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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...

Gen. Museveni. What ballots when I have bullets?

The Constitutional Court, sitting in the Eastern Ugandan city of Mbale, has ruled that Parliament was right to lift the 75-year Age Limit...

Isabel dos Santos. Photo: Facebook.

Just think for a minute. In a two-year span, a father gave his daughter, among several contracts, four that were worth over US $22 billion. The father is...

Over the past week and a half, about 200 people from the northern Uganda village of Apaa have traveled 100 kilometers to the town of Gulu seeking safety – and help – after Ugandan soldiers...

Front View of State House where the national cake is unequally distributed.

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“Let the children first be filled, for it is not meet to...

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