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COMMENT: GMO technology in Uganda

Not about profits and interests of multinational companies COMMENT | MICHAEL J SSALI | The recent article in The Independent magazine (October 31 2017) titled “Tears and Cheers over New GMO Law” left me, as a farmer and a science journalist, disappointed. It carried negative and misleading sentiments about agricultural biotechnology. …

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Spain to introduce video technology next season

Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spain’s La Liga will use the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system next season, the country’s football federation (RFEF) confirmed on Wednesday. “The president of the referee’s technical commission, Victoriano Sanchez Arminio, has informed all first division referees and assistant referees that video refereeing will be introduced …

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Modern car parks

Bold designs, technology rule the high rises Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A pair of 30-metre spiraling ramps provide access to the multi-functional car park in Amsterdam. RAI Amsterdam’s car park is the most recent in a spate of boldly designed car parks. Others include a Belgian hospital car park …

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JOBS: One Acre Fund Global Director of Systems

JOBS: One Acre Fund Global Director of Systems Burundi, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The One Acre Fund Global Director of Systems will be one of the most important people in the organization, and will quickly join the organization-wide leadership group. S/he will be …

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China offers Uganda $30m to support customs modernisation

Beijing, China | THE INDEPENDENT | The Government of the People’s Republic of China has agreed to support Uganda’s customs modernization project with a grant worth $30m( RMB 200,000,000). The Sh109 billion grant will support the capacity of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to acquire latest technologies in the form of …

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THIS WEEK: MTN innovation awards are back

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  The MTN Innovation Awards that recognize digital innovation in the country are back. The telecom firm called for entries for the awards of 2017 on Sep 22 seeking to recognize both mobile and web-based applications developed by Ugandans in at least seven categories. The …

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Robotic fashion: Wear your heartbeat on your sleeve

Milan, Italy | AFP | Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht has a vision for a world in which people stop telling themselves little lies about their emotions — and she believes high-tech fashion is the key. Her creations, which combine digital technology with haute couture, play with social norms and aim to …

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