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April 23rd, 2019

Lira University Museum of African Culture and Traditional Medicine

Apr
23
Modesta Anamo, Andrew Ojulong, Ekkehard Doehring

Worldwide, within universities, museums have for long supported education in a number of disciplines both in the sciences and in the arts. Through their extensive collections museums have made available historical objects and artifacts crucial to learning and research. University museums as repositories are unique in themselves. The origin of university museums can be traced back from around the 17th Century

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America’s bags of tricks and strategies

Apr
23
Okello Oculi

Today President Donald Trump can go on twitter and make nasty comments about immigrants and what the president loves to call shithole countries. However, in the past and for centuries Europeans including Trump’s own people boarded ships and fled their European homes for America to escape problems that made their European lives wretched and miserable.

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Strongman in exile on his bed of pains

Apr
23
John Otim

Al Harun’s coup d’état had not been in vain. The coup dismantled the fragile basis of the postcolonial State. Nobody was shading tears. Al Harun kicked asses that had to be kicked. But it all came at a price. The coup opened a Pandora’s box and out came the diabolical figure of the Life President

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Why do dictators want to be writers?

Apr
23
Jonathan Power

Nearly all the big time twentieth century dictators had the writing bug:  Kemal Ataturk, Benito Mussolini, Francisco Franco, Idi Amin, Abdul Nasser, Mummer Gaddafi, Nicolai Ceausescu, Kim Il-sung, Leonard Brezhnev, Ayatollah Khomeini, Yuri Andropov, Fidel Castro, Saddam Hussein ... All convinced themselves, that no matter how busy they were with running the State, they had to take time to compose words.

 

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April 22nd

After al-Bashir will another Strongman soon fall in Africa?

Apr
22
Okot Nyormoi

Brazenly taking advantage of a sustained mass uprising against the government, the Sudanese Army struck and removed the long tserving General al-Bashir from power. Al-Bashir was placed first under house arrest and then moved to prison. The coup followed four incredible months of relentless mass demonstration all over Sudan. Nothing quite like this had been seen in Africa before. 

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March 19th

Drinking heavy metal contaminated alcohol in Uganda

Mar
19
Okot Nyormoi

In a corner of northern Uganda, where live the musical Acholi, not only is there an alarming rate of alcohol consumption among the general populace, the alcohol consumed there and available here, has been shown to have a heavy dose of heavy metal ... continued political marginalization plus the activities of unscrupulous alcohol manufacturers and suppliers, appear to promote the massive public consumption of alcohol

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Terror-murder-magic herald the arrival of General Idi Amin

Mar
19
Rev Wilson Atine & John Otim

Fully two years before General Idi Amin’s coup there were signs in the country that a coup or something like that could happen here. Growing tensions between the central government and the ancient kingdom of Buganda which formed a large chunk of the country, had recently come to push and shove and Buganda had lost what was obviously only the first round

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March 16th

Africa and her Dirty Coups (part 2)

Mar
16
John Otim

On Thursday he picks his American degree. In a week or two he will be back in Africa. The excitement of seeing his parents, his sister, his two brothers, the anticipation was almost more than he could bear.Once in Africa, they will launch a new magazine of culture, politics, and the arts. Black Horizon, they decided to call it. Launch date was set for November 22nd, just months away

 

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