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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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Museveni, teachers strike deal to suspend strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda National Teachers Union- UNATU has agreed with President, Yoweri Museveni to suspend the planned teacher’s strike for one term as government mobilizes funds for their salary enhancement. UNATU had called for industrial action starting Monday 27th, 2019 to compel government to enhance teacher’s …

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Kyambogo relax fees policy following strike

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Kyambogo University has finally relaxed on their fee policy allowing students to continue paying till they sit for examinations. The new development comes after a violent strike on Thursday where students protested the tuition being paid by the 12th week of the semester. In …

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Security blocks Makerere students assembly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A joint security team comprising police and military personnel has blocked a procession of Makerere University Students who were due to convene a General Assembly at the freedom square. The students leadership had called a General Assembly to discuss the ongoing standoff between the …

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Makerere staff dismiss calls for General Assembly

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Makerere University striking staff have denounced a announcements  calling for an emergency general assembly. The general assembly, according to the announcement released by Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) General Secretary, Dr Richard Walimbwa was scheduled for Friday at 2:30 PM in the university …

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Acting Makerere Vice Chancellor calls emergency meeting

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | As pressure to reinstate the suspended staff association leaders continues to mount, the Makerere University Acting Vice Chancellor Prof. Eria Hisali has called an emergency meeting for all university managers to discuss the way forward. The meeting according to an invitation issued on Thursday, …

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