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November 22 2020 Edition

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THE US IS A FLAWED DEMOCRACY

Nov
19
Jonathan Power.

It will take a long time before America can again strut on the world stage and lecture about the values of its democracy, poking its finger in the eye of every authoritarian or dictatorial government it has the desire to show up. A former president, no less, is going to use every occasion to tell the world that the 2020 election was rigged.

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FIVE REASONS WHY TRUMP HAD A STRONG SHOWING DESPITE LOSING THE USA PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Nov
19
Okot Nyormoi

NyormoiIn the October issue of Nile Journal, I stuck my neck out and predicted that President Trump would not be re-elected. My unstated expectation was that Trump would lose decisively. Unfortunately, that was not the case; it was a nail biter. 

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICA

Nov
19
Okot Nyormoi

COVID-19To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has a profound impact on science and technology in the world is a gross understatement. The challenges posed have stimulated many scientific and technological developments across the globe, some of which are re-purposing of old technologies whereas others are brand new.  The recent announcements of COVID-19 vaccines are examples of such speedy accomplishment, but much more still needs to be done. 

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THE CORONAVIRUS CAMPAIGN IN THE THIRD WORLD PUSHES OTHER PRIORITIES ASIDE

Nov
19
Jonathan Power

Polio VictimsA great piece of news was announced last month by the World Health Organization that wild type polio has been wiped out in Africa, thanks to a vaccine. However, it still remains in some isolated parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan where public health officials fight the polio virus against inbred conservative peoples, some of whom  are prepared to kill the health workers on the mistaken belief that they are the ones spreading the disease.

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TAKING STOCK OF SOME AFRICAN VIEWS ON COVID-19 

Nov
19
Editor

Coronavirus COVID-19When coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared, Africans expressed variable opinions about its origin, purpose, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Some of the opinions, speculations, theories, and beliefs were obviously false, misleading, truthful, or indeterminate. We are now 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, though the situation is constantly changing, it is time to assess where some of these views about the pandemic stand today.

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A DAUNTING JOURNEY WITH COVID-19, a survivor's story

Nov
19
Dr. Romano Byaruhanga, Obs & Gynae Specialist

Dr. ByaruhangaLike a creeping thief in the night, it finally knocked at my door, unannounced, un-welcomed.

 

 

 

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