Category: Strikes

Africa
Nigerian govt bans Shiite group after deadly clashes

Nigeria’s presidency on Sunday said the government was banning a Shiite group after a spate of deadly clashes at protests in the capital. Tensions have risen between the authorities and the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) as demonstrations in Abuja to free pro-Iranian leader Ibrahim Zakzaky have descended into violence. At least six protesters, a […]

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Campus News
Kyambogo University student loses a hand in a strike

A Kyambogo Univesity student has today morning lost his palm in the strike which started as early as 7:45 am, when the tear-gas tin exploded in his palm leaving his hand off. Kyambogo students got unto university streets striking for the 12 weeks policy of total tuition clearance by all students set by the University or else […]

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Campus News
Water crisis hits Mary Stuart Hall, toilets left un-flushed

By Josephine Ahabwe Water crisis has hit Makerere University’s magnificent girls’ hall Mary Stuart, jamming sanitation as well as risking residents’ health situation. When Journalism@mak visited the hall on Friday, our reporter found a deteriorated health situations as toilets are left unflushed, causing them to extremly stink. The problem has been escalated by ongoing renovation […]

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Academics
Makerere lecturers declare to strike citing little remuneration

Makerere university academic staff association -Muasa have vowed to strike over little pay and sufficient budget allocations by government come July. Muasa faults the university council for failure to match arrears of all academic staff in the 2018/2019 financial plan. Dr Deus Muhwezi Kamunyu, the Muasa chairman said that the academic staff members have worked […]

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Campus News
Makerere student arrested in Kanungu over leading strike

uA one Kagurusi aka Kagz, a finalist at College of Business and management has been detained at a local Kanungu police after championing a protest against the worrying status of the local roads. Kanungu remain with dry weather roads after all the years the district has supported the ruling NRM party. Kagz, who is ambitious […]

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Kyambogo teaching staff agree to strike over incentives

Kyambogo University lecturers under their umbrella Kyambogo University academic staff association- Kyuasa have unanimously agreed to strike over incentive arrears amounting to sh4bn. The decision was reached at during the general meeting yesterday (Wednesday) were members passed a resolution to strike for their unpaid allowances. According to Dr Lubaale, senior lecturer and the Kyuasa chairperson, […]

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Campus News
Anti riot police crash Makerere students, hundreds arrested

The Anti-riot police has clobbered Makerere University students on Monday morning and arrested hundreds in connection with rioting including the newly elected president Mr Papa Were Salim. According to Mr Martins Kato, the information minister, Mr Papa was arrested on Monday morning and taken to unknown destination but Cyclone Times has learnt that the guild […]

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Campus News
Makerere Guild President arrested over preaching violence

MAKERERE – Police in Kampala on Monday morning arrested Mr Papa Salim Were, the guild president Makerere University, as students went on strike, protesting fees increment among other issues. Mr Were was picked from the University’s freedom square as he mobilised students to strike against “draconian policies”, and seek an immediate explanation from the vice chancellor concerning pressing issues […]

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Academics
No reasons to strike for; let us resolve all problems through negotiation and not violence – Prof Nawangwe tells off Papa Were

Papa Salim Were government yesterday (Saturday) organized a consultative meeting to discuss multiple pressing issues that are affecting students. They include sex for marks scandals, scrapping of meals for students sleeping at the university, ‘scrapping’ of evening among others. According to the letter seen by Cyclone Times, Prof Nawangwe, the University Vice Chancellor was invited […]

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Academics
Kabale University School Of Medicine Strike Over High Tuition

The latest news coming from Kabale University indicates that over 100 students from the school of medicine have gone on strike to show their disagreements regarding the current high fees structure. The strike comes following the University’s decision to hike both tuition and functional fees something that these students find too high to afford. It […]

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