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Janani Luwum Day

Without Peace, there can be no Economic Development

posted onFebruary 15, 2023

By Alexander Kinyera
The Somali Civil War is an armed conflict that erupted in Somalia in 1991, following the overthrow of dictator Siad Barre. After the overthrow of Siad Barre, various clan-based groups fought for control of Mogadishu. The most notorious of these was that headed by Farah Aideed. In July 1992, the United Nations deployed military observers to try and monitor a fragile truce. Ultimately the truce collapsed and Somalia was left without a functioning central government. It therefore, became a "failed state".

United for Service and Growth - The Lesson of Janani Luwum

posted onFebruary 13, 2023

By Andrew Besi.
This is how Edem Kodjo described the state of Africa at an Organisation of African Unity (OAU) summit in 1978 - “Our ancient continent is on the brink of disaster, hurtling towards the abyss of confrontation, caught in the grip of violence, sinking into the dark night of bloodshed and death. Gone are the smiles, the joys of life.”