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No democracy without dissent

Arrest of Makerere University students protesting tuition increment makes a joke of our democracy COMMENT | MICHAEL ABONEKA | The right to dissent is by and large an extension of the freedom of conscience, expression, movement, religion, assembly and association enshrined under Article 29 of the Constitution of Uganda, 1995. …

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MPs turn away Nawangwe, University council chairperson

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Members of Parliament on the Education Committee on Tuesday turned away the Makerere University Vice-Chancellor, Professor Barnabas Nawangwe and the Chairperson of the University Council, Lorna Magara. The committee is currently probing the impasse at Makerere University following a strike by students against the …

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Military at Makerere

 What Museveni fears about student strike Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | Getting the military to brutally quell a students’ strike at Makerere University Kampala is a sign of what is coming ahead of the 2021 general election. That is what many political analysts The Independent has spoken to say. …

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Strike isn’t over- Makerere University Guild leaders

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students have vowed to continue with their peaceful demonstration until the University listens to their demands. The University vice Guild President, Judith Nalukwago told journalists at Centigrade restaurant in Nakulabye yesterday that they cannot call off the student’s strike until management addresses …

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UPPA calls for an end to police brutality

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Uganda Parliamentary Press Association- UPPA has asked the Police to stop brutalizing journalists. On Wednesday, several journalists who were covering the students’ protests against the 15 percent tuition increment at Makerere University were assaulted by security personnel. Some of the journalists include Alex …

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EU alarmed by excessive force and arrests of journalists at Mak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Delegation of the European Union to Uganda has expressed worry over the excessive use of force against journalists covering a recent strike at Makerere University. The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, …

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