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In The Independent: Makerere University exposed

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The top stories in this week’s The Independent. Get your copy for the nearest NEWS STAND.

COVER STORY:
Makerere Breaking up the future? : The Makerere University campus in Kampala has been a quiet and abandoned place since President Yoweri Museveni on Nov.01 ordered it closed after a strike by lecturers demanding pay was joined by a strike by students demanding lectures.

THE LAST WORD
Museveni’s work in Luwero: Andrew Mwenda talks about why efforts to make peasant farmers go commercial are unlikely to yield success.

RWANDA
America to copy Rwanda drone delivery system: When the Rwanda government, in partnership with the American company Zipline launched an emergency medical supplies system on Oct.13, nobody could have anticipated the interest it would generate.

SOCIETY
Rwanda builds disaster village for vulnerable community: MIDIMAR says govt ready to come to the rescue.

ANALYSIS
Cash for refugees better than food: UNHCR to expand cash-based assistance to vulnerable refugees after study in Uganda shows benefits to local economies.

EDUCATION
Bridge Academies closure: What it says about politics of education provision.

HEALTH
Women’s alcohol consumption catching up to men: why this matters: Women are catching up to men in rates of alcohol consumption and this has important implications for how we think about our community response to harmful alcohol use.

ANALYSIS:
Nakumatt elephant missteps: Unstable US$150m debt sends jitters among retail supermarket suppliers.

BUSINESS
Lion Assurance’s AIG takeover: What happens after `minnow’ swallows former giant of Uganda’s insurance sector?

BUSINESS
Uganda launches Single Electronic Window: The new system will see a 30% reduction in transaction costs for the private sector

ART
Framing visions through Affirmative art: It turns out that many people are clueless about what they really want to be; that what they are has been conditioned by external influences. These could be society, peers, friends, family pressures, and more.

MOTORING
Spark Plugs: It’s time to tune up your car, so you want to buy the best spark plugs. Fortunately, there are many choices.

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