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When your tyre bursts

Save driving tips in highway emergency | MOTORING GURU | Imagine you are driving at 140km/hr or over and your vehicle tyre bursts; what is the right way to react? A wrong move could lead to major problems; including loss of vehicle and lives.  Therefore, all drivers need to be …

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Connection in isolation

The odd link between Ntensibe and Klimt’s art THE INDEPENDENT | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | Gustave Klimt and Joseph Ntensibe can’t have been born and bred more differently. They lived and practiced their art in different periods and cultural worlds. Klimt is an Austrian 19th Century painter who lived between 1862 …

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What Facebook’s currency means for Africa

  Its entry into the continental finance system presents complex regulatory issues for authorities COMMENT | SIMON M. MUTUNGI | Social media titan Facebook is set to roll out its own cryptocurrency dubbed “GlobalCoin” in 2020 with trials starting later this year. This is global cryptocurrency aims to be used …

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HIV eliminated from DNA

  The work is a critical step to a cure for human HIV infection Researchers have for the first time eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA — the virus responsible for AIDS — from the genomes of living animals. Genomes are complete DNA sets of an organism, including genes. The study marks …

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Life under Idi Amin

Thousands of recently discovered photographs document his reign ANALYSIS | Derek R. Peterson & Richard Vokes | In 2015, researchers working in the storeroom at the Uganda Broadcasting Corporation forced open the lock on an unremarkable filing cabinet. Inside were thousands of small wax envelopes, neatly arranged in rows, each …

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Planting seeds of regime change

How GMO seeds and Monsanto are driving US policy in Venezuela | Whitney Webb | As the political crisis in Venezuela has unfolded, much has been said about the Trump administration’s clear interest in the privatisation and exploitation of Venezuela’s oil reserves, the largest in the world, by American oil …

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