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LAND: Why Mamdani blasted 1995 constitution framers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Professor Mahmood Mamdani has argued that the framers of the 1995 are to blame for the current controversy over land in Uganda. He says they in effect returned the 1900 colonial agreement which catered for the interest of the big landowners at the expense …

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I disagree with Prof Mahmood Mamdani

Deus Kamunyu Muhwezi (PhD) is the chairperson of Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA). He spoke to The independent’s Agnes E Nantaba about the troubles at Makerere University that led to his suspension. What does the suspension mean to you and MUASA? This is my greatest challenge as chairperson MUASA …

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COMMENT: On Stella Nyanzi

Should the intelligentsia’s weapon of choice in contesting the ideas of the current ruling class be brawny or brainy? By Kwezi Tabaro The late author Michael Crichton’s 2004 novel, `State of Fear’ – about a conspiracy by Hollywood, environmentalists and academicians to create unnecessary fear among the public about global …

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Police summons controversial lecturer over Facebook posts

In a letter dated Mar.02, controversial Makerere University lecturer and researcher Stella Nyanzi was invited to the Criminal Investigations Directorate of the Police to answer questions regarding a case of offensive communication and cyber harassment. Nyanzi who was directed to report to the Deputy Director of Investigations office on Mar.07 …

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Response to Prof. Mamdani

By Moses Khisa The assumption that Makerere hasn’t contributed to scholarship is gratuitous Makerere Institute for Social Research (MISR) Director, Prof. Mahmood Mamdani’s article, `Beyond the colonised, neoliberal university’, (The Independent magazine online Aug.12) was remarkably incisive and illuminating. But it also had some lapses, to which I return below. …

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