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July 22 2020 Edition

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Taking Over as the New Editor

Jul
13
By Okot Nyormoi

It has been 9 years since the idea of an online journal was conceived over tea on the serine lawn of the Guest House at the venerable Makerere University. The idea was subsequently baptized with the name Nile Journal and now known also by its unmistakable iconic picture of the rainbow over River Nile.

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Talking to my children about Black Lives Matter, and an 8 minutes and 46 seconds killing

Jul
13
By Liza Sekaggya, an international human rights lawyer

As an African woman, born and raised in the motherland, I had never experienced racism until I came to study at a European university. When I first encountered racism, I was naive and unable to identify a racist act immediately until a white student to whom I narrated my experience, confirmed that it was racist.

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Can Police Brutality be Fixed?

Jul
13
By Okot Nyormoi

I Can’t breathe”. That was the cry of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, as he was being suffocated by a white policeman who had his knee on his neck. It took eight minutes and 46 seconds for the police officer, Derek Chauvin, to commit murder so foul.

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The vote on Russia’s new constitution and Russian freedom

Jul
13
By Jonathan Power, an international correspondent

One of the founders of Russia’s Pussy Riot rock band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was interviewed on the BBC last weekend. When the group played inside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour she was jailed for two years for “religious hatred”. She doesn’t seem bitter, but she seems damning. She thinks that last week’s referendum on a new constitution was only held to cement Putin in power for two more decades

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