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Murder at Makerere

A true story by Prof. John Sebuwufu; former vice chancellor of Makerere University Kampala, about student strikes. In spite of occasional skirmishes, some order had returned to students’ politics, until February 2001 when the calm was rudely interrupted by the murder of a first-year student and a resident of Lumumba …

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THE INDEPENDENT: Museveni and South Sudan’s sad story

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Museveni and South Sudan’s sad story: Bringing peace puzzles regional big men THE LAST WORD Uganda’s democratic delusions: How Museveni, Besigye and Bobi Wine are birds of a feather that only fly apart ANALYSIS …

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‘Sadfishing’ on social media

  What you need to know about posting online about emotional distress | THE INDEPENDENT | “Sadfishing” is when someone solicits attention online by posting something emotional.  There’s no definitive way to tell whether someone is truly in crisis, so any alarming post should be taken seriously, say experts. Is …

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Art X Lagos, 2019

Premier art fair for the best and the new in Africa ARTS | DOMINIC MUWANGUZI | The premier International Art Fair, Art X Lagos, is in its fourth season this year and is offering wider-ranging packages of interest; including a series of curated projects, art talks and live events intended …

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Museveni and balokole oldguard

  Why the President ill-advised intercourse with the kiwempe balokole old-guard portends an anticlimax COMMENT | MATSIKO GODWIN MUHWEZI | It is an open secret that the laws of Uganda and its attendant machinery and political machinations are designed to give incumbents a head-start in electioneering. Any politician trying to …

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No democracy without dissent

Arrest of Makerere University students protesting tuition increment makes a joke of our democracy COMMENT | MICHAEL ABONEKA | The right to dissent is by and large an extension of the freedom of conscience, expression, movement, religion, assembly and association enshrined under Article 29 of the Constitution of Uganda, 1995. …

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