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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Makerere University

The top stories in this week’s The Independent. Get your copy at the nearest news stand

Makerere University in the age of emotion and blackmail: Apparently, the university’s top management organ; the University Council, adopted paying the incentives without a proper budget. If it had budgeted, it would have realized that the incentives scheme was neither affordable nor sustainable as it is supposed to be paid out of Makerere University’s internally generated revenue and cost Shs3.7 billion per month or Shs43 billion a year.

Workers dying at Chinese sites rise: The human cost of accidents, poor health and safety conditions under Chinese contractors in Uganda has come under scrutiny and what is emerging is raising serious concerns. Chinese contractors don’t care at all, says Labour minister who vows to whip them into line

On Nov. 25 gunfire rocked Kasese town in yet another round of clashes between the Rwenzururu kingdom and the government. This time, it was government security forces storming Rwenzururu king Wesley Mumbere’s palace. When normalcy returned, the police announced that up to 58 people had been killed. But the number of dead has been growing. The police has handed over 70 bodies to relatives to burry and buried another 52 in a public cemetery. The Independent brings you the exclusive confidential document that might have sparked the attack on Mumbere

Why the World Bank upheld the decision to suspend the $265m Uganda Transport Sector Development Project (TSDP)

Business opportunities through government tenders:
African companies to bid for contracts around the world

Workplace Saving schemes: The latest threat to commercial banking?

HIV/AIDS stigma lives on in Rwanda

Kiggundu moves to fix Karuma dam cracks:
Museveni’s new team at Energy ministry grills Chinese contractors

Science in a post-factual world: There is a growing disdain for factual knowledge as fake news proliferates without journalistic filters

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