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“Yet there’s no place for us”: Trump’s Executive Order epitomises a global trend of exclusion

TweetLucy Hovil President Trump’s recent Executive Order is, without a doubt, extreme. The four-month hold on allowing refugees into the US, and the temporary ban on travellers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Syria, Sudan, Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen, is both ridiculous … Continue reading

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Referendum in Darfur: Closing chapter of the conflict or travesty of justice?

TweetOn 23 April, it was announced that almost 98% of voters in Darfur’s referendum voted for maintaining the region as five states. The referendum – organised over three days in mid-April by the Sudanese authorities – allowed the people of … Continue reading

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Democratic Republic of Congo: tense electoral process

TweetThe Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is still without an electoral calendar, despite the fact that presidential elections are supposed to be held this year. As a result, the political climate is tense, compounded by the uncertainty of who will … Continue reading

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Burundi: another electoral façade?

TweetIn Burundi, the disconnect between the mechanisms of democracy and its application could not be more stark. The government seems to be taking the approach that as long as elections are formally held then its legitimacy to hold onto the … Continue reading

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A Jump into the Unknown: What do the elections mean for Burundi?

TweetThese are reflections from a Burundian activist. His name has been withheld for his own security. Burundians have just finished the elections of local council members and parliamentarians. These elections happened in a context of political crisis triggered by the … Continue reading

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Africa and the ICC: where is our honour?

TweetBy Achieng Maureen Akena  (This blog first appeared in Politico.It has been republished with permission from the author.) The debate around the International Criminal Court (ICC) in Africa is one that has polarised the continent, with equal-opportunity-mud being slung at … Continue reading

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Tough times in Uganda: but Mr. President, please don’t cut the defence budget!

TweetOn one of the social networks I subscribe to there was this posting: “Many States in the world have corrupt officials. In Uganda, the corrupt have a State.”  Who wouldn’t understand this given the amount of money meant for poor … Continue reading

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Ambassador Kagimu is the icing on the Uhuru cake

TweetDismas Nkunda I know I blogged about Uganda’s 50th birthday earlier in the week, but this one has to be told. I have just agonisingly – and sometimes covering my face in shame – finished watching a YouTube clip that … Continue reading

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