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Nsambya Hospital’s Doctor Ddumba passes on

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Dr Edward Ddumba, the Medical Director of St Francis Nsambya Hospital has died. Cause of death which occurred early Saturday, has not yet been revealed. In 2018, he was diagnosed with Hepatocellular Carcinoma which is cancer that affects the liver and was successfully operated …

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ANALYSIS: Maize worm worries

Fall armyworms are back, but government’s help isn’t Kampala, Uganda | Andrew S. Kaggwa | The rains are back but so is the dreaded fall armyworm. This time it is attacking maize at a much younger stage – meaning it will be more costly for the farmers than last season. …

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Prof. Ddumba hands over office

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | On completion of his five year tenure as Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu has in the evening hours of 31st August 2017 handed over office to the next Vice Chancellor of Makerere University, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe. Effective 1st September 2017, Prof. Barnabas …

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ANALYSIS: After armyworm

Is Uganda ready for the next big attack? Uganda is under attack. It is under attack from the Fall Armyworm in what experts call a “biological invasion”. Unfortunately, it appears, the government was caught unprepared. It has reacted with a mixture of indecision, panic, bluff, and deployment of ineffective intervention. …

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Makerere University re-opens

Makerere University, Uganda’s oldest university finally re-opened on Jan.02 following two months of closure that preceded lecturer’s and student’s strike.  During a media briefing a head of opening, the university Vice Chancellor Ddumba Ssentamu said the institution is open, urging students to pay up their tuition fees in two weeks …

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MAKERERE: Prof Ddumba is still Vice Chancellor

Makerere University has issued a statement, quashing what they say is false information that Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu has resigned. Makerere was closed last month  following a lecturers strike over unpaid incentives. Efforts to re-open the university gained momentum this week when the lecturers called off their strike. The lecturers …

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