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Remembering Wamba dia Wamba

Aug
07
Okot Nyormoi, Editor

Picture of WambaIt was with great sadness that I learned of the death of Professor Ernest Wamba dia Wamba in the Democratic Republic of the Congo on June 15, 2020. Though we know that everyone will pass on at some point, it is still hard to accept it when death occurs.

 

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How the US Removed Mobutu from Power

Aug
07
Yoga Adhola, the former editor of The People newspaper.

When asked, Museveni misled many people by explaining that he went into the Congo to overthrow a corrupt regime. While that might have ended up being one of the byproducts of the overthrow of Mobutu, the real reasons were different. To appreciate the real reasons why Museveni and Kagame were involved in overthrowing Mobutu, we need to understand the US involvement in the Congo since the country became independent in 1961.

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Death of a Warrior for Nuclear Peace

Aug
07
Jonathan Power is a foreign policy columnist


Bruce Blair died a few days ago at the age of 72- one of the great unsung heroes of the nuclear bomb age. In his twenties he had been an intercontinental nuclear rocket launch officer, spending his days or nights deep down in a below ground bunker waiting for the signal to fire and obliterate the cities and their people, the workers of all classes, pensioners and the totally innocent children of western Russia. The New York Times said in its obituary that “he sounded alarms about how easy it is to start a nuclear attack and about the lack of safeguards. A leading voice for nuclear arms control, he pushed for countries to adopt a no-first-use policy”

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A call to action for positive change

Aug
07
Liza Sekaggya, an international human rights lawyer

Sekaggya imageAs a black African woman living in Europe and like many other women, I have often been subjected to multiple forms of discrimination including gender and race. Consequently, we are often left behind in career advancement in management and leadership positions. Such inequality led me and a group of women of African descent from around the world to establish a platform, Phenomenal Women Global (PWG), aimed at sharing our challenges and experiences regarding career advancement and our professional lives.

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