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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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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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HAPPY WOMEN'S DAY 2021! A REFLECTION

Mar
21
By Robert Adongakulu, former Parliamentary Candidate, Laroo-Pece, Gulu City, Uganda.

Robert Adongakulu

As we celebrate this year's IWD on March 4th, let us acknowledge that women have, among other things, three key strengths that set them apart: ability to multi-task, emotional fortitude and a low propensity for gross corruption.

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SALMAN RUSHDIE ON DONALD TRUMP

Oct
25
Salman Rushdie, Novelist

Salman Rushdie“I’ve seen dictators rise and fall. Beware, America”, writes Rushdie on the eve of the American Election.

In my life, I have seen several dictators rise and fall. Today, I’m remembering those earlier incarnations of this unlovely breed.

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WHAT CONSTITUTES INDIAN VALUES

Sep
26
Punam Khosla

To say India has become a big player on the world stage is cliché but it is true. A year ago, it overtook the United Kingdom as the 5th largest economy in the world. Today its military ranks 4th in the world. The influence of its soft power as embodied in Bollywood is global. It is not pointless to pose the question: what constitute Indian values? But the question is inherently a complex one. No clear-cut answers are possible.

 

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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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Talking to my children about Black Lives Matter, and an 8 minutes and 46 seconds killing

Jul
13
By Liza Sekaggya, an international human rights lawyer

As an African woman, born and raised in the motherland, I had never experienced racism until I came to study at a European university. When I first encountered racism, I was naive and unable to identify a racist act immediately until a white student to whom I narrated my experience, confirmed that it was racist.

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Change, at Nile Journal as a New Editor Takes Charge

Jun
24
Nile Journal

How fast the years run. It was only yesterday that a handful of us sitting in a Kampala tea joint broch the idea of a high-powered magazine that would be issued from Africa*. The magazine would talk to Africa and the world about Africa and about the World.The year was 2012. By April of that same year the magazine got going ...

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