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MAKERERE: UPDF captain arrested after backlash

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has arrested the officer who commanded soldiers that brutalized Makerere University students. Defence and Army Spokesperson, Brig Richard Karemire, on Friday said that Capt. Richard Lubeere is being held at Makindye Military Police headquarters. According to Karemire, an inquiry …

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Gulu University students to protest Makerere tuition fees hike

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A section of students of Gulu University are set to stage a peaceful demonstration Friday in solidarity with their Makerere University counterparts against the 15% cumulative tuition increment. In July 2018, Makerere University Council approved endorsed a 15 percent increment on tuition and functional …

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Human Rights Commission condemns brutality at Makerere

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Human Rights Commission (UHRC) has condemned the recent human rights violations at Makerere University by the military. This follows the brutal crackdown on student’s protest against the 15 percent tuition and functional fees increment that started on October 22, 2019. Heavily armed …

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Makerere stalemate continues, 9 students suspended

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A day after President Yoweri Museveni ordered for talks between students and the Makerere University administration, the stalemate is not about to end following a new announcement of suspension and warning of over 30. Makerere University has just released a statement stating that, “In light …

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Makerereans being Makerereans

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Amid reports of week-long brutality and torture by the military and police, and accusations that political parties are fueling the protests on campus, Makerere students have a kept a sense of humour as they protest against rise in tuition fees, taking to social media …

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Makerere student leaders not happy with slow pace of meetings

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Student leaders at Makerere University are pessimistic about the on-going council meeting to resolve the impasse at the university. The Guild President Julius Kateregga has as a result called for a general assembly at 9am Wednesday. The leaders led by the Guild and Vice …

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Museveni orders military out of Makerere

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | President Yoweri Museveni has ordered the withdrawal of the military police from Makerere University, as the students braced themselves for a second week of rioting over fees. “President Yoweri Museveni has urged stakeholders in Makerere to talk and  resolve all issues around fees. He’s …

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MAKERERE: Statement from US Mission in Uganda

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The U.S. Mission in Uganda has warned that the reported heavy-handed response by security services to protests against the proposed tuition increases at Makerere University ” is uncalled for, and is a direct affront to the freedoms of assembly, speech and expression guaranteed by Uganda’s constitution.” …

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‘Autocracy cannot solve challenges at Makerere University’

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Staff Associations at Makerere University have described the recent night crackdown, and break into student’s rooms, at the institution as a sad commentary in its history. The staff leaders said that both the students and staff of Makerere University deserve better treatment, fair …

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