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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern: “Politics Is A Powerful Place”

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Washington Governor Jay Inslee Tells Off President Trump

Following days of violent confrontations with protesters, police in Seattle have largely withdrawn from a neighborhood that protesters have transformed into a festival-like scene that has Pres. Trump fuming. Take back your city NOW. If you don’t do it, I will,” Trump tweeted.

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Twitter Adds Warning Label to Donald Trump’s Tweet About ‘Shooting’ Protesters in Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies Violence — Variety

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Just hours after President Donald Trump issued an executive order seeking to strip legal protections from social-media companies that “censor” speech, Twitter early Friday applied another a warning label to one of Trump’s tweets — with the company saying his post about unrest in Minneapolis violated its policy banning content that glorifies violence. Trump, in…

Twitter Adds Warning Label to Donald Trump’s Tweet About ‘Shooting’ Protesters in Minneapolis, Saying It Glorifies Violence — Variety

The Misnomer of “American Exceptionalism”

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President Barack Obama on American Exceptionalism

In its classic forms, according to Ian TyrrellAmerican Exceptionalism refers to the special character of the United States as a uniquely free nation based on democratic ideals and personal liberty.

Of course, I grant it to the Americans who so hang on to their respective successes as their “Exceptionalism”. They are undeniably unique. What I sternly dissent is when they misunderstand every other civilization to be a second-rate class of humans. That is a misnomer.

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Oprah Hints She Could Run Against Trump In 2020

For years she ran the most popular Talk Shows on TV but the question always lingered whether “Queen of Talk” would ever run for the highest elected office in America!

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Donald Trump Is Domineering And Repressive But He’s Got A Snag – The Media, Pan-Africanism & Democracy

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America First” was one of Donald Trump’s catchphrases during the Campaign, from which he emerged as America’s 45th President. This refrain continued into his Presidency and so has it epitomized his first month in office.

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President Museveni Emphasizes Need For African Integration

President Yoweri Museveni November 23, last year emphasized the need for African countries to integrate saying integration is for scientific and objective reasons.

This was during an address to students at 5th Annual Convention of the Great Lakes Young Leaders’ Forum, which ran under the theme ‘Defining the Role of Young People in Fostering Stability, Integration, Economic Transformation in the Great Lakes Region.’ The function took place  at the International University of East Africa (IUEA) in Kansanga in Makindye Division.

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Kanye West Reconsidering His Support For Donald Trump?

The big question buzzing allover the place now is whether or not American rapper, Kanye West is reevaluating his earlier support for newly installed President of the United States…

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When Besigye Was Museveni’s Closest Buddy

By Andrew M. Mwenda

[Yesterday, January 26, 2017] NRM marked 31 years in power. On this day 31 years ago, Besigye was only 28 years and Museveni’s blue eyes cadre. They had been in the bush together fighting apparently to bring about democracy and transform the economy of Uganda.

Within three days of taking power Besigye was announced as the Minister of Internal Affairs responsible for the police. Ask the opposition politicians of the day how Besigye’s police treated them. In fact most were in Luzira.

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Why Besigye Is A Dangerous Opportunist

 By Andrew Mwenda

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Opposition leader Dr. Kiiza Besigye gestures at a press conference in Kampala

Today FDC stands at the crossroads. Although the party was born to oppose cult leadership in NRM, it has developed a cult around Besigye that is worse than anything we have ever seen around Museveni. While FDC was founded in opposition to intolerance in NRM, its levels of intolerance of anyone who criticizes its cult leader is unprecedented in our political history.

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How Kenya’s Raila Odinga Has Wielded Politics To Protect His Father’s Family Legacy

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Raila Odinga: is a Kenyan politician who was Prime Minister from 2008 to 2013

In Uganda, he is only famous as a politician and the former prime minister of Kenya. Across the border however, he is among the very richest men in Kenya. His net worth, from business ventures he has stakes in, including Pan African Petroleum Ltd. and East Africa Spectre Ltd. is estimated to be roughly $30,000,000. His name is Raila Odinga.

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Donald Trump Is 45th President Of The United States

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Friday, January 20, 2017 went down as the day when Real Estate Billionaire and Reality TV Personality, Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th President of the United States, putting Republicans in control of the White House for the first time in eight years.

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Living Through Eight Years Of A ‘Haunted’ Presidency: What Kept Barack Obama Vitally Optimistic

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Before a prayer breakfast in 2010, Obama met privately with clergy members in the Blue Room at the White House. At the conclusion of the meeting, a final prayer was delivered as they held each others shoulders

Barack Obama in just days will be leaving office as President of the United States, to begin a new life altogether. It is, however, very appalling to know that throughout the eight years of his reign, Mr. Obama, notwithstanding his countless achievements, has been one of most [obstinately] affronted, misrepresented and miscomprehended men in the history of American presidents.

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Why Besigye Must Go

By Andrew Mwenda

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Dr. Kizza Besigye

We have over the last week ignited a heated debate on the crisis in the opposition especially the leadership of Dr. Kizza Besigye. You have made his page the largest newspaper in the country.

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