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Ghosts of 2007 and the Coming Kenyan Election

Nathan Wangusi

Two of the four prominent Kenyans now charged with crimes against humanity at the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague are set to become President and Vice President of Kenya respectively. That is if they win the March 4th, 2013 Kenyan Election! The two are the current Kenya Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and the current Eldoret North Member of Parliament, William Ruto.

Uganda under British Rule Better Country than Uganda Today

Sam Akaki

Ambassador Joan Rwabyomere, Uganda High Commissioner to Britain, recently hailed the massive population increase in Uganda, from 9 to 34 million, as one of the country's main achievements since Independence! She spoke on 6 October 2012 at Uganda Golden Jubilee luncheon organized by British men and women, who served in Uganda before or shortly after Independence,

Fred Kamara, Ahmadu Bello University Academic

John Otim

John Fred Apuli Kamara, the long time Ahmadu Bello University lecturer, 1980-2008, died in Kampala on Monday 22 October 2012 in the early hours of the morning. Kamara as he was to Faculty and Students alike was born on 12 January 1947 in the Toro region of Western Uganda by the slopes of the legendry Mountains of the Moon.

Lagos Notes: Beloved and Dreaded City of Modern Nigeria

Maria Glover

Slums don’t make headlines anymore. In most cities of the world slums have become such routine and part of daily life they don’t count any more.  Some slums are better than others. Others are so bad even its rodent population agree conditions perhaps ought to be better

End of Empire for Western Universities?

Sean Coughlan

By the end of this decade, four out of every 10 young graduates are going to come from just two countries: China and India. Projections from the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) show far reaching shifts in the balance of graduate numbers, with the rising economies of Asia accelerating ahead of the United States and Western Europe.

Assessing Africa, Perspectives on Soyinka’s new Volume of Reflections

Adam Hochschild

Soyinka’s commitment to freedom has been absolute. He staunchly opposed Soviet repression in Eastern Europe. His 1986 Nobel Prize lecture, chided President Reagan for sending troops to Nicaragua. He has nothing but scorn for the claim that African and Asian countries should be judged differently on human rights issues because their cultures are different.

 

Maya Angelou’s Moving Eve of Election Message

Maya Angelou

Pretty or plain, heavy or thin, gay or straight, poor or rich I am not writing to you as a black voter, or a woman voter, or as a voter who is over 70 years old and six feet tall. I am writing to you as a representative of this great country -- as an American.

 

 

Why Obama Was Struck Dumb in that First Debate

John Otim

In just a few days it will all be over, and we will know the winner. But following the first of the Presidential debates it was clear that Mitt Romney, who had been almost laughed off the Presidential race by pollsters and ordinary Americans alike, had pulled off a remarkable comeback. Today many agree that this election is going to be one of the tightest in American history. How did this happen? How did Obama loose his considerable early lead?