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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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Doctors’ strike ‘unlawful’, says Zimbabwean court

Harare, Zimbabwe | AFP | A Zimbabwe court on Friday declared a five-week doctors’ strike over pay “unlawful” and gave the medics 48 hours to return to their wards. Doctors across the country are striking for a salary rise after rampant inflation lowered their pay to the equivalent of less …

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Meeting between Education Minister, striking University staff postponed

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A meeting between Education Minister Janet Museveni and executives of public universities will not take place as planned this weekend. The meeting had been organized to discuss the interminable salary enhancement woes of staff in public universities. The minister had sent out an invitation early …

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Amazon workers strike as ‘Prime’ shopping frenzy hits

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Amazon workers walked out of a main distribution center in Minnesota on Monday, protesting for improved working conditions during the e-commerce titan’s major “Prime” shopping event. Amazon workers picketed outside the facility, briefly delaying a few trucks and waving signs with messages along the …

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