Election

WHY INCUMBENT UGANDAN PRESIDENTS HAVE NOT LOST ELECTION?

Dec
22
Okot Nyormoi, Editor

Nancy Kalembe is one of 10 candidates running for the Ugandan presidency against the incumbent, Yoweri Museveni. The election is scheduled for January 14, 2021. The question often asked is whether Nancy Kalembe or any of her co-contestants have a prayer to dethrone the incumbent. It is an intriguing question since in its 58 years of independence, no Ugandan president has ever lost an election.

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SIX REASONS WHY PRESIDENT TRUMP WILL NOT BE RE-ELECTED

Oct
25
Okot Nyormoi, Editor and novelist

In his article in this issue of Nile Journal, Jonathan Power laid out the measures of whether President Trump or President Putin is a dictator and left it up to readers to decide. He also guessed that a vast majority of the world wants Trump to be defeated on November 3rd.  Predicting elections is a hazardous exercise as lots of people were proven wrong in predicting a Trump loss four years ago. Nevertheless, I concur with Johnathan’s prediction here and I will tell you five main reasons why I think President Trump will not be re-elected.

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HOW THE USA ELECTION WILL AFFECT AFRICA

Oct
22
Anonymous

One may fault the United States’ brand of democracy for many other things but not for the regularity of its presidential election that occurs every four years. This November 3rd will be the 59th presidential election. It is sometimes said that when Washington sneezes, the world catches a cold. To some extent, that cliché is true because of the USA’s enormous economic and military presence across the globe. As such, a US presidential election has consequences which go far beyond its borders. This year the expectation is even greater when one considers that the incumbent is the controversial real estate mogul, Donald Trump. Here, I will confine my comments to the effect of the election on Africa only.

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The vote on Russia’s new constitution and Russian freedom

Jul
13
By Jonathan Power, an international correspondent

One of the founders of Russia’s Pussy Riot rock band, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, was interviewed on the BBC last weekend. When the group played inside the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour she was jailed for two years for “religious hatred”. She doesn’t seem bitter, but she seems damning. She thinks that last week’s referendum on a new constitution was only held to cement Putin in power for two more decades

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A Socialist foreign policy for America

Mar
22
Jonathan Power

Even if Joe Biden comes out on top to face Donald Trump for the presidency, Senator Sanders has already pushed the Democratic Party to left. That is all to the good. Biden needs to be more critical of capitalism, more prepared to encourage unionism among workers and more prepared to push for universal health coverage, more taxes for the wealthier classes, among many other things

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The growing mess in Israeli politics

Dec
19
Jonathan Power

Many Israelis have talked about the end of Israeli democracy. Avraham Berg, the former speaker of the Knesset (Israeli parliament), has written that “democracy in the Jewish state is doomed”. President Richard Nixon predicted that Israel would not last.

 

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Is it the Case of Darkness before Dawn in the Congo?

Feb
11
Jonathan Power

Democratic Republic of Congo, Africa’s largest and richest country, is caught up in the aftermath of its election, the first proper election since independence in 1960. Towards the end of last, after years of non-stop wars and massive carnage, the country was 90% free of fighting.

 
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Doing battle with Saudi Arabia

Dec
12
Jonathan Power

How can Saudi Arabia be brought low? If the King won’t remove from power his 33 old son, Prince Mohammad bin Salman, there may be no alternative but to do battle with its regime. In a nonviolent manner for sure..

 

 

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