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Uganda's Yoweri Museveni. Photo Credit: U.S. Department of State, Wikipedia Commons.

Yoweri Museveni And The Future Of Uganda: Beyond 30 Years Of Militarism – OpEd

14 Feb 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Horace G. Campbell* Ugandans go to vote in presidential and parliamentary elections on February 18, 2016. This will be the sixth presidential election since Yoweri Museveni and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) acceded to…


Location of Burundi. Source: CIA World Factbook.

African Union Refuses To Invade Burundi – OpEd

07 Feb 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Ann Garrison* If the Western press alone could overthrow a government, Burundi’s would be long gone. Anyone searching the Web for “Burundi” and “News” in the past year would have seen long lists of…


The Pentagon. Photo by David B. Gleason, Wikipedia Commons.

Pentagon Plans For Renewed War In Libya – OpEd

07 Feb 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Abayomi Azikiwe* General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was quoted recently as saying that the United States is preparing, in conjunction with its imperialist allies, a renewed…


Boko Haram.

‘Deadliest Terror In The World’: The West’s Latest Gift To Africa – OpEd

22 Jan 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Dan Glazebrook* Nigeria’s Boko Haram are now officially the deadliest terror group in the world. That they have reached this position is a direct consequence of British Prime Minister David Cameron and co’s war…


The Manhattan Project created the first nuclear bombs. The Trinity test is shown. Photo by Jack W. Aeby, July 16, 1945, Civilian worker at Los Alamos laboratory, working under the aegis of the Manhattan Project. Source: Wikipedia Commons.

Africa’s Nuclear Energy Plans And The Legacy Of The Manhattan Project – OpEd

18 Jan 2016 in 1 , Opinion

By Gerard Boyce* Late last year, the South African government officially announced that Cabinet had approved plans to proceed with its controversial nuclear procurement programme. As part of these plans, at least six nuclear reactors…