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Prof. Ddumba’s Days Numbered

Prof. Ddumba’s Days Numbered

By Our Reporter

Makerere

The days of Prof. John Ddumba Ssentamu’s as Makerere University Vice Chancellor are numbered, after the University launching a hunt for a new person to fill that position.

Bruce Balaba Kabaasa, the Makerere University Appointments Board Chairman and Eng. Dr. Charles Etyem, the University Council Chairperson on Thursday revealed that the search for the new VC is on.

In a day-long meeting on Thursday at Makerere University Council room, the council chaired by Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem nominated Hon. Irene Ovonji Odida, the Vice Chairperson of council together with Bruce Balaba Kabaasa, the appointments committee chairperson as council representatives to search committee.

Section 31 (3) of the Universities and Other Tertiary Institutions Act stipulates that a search committee composed of two members from the University Council and three members from the University Senate shall identify suitable candidates for the post of Vice Chancellor and forward them to the Senate to nominate three candidates for recommendation to the University Council.

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Hospital Invaded, Medical Equipment Robbed

Hospital Invaded, Medical Equipment Robbed

Hospital Invaded, Medical Equipment Robbed

By Our Reporters

The police and security operatives in Kalangala district are investigating circumstances under which unknown thugs broke into two hospitals and stole medical equipment worth hundreds of millions of shillings.

According to security sources, the thugs broke into Kasekulo Health Centre and Bubeke Health Centre from where they stole medical supplies, computers, boat engines, machines for labour and casualty wards, on top of vandalizing the theatre.

Willy Lugolobi, the District Chairperson, revealed that the police have already embarked on investigating the matter, although he wondered how thugs could break into government health facilities and steal machines worth millions of shillings without any medical personnel detecting it. By press time no suspect had been arrested and medics at both Health Centres couldn’t be reached for a comment about the matter.

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Ugandan Babe Killed In Oman

Ugandan Babe Killed In Oman

By Our Reporter

The rate at which Ugandan girls are dying in the United Arab Emirates and other parts of Arabia is very worrying, because barely a month goes by without one being killed or committing suicide.

Early this week, a Ugandan woman who has been working as a domestic maid in Oman allegedly ended her life through an apparent suicide, although she is suspected to have been killed.

Prossy Bisirikirwa aka Prossy Kalemera, is alleged to have been forced into ending her own life due to continued harassment by her bosses and poor working conditions. Some of her pals allege that she had gone months without pay.

However, there is another allegation that her supposedly ruthless bosses could have terminated this young woman’s life. Her body was found lying in her room.

Her father has been identified as Lawrence Kalemeera and mother is Juliet Nabakooza, both residents of Mityana. Birikirwa is survived by two-year-old child.

Cases of mistreatment and cruel conditions at work are so rampant in the Middle East more especially for immigrant Ugandan workers, with some culminating into rape and other in other extreme cases murder.

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Court finds former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye guilty of assaulting a journalist, orders him to pay Shs6M

The Buganda Road Court magistrate has ordered Mwesigye to compensate Lwanga with Shs5 million in addition to paying a court fine of Shs1 million within 30 days or risk serving one year jail sentence.

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‘John Terry is still an important player for Chelsea’ – Antonio Conte responds to exit reports

‘John Terry is still an important player for Chelsea’ – Antonio Conte responds to exit reports

By talkSPORT Source:: Talk Sport

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PSG’s Barca woe not good for France, says Monaco boss Jardim

PSG’s Champions League humiliation at Barcelona reflects badly on Ligue 1 and French football, says Leonardo Jardim.

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Conte: Mourinho mind games will not give him victories

The Italian was criticised for his celebrations when he last met the Portuguese manager, but he’s not about to tone down his passion ahead of Monday

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Postdoctoral Position in fetal epigenetic programming of cardiovascular disease

Postdoctoral Position in fetal epigenetic programming of cardiovascular disease

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Dr. Huige Li, at the Department of Pharmacology, University Medical Center of Mainz, Germany. We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to investigate the epigenetic mechanisms in fetal programming of cardiovascular disease. We are particularly interested in mechanisms how conditions during pregnancy influence the disease risk of the offspring.
The position is available immediately, but with a flexible start date. It is for th…

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Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Job Description
The Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Institute (DOMI) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City is seeking PhD postdoctoral fellows in pancreatic beta cell biology and regeneration, relating to diabetes. Applicants should be committed to a career in academic research, and have a strong interest in diabetes research. Applicants who have strong backgrounds and expertise in the areas listed below are preferred. Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent in o…

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Saul could be among world’s best midfielders, Simeone proclaims

Saul Niguez has the potential to become one of the world’s best midfielders, according to his Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone

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