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African swine fever (ASF) is a highly infectious disease, endemic to Sub‐Saharan Africa. The ASF virus circulates in two cycles; a sylvatic cycle and a domestic cycle. The sylvatic cycle involves African wild pigs, such warthogs Phacochoerus africanus and bushpigs Potamochoerus larvatus, and endophilic Onrithodoros tampans. Wild pigs do not display clinical signs of the disease unlike domestic naive pigs, for which the ASF virus has a near 100% mortality rate. Ndumo Game Reserve (NGR) is located

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President Museveni (Right) shakes Vice Chancellor Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu's hand at the conclusion of his visit on 12th September 2014, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaGeneral

President Yoweri Museveni has re-affirmed his commitment to increasing the salaries of Academic Staff in public universities in the financial year 2015/16. The President was addressing a packed audience of Makerere University Staff and students in the Freedom Square on 12th September 2014, as the Visitor. His visit was part of a security awareness week as Uganda Police marks 100 years and also a fulfilment of his promise to meet Staff of Makerere University.

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Students of Performing Arts and Film, CHUSS, lead the Academic Procession on Day1 of the 64th Graduation Ceremony, 28th January 2014, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaCampus Life

Makerere University is one of the AFDB-HEST beneficiary Institutions being supported in the areas of infrastructural development.  The Merit based scholarships for needy students is one of the Sub-Components under the 4 year Government of Uganda Secured Loan from AfDB (V) HEST funded programme (2013/14 – 2017/18).  The scholarships have been earmarked for NEEDY but BRIGHT students.  Only students from rural Secondary Schools are eligible to apply.

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Twinamasiko adjusting the telescope

As a child, you could have been told of a legendary woman in the moon; carrying a baby on her back and a hoe in one hand. She is also said to be carrying firewood on her head, a story meant to inspire many to work hard.

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The Chancellor-Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera (L) prepares to pin a lapel badge on Mak Holdings Board of Directors Chairman-Mr. Charles Mbire (R) as Chairperson Council-Eng. Dr. Charles Wana Etyem (2nd L) and Vice Chancellor-Prof. John Ddumba-Ssentamu (2nd R) witness during the Inauguration Ceremony, 22nd August 2014, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaGeneral

The Chancellor Makerere University, Prof. George Mondo Kagonyera inaugurated the first Board of Directors for the Makerere University Holdings Company on 22nd August 2014 in the Senior Common Room, Main Administration Building.

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 The DVCAA-Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang (2nd L), Mr. Charles Ssentongo-Deputy Registrar Undergraduate Admissions and Records, Ms. Martha Muwanguzi-Head International Office with International Students after the meeting on 28th August 2014, Makerere University, Kampala UgandaCampus Life

The Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Academic Affairs (DVCAA), Dr. Ernest Okello Ogwang, has encouraged international students to maximally utilize the privileges provided for by the university, as a way of improving their academic performances.

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