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Day man landed on the moon

Remembering and contrasting events of 50 years ago in America as witnessed by a university student in Uganda COMMENT | Harold Acemah | July 20, 1969 will always remain alive in my memory as a momentous day on which President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s dream of landing a human on the …

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US court throws out case against UNAA

Woburn, Massachusetts | USA | THE INDEPENDENT |  Judge Janice W. Howe has dismissed with prejudice a  court case that California based small claims and litigation lawyer Joseph Ssennoga Musoke brought against the Ugandan North America Association (UNAA) in March 2015. The Judge advised UNAA’s Counsel Galen Hair to file a …

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Merkel says Trump tweets ‘go against what makes America great’

Berlin, Germany | AFP | German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday condemned President Donald Trump’s xenophobic tweets against four minority Democratic congresswomen, saying the US leader’s attacks “go against what makes America great”. “I firmly distance myself from (the attacks) and I feel solidarity towards” the women, she told journalists. “In …

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COMMENT: Can democracy come back?

America’s ideals of freedom, democracy, and justice for all are now under open attack COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | The United States has long held itself up as a bastion of democracy. It has promoted democracy around the world. It fought, at great cost, for democracy against fascism in Europe …

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COMMENT: What now for America?

After winning the House, democrats shouldn’t focus on shared loathing of Trump to win the nation COMMENT | IAN BURUMA | At least it wasn’t a disaster. If the Democrats had failed to secure a majority in the US House of Representatives, President Donald Trump would have felt almighty, with all …

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COMMENT: Money in America’s midterm elections

U.S. politics has been corrupted by money, gerrymandering and massive attempts at disenfranchisement COMMENT | JOSEPH E. STIGLITZ | All eyes are on the United States as November’s Congressional elections approach. The outcome will answer many alarming questions raised two years ago, when Donald Trump won the presidential election. Will the …

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