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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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Change, at Nile Journal as a New Editor Takes Charge

Jun
24
Nile Journal

How fast the years run. It was only yesterday that a handful of us sitting in a Kampala tea joint broch the idea of a high-powered magazine that would be issued from Africa*. The magazine would talk to Africa and the world about Africa and about the World.The year was 2012. By April of that same year the magazine got going ...

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Why we Brits don’t like Trump

Jun
24
Nate White

A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honor and no grace ... all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed

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My travels across three continents on the eve of COVID-19

Apr
20
Okot Nyormoi

Every now and then a catastrophic event occurs in the world and leaves a profound effect on human behaviors. One such event was the crashing of two hijacked passenger planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11 2001. 9/11 as it was to become known, profoundly changed the way we travel by air

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Pandemic of Fear: A view from Moscow

Apr
20
Lyubov Sharkova

In just a short period the world in Russia has changed for everyone. Today everyone around me seems totally possessed, crazy is the word. People are blaming and avoiding each other. Social distance has become the priority of their lives

 
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The collapse of intellectual space at Ahmadu Bello university - the poetry

Mar
22
John Otim

Professor Ronald Benge had a great reputation on campus. When his personal life seemed to be drifting and he had eloped with somebody's wife, his academic reputation just grew. Years later when he died, a London newspaper paid him glowing tributes. As a young academic and a new man on campus

 
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The collapse of intellectual space at Ahmadu Bello university 1989-2010

Dec
19
John Otim

There was on campus some undercurrent of competition between the British and the Americans. With the British trying to hold the fort and the Americans trying to storm it. Just as the Africans were at long last moving in to take possession of the fort. It was a moment to savor. Intellectually it was a robust period ...

 
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How Africa invented mobile money and created the digital society

Dec
19
Niki Bhan

What can we learn about the digital society emerging in Africa without the advantage of conventional infrastructure and institutions? Three seemingly unrelated events in different parts of the world from the early to mid-1990 converged, to culminate in the perfect storm: what we now call Africa’s Rising digital economy.

 
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