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Chaos at Museveni inauguration

By eriasa mukiibi sserunjogi Protests show beleaguered presidency ahead On May 12, the day of President Yoweri Museveni’s inauguration, the influential New York Times weighed in with a headline, “Protests Overshadow Inauguration in Uganda”. “Ugandans frustrated with their government turned out in overwhelming numbers and boisterous celebration Thursday to welcome …

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Bin Laden and the Afghan endgame

By Shahid Javed Burki It is strange that Pakistan’s High Command could tolerate Bin Laden given that he had declared war on Pakistan. Osama bin Laden’s death in a firefight with United States special forces will profoundly affect Pakistan’s relations with America. The death of Al Qaeda’s leader deep in …

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Was killing Bin Laden a mistake?

By Omar Ashour He was not a hierarchical Al-Qaeda leader but an inspirational head, a role better played when dead than alive. He lived a hero, he died a martyr…if they killed one Osama, a thousand others will be born,” says a comment on a Facebook group called “We are …

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