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In The Independent: Makerere University exposed

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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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