About the Vote?

Author: Humphrey Hawksley

Genre: Non-fiction

Volume: 377 pages

Publisher: Macmillan

Reviewer: Hassan Higenyi

There is a lot to appreciate in and about this book which has attracted international media attention and reviews, such as in The Independent of UK and The Economist. From its provocatively eye-catching title and cover picture to the author’s remarkable narrative style, from the journalistic observer’s point of view with adventure stories and interviews to the well structured sentences, the book persuasively captures the democracy dilemma for developing countries.

 
Saturday, 26 March 2011 11:11 by achola rosario
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Several twists and turns inside the Kampala city suburbs of Ntinda, on Ntinda View Close is Plot 18; its incongruously plain green gate belying the beehive of creative activity that lurks within.

With a large European style 6-bedroomed bungalow, a children’s play area in the back, a huge tree in the centre that supports the swing and an elevated deck area that will house the café, Mish Mash is obviously something different.

 
Friday, 18 March 2011 08:48 by donald lule
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Recently, I was driving my supervisor to Entebbe as he was flying out for a seminar in Japan. His flight was on at 4 O’clock and he had to check in at about 2pm. So we set off early to be in time.

As we struggled through the thick Kampala traffic jam, surrounded by uncountable motor vehicles, bikes, and pedestrians, I noticed he was looking intently at the vehicles on the road. I wondered what he was observing.

After short time he broke the silence: “Almost every vehicle that has by-passed us is running on a very low fuel level,” he said.

“Their fuel gauges are faulty,” I jokingly I told him. But he was dead serious. That’s impossible, he said, they cannot all be faulty.

Our vehicle, a Mitsubishi Space Gear, was slightly higher than most vehicles and so we had a clear projected look into the other vehicles. I soon confirmed that he was right.

 
Friday, 18 March 2011 08:45 by ella rychlewski
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When my mother announced she was coming to visit Uganda, I went into a Google search on Ugandan tourism and started asking my acquaintances what we should not miss on our one week tour.

Our circuit of Western Uganda started from Kampala, up to Murchison Falls National Park, then down to Fort Portal to visit the Amabere Caves. The next stop was Kibale for chimp tracking, then Mbarara and Lake Mburo. Murchison is probably the most recognised tourist site in Uganda. The caves sounded intriguing. Chimp tracking was the fulfilment of a dream for several people in our party; and I had heard a lot of good things about Mbarara, with Lake Mburo just nearby.Rhinos are being reintroduced in Uganda in a successful conservation and tourist venture which should be more widely emulated. INDEPENDENT/ELLA RYCHLEWSKI

 

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