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LOOKING BACK FROM THE YEAR 2250

Jul
17
By Jonathan Power, an international weekly columnist on foreign affairs.

Welcome to Year 2250In 1776 Adam Smith published his “Wealth of Nations” which has guided economists and political thinkers ever since. It marks the start of the Industrial Revolution that began in Britain and then spread throughout most of the world. That was 245 years ago.

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THE FORGOTTEN VOICES

May
20
By Jomeo Richard Komakech

Jomeo R. Komakech

The “Forgotten Voices” is a collection of the most inspiring poems. It unveils human emotions, identity, displacement, pain, agony and abandonment which I bring out in a simple clear language. Social conflict in northern Uganda is central in the thought-provoking and mentally stimulating prose in this collection of poems. A good read for both writers and readers of poetry.

 

 

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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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