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Born to revolt: Why the French go on strike

Paris, France | AFP | France, it sometimes seems, is either in the throes of a major strike or facing the looming shadow of one. Workers in the country go on strike more than most nations in Europe. The current open-ended stoppages, which began on December 5, have halted most public …

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Gen. Salim Saleh compensates Makerere University students

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Twenty one students of Makerere University whose property was destroyed by security personnel  during protests against the 15 percent tuition increment have been compensated by General Salim Saleh. Last month,UPDF soldiers together with military and regular police officers broke into halls of residence and …

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South African Airways hit by crippling strike

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South African Airways workers on Friday embarked on an indefinite strike for higher wages and against the national carrier’s retrenchment plan, forcing the cash-trapped airline to ground hundreds of flights. The strike has forced South Africa’s largest carrier to cancel more than 200 domestic, regional …

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Murder at Makerere

A true story by Prof. John Sebuwufu; former vice chancellor of Makerere University Kampala, about student strikes. In spite of occasional skirmishes, some order had returned to students’ politics, until February 2001 when the calm was rudely interrupted by the murder of a first-year student and a resident of Lumumba …

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EU alarmed by excessive force and arrests of journalists at Mak

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Delegation of the European Union to Uganda has expressed worry over the excessive use of force against journalists covering a recent strike at Makerere University. The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, …

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Medical records professionals threaten to strike over salaries

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Medical records practitioners under their umbrella body, Uganda Medical Records and Health Informatics Professional’s Association-UMRHIPA are in the next line of protesters over salary. The records officers are bitter over what they describe as discrimination in the health sector. They complain that while their …

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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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‘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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