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Hope and scepticism as Makerere becomes collegiate university

By Rukiya Makuma In July this year, Makerere University will be officially operating as a collegiate university. A collegiate university is a university in which governing authority and functions are divided between a central administration and a number of constituent colleges. Previously run around 110 departments, 21 academic units, Makerere will now operate under eight …

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The actor becomes the protector

By Matthew Stein Focus on stability could be Museveni’s ticket to the region Towards the end of November, just as nominations for parliamentary flag bearers were to begin, Gulu, once home to the country’s worst internal insurgency, was brimming with election fever. In the streets, pedestrians, some wearing shirts bearing …

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Strange killer of Abim

By Mubatsi Asinja Habati & Rukiya Makuma Delayed diagnosis causes anxiety as over 30 people die A forty-one year-old man from Wipolo village, Morulem subcounty in Abim district was the first recorded victim. He complained of headache and stomach pain on Oct 2 and by Oct. 7 he was dead. …

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Unusual expectations

By Marjoke A.Oosterom Acholi man says of President Museveni: “If you have many children, you cannot love all of them equally”, another wants to vote for the World Food Programme instead I am a development researcher based in the Acholi sub-region of northern Uganda. Recently, I was taken aback when …

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Two faces of hunger

By Rukiya Makuma Ignoring the urban poor who take water for lunch Clad in a dark blue blazer and grey trousers, Ali Kayombo of Kataka Parish in Kibuku District of eastern Uganda may appear like those lazy youths one expects not to transform their livelihood unless a miracle happened or …

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