Our third post in an ongoing series.
Talks begin again with striking lecturers at Makerere University, lecturers reject government offer, MP Reagan Okumu responds to his northern district’s teachers after President Museveni makes derogatory remarks to teachers, strike is called off after lecturers agree to 70% pay raise
Lecturers will work longer hours as a result of the settlement between Makerere employees and the University: http://www.newvision.co.ug/news/646719-makerere-lecturers-to-work-more-hours.html
The Malaise of Makerere: Underfunding, Overcrowding, Strikes: http://gga.org/analysis/the-malaise-of-makerere-underfunding-overcrowding-strikes
Students protest the Public Order Management Bill in response to a police vow to block even home meetings as Uganda’s Foreign Affairs Minister meets with Ambassadors to explain the implications of the Bill
The New York Times Magazine features a collection of photo scraps from Gulu Real Art Studio, and History in Progress Uganda shares Nigerian curator Bisi Silva’s challenging reflection
Student loans bill details revealed: http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27242:student-loans-bill-details-revealed&catid=34:news&Itemid=114
The International Day Against Enforced Disappearances on August 30th carries difficult memories for northern Uganda: http://www.irinnews.org/report/98669/uganda-struggles-to-come-to-terms-with-its-disappeared
Questions arise over the fairness of land disclosures as Uganda expands its oil industry: http://www.observer.ug/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=27066:oil-payments-affected-people-feel-cheated
A successful end to Uganda’s first film festival hopes to enliven an industry that may provide new avenues for self-representation
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