Politics

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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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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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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Authoritarian rule & the paradox of the decline of the African coup

Mar
16
Okot Nyormoi

 

On 7 January 2019, an attempted coup to topple the ailing Ali Bongo as president of Gabon, failed. That the coup attempt occurred was not a surprise, given the conditions in Gabon. Here is a sickly and absentee president, ruling over the undeclared 50-year old monarchy. While throughout the country, appalling poverty make life a misery for the majority, as a tiny corrupt elite wallows in opulence

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Africa and her Dirty Coups

Feb
12
John Otim


They came dancing on the streets as news of Al Harun’s coup broke over the dazed City. They trouped to welcome with open arms the man who would soon be their killer. Hundreds had perished within the early hours of the coup that was not yet a day old. This crowd knew. Because they could see with their own eyes, the many corpses that littered the city.

 
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Is it the Case of Darkness before Dawn in the Congo?

Feb
11
Jonathan Power

Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s largest and richest country, is caught up in the aftermath of its election, the first proper election since independence in 1960. Towards the end of last, after years of non-stop wars and massive carnage, the country was 90% free of fighting.

 
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The Politics of Donald Trump’s Border Wall

Feb
11
Okot Nyormoi

How come a super power government got shut down? Over something as banal as a border-wall? A brief look at history may explain the vulgarity. It may also help explain the consternation the rest of the world feels at the American shutdown.

 

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Muhammad Buhari the President Elect of Nigeria

Apr
19
John Otim


One could say without fear of being contradicted that whenever and wherever in the world democracy works you have before you a government of the people. By that we mean that the people themselves have of their own free will, in a free and fair election, elected a government of their own choice. We must rule out of consideration ...

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