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Elon Musk now owns Twitter

San Francisco, U.S. | THE INDEPENDENT | The Twitter, Inc. will take an offer of $44billion from billionaire, Tesla CEO Elon Musk. He will buy the social media company and make it private, it was confirmed on Monday. “Free speech is the bedrock of a functioning democracy, and Twitter is the …

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LOP Mpuuga hosts US diplomats over human rights violations

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Leader of the Opposition (LOP) Mathias Mpuuga has held discussions with the visit United States Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Lisa Peterson over the human rights situation in the country. Peterson is leading a delegation from the US Department of …

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ECOWAS chairman urges political stability in West Africa

Accra, Ghana | Xinhua | The Chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo on Thursday urged collective and decisive action to subdue the resurgence of political instability in West Africa. Opening the extraordinary summit by leaders of the regional body in the Ghanaian capital, …

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Technology and the global struggle for democracy

  If technology is a new domain of international competition, the democratic world is equipped COMMENT | MANUEL MUÑIZ | The commemoration of the first anniversary of the January 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President Donald Trump showed that the extreme political polarisation that …

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One year on, has America learned a lesson from the Capitol riot?

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States fell into a state of shock and shame exactly one year ago when an angry mob broke into the Capitol and interrupted proceedings to certify results of the 2020 presidential election. Broken glass, damaged statues, and vandalized offices inside the “seat of American …

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Washington’s fixation on sanctions

Washington’s fixation with sanctions has little to do with their efficacy and everything to do with something else: American decline Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | Washington has “become addicted to sanctions” like a 5-year-old child who “is addicted to candy,” a U.S. columnist has said. “If there is one tool policymakers …

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‘African countries have rights to choose own governance systems’

Kampala, Uganda |  Xinhua | African nations should be allowed to develop their homegrown governance systems instead of adopting the Western-style democracy that has not yielded positive results over the years, said scholars, government representatives and diplomats as they were attending a democracy symposium here on Friday. Opening the symposium …

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