June 22 2020


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Army Cook Who became His Excellency the President

John Otim

Most of the previous night there were shooting and shelling and gun fights all over town. As dawn broke and the sun rose smoke billowed over the city. On radio and on television marshal music played all morning long. All regular programs were canceled. Then came the coup announcement. And as the news spread the new dictator rode into the city in great style in an open army jeep and gladly


World War II was Unnecessary and probably Inevitable

Jonathan Power

Last Tuesday June 23 tanks rolled across Moscow’s Red Square. It was the day of the great parade to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. In the West it’s not that well-known a fact that the Soviet Union lost many more soldiers and civilians in the war than all the rest of the allies put together. Without the alliance of the West with Russia Hitler would have won the war


Change, at Nile Journal as a New Editor Takes Charge

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 ...


Taking Back Ownership of Afrika Habitat: Book Review

Okot Nyormoi

When I first saw the book, Taking Back Ownership of Afrika Habitat by Jack Stevens Alecho-oita, published in 2014 by Alawi Books Ltd, the title and the front cover captured my attention. First, Africa was spelled with a “k” instead of the more familiar spelling of Africa with a “c”. Second, African countries were referred to as Afrika habitat. Confronted with the unusual choices of words and spellings


Why we Brits don’t like Trump

Nate White

A few things spring to mind. Trump lacks certain qualities which the British traditionally esteem. For instance, he has no class, no charm, no coolness, no credibility, no compassion, no wit, no warmth, no wisdom, no subtlety, no sensitivity, no self-awareness, no humility, no honor and no grace ... all qualities, funnily enough, with which his predecessor Mr. Obama was generously blessed