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Toward a Peaceful Order in the Horn of Africa

By Abiy Ahmed The Ethiopian government’s victory over the Tigray People’s Liberation Front came at a high cost, and the humanitarian situation in northern Tigray remains grave. But only an Ethiopia at peace, with a government bound by humane norms of conduct, can play a constructive role across the region …

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STOP TRUMP’S DEADLY FINAL ACT  ON INNOCENT YEMENIS

With the stroke of a pen, Trump just cruelly condemned hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of innocent women, men, and children to starvation — but we can stop it! The UN immediately raised the alarm that Trump’s decision to designate Northern Yemen’s rebel government as a terrorist organization would …

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Judge Dismisses Ridiculous Gohmert Lawsuit Against Pence

Another attempt by Republicans to destroy our democracy bites the dust. By Heather Another attempt by Republicans to destroy our democracy bites the dust. So much for Louie Gohmert’s last-ditch attempt to steal the presidential election for Trump: Judge Throws Out Lawsuit That Rep. Louie Gohmert and Fake Pro-Trump Electors …

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Trump’s unforgivable pardons

Some of the names smack of the Washington insider-trading that Trump has decried By Dominic Green It’s been a month since the President pardoned a turkey, so why pardon a flock of them now? Presidential pardons and commutations may be lawful and traditional, and the conduct of government agencies in …

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Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru is ‘king’ of impeachment

By Annette Wambulwa Want to impeach a governor? Or defend him or her? Lawyer Ndegwa Njiru is your man, though he says he doesn’t pick a side and pursues justice. Ndegwa was chosen as one of the Star’s Persons of the Year. He is one of the most sought-after lawyers …

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Former MP, Isiolo Woman Rep get back NLC commissioner jobs

Former Nyeri Town MP Esther Murugi and Isiolo Woman Representative Tiyah Galgalo have won back their jobs as commissioners with the National Land Commission (NLC). This follows a decision by the Court of Appeal that the Employment and Labour Relations Court illegally revoked their appointments as NLC commissioners when it …

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Somalia wouldn’t be the first or the last to be dismembered

By Makau Mutua Several weeks ago, I opined on Twitter that Somalia, the most dysfunctional state in Africa, must either be dismembered, disaggregated, re-aggregated, or abolished altogether. LEGAL FICTIONS I immediately received flak and opprobrium from all manner of pedestrian commenters. Much of the commentary was emotionally charged without any …

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Biden to name Pete Buttigieg to lead Department of Transportation

By Alayna Treene, Hans Nichols Joe Biden plans to name Mayor Pete Buttigieg as his transportation secretary as early as today, tapping a former rival to help rebuild America’s infrastructure, according to three people familiar with the matter. Why it matters: By selecting Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, …

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Reprieve as needy students in Isiolo get bursaries

  By Waweru Wairimu Boru Hussein, a fourth-year economics student at the University of Nairobi, who hails from Wabera Ward in Isiolo County, has been on and off school due to lack of fees and almost gave up on his studies. With no one to support his education, Hussein was …

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It’s Not Just Trump’s War on Democracy Anymore

LETTER FROM WASHINGTON Republicans have gone far beyond merely humouring their losing leader. By Susan B. Glasser The streets are still quiet in Washington, nine months into a pandemic that is reaching yet another deadly peak. Most of the offices remain closed, and even outdoor sports have been cancelled by …

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