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African migrants start hunger strike over Israel expulsion

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Hundreds of African migrants launched a hunger strike to protest Israel’s implementation of its controversial policy to expel or indefinitely imprison them, a spokesman for the group said Wednesday. Israel has resolved to expel thousands of Eritreans and Sudanese who entered illegally over the years, …

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Judges suspend strike as they decry routine transfers

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Judges have voiced their displeasure with the current mode of routine transfers, saying it is demotivating and lacks transparency. This was expressed by the Uganda Judicial officers Association (UJOA) President Godfrey Kaweesa, who is also the Mukono Court Chief Magistrate, at their Annual General Meeting …

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Togo healthcare workers join strike as protests mount

Lome, Togo | AFP | Togo’s government was facing fresh turbulence on Wednesday as healthcare workers went on strike, joining thousands of demonstrators holding opposition protests on the streets. The two-day nationwide strike was called by the National Union of Hospital Practitioners of Togo (SYNPHOT) who are demanding better equipment …

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Court orders UCU to pay its wrongly expelled students

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Mukono High Court Judge Margret Mutonyi Wednesday ordered Uganda Christian University to pay 20 million shillings to two law students it unlawfully expelled two years back. Simon Ssemuwemba and Yasin Ssentumbwe dragged the university to Court in April 2016, accusing the University of expelling them …

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Public sector workers strike in Benin over right to strike

Cotonou, Benin | AFP | Civil servants in Benin walked out on Wednesday, calling for the repeal of a new law banning them from taking industrial action. The three-day strike, called for by seven trade unions representing public sector workers in areas such as health and the justice system, began on …

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2017 in health

Drug shortages, doctors strike Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | If one item has characterised the health sector in Uganda in most of 2017, it is the lack of medicines and supplies in hospitals. It even became a rallying cry for striking doctors of the Uganda Medical Association (UMA). At the …

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Doctors halt their December 16 strike plans

THIS WEEK: Doctors halt their December 16 strike plans Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Doctors under their umbrella organization – Uganda Medical Association (UMA) on Dec.15 revealed they would not go ahead to start their a hundred days of industrial action as they had threatened to. Dr. Okwaro Ebuku, the …

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