As Trump assumes power, he must shun controversy

The inauguration of the US President-elect Donald Trump, today, comes riding on a wave of mixed feelings not just in his own country but globally. It is the hope of many countries, sub-Saharan Africa states included, that as he takes over the Oval office from Barack Obama, he will wean himself of his tr...
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Disrespect for Judiciary surest way to social disorder

Even as the country reels from the effects of the doctors’ strike, lecturers and non-teaching staff of public universities have gone the same way. That is despite a court order, which had stopped the boycott by three unions, pushing for higher pay for members. Now, I have no beef with anyone picketing a...
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Journalists should use anonymous sources sparingly

Victor Bwire and Kevin Mabonga A key element in journalism is accuracy. At the heart of every accurate story published or broadcast is a reliable, verifiable source. News sources, to a large extent, define the credibility and authenticity of news and as we know credibility in journalism depends on audie...
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Spotlight turns on media and how it deals with pollsters

We are headed to that period when we are likely to be seeing competing opinion polls commissioned to predict the most popular among the contesting candidates and who is likely to win the elections. On the back of such results, the media will headline their reporting and by extension creating a social co...
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Africa’s place unclear in Trump new world order

Republican Donald Trump will officially assume office tomorrow as the 45th President of the US. It is an event the world has anxiously waited for, as US foes and allies fail to predict how a Trump presidency will change the global geo-political and economic map. Indeed, millions are gradually overcoming...
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