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Injustice Politics Uganda Uncategorized

Lèse-majesté

Some time back, I learnt that insulting the monarchy in Thailand is a grave criminal offense. At the time, I was taking a quick look at the headlines on the BBC news website and my initial amusement turned into horror when I saw that the offender in question had been sentenced to a lengthy jail […]

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Design Musings Politics Science & Technology Uganda

Optimisation

It is obvious that the number of motor vehicles in Uganda in general and Greater Kampala in particular has increased a lot over the past two decades. It is also obvious that this increase is largely driven by an increase in the number of people with sufficient income to afford a secondhand vehicle. Typically, such a vehicle will be a Japanese make aged between 10 and 15 years old on importation. The upper limit of 15 years is now fixed in the country’s regulations with initial attempts to fix it at 8 years having failed after a public outcry.