MUK Council to abolish gov’t sponsorships

Makerere University Council, the supreme governing body of the university, has passed a resolution seeking to abolish government scholarships and replace them with loans for all university students. The University Council headed by Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem made the recommendation while responding to the 2016 Visitation Committee Report. The visitation committee report proposed that Makerere implements a diversified funding model on international best practices so as to make the university financially sustainable. The decision reiterates the recommendation by the Higher Education Students Financing Board-HESFB to the education committee of parliament…

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Russia expells 60 United States-US diplomats

Russia has expelled 60 United States-US diplomats and closed the country’s St Petersburg consulate in a tit-for-tat response to US action over a spy poisoning case in the United Kingdom-UK. The moves were announced by the Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. More than 20 countries have expelled Russian envoys, in solidarity with the UK, which has blamed Moscow for the attack. It comes amid a row over the nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in southern England. Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found…

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Archbishop Stanley Ntagali appeals to Ugandans to embrace life

As Christians across the world cerebrate good Friday today, the Archbishop of the Church of Uganda, Stanley Ntagali has called on Ugandans to renounce what he called the growing culture of death in the country and embrace life. In his message delivered yesterday at the Provincial Secretariat in Namirembe, archbishop Ntagali mentioned random killings saying they should stop. He said that the desire on the part of some government leaders and organizations to legalize abortion is also promoting a culture of death to the most vulnerable.  The Archbishop said that…

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President Yoweri Museveni stays a debate on the Apaa land dispute

President Yoweri Museveni has stayed a debate on the Apaa land dispute pending his visit to the area next week. Parliament had on Wednesday started a debate on the unending conflicts between the Acholi and the Madi communities following a statement by the Defense Minister, Adolf Mwesige on the Apaa evictions in Amuru and Adjumani districts. During the debate, legislators from the Acholi sub-region blasted government for enforcing an eviction of 18,000 people from the disputed piece of land. But, Mwesige said that he was not aware of evictions in…

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