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Strengthen democracy in face of future crises: UN chief

United Nations | Xinhua | UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for efforts to strengthen democracy in face of future crises by learning from COVID-19. “As the world struggles to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating consequences, we must learn from the lessons of the past 18 months …

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Parliament honours Orthodox Archbishop Jonah Lwanga

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Parliament on Tuesday observed a moment of silence in the honour of the late Archbishop Jonah Lwanga of the Orthodox Church. Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga died on Sunday evening in Athens, Greece where he went for missionary work more than a month ago and fell ill. …

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Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga stood for truth at all costs – MPs

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Members of Parliament who subscribe to the Orthodox faith have hailed the late head of the Orthodox church, Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga as a man who stood by the people and stood for the truth at all costs. The Orthodox church on Sunday evening announced that …

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Museveni’s silence on his competitors bad for democracy – Mak Don

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Some political experts have said that President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni’s silence on the rivals he competed with in the recent elections is bad for democracy and does not show any signs of reconciliation. President Museveni spoke tough in his inauguration speech at Kololo Independent grounds on …

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I don’t need lectures about democracy -Museveni

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |  President Yoweri Museveni has said that he doesn’t need lectures about democracy. Museveni was on Wednesday speaking at Kololo Independence Grounds after he was sworn in as President of Uganda.  “It is quite comic and laughable to hear of some actors in the world giving …

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Somalia’s death knell of democracy

How a toxic political and security order backed by the AU is destroying the glorious past of Africa’s first democrats COMMENT | ABDI ISAMIL SAMATAR | By the mid-1990s, it was clear to the world that Somalia had become Africa’s first failed post-colonial state. But this vast country of just …

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Democracy under siege

Report shows how dictators exploited COVID-19 to quash opposition Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | In 2018, the American democracy advocacy NGO, Freedom House, gave Uganda a score of 37% in its Freedom in the World Report and labeled the country “partly free”. Then in its 2019 report, Uganda’s score …

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