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The iPhone turns 15

A look at the past (and future) of one of the 21st century’s most influential devices | ISMINI VASILEIOU | It is 15 years since Apple released what’s arguably its flagship device: the iPhone. A decade and a half later, there are few products that have managed to reach a …

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Decolonising the academy in Africa

Nigerian historian and thinker Toyin Falola speaks to Olayinka Oyegbile Nigerian intellectual and historian Toyin Falola’s latest book is called `Decolonizing African Studies: Knowledge Production, Agency, and Voice’. It sets out to respond to the urgent need to eliminate the vestiges of colonialism (the domination of foreign powers) in the …

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Sudan-Ethiopia conflict

African Union calls for restraint and dialogue | THE INDEPENDENT | The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki, has called on Sudan and Ethiopia to refrain from military escalation and to seek a negotiated dispute for the border conflict between the two countries. The Sudanese army on June …

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Traffic police bribery

New research makes recommendations Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Corrupt exchanges in the police are regulated by the taken-for-granted rules of the game. These legitimise police misconduct, curtail detection and define the scales of bribery. Likewise, there are socialisation and rationalisation processes among offenders and police officers that lead …

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ICC marks 20 years

World court battles questions of legitimacy and relevance as it marks milestone Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | The International Criminal Court (ICC) on July 1 marked 20 years with few victories and many questions about its legitimacy. The fundamental question remains whether it can successfully prosecute the perpetrators of …

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‘Muhoozi project is time bomb’

Researcher insists transition must be discussed seriously COVER STORY | THE INDEPENDENT REPORTER | Who will succeed President Yoweri Museveni, and under what circumstances? Given President Museveni’s advanced aged—he turned 78 this year—his transition from power is no longer a purely theoretical debate. The issue looms over Ugandan politics. However, …

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