News Roundup - August 21, 2013
Our second post in an ongoing series.
Makerere University strike turns to an indefinite closure, police took over the property, staff and the Government respond
Norbert Mao, Ugandan DP leader, and the UN, among many others, condemn the passing of The Public Order Management Bill, which restricts political conversations between three or more individuals without government permission.
Historicizing the Public Order Management Bill just passed in Uganda: http://angeloizama.com/2013/08/06/musical-chairs-history-amin-and-public-order-in-uganda/
Makerere students protest the Public Order Management Bill and the larger context of a now-shutdown Makerere University: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/13+Makerere++Kyambogo+students+held+over+demo/-/688334/1960052/-/drp8ru/-/index.html
Higher Education Bill tabled: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Higher+education+loans+bill+tabled/-/688334/1962248/-/15hkh9d/-/index.html
Uncertainty for Victoria University students after its accreditation was suspended in response to legislation proposed to further criminalize homosexuality in Uganda: http://www.monitor.co.ug/artsculture/Reviews/What+next+for+Victoria+University+students+/-/691232/1960390/-/h74hui/-/index.html
Students develop an app for pain-free malaria tests: http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/08/ugandan-app-for-pain-free-malaria-test/
Kyambogo University loses land to developer: http://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/Kyambogo+University+loses+land+to+developer/-/688334/1961798/-/ro7yl9z/-/index.html
A coalition of 40 civil-society groups petition the Speaker of Parliament over maternal deaths:http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/645883-kadaga-petitioned-over-maternal-deaths.html
Students win the top prize at Orange’s Community Innovations Award competition for their app sharing agricultural information across Uganda: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/645889-students-create-agro-market-mobile-app-in-orange-competition.html
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