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April 22 2021 Edition

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Apr
16

The last four months were pregnant with hope for an end to the Coronavirus pandemic. Several COVID-19 vaccines became available. Millions of people, mainly in the developed world, were vaccinated. Herd immunity was on the horizon, granted still far in an unpredictable future. 

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UPHILL WORK, OUTLAWING WAR CRIMES

Apr
16
By Jonathan Power, a foreign affairs columnist

Gen. Pinochet and PM ThatcherInternational law had its beginnings with the sixteenth century Dutch jurist, Grotius. Over the centuries, it evolved slowly, outlawing slavery, piracy and the use of certain weapons in warfare. But until the Nuremberg trial of prominent Nazis at the end of the Second World War, punishment by international treaty was not incorporated into any nation’s law.

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IS ONGWEN’S ICC CONVICTION A TRIUMPH OR FAILURE OF JUSTICE FOR THE VICTIMS?

Apr
16
By Okot Nyormoi, editor and author of Burden of Failure

Ongwen, convictedOn February 4th, 2021, Dominic Ongwen, a former child soldier and commander of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) was convicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) on 61 of 70 counts of war crimes and crimes against humanity. The crimes include murder and attempted murder, rape, sexual slavery, forced marriage, torture, etc.

 

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PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN IS DROWNING INTERNATIONAL POLITICS IN THE SAND DUNES OF THE MIDDLE EAST

Apr
16
By Ocaya p’Ocure, a social affair and political commentator, Uppsala Sweden 

President BidenAfter being in office for less than a month, in a virtual conference with Western World leaders, President Joe Biden, excitedly declared that “Diplomacy is back”. 

 

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IS LANGO LANGUAGE ENDANGERED?

Apr
16
John Otim, a writer, poet, and teacher at All Saints University, Lango.

Rhino, Lango Symbol

Within the past 40 years the Lango language or Leblango, as it is called, has changed dramatically. This was not entirely a surprise. The people themselves have changed fundamentally within this same period. A good part of a generation or two was lost. 

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