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Makerere University students challenge Vice Chancellor’s excessive powers

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT  | Six students from Makerere University have challenged the powers given to the Vice-Chancellor under the Makerere University Regulations, 2015. The students include Abbas Ruyombo, Judith Nalukwago, Mugisha Mariam Kyomugisha, Mbabazi Julius Muyambi, Marion Kirabo and David Musiri. The students have petitioned the Civil Division …

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Mugabe and the West: a love-hate affair

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP |  He came to power as a Mao-jacketed revolutionary, charmed the West with his policy of racial reconciliation, adopted stylish Saville Row suits and was knighted by Britain’s Queen Elizabeth. But Zimbabwean ex-president Robert Mugabe, who has died aged 95, ended his life stripped of his honorary …

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Govt unveils new revolving fund for Luweero triangle

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  Another revolving fund has been unveiled, to boost household incomes in Luweero Triangle, an area where the National Resistance Army started a guerilla war that brought President Yoweri Museveni to power. The fund channeled through the Parish Community Associations (PCAs) model, will see each …

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UMEME loses ugx 900m in northern Uganda power outages

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | More than 900 million Shillings has been lost by the UMEME due to power outages in Northern Uganda in a space of eight months. The northern Uganda towns of Gulu, Lira, and Kitgum, among others, have faced dire power outages in the recent past, mainly …

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Regional powers stick with Bashir as Sudan protests mount

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | As angry protests pile pressure on Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir to step down, key powers are standing by his regime to ensure stability in a strife-torn region, analysts say. Demonstrations that erupted in the provinces last month after the government tripled the price of bread have escalated into nationwide protests …

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US$5.7bn power sector opportunity

There is an opportunity for private sector players to invest in Uganda’s power sector as government moves to connect more people to the national grid. Kampala, Uganda | JULIUS BUSINGE | Ziria Tibalwa Waako, the Chief Executive Officer at the Electricity Regulatory Authority has told The Independent on the sidelines of a …

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GLOBAL COMMENT: Uniting Africa for power

Integration is essential to scale and connect markets where lack of electricity is holding back progress GLOBAL COMMENT | Tony Blair | African countries are increasingly coming together. A landmark free-trade agreement was concluded earlier this year. East Africa has made great progress on free movement of people. And a commitment to …

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How to steal an election in broad daylight

Autocrats and counterfeit democrats have perfected the art of rigging polls to stay in power — without breaking any laws.  Kampala, Uganda | NIC CHEESEMAN & BRIAN KLAAS | In Ukraine’s 2004 presidential election, droves of voters turned out in opposition strongholds, hoping to oust the incumbent, Viktor Yanukovych. Upon arrival …

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