The Other Side of Charcoal Briquettes


The need to conserve the environment and earn a living is propelling production of charcoal briquettes as one of the most common sources of energy in Uganda.

A number of families have acquired skills in making briquettes from solid waste which has improved their income status. Charcoal briquettes are produced for both home use and as a business.

Students Do Exams Without Permits as AIMS Fails


Makerere University students were all allowed to sit end of semester examinations without permits. This was because the Academic Information Management Systems (AIMS) broke down, and the students were not able to print out examination permits, nor could the registrars verify them.

The students only received a message from the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Finance & Administration) saying because the system was down, all students who turned for the examinations would be allowed to do them.