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Museveni, Trump and the Arua 33: Will Uganda suffer US sanctions?

The brutality of UPDF troops against the opposition during the August by-election presents, in the grim aftermath of Jamal Khashoggi’s...

Sanitising Moi in the Age of Kenyatta, and the heroics of official revisionism Sanitising Moi in the Age of Kenyatta, and the heroics of official revisionism
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Sanitising Moi in the Age of Kenyatta, and the heroics of official revisionism

The revival of Moi Day marks a high point in Jubilee’s rehabilitation of the retired autocrat. Refashioned as a kindly,...

Knowledge and Growth: What Paul Romer’s Economics Nobel Prize says about Africa’s infrastructure obsession. Knowledge and Growth: What Paul Romer’s Economics Nobel Prize says about Africa’s infrastructure obsession.
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Knowledge and Growth: What Paul Romer’s Economics Nobel Prize says about Africa’s infrastructure obsession

If knowledge and human capital are the engines of economic growth, what is the role of the foreign investment and...

#MeToo: Memories of Sexual Assault are NOT a Figment of Women’s Imagination #MeToo: Memories of Sexual Assault are NOT a Figment of Women’s Imagination
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#MeToo: Memories of Sexual Assault are NOT a Figment of Women’s Imagination

Listening to Christine Blasey Ford’s heart-rending testimony before the US Senate triggers traumatic memories for RASNA WARAH.

Uhuru at UNGA: Mortgaging the Anti-Corruption War? Uhuru at UNGA: Mortgaging the Anti-Corruption War?
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Uhuru at UNGA: Mortgaging the Anti-Corruption War?

The President’s unusual speech at the UN General Assembly, in which he declaimed against the culture of corruption within his...

Digital Citizen, Analogue Subject: The struggle for the new democracy in Africa Digital Citizen, Analogue Subject: The struggle for the new democracy in Africa
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Digital Citizen, Analogue Subject: The struggle for the new democracy in Africa

In Cameroon, the government shut down the internet for an unprecedented 230 days. In Kenya, and at least five other...

Fiddling, while Kenya burns Fiddling, while Kenya burns
Op-Eds2 months ago

Fiddling, while Kenya burns

The Jubilee administration gambled on mega-infrastructure projects to expand the economy. It has borrowed heavily to finance them. Over the...

LOVE, DEATH, SPONSORS AND TAXES: A Survivor’s Manifesto LOVE, DEATH, SPONSORS AND TAXES: A Survivor’s Manifesto
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LOVE, DEATH, SPONSORS AND TAXES: A Survivor’s Manifesto

A governor, accused of murdering his mistress, calls a press conference to admit to the affair, accompanied by his wife...

‘You Should Have Died At Birth, Oh Dirty Delinquent Dictator’: A Poet’s Rage Against Museveni in the Bobi Wine Age ‘You Should Have Died At Birth, Oh Dirty Delinquent Dictator’: A Poet’s Rage Against Museveni in the Bobi Wine Age
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‘You Should Have Died At Birth, Oh Dirty Delinquent Dictator’: A Poet’s Rage Against Museveni in the Bobi Wine Age

A controversial scholar attacks Museveni with her incendiary pen. She is accused of bad manners. But is she more badly...

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