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In The Independent: Why the bail-out group will get money

Lead stories in this week's The Independent. Get your copy NOW from the nearest news stand.
Lead stories in this week’s The Independent. Get your copy NOW from the nearest news stand.

COVER STORY:
Why the bail-out group will get money

In spite of the public furor against the proposed financial bail-out to distressed companies, the companies will eventually get the financial relief because the tycoons have been courting Gen. Salim Saleh, Museveni’s younger brother, who has been influential in running government affairs.
LAST WORD:
On democracy and political stability  

Andrew Mwenda argues that Western-style democracy has created a notion where we use adversarial elections and media whipping up public sentiment to indulge in democratic rituals that serve no faction.

NEWS ANALYSIS:
Makerere ready to explode again?

Non-teaching staff at Uganda’s oldest university are threatening to go on strike, which could jeopardise the start of the new academic year. Meanwhile the University Council is also maintaining its stand on its newly-recommended fees payment policy.

NEWS ANALYSIS:
Smell of death hangs over South Sudan capital

How the the International Committee of Red Cross is grappling with the reality of South Sudan’s return to all-out war with tales of massacres and mass graves.

HEALTH:
Doctors killing pain wrongly

Medical experts are increasingly concerned that many people are taking to strong pain killers in a way that has created an addiction epidemic.

BUSINESS:
NSSF in stock market woes

Generally, 2015/2016 was a bad year for stock trading but it was even a worse year for NSSF, which is the biggest shareholder in locally-listed companies, with 21% of its total value in equities.

FRANKLY SPEAKING:
Gladys Kalema Zikusooka, the founder of Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH), and Uganda’s first wild life vet doctor for the wildlife, talks about her passion for the wild which started way back at the age of 12.

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editor@independent.co.ug

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