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Kenya deploys army doctors as hospital strike deepens

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya deployed army doctors on Friday to the country’s main teaching and referral hospital where the last remaining doctors joined a five-day strike that has crippled healthcare services around the country. “Our doctors are already at the hospital to help needy cases,” said military spokesman …

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Strike over fuel subsidies quietens Khartoum streets

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP |  Sudan’s ruling party on Sunday criticised opposition groups over their strike call, as many public transport buses stayed off Khartoum streets and shops remained shut in a mixed response to the call. The three-day strike call was to protest a government decision to hike fuel …

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Why Museveni closed Makerere University

The Police on Tuesday fired tear gas, water cannons and gunshots to stop hundreds of students protesting the refusal by lecturers’ to teach them. The anti-riot police which was later joined by the military police shot several times in the air and pepper sprayed the angry students who had gone …

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VIDEO: Makerere University lecturers refuse to call off strike

VIDEO: Striking Makerere university lecturers have failed to agree to call off the sit-down strike over salary arrears. The striking lecturers met members of the university council in a special general assembly and attempts to convince them to return to the lecturer rooms failed. Police have now taken over the university …

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Makerere bows to pressure, lifts suspension of 15 students

Makerere University has bowed to students’ pressure and lifted a suspension that had been imposed on their colleagues. As tension reigned at the university campus Wednesday morning,  University Vice Chancellor Prof John Dumba Sentamu announced that a committee has been instituted to look into the matter, and the students would return …

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Strikes cause turbulence at Kenya Airways

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Kenya Airways, already facing financial difficulties and a threatened pilots’ strike, cancelled five flights on Sunday after outsourced cabin crew walked off the job. While the stoppage only involved a small number of workers, it coincides with a deep malaise at the airline, which in …

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VIDEO: Kabale University closed over strike

VIDEO: Kabale University in Western Uganda has been closed following the ongoing strike by students over lack of lectures. University Vice Chancellor Professor Joy Kwesiga confirmed to NBS that the university will remain closed until further notice, saying that the strike puts the university at risk. Police meanwhile remains heavily deployed …

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VIDEO: No way forward for univesities’ strike

   The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Museveni has presented a statement before Parliament on the ongoing standoff between non-teaching staff at public universities and government, over failed payment of salary enhancement and arrears. The minister says government needs more time to harmonize the salary scale of the staff. …

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Mulago doctors strike

By Sarah Namulondo Mulago hospital intern doctors and nurses have gone on strike over delayed salary payment for last month of November. Patients have been seated at the hospitals casualty in a bid to lure the doctors and nurses into giving up on the strike and look into treating them …

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