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Teaching children from First family

Renowned educationist and former owner of Kampala Parents School, Edward Lwanga Kasole Bwerere describes what it was like teaching the children of presidents Milton Obote and Yoweri Museveni. After heading what was the leading private primary and lower primary school in Uganda and completing a stint as MP for Buwekula …

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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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Africa’s largest power dam stokes regional tensions

Paris, France | AFP | Ethiopia’s construction of a massive power dam on the Blue Nile is raising tensions with Egypt, which depends on the river for 90 percent of its water supply. As the neighbours and Sudan met in Washington Wednesday for mediated talks on the potential conflict flashpoint, here …

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ANALYSIS: Besigye reloaded

Does Twerwaneko mean he will run against People Power in 2021? Kampala, Uganda | IAN KATUSIIME | Kizza Besigye’s recent launch of a national campaign dubbed Twerwaneko (Let’s defend ourselves) is being seen by some as a strategy for the veteran politician to launch himself right back into the political …

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ANALYSIS: Teaching English

Why the language policy is failing rural children Kampala, Uganda | MEDADI SSENTANDA | Uganda’s language policy requires that rural schools should choose a dominant local language to use as the language of learning and teaching for the first three years of primary school while English is taught as a …

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