Politics

UGANDA ELECTION, NO CHANGE

Jan
27
By Peter Kasolo, a correspondent

TNancy Kalembehe outcome of the January 14th, 2021 presidential election was as predictable as day follows night. President Museveni "won" again amidst accusations of state violence and election rigging.

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AMERICAN DEMOCRACY IN CRISIS

Jan
27
Okot Nyormoi, Editor

Riot at the US Capitol“Attempted Coup d'état In Washington”, “Insurrection In US Capitol”, “US Capitol Riot”, “Mob Attack On US Capitol”, “Democracy Under Siege”, “Assault On US Democracy”, were some of the screaming headlines of newspapers and social media all around the world. 

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THE LONG MARCH TO NATIONAL FREEDOM

Dec
22
By Okot Nyormoi, Editor

It was with a heavy heart that I learned of the passing of Dr. Obyara David Anyoti last month. I first met David in the early 1980s when he was Minister of Information and Broadcasting in the Milton Obote II government of Uganda. The last time I visited him was in 2011 when I passed through Nairobi. 

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THE DEATH OF THE FRENCH PRESIDENT AND THE STORY OF HIS DIAMONDS

Dec
22
By Johnathan Power, a foreign affairs columnist

Early this month the former president of France Valery Giscard D’Estaing died. The Guardian in its obituary described him as “the grand old man of French politics”. President Emanuel Macron said, “his presidency had transformed France and his direction still guides its way”. The New York Times said he was “a modern-minded conservative”.

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IN UGANDA, ANOTHER MUSEVENI CRACKDOWN

Dec
22
By Helen Epstein

Visiting Professor of Human Rights and Global Public Health at Bard College, the author of, “Another Fine Mess: America, Uganda, and the War on Terror (2017)”.

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PRESIDENT MUSEVENI’S  SECTARIANISM CHALLENGED

Dec
22
By Asuman Odaka

Mr.  President, if your advisors/ handlers were bold enough, they would have told you how much your Bushenyi speech utterly negated your campaign message “Securing Your Future.”

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THE US IS A FLAWED DEMOCRACY

Nov
19
Jonathan Power.

It will take a long time before America can again strut on the world stage and lecture about the values of its democracy, poking its finger in the eye of every authoritarian or dictatorial government it has the desire to show up. A former president, no less, is going to use every occasion to tell the world that the 2020 election was rigged.

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A SWEDISH VIEW OF THE USA PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Oct
25
Ocaya p’Ocure

The presidential candidates, incumbent President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President, Joe Biden, clashed in a televised debate on a right-wing Fox News TV station on September 29, 2020. The debate was moderated by a well-known journalist, Chris Wallace. It was truly a terrible event to watch. Such a debate raised high expectations not only for American voters, but also for us non-Americans. It was abysmal theater in which President Trump talked over his opponent with whom he was supposed to debate.

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