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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SECURITY COUNCIL MUST STOP THE US MAKING WAR ON IRAN

May
24
Jonathan Power

Iranian lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, was this week sentenced to 38 years in jail and 148 lashes. Amnesty International reported. Nasrin is a dedicated human rights campaigner. The persecution of human rights activists in Iran is getting worseIIt makes it hard to feel sorry for Iran. Even when President Trump is wielding his bully stick against it. Even when Trump has sabotaged the International agreement on Iran ...

 

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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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