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Saturday, 18 August 2012 19:23 By Yusuf K. Serunkuma
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The Corrupt, the Quick and the Dead, Author: Tumusiime Rushedge (Old Fox)The corrupt, the quick and the dead

You are corrupt, quick or dead - And only the smartest will take the day

Poisoned at a bar on the orders of his wife, and admitted to hospital in critical condition, city tycoon Festo Sempa, will not die alone — his current condition notwithstanding.  A renowned wealthy housing contractor, a baroque businessman, and philanthropist, Sempa has done everything, and anything rich men do except one, getting himself an heir.  He is aware, Peter, his son and heir apparent is not actually his son.  He might not know who Peter’s real father is, but he’s sure his wife, Sofia is telling a lie of this and has the intentions to use this son as a password to his wealth in case calamity struck.  And calamity might not be too far!

 
Saturday, 18 August 2012 19:19 By Peter Nyanzi & Aloysious Kasoma
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Ugandapithecus major fossil skull. Inset: Tourism and Heritage minister Ephraim Kamuntu (L) receives the reconstructed skull from the French researchers Dr. Martin Pickford (R) and Prof. Senut.  INDEPENDENT/JIMMY SIYA20 million - year-old skull of ancient ape is back in Uganda after 12 months of analysis and reconstruction in France

On August 9, Ugandapithecus major, the skull of the fossil ape that was discovered in Karamoja a year ago, completed a return journey of more than 11,000 kilometers to Uganda from Paris in France, where scientists scrutinised it and eventually reconstructed it.

 
Saturday, 18 August 2012 19:15 administrator
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Airbags, seat-belt possibly saved Rubabo MP in crash

A fortnight ago, the legislative assembly almost lost one of its own in a nasty road accident. Paula Turyahikayo, MP for Rubabo constituency of Rukungiri district was a hair’s breadth away from death when her vehicle rammed into a saloon car where all its five occupants died on the spot. This type of saloon is a favourite in upcountry stations as a commuter taxi where people are packed like sardines and ferried from small town to small town.

 
Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:22 administrator
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An article in the Smithsonian suggests that it is not such a bad thing

Most of this article is from an article by an American food reviewer sharing  that  he has had more than a few raised eyebrows shot his direction for willingly diluting his red wines with ice. Since his distaste for the acetic sting that accompanies warm wine far outweighs his concern for thinning out my drink with a cube or two of ice, he has often wondered about the age-old “rule” that red wine should be served at room temperature, while white wines should be served chilled.  He says he always found room temperature red wine to be, well, repulsive.

 
Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:20 By Aloysious Kasoma
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What lies ahead as graceful chimp patriarch turns 49?

What do you do if you are 49 and have a birthday cake?  You invite your family and friends to celebrate of course. That is exactly what Zakayo did on Aug.2, as he has done in the past.

 
Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:16 administrator
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The Blessings and Joy of Being Who You AreMaverick of the Judiciary shares the gems of a colourful life

This book is a wisdom cache of life lived and told by an African who has excelled in almost everything. Justice Prof. Dr. George W. Kanyeihamba has lived a maverick life.

 
Saturday, 11 August 2012 11:06 By Agencies
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They tend to be more concerned about safety and reliability than about horsepower and acceleration

Traditionally, women have leaned on men when buying a car. As more women own cars and gather the courage to confront car dealers, researchers in big car markets like Japan, USA, and Germany and concluding that men could a few tricks from women when it comes to getting the best deals.

 
Saturday, 04 August 2012 18:03 By Agather Atuhaire
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Maurice Kirya’s appeal does not know the usual limits that normally restrict music to a particular group or fan type, whether those be age, gender, geography, musical taste, e.t.c. He has represented Uganda on many international stages, the latest being the popular TV reality show Big Brother’s stage in South Africa. He tells Agather Atuhaire that his music tells him who he is.

 
Saturday, 04 August 2012 17:52 By Agather Atuhaire
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It took jazz maestro Isaiah Katumwa about three hours to blow the roof off Serena Hotel’s Victoria Hall on July 20. I sat in the capacity-packed hall amongst ministers, top business people, men and women young and old, including uniform-clad teenagers from Nabisunsa Girls’ School, and found it hard to believe that one guy with a saxophone had the crowd so completely captivated.

 

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