Editor's Note

Dec
22

This has been a trying year, but somehow, we are making it to the end. Hopefully 2021 will be better since we now have vaccines which will most likely bring COVID-19 pandemic to an end as soon as possible.

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A DAUNTING JOURNEY WITH COVID-19, a survivor's story

Nov
19
Dr. Romano Byaruhanga, Obs & Gynae Specialist

Dr. ByaruhangaLike a creeping thief in the night, it finally knocked at my door, unannounced, un-welcomed.

 

 

 

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TAKING STOCK OF SOME AFRICAN VIEWS ON COVID-19 

Nov
19
Editor

Coronavirus COVID-19When coronavirus (COVID-19) first appeared, Africans expressed variable opinions about its origin, purpose, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention. Some of the opinions, speculations, theories, and beliefs were obviously false, misleading, truthful, or indeterminate. We are now 10 months into the COVID-19 pandemic, though the situation is constantly changing, it is time to assess where some of these views about the pandemic stand today.

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THE CORONAVIRUS CAMPAIGN IN THE THIRD WORLD PUSHES OTHER PRIORITIES ASIDE

Nov
19
Jonathan Power

Polio VictimsA great piece of news was announced last month by the World Health Organization that wild type polio has been wiped out in Africa, thanks to a vaccine. However, it still remains in some isolated parts of Pakistan and Afghanistan where public health officials fight the polio virus against inbred conservative peoples, some of whom  are prepared to kill the health workers on the mistaken belief that they are the ones spreading the disease.

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IMPACT OF COVID-19 ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY IN AFRICA

Nov
19
Okot Nyormoi

COVID-19To say that the COVID-19 pandemic has a profound impact on science and technology in the world is a gross understatement. The challenges posed have stimulated many scientific and technological developments across the globe, some of which are re-purposing of old technologies whereas others are brand new.  The recent announcements of COVID-19 vaccines are examples of such speedy accomplishment, but much more still needs to be done. 

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FIVE REASONS WHY TRUMP HAD A STRONG SHOWING DESPITE LOSING THE USA PRESIDENTIAL RACE

Nov
19
Okot Nyormoi

NyormoiIn the October issue of Nile Journal, I stuck my neck out and predicted that President Trump would not be re-elected. My unstated expectation was that Trump would lose decisively. Unfortunately, that was not the case; it was a nail biter. 

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THE US IS A FLAWED DEMOCRACY

Nov
19
Jonathan Power.

It will take a long time before America can again strut on the world stage and lecture about the values of its democracy, poking its finger in the eye of every authoritarian or dictatorial government it has the desire to show up. A former president, no less, is going to use every occasion to tell the world that the 2020 election was rigged.

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A SWEDISH VIEW OF THE USA PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE

Oct
25
Ocaya p’Ocure

The presidential candidates, incumbent President Donald Trump and his challenger former Vice President, Joe Biden, clashed in a televised debate on a right-wing Fox News TV station on September 29, 2020. The debate was moderated by a well-known journalist, Chris Wallace. It was truly a terrible event to watch. Such a debate raised high expectations not only for American voters, but also for us non-Americans. It was abysmal theater in which President Trump talked over his opponent with whom he was supposed to debate.

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