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Kofi Annan. Photo-un.org

Kofi Annan, possibly the most beloved UN secretary-general, died on Aug. 18, 2018, at age 80, in Bern, Switzerland. After he left the UN in 2006, he joined The...

Ugandan dictator Gen. Yoweri Museveni.

Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, an opposition Member of Parliament of Kyadondo East constituency in Uganda who is most widely known as the pop musician “...

Main page picture shows Robert Kyagulanyi and family. Smaller picture shows him with wife, Barbara; a.k.a Barbie. Photos--Facebook. Success Museveni envies and resents.

The brutal assaults...

MPs heading for remand to Gulu Central Prison inside a prison lorry

“We call for the unconditional release of our colleagues arrested in Arua. We also urge religious...

Samir Amin. Photo: Flickr-Karie-Sofi Jenssen

[Tribute]

Samir Amin, the prominent African scholar of development economics has died in Paris on August 12, 2018. He was 86 years old....

Deputy country representative Nicole Bjerler. Photo-Twitter.

A top United Nations official based in Uganda has informed The Black Star News that a deal has been brokered for the safe...

Did huge crowds pulled by Bobi Wine for candidate Wadri scare Museveni?

Several Ugandan Members of Parliament who were detained Monday by the military bore signs of having been "severely...

Dr. Samir Amin. Photo--YouTube

The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) wishes officially to inform members of the African...

 
Last Sunday I joined the three-day YouTube vigil for imperiled Wikileaks founder Julian Assange. The next day I realized that I must have sounded obsessive because I’d kept...

Image of dead driver tweeted by Member of Parliament Kyagulanyi.

There are unconfirmed reports that a popular Member of Parliament and music star in Uganda may have been arrested soon after...

Dr. Abiy Ahmed. Photo--Flickr.

[Comment-Observations]

I traveled recently in my homeland, Ethiopia, half the time with my three children in the North, the East --primarily to see the...

Mark Zuckerberg. Could Uganda's corrupt dictator know more than him about social media? One is a creator; the other a destroyer. Photo--Facebook.

It is not surprising that the Global...

A cartoonist’s impression of how General Museveni’s ego

An open letter

“Strongman politics are ascendant suddenly, whereby elections and some...

He’s the President of Rwanda and the current President of the African Union, feted by the Brookings Institute, one of the most venerable...

[Speaking Truth To Power]

Given the 2010 catastrophe in Haiti, where infected peacekeepers from Nepal spread the disease that claimed over 10,000 lives, the United Nations...

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