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Africa now embraces ‘guided democracies’ for peace, stability

On travelling to Nairobi after a month and half in Uganda, I was soon struck by how many Kenyans automatically assumed that their neighbour’s elections had been rigged. More worrying still is the number of people who have voiced their sceptics about elections in general.

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The Congo conundrum: truth catches up with Obama

As US President Barack Obama’s re-election bid approaches, his supporters are making sure that ‘the wretched of the earth’, the Africans, accustomed to unending plights (HIV/Aids, ‘civil wars’, poverty, resource curses, corruption, militias…) in their ‘hopeless continent’, as Western media depicts it, boost the chances of the ‘first African president in the White House’ to secure a second term.

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Ugandan court rules against law used to stifle media

The executive secretary of the Independent Media Council of Uganda told VOA journalists have every right to criticize President Yoweri Museveni and hold his government accountable for its actions, after a court declared the country’s sedition law unconstitutional.

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Africa on the top of the world’s worst despots list

A United States based think tank, Foreign Policy/Fund for Peace has ranked President Mugabe as the second worse despots in the world after North Korean Kim Jongil. The nearly 90-ear-old Zimbabwean president is followed by the presidents of Sudan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Libya, Chad, Equatorial Guinea, Egypt.

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South African wins CNN Journalists award

KAMPALASouth Africa’s Samantha Rogers scooped the CNN/Multichoice African Journalist award for 2010 for her story focusing on plights of albinos in Tanzania. Samantha works with South Africa’s e.tv. This was Samantha’s second time to win this ward. She first won it in 2001.

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Uganda: 300,000 homeless after landslides

Over 300,000 people in the Mount Elgon region and the neighbouring lowlands of Butaleja, Budaka and Tororo districts have been displaced following the landslide that devastated Bududa in eastern Uganda last week, the state minister for relief and disaster preparedness, Musa Ecweru, said yesterday.

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