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How much sleep do you need?

It’s time to pick up your sleep calculator | THE INDEPENDENT | To get into a good sleep routine, a person can start by figuring out exactly how much sleep they need. Then, they can determine when they should be going to bed and waking up for optimal health. Experts …

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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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