Politics

WHAT TO EXPECT IN THE UPCOMING KENYAN ELECTION IN AUGUST 2022

May
22
By Harold Acemah, a political scientist, and a retired career diplomat.

HaroldAcemahOur brothers and sisters of the Republic of Kenya go to the polls in three months’ time on August 9, which coincides with the birthday of the mother of my son Matthew Acemah. In anticipation of the victory of my preferred presidential candidate in Kenya’s elections, I have purchased t two bottles of vintage champagne to celebrate two events on that momentous day.

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A BIASED WESTERN NARATIVE OF ATROCITIES IN ETHIOPIA

May
22
By Dr. Aklog Birara, a retired IMF Senior Advisor

Dr. Aklog BiraraOn April 26, 2022, unknown terrorists or some anti-Ethiopia entity bombed and killed at least 20 people in the ancient city of Gondar and caused outrage. This is a city I love. This is the city where I attended high school. I remember this ancient city as a hub of diversity. Jews, Christians, and Muslims respected, acknowledged one another, and lived side by side peacefully for centuries. Most modern enterprises were owned by non-Gondaries.

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HOW PRESIDENT BIDEN AND NATO KILLED SWEDISH NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR FREEDOM

May
22
By Ocaya p’Ocure, Social and political commentator in Uppsala.

Linde Signing NATO ApplicationUpon initiating debates about Swedish NATO membership, skepticism spread. In Sweden, we had just got a new government and a new Prime Minister, and the omicron variant of COVID-19 threatened Christmas celebrations. Four weeks later on January 1st, 2022, Foreign Minister Ann Linde responded in a parliamentary debate by reiterating previous positions on dialogue with the population within the Social Democrats party. She also talked about opportunities for in-depth cooperation with NATO debates. Well, the NATO issue is now being debated extensively within the Swedish Social Democratic Party, at dinner tables and intensively throughout the country.

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AMERICAN NATIONAL INTEREST TRUMPS FAIR REPORTING ON THE HORN OF AFRICA 

Apr
22
By Dr. Aklog Birara, Horn of Africa, Ethiopia, Tigray, War, USA

Dr. Aklog BiraraI had argued that US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken’s repeated reference and attribution to and use of the historically flawed geopolitical and regional boundary term “Western Tigray”. Such a narrative is a “de-facto” recognition of the contested claim of the right by the Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF) to incorporate forcibly annexed Amhara lands into Greater Tigray. Tragically for Ethiopia, this policy will reinforce violence and cause more bloodshed.

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ARBITRARY DETENTION AND TORTURE IN UGANDA: THE GOVERNMENT IGNORES THE LAW

Apr
21
By Jamil Mujuzi, Professor, University of the Western Cape, South Africa

Dr. MujujiIn Uganda, there have been widespread allegations of arbitrary detention and torture of members of the opposition. As a human rights expert who has been monitoring  the situation, it is imperative that I share my insights into domestic laws and what they say in relation to detention of civilians by security forces in Uganda.

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WHAT THE RUSSIAN-UKRAINE WAR REVEALS

Mar
22
By Dr. Aklog Birara, retired senior IMF adviser

Dr. Aklog BiraraOn March 4, 2022, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Executive Board was briefed on “the economic impact of the war in Ukraine, and on possible fast-tracked financial assistance for affected countries.” There is no doubt that costs to human life and the damage to the economy in Ukraine are massive. More than two million Ukrainians have fled their homeland. Equally important is the effect of the underappreciated, and unprecedented coordinated sanctions on Russia by the West.

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HOW GLOBALIZATION UNDERMINES THE POOR

Jan
21
By Aklog Birara, PhD, retired Senior Advisor to the World Bank

Dr. Aklog BiraraAfrica is full of promises. It has immense untapped natural resources and a growing human capital base estimated at one billion three hundred million Africans, mostly young. Its potential is constrained by poor governance, corruption, and massive illicit outflow of capital, tribal conflicts, and terrorism. Conflict ridden and war-torn Ethiopia represents Africa’s promises and pitfalls.

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EU, USA, AND UN STANCE ON ETHIOPIA DEGRADES DEMOCRACY

Dec
21
By Dr. Aklog Birara 

The USA possesses national institutions that can mitigate risks and avert “destabilization of this great nation.” Who will defend weak nations targeted by the USA? Indeed, the USA Government’s nefarious activities are destabilizing Ethiopia. The Biden Administration’s pro-Tigray People’s Liberation Front (TPLF)’s position has tainted and undermined mutually beneficial relations between USA and Ethiopia.

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