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KENYA: Raila vs Ruto

  What Kenya’s fifth president means for Uganda ANALYSIS | IAN KATUSIIME | The August 9 election in Kenya could have pretty defining moments for the country as it elects a fifth president. Two opinion polls released one week to the election put former Prime Minister Raila Odinga in pole …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Ugandans’ fear over Kenya elections

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY What Ugandans fear over Kenya elections: And why neighbours are watching every step THE LAST WORD Daily Monitor 30th birthday: The factors and combinations that make that newspaper survive, flourish and promote democratic …

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True meaning of cybersecurity

  We must recognise that cybersecurity is about more than preventing hacks and about improving well-being COMMENT | MARTIN IGNACIO DÍAZ VELÁSQUEZ | When we talk about cybersecurity, we usually think of commercial antivirus software, ransomware attacks on large corporations, or leaks of politically scandalous emails. But little is said …

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A potential cure for AIDS

Defeating HIV with a single injection A new study from Tel Aviv University proposes a novel AIDS treatment that could be turned into a vaccine or a one-time treatment for HIV patients. The research explored modifying type B white blood cells in the patient’s body to release anti-HIV antibodies in …

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Are you an `elite sleeper’?

It means you have a gene that allows you get full night’s sleep in just 4 hours | THE INDEPENDENT | Are you one of those lucky people who seem to be able to thrive on between four and six hours of sleep per night? You may be what UC …

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Banks to unveil Shs1tn export credit facility

It will boost manufacturing and bridge the funding gap to the sector that holds great potential for Uganda’s growth | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s commercial banks are planning to provide Shs1trillion in export credit facility to help local manufacturers boost their access to the regional markets. Sarah Arapta, the chairperson …

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