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Security guards lay down tools over delayed payments

Bukwo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Several guards from Knight Guards security company deployed to provide security to China State Construction Company have laid down their tools protesting nonpayment for the past two months. The Chinese firm is undertaking the construction of the Kapchorwa-Bukwo-Suam road. The guards laid down their tools …

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Stop questioning why we are not joining Besigye protest: LOP

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of Opposition in Parliament-LOP Mathias Mpuuga has asked Ugandans to stop questioning why the National Unity Platform-NUP leadership has not joined Rtd. Dr. Col. Kiiza Besigye, the former Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party president in the protests against the skyrocketing commodity prices. According to …

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IN THE INDEPENDENT: Col Besigye’s protests

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | These are the top stories in this week’s THE INDEPENDENT. COVER STORY Col. Besigye’s protests: Will they ever achieve change? THE LAST WORD Uganda’s Prisoners’ Dilemma: Why public investments and appointments are economically inefficient in multi ethnic societies ANALYSIS America snubs Museveni again: Crackdown on …

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Mbarara University students protest poor living conditions

Mbarara, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Students of Mbarara University of Science and Technology-MUST have protested the poor living conditions at the University. The students say the current situation at the University is worrying and needs serious tackle. The over 10,000 students from both the Main campus and Kihumuro say they chose …

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Muni University students protest over delayed allowances

Arua, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Government-sponsored students at Muni University have staged a strike to protest the delayed payment of their first semester allowances. The students are demanding living out allowances, clinical allowances and faculty allowances which they say haven’t been paid by the University. The angry students marched from the …

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Ten Makerere students arrested in demo against online-only studies

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University students on Monday demonstrated against online lectures, calling for full reopening of the institution. According to the university calendar, today was the first day of semester one of the new academic year.  Only first-year students are physically at the campus, while the …

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Lango MPs call off demo after meeting Museveni

Lira, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Lango Parliamentary Group (LPG) have called off their earlier planned demonstration over the poor status of Lira-Kamdini road after meeting the president. The association had organized a peaceful demonstration over the road which for years has claimed lives or its users. In …

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