Coups become common feature in Africa as Sudan takes lead in power grab between 1945 and 2021
Coups are not unique to African nations. They have happened in Asia, Europe and South America over the years. A look at coup attempts in Africa since 1950 shows a period of relative calm until about 1963, which could be described as the continent’s post-independence period. From 1960 through 1999, coup attempts averaged just over 40 per decade.
Uganda gay law: Homosexuality mutating into new tool of imperialism West is using to cast Africa as uncivilised, backward, savage and homophobic
It is clear that the Global Homosexuality Movement is determined not only to stay afloat but to penetrate Africa by hook or crook but using highly educated Africans, many trained in the West. Now that Uganda has got a law to fight homosexuality, it needs to open up to confront the movement using national debates especially among the youth and at our universities. It will be necessary to take stock of our masters and doctorate graduates who got their education in the West and acquaint the country with their topics of research.
How free scoring Erling Haaland has elevated Man City market valuation to astronomical levels
There is a belief that Haaland is bringing in a new wave of younger fans, who start supporting clubs through their idols rather than any pre-existing connection. Haaland quickly became an icon at Borussia Dortmund and further cemented that in his first year here.
South Africa’s alleged shipment of weapons to Russia is consistent with its strong ties with Moscow
Similarly, after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine last year, Lindiwe Zulu, South Africa’s minister of social development and chairperson of the ANC’s subcommittee on international relations, said “Russia is our friend through and through … We are not about to denounce that relationship that we have always had.”
Historic acquittal in Louisiana fuels fight to review ‘Jim Crow’ verdicts as non-unanimous jury convictions are vacated
Louisiana advocates also have turned to the Legislature in recent years. But the latest potential remedy stalled in the House and appears dead after representatives voted 50-38 against the measure on Thursday. It is unlikely supporters can revive the bill with two weeks left in the legislative session.
Jailed businessman pulls veil off US murky politics with details of how Russian President Putin ‘funded’ Trump
Parnas said DeSantis had agreed to meet Muraviev and knew of the tycoon’s ambitions to enter the cannabis business in Florida. The meeting, however, never happened. Prosecutors did not specifically mention the $50,000 donation by Parnas’ company to DeSantis in their federal case.
Texts tie Florida Governor DeSantis to Trump insider with financial links to Russian President Putin
DeSantis and Parnas worked more closely together than the Republican governor has disclosed, according to a detailed account of their relationship Parnas provided to Reuters and 63 previously unreported text messages from DeSantis to Parnas between May and October 2018, as DeSantis campaigned for governor. A jury later found Parnas guilty of campaign finance crimes and other charges
Weary of cannibalistic government, Ugandans reserve doubts about President Museveni’s vague modernity ‘evangelism’
Social exclusion will be seen in education, health, agriculture and even justice and human rights observance. The majority will be ignored and a few will have it all. The law will tend to apply to the excluded, not the included, as exemplified in the iron sheets scandal.
Why President Museveni cannot trust fellow Ugandans to guard him, is surrounded by Rwandans and Congolese
Africa hoped to benefit from globalisation by solving the perennial problems of food shortages and hunger by spurring agribusiness. Indeed, globalisation has allowed agricultural production to grow much faster than in the past. However, globalisation has allowed the stealing of Africa’s seeds and their storage in gene banks abroad.
Pundits rate Man City’s first 45 minutes vs Madrid best ever by an English club in Champions League
Dressed in his turtle-neck and blazer, Guardiola turned to the crowd and whirred his arms around and asked for noise. It came at 0-0 when Rodri had just gone close with a shot across goal and the noise levels went up. City fans can be accused of being quiet, but not on evenings like this.