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Human Rights Commission condemns brutality at Makerere

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has condemned the recent human rights violations at Makerere University by the military. This follows the brutal crackdown on student’s protest against the 15 percent tuition and functional fees increment that started on October 22, 2019. Heavily armed …

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Gen Otafiire tasked to explain Njeru Stock Farm land takeover

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister General Kahinda Otafiire has been tasked to explain circumstances under which he took over the ownership of land belonging to Njeru Stock Farm. The 1,099-acre farm located at Bukaya West Village, in Njeru municipality, is one of the government …

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Makerere stalemate continues, 9 students suspended

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A day after President Yoweri Museveni ordered for talks between students and the Makerere University administration, the stalemate is not about to end following a new announcement of suspension and warning of over 30. Makerere University has just released a statement stating that, “In light …

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Makerereans being Makerereans

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amid reports of week-long brutality and torture by the military and police, and accusations that political parties are fueling the protests on campus, Makerere students have a kept a sense of humour as they protest against rise in tuition fees, taking to social media …

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Makerere student leaders not happy with slow pace of meetings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Student leaders at Makerere University are pessimistic about the on-going council meeting to resolve the impasse at the university. The Guild President Julius Kateregga has as a result called for a general assembly at 9am Wednesday. The leaders led by the Guild and Vice …

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Uganda hosts first CRAFT climate seminar for Financial Institutions and Service Providers

  CRAFT TARGETS • Increasing productivity and income for 300,000 smallholder farmers; • Improving business performance for 50 agribusiness SMEs and 30 cooperatives (of which at least 25% are managed by women and/or youth); • Climate resilient sustainable food production practiced on 600,000 hectares. Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | With …

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Museveni orders military out of Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the withdrawal of the military police from Makerere University, as the students braced themselves for a second week of rioting over fees. “President Yoweri Museveni has urged stakeholders in Makerere to talk and  resolve all issues around fees. He’s …

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