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On the teachers’ strike

  How government may have opened a Pandora’s box by creating huge salary disparities among its employees THE LAST WORD | ANDREW M. MWENDA | There seems to be haphazardness in the government of Uganda that is hard to fathom. One case in point is the way they have caused a …

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Unending teacher strikes

 Teachers: How Museveni’s strategy is failing COVER STORY | MUBATSI ASINJA HABATI | Non-science teachers in government secondary schools across the country, their primary school counterparts, and tutors in teacher training colleges who are on strike demanding unbiased pay appear to have President Yoweri Museveni cornered. Although the President is talking …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Unending teacher strikes

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Unending teacher strikes: How Museveni’s strategy is failing THE LAST WORD On the teachers’ strike: How government may have opened a pandora’s box by creating huge salary disparities among its employees COMMENT Bobi …

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Air pollution in Africa

It presents a risk of premature death in fast-growing cities NEWS ANALYSIS | KARN VOHRA & ELOISE MARAIS | Ten more African cities have signed on to the C40 Clean Air Cities Declaration to improve air quality. C40 is an international group of mayors collaborating to make cities more environmentally …

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Beer consumption good for men

  Studies reveal that drinking low to moderate amounts of beer reduces the risk of heart disease FEATURE | AGENCIES | In a recent article published in the `Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry’, scientists analysed the effect of alcoholic and nonalcoholic beer ingestion on gut microbiota. The fermented extract …

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BATU to pay shareholders Shs10.2bn dividend

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Cigarette dealer, British American Tobacco Uganda, will pay its shareholders Shs 209per share, translating into Shs 10.2billion as dividend. This is nearly 50% lower compared to Shs 19.9billion paid in 2020 due to a drop in profit. BATU pays 100% of its profit as …

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‘Internet Explorer is dead’

Microsoft stops supporting infamous browser NEWS ANALYSIS | AGENCIES | Tech giant Microsoft on June 15 stopped supporting the Internet Explorer web browser after nearly 27 years. By June 16, a day after the official end of the browser, the #RIPInternetExplorer hashtag was trending. “Sad to see it go,” tweeted …

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