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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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Gov’t asked to support vocational training

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | The government has been asked to make vocational training more attractive to the young people. Ingo Badoreck, the former Director of the German Chamber of Commerce in Kenya has said. Ingo says African economies and Uganda, in particular, require a strong base of people …

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