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Mak Arena Ready For Championship

The  State Minister for Sports-Hon. Charles Bakkabulindi (C), Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana-Etyem (R) and Vice Chancellor-Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe (L) attend the 3rd FISU WUNC2018 opening match between South Africa and USA on 17th September 2018 in the newly opened Indoor Sports Arena, Makerere University, Kampala Uganda. The final score was 115-05 in favour of South Africa.

World University Netball Championship - September 17 to 21

After a long spell of suspense, the venue for the third World University Netball Championship is finally ready.

The Makerere University facility that started being constructed in August had raised doubts about its readiness for the weeklong event.

“I can assure you that the facility will be ready,” stated Penninah Kabenge, a local organising committee member and Association of Uganda University Sports (AUUS) President.

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USA, Six Others Arrive for World University Netball Championship

Team USA upon arrival at the Imperial Royale Hotel on Friday 14th September 2018. Image:WUNC2018

World University Netball Championship - September 17 to 21

Team USA, and six other countries have arrived for the World University Netball Championship.

The USA arrived in Kampala on Friday, hours after Singapore had touched down in Uganda.

USA finished last at the two earlier events; in South Africa in 2012 and at the 2016 edition in Miami, Florida.

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Deputy Chief Justice Rallies Behind the School of Law 50-year Celebrations

The Deputy Chief Justice of Uganda-Justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo (C) flanked by the Principal-Dr. Christopher Mbazira (R) and a member of the Organising Committee shows his support for the upcoming Law@50 Celebrations on 11th September 2018 at his Office, Kampala Uganda

The Supreme Court of Uganda will host a Student Moot Competition as one of the activities organized to celebrate 50 years of the School of Law, Makerere University.

The Moot that will be presided over by Seven Supreme Court Judges will be hosted by Makerere University and will be one of the milestones marking the required collaboration between the Judiciary and the Academia.

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Mak Management and Director General NARO Officially Welcome MaRCCI Cohort VI Graduate Students

Front 2nd L-R: Prof. Albert Chiteka, Dr. Richard Edema, Dr. Yona Baguma, Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, Dr. Gorettie Nabanoga, Prof. Paul Gibson, Mrs. Pauline Gibson and students pose for a group photo with staff on the second day of orientation, 11th September 2018, MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda
  • Students tipped on becoming better breeders back home
  • DGRT proposes turning MUARIK into a graduate training school for Mak

Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVCAA) Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang has officially welcomed the new MSc and PhD students admitted under the Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI).

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Makerere Orients Cohort VI Students Under MaRCCI Program

The Director-Dr. Richard Edema (Centre Yellow Shirt) with CAES and MaRCCI staff pose for a group photo with Cohort VI students during the orientation ceremony on 10th September 2018, MUARIK, CAES, Makerere University, Wakiso Uganda.
  • Academicians, breeders and administrators inspire students
  • Over 40 MaRCCI sponsored and private PhDs and MSc Students took part.

Makerere University College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CAES) has started orientation of Cohort VI students under the Regional Centre for Crop Improvement (MaRCCI) Program.
 

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Reigning Champions South Africa Look To Defend Title

Part of Team South Africa. Image:WUNC2018

World University Netball Championships - September 17 to 21

Reigning World University Netball champions South Africa have named their team for the forthcoming championship.

The Spar Proteas, as the team is popularly known, is made up of: Alicia Puren, Chante Louw, Chantelle Swart, Lungile Mthembu, Nicole Taljaard, Nobulele Phuza, Sikholiwe Mdletshe, Stephenie Brandt Tshina Mdau, Jasmine Ziegelmeier and Jeante Strydom.

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Edible Insects – An Overlooked Solution to Malnutrition

The Africa Green Revolution Forum 5th-8th September 2018, Kigali, Rwanda. Image:AGRF.org

The most important value chains critical to the alleviation of malnutrition including edible insects, are often the most underrated.

These were the remarks of Ms. Dorothy Murugu, a nutritionist and public health consultant during a session on Healthy Diets which sought to explore innovations, developments and prospects in nutrition while at the same time lay the foundation for knowledge and experience sharing.

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Zimbabwe Names World University Netball Championship Team

Part of Team Zimbabwe. Image:WUNC2018

World University Netball Championships - September 17 to 21

After missing out on the last World University Netball Championships, Zimbabwe are back.

Zimbabwe featured in the inaugural edition in South Africa, but failed to make it to the second edition in Miami, USA.

They recently confirmed their participation and this week named their team for the September 17 to 21 event at Makerere University.

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2018 RUYAEC: 1,332 Applications Received From 46 Countries (42 in Africa and 4 Outside Continent)

The 2016 RUFORUM Young Innovators after receiving their awards in Cape Town, South Africa, with former AU Comission Chairperson-Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma (C) and Executuve Secretary-Prof. Adipala Ekwamu (L). Image:RUFORUM

As part of efforts to promote and showcase youth innovations in enterprise development and business incubation, the Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) will for the second time recognize twenty (20) young entrepreneurs through the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs 2018 Competition (RUYAEC).

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Sonya Ottaway Downplays USA's Chances

Team USA. Image:WUNC2018

World University Netball Championships - September 17 to 21

USA is a superpower, but when it gets to netball, they concede they aren’t anywhere close to giants.

Netball America boss Sonya Ottaway says that for that reason they will use the forthcoming World University Netball Championships as a development project.

Most of our girls have been only playing netball for a few months, the team have never even played one game together yet,” wrote Ottaway.

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