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Why Muslim profiling could backfire

Attack on Usafi mosque: Why Muslim profiling could backfire Kampala, Uganda | RONALD MUSOKE | It was a nondescript mosque only noticeable because of its makeshift mabati walls in the congested Kisenyi slums, a notorious suburb of Kampala city. But when police raided Usafi Mosque on April 27, allegedly while …

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From prison to power: leaders who served time

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | Anwar Ibrahim’s release from a Malaysian jail on Wednesday paves the way for him to become prime minister, a path from prison to power that has been trodden by some of the most famous leaders of the last century. Anwar was originally jailed 20 …

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Why Uganda will spend $1.2 Million on marketing tourism

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda will spend US$1.2 million on marketing the country’s tourism potential, an addition to the US$ 1.5 million that was spent last year. The State Minister for Tourism, Godfrey Kiwanda, says government will hire there more public relations firms from China, Japan and Gulf states …

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Nkurunziza: Burundi’s ‘messianic’ leader

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP |  Burundi President Pierre Nkurunziza is an evangelical who believes he was chosen by God to rule the east African nation, and plans to do so for as long as possible. The 54-year-old former rebel is seeking to extend his rule with a raft of constitutional …

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