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Kirabo: The little known face of the Makerere fees increment strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Tension was high in Makerere University for the past weeks due to a student’s strike triggered by the enforcement of the 15 percent cumulative tuition increment. What began as a peaceful demonstration with 15 female students carrying placards attracted heavily armed Uganda People’s Defense …

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Speaker Kadaga advocates for tree planting at all public gatherings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has advocated for tree planting at every public or social gathering as a way of mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. Making reference to the Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference that took place in September 2019 in Kampala, which …

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Post Bank gets new managing director

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Julius Kakeeto has been appointed the new managing director of Post Bank Uganda Limited. He replaces Stephen Mukweli who is battling charges of misconduct at the bank. Kakeeto has been heading Orient bank for the four and half years and is credited for turning …

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Catholic Bishops condemn brutality aganist Makerere students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The Assembly of Catholic Bishops of Uganda has condemned the brutality with which security responded to the Makerere University student strike over fees. The Bishops observe that the amount of force used by some security agents while arresting protesting students of Makerere University, journalists …

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MUST developing system to track functionality of medical equipment

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Mbarara University of Science and Technology is developing a system that will track and alert users about the functionality and usability of medical equipment. Dr. Johnes Obungoloch, the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Applied Science at Technology and the head of the team …

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Fees strike: The voices Makerere ignored

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | As the fighting and firing of teargas at Makerere scales down, there’s one voice whose lone idea was ignored as the University passed the now controversial fees policy last year. It is this policy that triggered a strike on October 22, which has since …

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First batch of medical students at IUIU graduate

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The first batch of medical students at Islamic University in Uganda have graduated. The university introduced Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery course in 2014 and admitted 33 students. They were among the over 2,000 students who graduated on Saturday at the University’s …

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