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OUT OF AFGHANISTAN

Aug
22
By Jonathan Power, a weekly columnist on Foreign Affairs

The Soviet Army invaded Afghanistan in December 1979 and withdrew, exhausted and demoralized, 10 years later. In Moscow a joke had long circulated: “Why are we still in Afghanistan?” Answer: “We are still looking for the people who invited us”.

The same is true for the Americans and NATO who are now moving through the exit door. They came to obliterate Al-Qaeda after 9/11, 2001. 

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EDITOR’S NOTE: TO LEARN OR NOT TO LEARN LESSONS FROM HISTORY

Aug
18
By the Editor

Uganda's Chemutai WinningOur last issue was dedicated to change which comes with happiness, uncertainty, and sadness. This issue is dedicated to learning lessons from history. The just concluded Tokyo Olympics was fairly successful despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. There was no massive infection of athletes and no boycotts and no massive doping scandals. Thanks to lesson learned from past experiences. However, it is regrettable that there is still some doping among athletes as well  as corruption within the International Olympic Organization (IOC).

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WHO IS A DICTATOR: TRUMP OR PUTIN?

Oct
25
​Johnathan Power, a Foreign Affairs Columnist

If one were to ask which country is run by a dictator: United States or Russia, the familiar answer would, of course, be Russia and not the United States. However, the reader would be better served to examine how President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin have been governing their respective countries before answering the question. It is even a more important question for American readers because of the upcoming US 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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How the US Removed Mobutu from Power

Aug
07
Yoga Adhola, the former editor of The People newspaper.

When asked, Museveni misled many people by explaining that he went into the Congo to overthrow a corrupt regime. While that might have ended up being one of the byproducts of the overthrow of Mobutu, the real reasons were different. To appreciate the real reasons why Museveni and Kagame were involved in overthrowing Mobutu, we need to understand the US involvement in the Congo since the country became independent in 1961.

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The Politics of Donald Trump’s Border Wall

Feb
11
Okot Nyormoi

How come a super power government got shut down? Over something as banal as a border-wall? A brief look at history may explain the vulgarity. It may also help explain the consternation the rest of the world feels at the American shutdown.

 

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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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