Politics

International Intrigues, Africa, and the Age of Impunity

Jun
12
John Otim

Following the armed seizure of power in the Mountain Capital (read Uganda) strange things occurred. The International Press and some Diplomats in the Capital appeared festive. The Press competed for headlines and fought for scoops. Whatever they got they hurled with the fury of Ogun, the ancient Yoruba god of iron. Death and destruction spread like wild fire

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Yesterdays Superlative Northern Uganda Schools

Mar
17
David Ongom

By the end of second decade of the twentieth century missionary education in Northern Uganda was well under way. This was especially so in the Acholi Sub Region. Two missionary bodies were engaged in opening up educational space throughout Northern Uganda, one Roman Catholic, and the other Anglican Protestantism. The education system they set in motion was within the circumstances and the limitations of the time, a model any country would have been proud of.

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Peace Moves and Strategies in War Ravaged Village

Mar
17
John Otim

For hours they trekked for kilometers in a situation that brought them close to danger.  Given what it was at the time in Northern Uganda, anyone could have shot them dead and that would be that.

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What Must be Said

Mar
17
Gunter Grass

Why do I stay silent, conceal for too long
What clearly is and has been
Practiced in war games, at the end of which we as survivors
Are at best footnotes.

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In Defense of Gunter Grass

Mar
17
Mark de Lark

It seems every time that someone of note criticizes the policies of the Israeli government, that person - be he or she a Jew or Gentile - is instantly branded as an anti-Semite. In this way, the Israeli government immediately succeeds in shifting the discussion from its policies to vilifications of others. As a result, many public figures are fearful of speaking out.

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