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SpaceX sends men into space

It took 3 failed launches to achieve success | THE INDEPENDENT | Space Exploration Technologies Corp. – commonly known as SpaceX – is sending two astronauts into space. Despite not yet being 20 years old, the company has already developed a creation myth: on 28 September 2008, its first rocket …

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The fate of 2021 Elections

Electoral Commission should give guidance because any talk of extension of elections must consider what our laws say COMMENT | MUKALAZI DEUS MUBIRU | The recent unprecedented Covid19 control measures, which included suspension of public meetings like political rallies, conferences and other related meetings, disrupted the core activities of the …

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Confronting China

The prospect of Chinese global leadership is not inviting but the U.S. is rapidly fading as an alternative COMMENT | IAN BURUMA | Instead of using all the powers of the U.S. federal government to limit the ravages of COVID-19, President Donald Trump’s administration is wasting precious time and energy …

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Lessons from national electricity blackouts

Government has the capacity to mobilise equipment and manpower and respond quickly to emergencies COMMENT | HARRISON E. MUTIKANGA | The recent locust invasion, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, extreme hydrological events with increased precipitation and rising Lake Victoria water levels, degraded lake catchment, and the subsequent potential threats to dam …

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COVID-19 face masks

It’s critical for the public to be aware of limitations of wearing masks to avoid infection risk and false security ANALYSIS | DR. BRUCE TUMWINE RWABASONGA | President Museveni on May 19 extended the national lockdown due to COVID-19 and announced that the government planned to procure and issue face …

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Goodbye to the crowded office

How coronavirus will change the way we work together | RACHEL MORRISON | As lockdowns are relaxed around the world and people return to their workplaces, the next challenge will be adapting open office spaces to the new normal of strict personal hygiene and physical distancing. While the merits and …

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