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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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Why we Brits don’t like Trump

Jun
24
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

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My travels across three continents on the eve of COVID-19

Apr
20
Okot Nyormoi

Every now and then a catastrophic event occurs in the world and leaves a profound effect on human behaviors. One such event was the crashing of two hijacked passenger planes into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11 2001. 9/11 as it was to become known, profoundly changed the way we travel by air

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Pandemic of Fear: A view from Moscow

Apr
20
Lyubov Sharkova

In just a short period the world in Russia has changed for everyone. Today everyone around me seems totally possessed, crazy is the word. People are blaming and avoiding each other. Social distance has become the priority of their lives

 
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