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Tribute to an extraordinary revolutionary

By YAHYA SSEREMBA

Summary: Many leaders have done a lot for the good of their people. But deceased Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez walked the extra mile.

Author Biography: Yahya Sseremba is the publisher of The Campus Journal news website.

I rarely mourn the demise of men, be they my kinsmen or otherwise, for death is obviously the inevitable fate of all mortals. Such an inescapable reality should surely preoccupy no one. But the passing of Venezuelan leader Hugo Rafael Chavez last week nearly sent tears rolling down my cheek.

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Egypt: the new spokesman of Islam

By YAHYA SSEREMBA

Summary: Beyond giving drinking water to the pilgrims and maintaining the Sacred Mosque, Saudi Arabia has failed to provide leadership to the Muslim world. As the Muslim Brotherhood consolidates power in Egypt, the most populous and most powerful Arab country is moving to fill the vacuum. 

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How ‘Islamist’ North Africa will affect Black Africa

By YAHYA SSEREMBA

Summary: In North Africa ‘Islamist’ parties are steadily seizing power, galvanizing an ideology that until the Arab uprisings remained within the confines of suppressed organizations. The resurgence of Islam as a political force is a revolution in the making, bringing with it changes that may take the world by surprise.

Author Biography: YAHYA SSEREMBA is the founder and editor of Uganda’s unafraid online news publication, www.campusjournal.ug

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UN should criminalize insult of religion, says Egypt

By YAHYA SSEREMBA

As Muslims step up protests against an anti-Islam propaganda film produced and widely defended in the United States as an expression of freedom, the ruling party in Egypt has described the abuse of “sacred symbols and the personalities of heavenly religions” as a threat to international peace that should be criminalized and punished.

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How Europe and America continue to impoverish Africa

By MOTSOKO PHEKO

The effects of colonialism past and present are visible all over Africa. It is not an overstatement when Edem Kodjo, author of Africa Tomorrow describes the condition of African as “torn away from his past; propelled into a universe fashioned from outside that suppresses his values; and dumbfounded by a cultural invasion that marginalises him. The African,... is today the deformed image of others. ”
 

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