Archive - 2019

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June 28th

Who is this man Xi Jinping who rules China?

Jun
28
Jonathan Power

Despite the enormous power he wields, Xi Jinping, president of China, remains an enigma. We watched him on television last weekend as he watched the dancing in Pyongyang in the company of Kim Jong-un. His face was near to expressionless. Xi doesn’t pose or stand like an arrogant man. His face doesn’t look hard, as did Hitler’s or Stalin’s

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The malaise at the Oxford of Africa

Jun
28
John Otim

Ali Mani the renowned African scholar arrived at the Ahmed Barak from a top American College where he was the head of the Institute of Global Culture. He came to give a series of public lectures all across Nigeria. Dr. Aziz arranged the show. Aziz had been a star student of Ali Mani when the latter taught at the Great Lakes University. At first Ali Mani was reluctant to come, but Aziz reassured him

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June 27th

US/Iran Flare up in the Persian Gulf

Jun
27
Jonathan Power

“Any attempt by any outside force to gain control of the Persian Gulf will be regarded as an assault on the vital interests of the United States and such an assault will be repelled by any means necessary including military force.” President Jimmy Carter 1980

 

 

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Mom of Youtube's CEO on how to raise successful kids

Jun
27
Carter Coudriet

Most parents want to give their kids the best life possible. But take note: according to Esther Wojcicki, there’s a massive gulf between “best” and “easy.” “It’s important to resist the urge to give your child everything you didn’t have,” says the Wojcicki, speaking at 2019 Forbes Women’s Summit. “If you think about how to get creativity and innovation, it comes when you don’t have everything.”

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Protecting Land Rights in Apaa, Amuru District, Northern Uganda

Jun
27
Okot Nyormoi

Apaa land has been the center of local as well as international attention for decades. It has seen wars, changes in land utility, eviction and re-occupation and many other activities. The land is about 827 Sq. Km, (82,700 hectares) lying between Amuru and Adjumani Districts. Recently, the President of Uganda appointed a new committee chaired by the Deputy Speaker of Parliament ...

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May 25th

Oxford of Africa in the Northern City of Zaria Nigeria

May
25
John Otim

It was not clear which Nigerian campus the Dream Campus man eventually found himself. At the many farewells on the Dream Campus his many friends (African and American) tried to talk him out of the idea of going back to Africa. Returning to Africa! All those crazy men there in the corridors of power! Man you crazy! Common!

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MURKY TERRAIN OF PARENTAL KID-CANING UGANDA STYLE

May
25
Ian Nkera Ford

Growing up in an African home for many of us meant being caned on an almost daily basis. Kiboko was a lifestyle. For those who may not know, kiboko is Swahili for canes and caning. Kiboko rained for breakfast. Kiboko rained for lunch. And it rained again for dinner. You were beaten for any little mischief. You were beaten for accidentally breaking a plate. You were beaten if they thought you laughed too loud.  You were ...

 

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THE STRANGE AND LITTLE KNOWN DISEASE WHOSE CAUSE NO ONE KNOWS

May
25
Okot Nyormoi

The year was 1960, it was the first ever report of a strange and mysterious disease characterized by constant nodding of the head in affected individuals, all of whom were children. Adults appeared to be immune to the new disease! The report located the disease in a remote part of southern Tanzania, a country known at the time as Tanganyika. Years later the disease showed up in war ravaged South Sudan and then ...

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