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Makerere secures UGX 8B to renovate Lumumba Hall

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University has secured Shillings 8 billion from the government to commence the renovation of Lumumba hall, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe, has revealed. The hall has been vacant for over eight months after students were asked to vacate for the impending renovations. The government-sponsored …

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MTN Uganda donates e-waste to MUK’s CEDAT for recycling

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | MTN Uganda on Tuesday donated e-waste worth UGX 20 million to Makerere University College of Engineering, Design, Art and Technology for recycling, reuse and dispose of responsibly. The donation amounting to 390 items includes 166 monitors, 134 desktops, and 90 laptops and shall be revamped …

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MAK students cycle to navigate campus

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students have embraced the newly introduced bicycles to ease movement within the University. The bicycles were introduced by Star Digital Bikes early this week to enable students and staff to exercise as well as move from and to different destinations within the campus. …

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Makerere virtual guild campaigns spark concerns among students, former leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students and former guild leaders have expressed concern about the organization of guild elections which will be conducted virtually. Unlike past elections, all activities including campaigns, debates, voting, and tallying will be handled virtually as stated in the new Makerere Student’s Guild Statute …

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Mobile phones, bags barred as Mak 73rd graduation commences

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of parents and graduands attending the 73rd Makerere University graduation ceremonies are protesting the inconveniences and restrictions caused by the organizers. Notably, the attendees could not stop wondering why they are being stopped from carrying mobile phones and bags into the university premises. …

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Putting bat meat on the table

Hunt for Ebola in the Rwenzori mountains turns into discussion of nutrition, love, and sex The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a five-year project known as the “Strategies to Prevent Spillover” in seven priority African and Asian countries whose aim is to strengthen their capacities to identity, …

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